Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

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  1. barticle35

    barticle35 said, about 5 years ago

    Leapin’ lizards!

  2. Uncle_Cassavius

    Uncle_Cassavius said, about 5 years ago

    Ah, I would have just finished reading volume 8 of the IDW Publishing Dick Tracy reprints! It’s truly vintage material from Chester Gould from the early 1940s, including Pruneface and Mrs. Pruneface. Then, I come over here and spend some time reading over today’s strip and several days before plus all of the snarky (but very funny) comments. I also recall reading it during the Max Allan Collins days two decades back, and it was still a fairly credible approximation of Gould’s work and relatively tightly plotted and written.

    Dear gosh, what on earth has happened to Dick Tracy? It’s like some kind of cubist nightmare and the plot meanders around more than the mighty Mississippi. I’d call it a non sequitur but that would be an insult to non sequiturs.

    Anyone have any idea how many newspapers still carry this? …And admit it?

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    barticle35, excellent!!

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Uncle_Cassavius We have some folks here that should be able to answer your question.

  5. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Wow! Three months of excitement in three panels! Boy! Tracy’s strong! He lifts himself up with one hand and picks up Ennen with the other! Who’s at the other end of the trapeze? We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out… or, will Tracy still be hanging on to the trapeze bar a month from now?

  6. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Amazing how strong and masterful Tracy has suddenly become. I see that Fee Fi has let go of the tail, so if Tracy falls, it’s just too dang bad.

  7. Llewellenbruce

    Llewellenbruce said, about 5 years ago

    Don’t fall Dick there’s no safety net.

  8. Fer Lefer

    Fer Lefer said, about 5 years ago

    Jumping that height, carrying a girl…

    Jeez.. that’s the energy keeped in three months (one afternoon in Ricardo’s time)

    Don’t fall, Ricardo… on hard times!

    No, wait; I was late on that last sentence…

  9. jumbobrain

    jumbobrain said, about 5 years ago

    So if the giant had not held the tiger for a week and pointed out the low-hanging trapeze inside the cage, Dick would have died, huh? Yeesh. I suppose there’s no more point to pointing out how pointlessly stupid that is than there is to wondering why the clown would leave them in a cage with an exit that a man can jump to while holding a woman.

    Uncle, it’s been posted here that Dick Tracy is down to 50 papers, from 350 it had when Max Collins was the writer, and the strip actually had, like, plots and logic.

  10. Carlo Coratelli

    Carlo Coratelli said, about 5 years ago

    Four months of bla bla bla, and this is the only action scene I have seen in this pathetic storyline.

  11. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 years ago

    Carlo Coratelli said, “Four months of bla bla bla, and this is the only action scene I have seen in this pathetic storyline.”

    A day to remember. We can look back on it when things get back to normal.

  12. Flight Suit

    Flight Suit said, about 5 years ago

    To everybody who complains that Dick Tracy is all dialogue and no action…

    This is your answer!

    All kidding aside, it’s kind of difficult to understand what’s going on here.

    Panel One:

    It looks like Dick’s just sort of reached up and grabbed the trapeze as it inexplicably swung towards him. Either that, or he’s grabbed it and is pulling it toward himself.

    Yet the motion lines imply that the trapeze is moving diagonally up and to the right. The only way I can fathom this is if it’s a very elastic trapeze, and is now responding to DT’s weight by springing back up and to the right.

    Panel Two:

    Now the motion lines are telling us that Tracy and Ennen are springing up and to the right with enough force that Ennen’s right shoe is flying off her foot. Said shoe has its own motion line, which shows that the shoe is flying up and to the left.

    Despite the fact that Ennen is holding on to Tracy and Tracy is holding on to the trapeze while these extreme forces are at work, the previously elastic, previously swinging trapeze is now hanging straight down, and completely at rest.

    If Panels One and Two were reversed, they might appear to make just a little more sense, but only superficially, and not in a way that would bear close scrutiny.

    Panel Three: Let’s not even get into the subject of why the cage bars are no-longer the background for Fee-Fi’s struggle with the tiger’s tail, because if we ask that question, we are then forced to reckon with the fact that Della Contessa appears to now be in the background, completely naked, on all fours, sticking her big, fat bottom in the air.

  13. watcha

    watcha said, about 5 years ago

    I honestly believe that Dick Locher gives a hoot about this strip. There is no other way that you can explain the errors as pointed out by Flight Suit

  14. Fearless_Fosdick

    Fearless_Fosdick said, about 5 years ago

    So later, Mr. Pops will think the tiger ate them….clothes and all!

  15. LudwigVonDrake

    LudwigVonDrake said, about 5 years ago

    I didn’t realize Tracy was a lefty. He has quite the strength in his left arm (ahem).

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