Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. LordDogmore

    LordDogmore said, over 3 years ago

    So far, I’m liking this new look.

  2. safeway674

    safeway674 said, over 3 years ago

    Now talk about “High Speed Excitment”

    In two days, we have had an important phone call, Tracy made it to headquarters and we found out what was happening.

    It would have taken Locher 3 weeks to do this.

    These first two installments have been so great, I feel like having a cigarette after reading them. (I haven’t smoked for 30 years)

  3. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, over 3 years ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uUCIGmU5lM

  4. safeway674

    safeway674 said, over 3 years ago

    This was from the Chicago Tribune

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    New creative team lays out vision for Dick Tracy comic strip

    Expect some classic villains, 21st century crimes

    March 13, 2011|By Geoff Brown, Tribune reporter

    “It is family legend,” says artist Joe Staton, “that I was trying to copy Chester Gould’s Tracy from the Sunday papers before I was actually able to read.” During writer Mike Curtis’ early childhood commutes with his parents, “The best way to keep me quiet was to buy me a comic book. At the time, Harvey Comics was reprinting Dick Tracy, and one issue would keep me occupied for hours.”

    Makes sense that the duo would find their way back to the cartoon detective, separated by a combined 60 years in comics, which included work on “Casper the Friendly Ghost,” “The Green Lantern,” “Richie Rich” and “Scooby Doo.”

    Their inaugural effort as the new creative team of “Dick Tracy” can be found in newspaper comics pages this week. Staton and Curtis succeed Dick Locher, who for 32 years shepherded the strip that he inherited from originator Gould. Locher, 81, has retired from the strip.

    Here are excerpts from an e-mail interview with Staton, 63, and Curtis, soon to be 58.

    Q What’s the guiding philosophy behind the new adventures?

    Staton: We see Tracy functioning in a threatening environment, and the exaggerated nature of his villains underlines the nature of that threat. They may look funny, but they can do some damage.

    Curtis: As Chester Gould envisioned him, he takes a stand against the crooks and outlaws that menace society. It was a good idea then, and it’s still good now. It’s just that today’s criminals have all new rackets and gadgets that he has to face, making it pretty dangerous.

    Q What becomes of the Crimestoppers Textbook, and what futuristic gadgets can we expect?

    Staton: The Crimestoppers Textbook will be on hand. We’ll be focusing a good bit on computer crimes there, as well as in the storylines. We’re working on a serious rethinking of the Wrist Radio. Mike is using his law enforcement contacts to find out what real cops would like to have on their wrists. Diet Smith, the hi-tech industrialist whose engineers originally created Tracy’s devices, is going to be a larger presence in our stories.

    Curtis: We are soliciting information for the Crimestoppers from our law enforcement contacts across the nation. … Plus Diet Smith has a new dangerous scientific wonder in our very first story, which answers the question, “Whatever happened to the Space Coupe?”

    Q Which original characters will resurface?

    Staton: We’ll have a mix of the classic characters and our new ones. One thing that struck me in looking back over the classic stories is how many of them revolved around the media of the times, with characters like Ted Tellum, the TV talent scout, and Spinner Record, a villainous radio DJ. … We have plans for Tracy’s 80th anniversary later this year, when we’ll remind people of lots of bad guys from the past, and answer some nagging questions about Tracy himself.

    Curtis: By original characters, if you mean the supporting cast, quite a few will be returning … That includes some folk who haven’t been in the strip for over 20 years. By villains, we have a few slated to return, but we will concentrate more on new criminals for Tracy to battle. And even the returning ones will get upgrades.

    gfbrown@tribune.com

  5. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! It’s lookin’ good.

  6. barticle35

    barticle35 said, over 3 years ago

    Take a look at Tracy in color, spectacular with yellow raincoat and hat. And Sam with his green suit… http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/comics/index.html?featureid=DickTracy

  7. Flight Suit

    Flight Suit said, over 3 years ago

    Come on Joe and Mike, couldn’t you have at least given us one continuity error? Maybe a misshapen hand? Throw us a bone, guys!

  8. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ said, over 3 years ago

    Welcome back, margueritem! We missed you!

  9. jumbobrain

    jumbobrain said, over 3 years ago

    Well I am very happy. I first encountered Joe Staton’s work on Charlton’s “E-Man” in the 70s (which I think was his first published work), and I’ve liked him ever since.

    I remember when Max Collins took over the strip the first thing he did was kill Moon Maid, to signal a back-to-the-basics approach. Which was great, but I must admit I am delighted to read that they are going to be talking about the Moon Coupe again now. I just read those adventures for the first time and while they are goofy, they are entertaining.

  10. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    I love you guys!!!!!

  11. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Nice to be back, Bill!

  12. Flight Suit

    Flight Suit said, over 3 years ago

    barticle35 said, 14 minutes ago

    Take a look at Tracy in color, spectacular with yellow raincoat and hat. And Sam with his green suit… http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/comics/index.html?featureid=DickTracy —————————————————

    So why can’t it be in color on GoComics?

  13. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ said, over 3 years ago

    Yea! Welcome back Pig on Wheels!

  14. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, over 3 years ago

    Flight Suit, what’s that growing out of Chief Patton’s shoulders? Could that be the buds of tiny hands …

    Okay, it’s really the silhouettes of two people in the background, giving the impression that the work area is crowded and busy. I’m trying to find somehing to whine about, honest I am, but it ain’t there.

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Too much smileing, white shiny teeth, it’s blinding me….

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