Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Flight Suit

    Flight Suit said, over 5 years ago

    It’s a crowd control device and it’s lethal? What kind of monster is Diet Smith?

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Trubble is a brewin’.

  3. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, over 5 years ago

    Apparently the “Max” setting would only get used for a large crowd. But “Max” and “Large” are only useful terms on washing machines. The potential lethality could be one of Smith’s reasons to bury the project.

    When this arc was on the Plainclothes site, I could only download some of the strips. The recent strips only showed up as a red X inside a square, so they’re new to me.

    Good characterization on Flyface; it figures he’d run rather than be a hero. And that it would take the Fifth’s use of his nickname to provoke him.

    Potential snark material in panel #2: the names on the door. It looks like everyone who knows what will happen is getting out. (As snarks go, that reaches the Min or Itty-Bitty setting on the dial.)

  4. safeway674

    safeway674 said, over 5 years ago

    Wake Up Vista Bill -

    There’s Trouble a-Brewin’

    Lassie, Go Get Help

  5. JonahHex

    JonahHex said, over 5 years ago

    Looks like it will be FlyFace and not Lizz who becomes the first guinea pig for Fifth’s newly found super-weapon.

  6. 60sFan

    60sFan said, over 5 years ago

    No doubt. Flyface is about to get the bugs zapped out of him. Unless he shoots the Fifth first–or they shoot each other at the same time….

  7. Constantine500

    Constantine500 said, over 5 years ago

    Sigh. I was hoping this storyline would be fleshed out a bit from the Plainclothes site version but alas…last few weeks (aside from Sun mostly re-caps) have been play x play. Where are the FBI in all this? Find it a bit ludicrous Fifth & Flyface are given such free reign esp. w/ Jim Trailer voicing reservations.

  8. Det.DanDone

    Det.DanDone said, over 5 years ago


    Well, at least getting ZAPPED by Thor’s Hammer should get rid of all the flies…..

    Thor’s Hammer is LETHAL!?! If I were Diet Smith I’d 86 the project also. Because even at the MAX. setting it shouldn’t be lethal, And I thought being Tased and OC spray sucked. In the words of comicbook guy… ” Worst crowd control device EVER!”

    Thanks for the excitement Mike!

  9. peteatkinson

    peteatkinson said, over 5 years ago

    Where’s Vista Bill?

    Oh, and i’d like to point out that the movement in the third panel is like reading an actual action comic! Imagine that.

    Who can’t love fly faces bring the gun over? And his HANDS!!! They’re the correct size! GLORY BE!

  10. Carlo Coratelli

    Carlo Coratelli said, over 5 years ago

    Wow, a cliffhanger with villains is coming!

  11. Morrow

    Morrow GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Good one, BB! And yes, Dakota Jones, you ARE one of the original Magpies! We wear red sweaters and hair shirts to distinguish us!

  12. Mike Curtis

    Mike Curtis GoComics PRO Member said, over 5 years ago

    Who are the Magpies?

  13. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, over 5 years ago

    Constantine500, it would have been good to see a bit more detail; I want to know how the Fifth got Lizz out of the tanning salon undetected, and why Smith’s warehouse is so security-deficient. The absence of FBI involvement makes sense, though. The Fifth and Flyface had immunity, which they didn’t violate until they got involved with Thor’s Hammer. If Dick Tracy calls the FBI about their actions, it will end up with the government learning that Thor’s Hammer works. That runs counter to what Diet Smith wants.

    Dick Tracy might break his deal with Smith if he knew that Lizz has been abducted, but so far nobody in the police department appears to know about that crime. It wasn’t even until 15 April that Dick learned of a connection between Ed Garcia and Flyface, and that was only because Junior was watching Garcia.

  14. BillThompson

    BillThompson said, over 5 years ago

    scuttlebutt99, it’s the dilemma any creator faces–speed versus detail. I could have used a nod toward how the Fifth abducted Lizz without any notice, or why security appears so lax at the warehouse. And I don’t see where an in-progress abduction is a slow thing. But given a choice between what we have here and the Reign of Error, I’ll take this team’s work any day. The story moves along and the artwork is great.

  15. Dr.Midnight

    Dr.Midnight said, over 5 years ago

    Why, Flyface! What a lovely shade of green your hair is today!

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