Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. puckerpuss

    puckerpuss said, over 2 years ago

    Some similarities with the first Angeltop story, perhaps contrived revenge runs in the family. What alsways struck me as to why Flattop was the best Dick Tracy story was the extended chase. Flattop went more and more into the dark side to avoid capture and his escape ended with his demise. Fighting with the doctors trying to help him after he was shot in throat was a perfect symbol. Somewhat similar with Flattop Jr, the law didn’t catch him, his conscious did. I’d love to see the team make an extended chase the way they expanded the Mr Crime story. Mrs Flattop looks like a real heart stopper.

  2. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Good morning all…

    Why isn’t anyone panicking over Tracy’s whereabouts?

  3. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 2 years ago

    We only need to see that much of Leonard to know he’s okay. I’m still digging seeing a guy who was such a huge rat of a bad guy going straight. Mrs. Flattop seems nice and kookie and should give DT his money’s worth as far as death traps go. So all is going well here in the Sunday Funnies!

  4. DoctorWho55

    DoctorWho55 said, over 2 years ago

    WOW! Sam without a cigarette!
    Darn those hospitals and their fresh air policies!
    ;>)

  5. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 2 years ago

    Already the answers to questions everyone has been asking – Lizz is recovering & Leonard is still looking out for her. Glad to see someone noticed Tracy is missing! Also, glad to see that the operation was to remove buckshot & not to perform plastic surgery. Dick Locher did that story already!

  6. puckerpuss

    puckerpuss said, over 2 years ago

    I did not mean contrived in a bad way- kidnapping Dick Tracy to kill him in the exacty same spot in same one-in-a-million manner as your father died is sort of contrived. How tough is Mrs. Flattop on her own or on the run? Does she have a car with a stove? Inginuity runs in the family.

    Happy to see Leonard’s promise from what, 50 years ago made true at whatever cost. Great work all around, best material to me since the later 70s.

  7. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 2 years ago

    @puckerpuss
    What made Flattop such an excellent bad guy was also his over inflated ego and sense of style. He really thought he was the best and made us think so too. Chester Gould’s writing in that storyline was so over the top great. He had Flattop hiding in a chimney and also setting a guy on fire in an alley. And then Vitamin Flintheart showed up and it got even crazier.

  8. Morrow

    Morrow GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I’ve always wondered what being in the top ten always meant….. yawn.

  9. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, over 2 years ago

    Oh yeah, almost forgot. The only guy who ever wear a jacket like the one in the Crimestoppers panel is Mastermind from the Brotherhood Of Evil Mutants!

  10. John Russell

    John Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    lots of action

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Nice bunch of Get Well cards for Lizz already accumulating, plus Leonard Finney by her bedside! At least Sam is beginning to worry about Tracy’s whereabouts; the carjacked ambulance might provide a clue or two if Stiletta’s boys, Franz and Hugo, haven’t hidden or disposed of it. And, nice of the baddies to remove that buckshot from Dick’s shoulder: he might at least be on his way to healing up before they try to kill him….

  12. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 2 years ago

    I must confess that, as much as I love this strip (and I’ve been reading it since the early sixties), I kind of lost track of it during the Max Allan Collins era (maybe around the time of the 1st appearance of Putty Puss), which I think is about the same time that it was dropped from the Detroit Free Press comics pages. There was no internet & I didn’t think to get a subscription to the Chicago Tribune, so I was Tracyless. But when I heard that this current team would be taking over the helm, I did indeed make an effort to find this strip on GoComics, and I enjoy it to this day.
    That being said, I want to say that I have diligently read each readers’ comment over the past year+, and I find myself compelled to say something about Dick Locher.
    Being curious (brought about by so many comments made about the gentleman’s tenure), I decided to use some of my spare time to read as much of his work as history would allow (10 years –or- more).
    Now, I will freely admit that some stories did seem to drag on, and while most Sunday strips seemed to be a re-cap of the week, Monday strips seemed sometimes to be a re-cap of Sunday.
    But, for all those years that this gentleman had control of the Dick Tracy comic strip, he never gave up. He kept it running with his own interpretation.
    He obviously had a love of the character. As I understand it, the gentleman went through his own real & personal losses. But, he never gave up on Tracy.
    My point is this: What if he HAD quit, just let this strip go & there was no one waiting in the wings at that time to take over. What are the odds that someone would have RE-STARTED Dick Tracy after an absence of a few years . I don’t think it could have been done. But the fact that this gentleman kept going, kept the concept alive until Mike & Joe were ready to take the reins should be applauded.
    So I say, Thank You, Mr. Locher, for you dedication, and for all you did that allows us to read this great strip today.

  13. Tarry Plaguer

    Tarry Plaguer said, over 2 years ago

    @Sisyphos

    At least Sam is beginning to worry about Tracy’s whereabouts; the carjacked ambulance might provide a clue or two if Stiletta’s boys, Franz and Hugo, haven’t hidden or disposed of it.

    Sisyphos, look in the background of the last panel. The ambulance is there. Maybe they plan to use it as a get away vehicle. Not a bad choice really, cars get out of your way, and you can drive really fast.

  14. tconstantine900

    tconstantine900 said, over 2 years ago

    @puckerpuss

    The impression that I get already is that this will be more in line w/ the iconic Mrs. Pruneface revenge/ deathtrap storyline than Angeltop’s 1st appearance. But what the heckapalooza do I know?

  15. tconstantine900

    tconstantine900 said, over 2 years ago

    I realize pitching story ideas is a no can do…but what about Crimestoppers topics? Wouldn’t mind seeing something on car theft & extended roadtrip/travel precautions.

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