Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Richard D

    Richard D said, about 4 years ago

    Great detail! Still keeping him weak.

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    Infantile paralysis is pretty much non existent in the US today. That should be Tracy’s first clue, next to the Teddy Bear greeting.

  3. Richard D

    Richard D said, about 4 years ago

    Tracy is good at picking up the clues.

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    What were the years that Lt. Pape served? I’m not at all familiar with him.

  5. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, about 4 years ago

    I’ll try this one more time (If you didn’t notice, okay…If you didn’t care, okay, too:

    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.


    SCOTTtheBADGER said, about 4 years ago

    Stlletta seems to have a pretty good handle on how to smirk in a smirkulous manner.

  7. Tarry Plaguer

    Tarry Plaguer said, about 4 years ago


    Well said, and I couldn’t agree more.

  8. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, about 4 years ago

    Thank You, Tarry!

  9. Ashmael

    Ashmael said, about 4 years ago

    Have an happy Sunday you all!
    Really, that ‘infantile paralysis scare’ is the lamest excuse I’ve heard! Tracy, wise up!

  10. MIKATT1

    MIKATT1 said, about 4 years ago

    This strip just gets better and better!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 4 years ago

    Tracy is beginning to pick up on clues, but in his blood-deprived weakened condition, will he be able to do anything effectively?
    Capt. Frank Pape, Chicago Tribune obituary.

  12. Fusnr

    Fusnr said, about 4 years ago

    Never had the Free Press, only the Det. News back in the middle 30’s . Started reading Tracy about 2 or more years ago. Mutt & Jeff was a favorite then & again now.

  13. tarabuff

    tarabuff said, about 4 years ago

    Cute card!

  14. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 years ago

    A card from his wife? Really? Come on now… Well, they are criminals. Glad they made the mistake so Tracy can have a clue.

  15. DrSid1

    DrSid1 said, about 4 years ago

    The card should have referred to Tracy as “my sweet Babboo” to allay suspicion. ;-)

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