Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ said, over 1 year ago

    Good morning all…

  2. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, over 1 year ago

    Nice family scene, and it confirms what we thought.
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    Oh yeah – Mornin’ all!

  3. 60sFan

    60sFan said, over 1 year ago

    Good morning, VistaBill and Nightshade09. Yup, panel 2 is final confirmation . . . we’re headed to the moon!!

  4. Gweedo - It's legal here !!! -  Murray

    Gweedo - It's legal here !!! - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Apparently crime does take a holiday.

  5. SCOTTtheBADGER

    SCOTTtheBADGER GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    I see it’s starting to snow at Junior’s place. I hope they don’t get the snow we just got here in Wisconsin. 15 inches where I live near the Wisconsin Dells.

  6. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 1 year ago

    Question posted yesterday by fhofmann: “Did all moon women dress like [Moon Maid]? If so, did they ever explain why?”

    Mysta wears little clothing because she doesn’t need it and too many clothes make her physically uncomfortable. Moon people can change their body temperatures at will. They don’t need protection from the elements. In fact, they are stimulated by extreme cold, and they dislike heat. So clothes just get in the way. The fact that Mysta has a comely figure makes this arrangement pleasing for everyone. Like any beautiful woman, she loves to show off her assets, so that’s part of it, too. But there is a physiological reason that accounts for why Mysta (and all moon women) wear as little clothing as possible. You can see what I’m talking about by reading the following panels from early 1964:

  7. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 1 year ago

    yumpinyiminey asked yesterday, “This is why I asked a few days ago why Mrs. Chin Chillar dressed like a moon woman? Was she from the moon? I can’t seem to find a sure answer about that. I would like to know because I have read that she is going to make a comeback next year during the Moon Maid story.”

    Mrs. Chin Chillar (aka Notta Fallar) is not a moon woman, but she did work for some time on the moon, right up until she and her husband began their caper by stealing a space coupe. No doubt her fashion tastes and choices were related to living and working in a place where the women all dress and look like Playboy bunnies. Notta dressed that way to fit in. Plus she explained in the story that her clothes were also part of an escapist fantasy to dress like women of the 1890’s (corset, upswept hair, etc.). Most importantly, she had the body needed to make it all work.

  8. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 1 year ago

    Sorry for the long posts. I was going to add them to yesterday’s comments, but it was so late in the day that I thought they might be missed by fhofmann and yumpinyiminey. Plus I knew you were all dying to know more about moon physiology and fashion sense. :)

  9. yumpinyiminey

    yumpinyiminey said, over 1 year ago

    @Willy007

    Thanks Willy! That clarifies things. I like today’s strip, too. It’s clear now we’re heading to the moon! Yeehah!

  10. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 1 year ago

    @✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    Good morning to you, also.

  11. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, over 1 year ago

    @NightShade09

    Yes.

  12. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    So, it is A Trip to the Moon after all (with apologies to Jules)! And thanks to Willy007 for finding and posting those explanatory strips about moon physiology and fashion.
    Well, okay; I’ll have to accept this. I just hope Diet Smith’s old coupe is still spaceworthy….

  13. Carlo Coratelli

    Carlo Coratelli said, over 1 year ago

    Wonderful strip today.

  14. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Morning all. We’ve all been waiting for some answers, and now it’s clear they’re on the way. Also, RIP Lee Dorman, Iron Butterfly. He was 70.

  15. DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly said, over 1 year ago

    They all need to go inside and sit by the fire. (Hopefully there is a fireplace!) Roast Chestnuts, drink Egg Nog, and listen to Frank Sinatra sing “Fly Me To The Moon.”

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