Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Pequod

    Pequod GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Junior is distracted, he paces late at night
    Unable to sleep soundly, restless in moonlight
    He recalls Mysta often; violence stole her away
    A car bomb meant for Tracy destroyed happiness that day.
    Time heals wounds, the saying goes, but Junior’s not so sure
    Some sadness never goes away, some wounds are beyond cure.
    He sees her in their daughter, his treasure, Honeymoon
    Yet the recent public sightings must be addressed and soon.
    What if she survived the blast? So different from frail Earthlings
    Rumors of her fighting crime, eyewitnesses to such things.
    Shared his frustration with the Chief, who offered no fresh clue
    Bounced it off of Tracy, who knew not what to do.
    Space Coupe journey to the Moon merely raised new questions
    A reminder of their ignorance and limited perceptions.
    Just today a new report of justice dealt with lightening
    The dazed thug when he came around declared her skills most frightening.
    Described her horns, her gloves and boots, hair flowing down her back
    She stopped him in a smash and grab, his favorite attack.
    Prone upon the sidewalk, twitching like he’d been “tazed”
    Watched her help his victim who rose up most amazed.
    From the spot where she’s been sprawled, knocked to the concrete
    Thanking the masked woman, celebrating the thief’s defeat.
    Another crime was thwarted, rumors began to spread
    Whispers that Mysta of the Moon walked the earth and was not dead.

  2. 60sFan

    60sFan said, almost 4 years ago

    MOON MAID!!! It’s been way too long….

    Love your rhyme, Pequod. What a great way to kick off today’s comments!

  3. Willy007

    Willy007 said, almost 4 years ago

    Great work by Staton on the second panel. Love the way Moon Maid is “looking” anxiously, almost longingly at Tracy, with tilted head. Maybe a hint that she wants her old life back?

    Gweedo, yup, a gorgeous mane and everything else! :)

  4. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    Thanks, Pequod. Let’s hope that the mystery will be solved.

  5. ybmps

    ybmps said, almost 4 years ago

    Mysta is impossibly sexy in her opera gloves, thigh high boots, wild blonde locks, and little bunny outfit. Talk about hot, she’s an inferno!

  6. boboscar

    boboscar said, almost 4 years ago

    I posted my thoughts on MM’s return yesterday at the Dick Tracy Yahoo group. I posted it late in the day, so in case you missed it:
    Good poem, Pequod.

  7. Willy007

    Willy007 said, almost 4 years ago

    Here’s how it’s colored on the Oregonian Comics Kingdom site. I like the gocomics colors a lot better except for her eyes in panel two:

  8. fhofmann

    fhofmann said, almost 4 years ago

    I thought the Moon Maid story would never get here! Though from what people are saying we’ll have to wait a little longer still?
    I agree that’s some fine work Pequod77. And agree about the coloring Willy007. Thanks for posting the alternative.

  9. Tarry Plaguer

    Tarry Plaguer said, almost 4 years ago

    here was some discussion about how the love triangle between Mysta, Junior, & Sparkle was a new idea because of the bringing back of someone presumed dead.
    Actually I think the idea has been used before. I know of one anime that was filled with the heart wrenching angst such a situation causes. The anime I am thinking of is called Kimi ga Nozomu Eien or Rumbling Hearts for those who prefer English.

    The general story has two girls Haruka and Mitsuki , and a boy Takayuki. Takayuki and Mitsuki are childhood friends. Mitsuki and Haruka are school friends. Haruka tells Mitsuki that she likes Takayuki and since the two are good friends want’s her to introduce her to him. One thing leads to another and Haruka and Takayuki start going steady.
    One day Takayuki is on his way to meet Haruka for a date. He is stopped by Mitsuki because it is her birthday and he didn’t buy her anything. She insists that he by her a ring for her birthday, which he does. Because of this he is late meeting with Haruka who is waiting for him on a street corner. This is when tragedy strikes. A car hits Haruka and she is taken to the hospital. Takayuki and Mitsuki arrive just after the accident. There is blood everywhere, and Haruka’s hair ribbons. Takayuki has a breakdown and suffers PSD from the experience. Mitsuki feels responsible, because if she hadn’t stopped him the two of them would have been somewhere else and Haruka would be fine. As it is Haruka is in a coma, one she remains in for three years.
    In the interim Mitsuki takes it on herself to try and get the devastated Takayuki to begin living again. He has holed himself up in his apartment and is pretty much just staring at the wall all day. Bit by bit she brings him out of it and as she does so begins having feelings for him herself. Over time the two of them become lovers. Then Haruka wakes up from her coma, but has anterograde amnesia. The doctors are worried that the realization that three years has passed might be to much of a shock for her delicate psyche, and that she might have a relapse, so they ask Takayuki and Mitsuki to act like no time has passed and that they are still in High School. Now Takayuki has to act like he is in love with his old girlfriend in front of his lover, and that he and Mitsuki are just friends.

    It is a great emotional roller-coaster ride of an anime.

  10. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago


    Put me on the Pequod bandwagon today as well. I knew yesterday Pat would back Tracy 100% once again. It’s great to see the working relationship between the major characters in Tracyville.

  11. Willy007

    Willy007 said, almost 4 years ago


    I read your post, boboscar. Great thoughts, and I am hoping for some messy displays of emotion that complicate the lives of Junior, Mysta, and Sparkle. I don’t see how that can be helped given the situation, but I hope Mike Curtis isn’t afraid to go there. The characters will suffer (as they already are), but hey, that’s life. It’s what makes the characters more empathetic and involving and flat entertaining to the fans. I’m not hoping for polar shifts in relationships, but dramatic tension and character development of that sort will make Dick Tracy more compelling and pull the fans in, which can only be a good thing.

    By the way, in case anyone wants to see today’s strip in B&W:


  12. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, almost 4 years ago



  13. Paula R.  Stiles

    Paula R. Stiles GoComics PRO Member said, almost 4 years ago

    She’s baaaaaack!

    I’m kind of hoping this is the real and original Moon Maid, and not an impostor.

  14. Emile Schwarz

    Emile Schwarz said, almost 4 years ago

    Police Chief uniforms are yellow nowadays ? (GoComics colors)
    MM color eyes is undefined here vs blue in what you shared.

  15. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, almost 4 years ago

    Does everything depend on Mayor Armstrong’s interest or lack thereof? —This really is like Chicago, isn’t it? Let’s put a little discreet leg-work into tracking down the Moon Maid surrogate and make use of whatever surveillance cameras there are on the streets of the city….

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