Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. 60sFan

    60sFan said, over 3 years ago


  2. fredville

    fredville said, over 3 years ago

    ……she’s a robot?

  3. Day-Day2001

    Day-Day2001 said, over 3 years ago

    A robot? Doesn’t seem likely.

  4. fhofmann

    fhofmann said, over 3 years ago

    So Moon Maid’s hanging at the APOLLO. Nice! Learning some disco moves from Buzz Aldrin I take it. :-)

  5. fredville

    fredville said, over 3 years ago

    …….good thing….this other story seems to be nothing but talk, talk, talk, lol. Good morning, posters and Abner K!

  6. fredville

    fredville said, over 3 years ago

    ummmmm……“risky” to be making public appearances means SOMETHING’S being hidden or covered up about her……right? Anyways, Stiletta, you can leave early for Europe, take the rest of the gang with you, we have MOONIE now….yea!!!!

  7. AtomivDog

    AtomivDog said, over 3 years ago

    FINALLY! [Goes to kitchen to get Cheetos and Mountain Dew]

  8. Chief Patton

    Chief Patton said, over 3 years ago

    All three panels are great. Some quick thoughts:
    1) Retik isn’t a moon person after all. I had long suspected he was.
    2) Retik and Stellaluna’s space uniforms(?) are extremely cool. What is up with that, anyway?
    3) Stellaluna is pretty hot.
    4) Love the model Space Coupe! I wish the colorist had made it yellow, though.
    5) As fhofmann noted, Moon Maid at the Apollo, HA!
    6) Who is Dr. Sail?

  9. W.H.H.

    W.H.H. said, over 3 years ago

    I’m betting the Moon People are way further advanced on CLONING than us earth folk, if you know what I mean.

  10. cheapskate0

    cheapskate0 said, over 3 years ago

    Well, yesterday I speculated that Moon Maid would begin today; little did I know that I might be correct! Perhaps even Mike and Joe got tired of that beer bash.
    Now, both “accomplices” are named – Retik, whom we knew from 30 September 2012, and now, Stellaluna. So, the “henchmen” aspect of the Moon Maid appearances remain in place, the suggestions that this Moon Maid might be a “hoax.” (Don’t know that for sure; hoping that is not the case!)

  11. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 3 years ago


    I’m pretty convinced Moon Maid is a moon woman and not a fake in that sense. Whether she’s the original Mysta or a clone of her (or maybe a relative?) is another matter.

    By the way, here’s how the strip was colored on another site:

  12. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 3 years ago

    I like that Mysta wants to go out and “stop some robberies,” obviously her idea and not someone else’s. It seems what she wants to do is a wild card here, and not part of a conspiracy to trick people.

  13. Day-Day2001

    Day-Day2001 said, over 3 years ago

    I’ve been studying today’s art, and there’s a lot to admire. The abandoned Apollo is a perfect hangout for a woman from space. Not just the name, but the pics of the moon and stars, the sputnik-type satellites, and a globe in front. Perfect. Panel two is awesome! The great uniforms (Retik has holsters?), the Space Coupe, the moon lander, the moon hanging over head, I really like the scene. Panel three confirms what panel two already showed us, Stellaluna is really hot like someone said. I suspect the lady fans will like Retik, too. And I’m already intrigued by the mysterious Dr. Sail. This story is off to a great start in my opinion.

  14. JonahHex

    JonahHex said, over 3 years ago

    Indeed….Dr. Sail will be someone very interesting I suspect. Perhaps he figured out a way to either bring Mysta back to life or clone her…..

  15. cheapskate0

    cheapskate0 said, over 3 years ago

    Thanks to Ray Toler, who sent me a link to of Moon Maid’s death scene. That has got to be one of the most violent ends to a Dick Tracy character that I have ever seen. And it helps illustrate why some people, perhaps many, are so passionate about her.
    And the 25 October 2012 strip, by Mike and Joe, only helped reinforce the notion that the original Moon Maid had, indeed, died: The original strip, 06 August 1978, showed only the steering wheel as keys were inserted; the October strip showed Moon Maid’s face attached to the person who was inserting those keys. (Sort of in the vein of “Last Kiss”)
    Two other violent ends come to mind – the recent character, Sweatbox, and the “Rhodent” from 30 August 1959. Still a child in 1959, this death scene would leave me with nightmares for some time afterward.
    While my gap in following Dick Tracy began in 1972, when I moved away from Chicago, I’m not sure there have been other violent ends to match these three: Sweatbox, Rhodent, and Moon Maid.
    And it has already been pointed out that, in Moon Maid’s case, Big Boy, the man who planned this murder manages to die peacefully in his own bed.
    When I saw that panel from 1978, I had other emotions, as well. While this is a comic strip, and of the fictional characters in it, Moon Maid had to be the most fictional, with the exception of Honeymoon, I came away angry anyway. But not at Big Boy.
    I was angry at the creative team.
    The strip Ray Toler shared with me had no credits on it and, while it appeared to be a Sunday panel, it could have been three dailies spliced together, as well. See Ray Toler’s response to me yesterday for a copy of the link
    The problem I had here was, if you (the artist) didn’t like a certain character, or wanted to discontinue that character, why the complicated murder plot gone wrong? While it was Big Boy’s alleged plot that went wrong, clearly, this was an editorial decision by the then current Team Tracy to eliminate that character.
    In this sense, it was a cold-blooded murder plot. And, unlike Big Boy’s alleged plot to get rid of Tracy, which failed, this murder plot, of Fletcher (? – needs confirmation) against Moon Maid, actually succeeded.
    So, yes, there are lots of reasons to be passionate about the death of Moon Maid. And the 35 year hiatus, mentioned by those who have managed to stay tuned to Dick Tracy all these years (I’m not one of them) is yet another valid reason for people to be upset.
    Being “cheeky” for a moment, it comes to mind the way that Lucas got rid of Jar Jar Binks in what is now Star Wars II: The character was simply told to “go away,” which he did. Surely, Moon Maid could have been “disposed of” in a more gracious – and merciful – manner.
    Still puzzling to me after all these years, if it was Fletcher’s (?) intent to end absolutely all traces of the Moon Maid and the “Space Era,” why didn’t he have Honeymoon crawl into the seat next to mommy in 1978?
    The reader’s reaction to the above statement should give a sense of just how cruel this whole story line has been.
    So, all you Moon Maid fans for the last four decades, my hat’s off to you! You have obviously put up with more than I can imagine, at least from a form of fiction (and not real life).
    And, let’s hope that, in the end, this Moon Maid is the “real deal” and not a “hoax.”
    Even if Honeymoon is as fictional as Dick Tracy, after all of this teasing and buildup, for this Moon Maid to be a hoax would be the final cruelty of all.

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