Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, 11 months ago

    Uh oh . . .

    Did Mysta do what I think she just did?

  2. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ said, 11 months ago

    Good morning everyone…

    Mysta didn’t waste any time!

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    I hate this…

  4. DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly said, 11 months ago

    I’ve lost all respect for Mysta and now I hate her!

  5. 60sFan

    60sFan said, 11 months ago

    Holey Moley!

  6. chromosome

    chromosome GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Uh-oh!

  7. DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly said, 11 months ago

    Also, by these actions, she may have alienated (no pun intended) herself from Junior AND Honeymoon. Because Sparkle has been the only real mother Honeymoon has known.

  8. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 11 months ago

    @Rod Gonzalez

    Ditto your first two words.

  9. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 11 months ago

    @✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    Nope.

    Good morning VB, hope you enjoyed the holiday.

  10. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 11 months ago

    @DaJellyBelly

    Yes.

  11. Willy007

    Willy007 said, 11 months ago

    Oh wow.

    I understand the hate thing. I also understand if others will think, “The real Mysta would never have done this. Therefore this person must be an evil fake or a clone.”

    That hypothesis might end up being correct, but before we automatically assume it is, remember:
    1. The original Mysta was basically a good person, but she was also quite tempermental and impetuous.
    2. The original Mysta was not shy about using her powers. She often zapped people, even her friends at times. (Lizz, Junior, etc.)
    3. This person thinks Junior is still her husband (see the May 2 strip). Such a belief is entirely consistent with her being the original Mysta.
    4. If she is the real Mysta, remember her perspective. She has awakened, fairly recently it seems, from a long sleep, only to discover that her husband and daughter have nearly forgotten her, and her (former) friend has married her husband. She would naturally be very frustrated. She is also an alien, not as in tune perhaps with how this incident will be perceived as we would be.
    5. The cemetery incident showed us that this Mysta, while basically a good person (only attacking criminals until now), is angry about being presumed dead and is willing to do edgy, violent stuff to send a loud and clear message that she is alive and back in business.
    6. Mysta has committed assault and battery, but it is highly unlikely that Sparkle is dead. Knocked out cold probably, but still alive. If so, this should be seen as a warning shot (inappropriate as it is) from a woman who thinks another woman has stolen her beloved husband from her.
    7. Up until now, this person has not used her powers for any other purpose than to stop criminals. It seems doubtful that we’ve had such a long lead in to this story, only to discover now that she’s actually the villain.

    All that to say, while this incident definitely reduces the sympathy factor for Mysta, it’s not a deal-breaker IMO. She could still easily be the original. In fact, I think this action is consistent with her being the original, or at least believable. Remember, too, this action is likely to increase the suffering of this tragic character (assuming she’s the original). Acting in such an impulsive and violent way to get her husband back is more likely to prevent any possibility of even a friendly relationship with him going forward, and will almost surely prevent her from ever having visitation rights with Honeymoon.

  12. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 11 months ago

    The action is straight out of a comic book.
    Of course that’s how comic books got its start and of course one of the persons of this strip had experiance in that field.

  13. ReneTray

    ReneTray said, 11 months ago

    Another possibility you may have two “camps”.
    One for Mystia. The other for Sparkle.

    Of couse as mention they were friends during the orginal run.

  14. Dennis Sisneros

    Dennis Sisneros GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    Before everyone assumes that Mysta is hurting Sparkle, how do we know that she is actually seeking her help. There may be a reason that Mysta is taking this action. Cracked up with the name Mrs. Whig though.

  15. Willy007

    Willy007 said, 11 months ago

    As often happens here, the colors seem off to me. I don’t think Mysta’s wearing a wig (just my opinion), and I would assume her boots and gloves are supposed to be the usual purple (not orange??). Once again, I think the colorist at Comics Kingdom did a better job, or at least is thinking more as I would:

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