Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. ✯✯ Vista Bill ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Good morning all…

    Sparkle Plenty? Should that be Sparkle Tracy?

  2. Pequod77

    Pequod77 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Trouble casts a shadow upon Wheaton’s dairy farm
    Flunky from the money people threatens to cause harm.
    Pressure promises riches beyond a farmer’s dreams
    Nellie’s proud that Pappy is not tempted by his schemes.
    Boasting they can drill down deep and leave the water clean
    What they’ve done to Reynolds’ land is deadly and obscene.
    The frackers live for profits, no matter what they spoil
    The Wheatons live from dairy cows and produce from the soil.
    To add to Pappy’s worries a stranger was discovered
    Hidden in the pick-up truck, her memories unrecovered.
    How she lost them none can say; all seems so uncertain
    Her identity beyond her view, like someone drew a curtain.
    Pappy calls her Gertie and there’s a twinkle in his eye
    Nellie’s young but she’s no fool, so knows the reason why
    Pappy whistles while he works, there’s a new spring in his gait
    Hy Pressure may mean mischief; Pappy won’t take the bait.

  3. DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly said, about 2 years ago

    Shouldn’t Mr. Wheaton be calling the authorities to report that he has a young lady who apparently has amnesia?

  4. 60sFan

    60sFan said, about 2 years ago

    @✯✯ Vista Bill ✯✯

    Good morning, VistaBill. Apparently it’s just Gertie these days.

  5. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, about 2 years ago

    @DaJellyBelly

    Shouldn’t Mr. Wheaton be calling the authorities to report that he has a young lady who apparently has amnesia?
    ^
    ^
    He’s probably planning to make her Nellie’s new Mother :P (That would be ironic, then both she and Junior would both be married to 2 people, at once) hahahaha

  6. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, about 2 years ago

    I just hope Sparkle’s amnesia didn’t make her forget to wash off the fertiliser she was wallowing in that day! (Mind you, her Pappy never worried about such things)

  7. Flight Suit

    Flight Suit said, about 2 years ago

    @Captain Kiddeo, I saw your comment from yesterday. When did I declare that there must be something wrong with you? I have no memory of this.

    I was surely right, because I can’t imagine myself being wrong about something, but I’m glad you seem to bear me no ill will.

    ;-)

  8. BellsAndMotley

    BellsAndMotley said, about 2 years ago

    DaJellyBelly is on to something—what would happen if Sparkle now has TWO men in her life (i.e. Wheaton and Junior), just as Junior has TWO women to contend with (i.e. Mysta and Sparkle)? What an amazing “love quadrangle” this might turn out to be! And how could our authors find a way to resolve it? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m on the edge of my seat . . . and I think that the late, great Mr. Gould would love this!

  9. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 2 years ago

    Today’s installment goes part way toward settling my fears about Wheaton, only to suggest perhaps a new potentially sinister turn: does he really harbor “romantic” notions about “Gertie,” as Mikeyj has suggested? —I don’t think so on the evidence so far, but stranger things have happened in the Tracy universe. And, yet, why hasn’t he notified the police about “Gertie”? There’s a lot to mull over here….

  10. SlyMongoose

    SlyMongoose said, about 2 years ago

    Oh! That’s what happened. I see, now.
    Good Morning, VB!

  11. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    A phone call to the authorities could check on any missing persons reports, and report her amnesia. He could also offer to backtrack where he was that day to see if anything might trigger a memory. (Sparkle could ride in the front this time.) Oh Sparkle, Where Art Thou?

  12. miqq1234

    miqq1234 said, about 2 years ago

    …..hey pequod 77….very well done poetic synopsis….thanks

  13. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, about 2 years ago

    @BellsAndMotley

    DaJellyBelly is on to something—what would happen if Sparkle now has TWO men in her life (i.e. Wheaton and Junior), just as Junior has TWO women to contend with (i.e. Mysta and Sparkle)? What an amazing “love quadrangle” this might turn out to be! And how could our authors find a way to resolve it? I don’t know about you guys, but I’m on the edge of my seat . . . and I think that the late, great Mr. Gould would love this!
    ^
    ^
    Actually, not to put too fine a point on it, but, that was my speculation, not Jelly Belly’s

  14. JPuzzleWhiz

    JPuzzleWhiz said, about 2 years ago

    @✯✯ Vista Bill ✯✯

    ☆☆ VistaBill ☆☆ said, about 8 hours ago
    Good morning all…
    Sparkle Plenty? Should that be Sparkle Tracy?


    Good morning VB.
    Not every woman who marries takes her husband’s name. Some prefer to keep their maiden name. Perhaps that is the case here with Sparkle.

  15. Willy007

    Willy007 said, about 2 years ago

    Good poem, Pequod, thanks. As for Sparkle, she’s a celebrity of sorts in the world of DT (former model, daughter-in-law of the famous Dick Tracy, & now a popular radio performer), and I have to think her disappearance would be all over the news. So we’re being asked to believe that not only has Mr. Wheaton neglected to contact the police about Sparkle, but he and Bonnie don’t watch TV or listen to the radio, either. (I personally doubt Wheaton has ulterior plans for Sparkle—just not seeing him as the conniving sort.) I’m willing to suspend judgment, though, because this has been such an outstanding story so far. I also get the sense from what’s been said so far that Sparkle will get her memory back sooner rather than later and all of this will blow over.

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