Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 3 years ago

    Now you’re talking.

  2. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Good morning everyone…

  3. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Go get ’em, boys!

    Good morning, VB!

  4. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    MORNING TO YOU V.B. and all. I love the way this group pulls together. Didn’t take much for Sam to get Chief Patton out from behind that desk and ready to rock-n-roll.

  5. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 3 years ago

    Yesterday I stumbled onto an interesting continuity tidbit.

    Up until now, most of us have been assuming (due to her youthful appearance) that Honeymoon was four or five years old when Moon Maid died in the 1978 car explosion. Since Honeymoon is now confirmed to be eleven years old, this would mean about six or seven years have passed in Tracy time since the explosion.

    Yet in these panels from 1972, Honeymoon confirmed that she was already seven years old. (I like her cheeky reply to Groovy, “Check!”):

    Even assuming she did not age another day between the 1972 date and the car explosion, this means that in Tracy time, only four years at most have past since the car blast and the present day. If Honeymoon aged as little as two years between ’72 and ’78, the explosion happened just two years ago!

    Another implication is that Junior and Sparkle have been married only 2-3 years at most.

  6. gimmickgenius

    gimmickgenius said, over 3 years ago

    But Jewel Tracy has got to be older than that!

  7. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 3 years ago


    Yeah, Jewel can only be two years old at most, which admittedly seems too young.

    I’m not trying to push this too hard, just saying that if the 1972 strip is used as a reference, these are the timelines that result.

  8. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago


    You can’t uses a calendar (even a modified one) to figure age in a comic strip.
    We’ve recently seen a month’s strips needed to show the events in single (eventful) day.
    Time is subjective, especially in comics.

  9. Jim in CT

    Jim in CT said, over 3 years ago

    Now I’m wondering what these two are planning.
    Add that to wondering what’s next (if anything) with Fritz Ann. And the doings on the Wheaton farm. And Hy Pressure’s plan. And Drs. Sail and Ghote. And…

  10. Chief Patton

    Chief Patton said, over 3 years ago

    What kind of help does the Chief have in mind?

  11. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 3 years ago

    @Jim in CT

    “Time is subjective, especially in comics.”

    Granted, but in this case we have two objective realities: 1) Honeymoon was seven years old in 1972. 2) Honeymoon is now 11 nearly 12, as the new team has confirmed. All I’m saying is that if we use those ages as bookends, everything else needs to fit in.

    Mind you, I’m not a huge stickler on canon. If the 1972 reference makes some things unworkable, then that’s the way it is. I seem to recall that Bonnie Braid’s age has been changed by previous teams, and there’s no way to account for or fix those kinds of canon discrepancies.

    Team Tracy does a great job keeping track of the strip’s history and keeping things consistent, and I don’t envy their task of juggling 80+ years of the strip’s history. I only brought this to everyone’s attention because it surprised me and thought people would find it interesting.

  12. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 3 years ago

    @Jim in CT

    “And Hy Pressure’s plan. And Drs. Sail and Ghote. And…”

    Right. And now, another one to add to my list from 2 days ago……Chief Patton!

  13. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 3 years ago

    Sam Catchem and Pat Patton! What better back-up could a Tracy (Dick or Junior) want?! Now, how to unravel this tangled web Team Tracy has woven?

  14. tconstantine900

    tconstantine900 said, over 3 years ago

    Pat was Tracy’s partner for just a year? That distortion bothers me more than Honeymoon’s age.

  15. jz27wk

    jz27wk said, over 3 years ago

    So lets get this right. We are suppose to adjust everything to try to make Honeymoon 7 years old before MM died because that age is mentioned in one strip. But we ignore that her birthday was in 1965 as specifically stated in the same strip?

    How about we just enjoy the ride that Mike and Joe are giving us, and not worry so much about dates and ages? It’s a comic strip.

    (Although the idea that Tracy and Pat were partners for only one year…???? That one seems a stretch. Too bad Mike had to put a “hard number” on it. When will that come back to haunt a future creator on the series?)

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