Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. JonahHex

    JonahHex said, over 1 year ago

    “……how Dr. Ghote recreated me.”

    This should be interesting indeed. Did he REALLY recreate her or not?

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Clone?

  3. solarrhino

    solarrhino said, over 1 year ago

    Surgically altered amnesiac. They did manage to clone Mysta’s hair, horns, and powers somehow tho..

  4. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, over 1 year ago

    Ahah! She had no memories, just as I’ve said all along, they were all fed to her… She is not MM1

  5. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, over 1 year ago

    Besides, the bomb was placed in the area under the dash near the steering wheel, if anything would have been totally damaged, it would have been her legs and lower organs, not her face!

  6. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 1 year ago

    Hmm. “My earliest memories are of waking up at the Apollo” suggests that Mysta doesn’t remember anything about her old life, that all the “memories” she has exhibited have been implanted.

    We can’t rule out the possibility that she’s suffering from a profound state of amnesia (from the shock of the car explosion perhaps), but I tend to take what she says at face value, that she apparently has no natural memories of her previous life. In that case, she clearly isn’t the original Mysta.

    On the other hand, Mysta knew how to drive a car, which surprised Retik — that could be a hint that she’s real after all, or at least somehow has real memories. Too, there are the scarred horns (how did they get that way if not from the car explosion?) and damaged face (assuming it really was damaged). It’s possible at least that the huge blank in her memories has been elicited by hypnosis. If the inevitable face-to-face meeting with Junior leads her to remember information that only the original Mysta and Junior could have known, that will certainly argue that she’s real, or again, that her memories are real.

    Still, I lean toward seeing today’s evidence that she’s not the original MM. One thing I’ve learned from this story, though, is never to take things at face value. This could very easily be another red herring that Mike Curtis is throwing at us. I’m still pretty firmly persuaded that Mysta’s not a clone (the means to recreate a perfect adult clone in only 5-6 years — a clone of an alien woman no less — seems very far-fetched even for this strip, plus Ghote is a proven con man). But if not a clone or replicant, what is she then? I don’t know, and I don’t expect we’re going to find out for sure until Mike Curtis wraps up this amazing tale later this fall.

  7. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 1 year ago

    “Clone” perhaps will not be exactly the correct technical term, but if this “Moon Maid” tells the truth, the real original Moon Maid did indeed die in the car-bomb blast. How Dr. Ghote “recreated” her, however, has been left vague (purposely, I think). She may be a clone with implanted memories, as I have thought, or perhaps a ghola (who knows if Dr. Ghote is a Dune fan?), or perhaps some other kind of replicant, revenant, or revivification…. The issue of her memories is probably the trickiest to explain in any scenario….

  8. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, over 1 year ago

    …this is gettin’ weird.

  9. yumpinyiminey

    yumpinyiminey said, over 1 year ago

    @Sisyphos

    A ghola, huh. Never heard that word before, so I looked it up. Similar but different from a clone:
    Wikia article on gholas

  10. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We’ ve been wanting an explanation. Now we’re going to get it.

  11. JoviusGM

    JoviusGM said, over 1 year ago

    Sunday’s gonna be very interesting, to be sure. I can’t wait to see how everything ties together. I’m still holding out for a surprise Blackjack appearance.

  12. yumpinyiminey

    yumpinyiminey said, over 1 year ago

    Mysta’s version of what she remembers is a little different today than it was on June 12. On that occasion, she did recall at least a glimmer of her old life:

  13. 60sFan

    60sFan said, over 1 year ago

    Woohoo, it’s getting good! And complicated. I still don’t know what to think.

  14. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Good morning everyone…

    I’m going we’ll never know if MM/Mysta is the real thing or not and that she will reappear from time-to-time.

  15. NightShade09

    NightShade09 said, over 1 year ago

    It’s already been made clear she has memories of before the explosion (her meetings with Honeymoon and Sparkle, etc.), so I have to think she’s giving Tracy the memories of what happened after regaining consciousness.
    Of course, Ghote and Sail would tell her she’d been cloned; that was part of their con.
    Remember, Sail told Diet Smith that once Mysta was verified by Smith as a clone of the real Mysta, people would be standing in line to pay Ghote and Sail to clone them – with the money profiting Sail’s criminal associates.
    Though I think Ghote was able to help Mysta regenerate, and that’s why he was so upset upon learning of Sail’s scam (It ruined his chance at redemption).
    Have to wait and see what’s next!

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