Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. tcreole

    tcreole said, over 3 years ago

    I know I sure cared about third base back when I was dating…

  2. John Russell

    John Russell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


    as did all real men in our yesteryear

  3. tsull2121

    tsull2121 said, over 3 years ago


  4. tsull2121

    tsull2121 said, over 3 years ago

    @John Russell

    whats with the “real men” adjective john?

  5. marvee

    marvee GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    She knew about the remarriage when she went looking for Sparkle and zapped her. Probably knew when she smashed the gravestone and visited Honeymoon. So she’s pretending to have just realized it now.

  6. cheapskate0

    cheapskate0 said, over 3 years ago

    (Dueling Banjos in the background)
    What we have here is a failure to communicate!
    With only three panels a day, six on Sunday, that’s 24 panels a week. And, from the looks of it, a lot of that communication must be going on between the panels!
    Good news: Tracy is planning a trap for Hy Pressure. Bad news: Tracy is not part of a trap for the new, improved mysterious Ghote in Diet’s office. Smith just got moved up a notch in my hierarchy as far as someone who may be meeting his maker, and pretty soon.
    And why not? From the looks of it, Mike and Joe have made the Moon Maid a permanent character. But they have stripped her of almost everything that went with her – moon colonies, her moon family, not to mention her earth family. Wiping out Smith would be a good pre-emptive strike against any and all future trips to the moon.
    As for Ghote, I consider the possibility that he’s already dead! The Ghote in Diet’s office is totally inconsistent with the Ghote who was last seen with Sail and Moon Unit. Hence, my speculation yesterday that Ghote is the real clone – an oxymoron if I ever saw one!
    As for Mysta, at the moment, it appears that Tracy believes Mysta. And we’ve not been given much evidence, let alone any credible evidence, to sustain any of the clone theories out there. (For sake of simplicity, I will consider all the didn’t-survive-the-car-bomb theories as the “clone” theory) However, we still don’t know how she survived the car bomb, if that is indeed Mike and Joe’s final answer.
    However, if Ghote is a clone and Mysta is not, that is one of the self-contradictory points that caused me to reconsider my speculations yesterday.
    And now, the failure to communicate.
    To maintain suspense, so much obfuscation has been added to the story that there are times that I wonder whether even Mike and Joe can keep all their stories straight! Witness the well documented discrepancy on Sail and Ghote’s claims as to whether Mysta is a clone!
    On the other hand, if Mysta had been held prisoner, as it appears she has been, the entire time she was under the doctors’ care, that would be another reason she didn’t know that Sparkle and Junior had gotten married during the “time that (she) was…gone.”
    And if she has relayed this to Tracy, between the panels, this might explain his comments, “Any animosity between you and Sparkle?”
    Women I have known seem to get really bent out of shape if they think their husband is having an affair. And now, it’s beginning to appear that this is what happened to Mysta.
    I have used the words before, “explainable, but not excusable,” to describe many of Mysta’s actions. I now apply it to the Sparkle Zap.
    Clearly, she will never live it down – especially if it ever comes to light – which, for the time being, Mike and Joe have conveniently allowed not to happen. But clearly, someday, it will have to be dealt with.
    In the meantime, I’m starting to think, maybe all of us, myself included, have been too hard on the Moon Maid.
    What she appears to be guilty of is being a human being, with all the frailties and faults that reside in all of us.
    Which is much more than I can say for Doctors Tim Sail, Zy Ghote, and the Moon Unit.

  7. yumpinyiminey

    yumpinyiminey said, over 3 years ago

    The time spent on the farm with Sparkle seems to have mellowed Mysta. She’s growing as a character.

  8. mumbles

    mumbles said, over 3 years ago

    There was a question from Ken in Ohio yesterday regarding the Dick Tracy Magazine et. al. I’ve been getting the reprints for about 10— 12 years, so long I forget how I learned of the origin. Tracy was and is available through DT Magazine and at one time through a magazine called The Missing Years. SPEC Productions, available on the net does the reprints, and all back issues are still offered. You might check the site out. It reprints a myriad of old strips from the “Golden Age.”

  9. orbenjawell

    orbenjawell GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    My!! DT said the “A” word (cue in opening chords of “Dragnet” theme here!) !!

  10. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago


  11. Ken in Ohio

    Ken in Ohio said, over 3 years ago


    Thanks for the information. I appreciate it.

    My point yesterday was that I think some publishers may be missing a part of their intended audience by relying exclusively on the web to “get the word out”. I realize there are fewer and fewer brick and mortar book stores, but in all the years that the Dick Tracy Magazine has been published, I never once saw any issue at a bookstore, newsstand, comic book store or anywhere else. That’s a shame, IMO. But, I am glad to find these items are available on line..

  12. tsull2121

    tsull2121 said, over 3 years ago

    she’s just a skilled liar nightguant, thats all

  13. Chris  Jackson

    Chris Jackson said, over 3 years ago

    I recently featured Dick Tracy in my crossover fan fiction “Hottie 3: The Best Fan Fic in the World”

  14. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, over 3 years ago

    She conveniently “forgets” to mention that she’s known about the marriage for some time now… MM2 is a fake, criminal (Albeit minor) AND a liar

  15. Rightwingmoron

    Rightwingmoron said, over 3 years ago

    I got the impression that Moonmaid was telling herself that she’s accepting of Jr. and Sparkles marriage, as much as she was telling Tracy. As far as forgiveness is concerned, Gould had that as part of his original strip. What Steve the Tramp did to Jr. was far worse then what Moonmaid has done so far, yet Gould had Jr. accepting Steve’s friendship.

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