Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Pequod

    Pequod GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Kadaver has a contract he’s paid richly to fulfill
    Tracy’s gun is all jammed up, Abner wields a blade to spill
    Blood from the Detective, yet quickly he’s disarmed
    A shot from out of nowhere, swordless but unharmed.
    Absorbing a right hand roundabout, Abner seems to stagger
    Reaches in his long black cloak, reveals a shiny dagger.
    Slashing in desperation, he makes a fatal lunge
    Tracy drops down to the ground, Abner takes a nasty plunge.
    All that’s left atop the vat is a headless, floating hat
    Tracy reaches out to help; won’t swim again in that.
    Nearby there’s a helper, someone has his back
    Tracy never fired, the crack shot is Blackjack
    Who relishes a challenge: harming family’s not his style
    Made use of a souvenir, rescued hostages with a smile.
    Tricky Rikki’s vanished; Kadaver’s out of sight.
    Did he perish in the mess or could it be he might
    Have again cheated the Reaper in the face of certain death?
    An escape hatch in the vat of goo or lifeless without breath?

  2. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

    Mary Perkins?

    There’s a familiar name.

  3. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 2 years ago

    Wow! What A blast from the past!

  4. Jim Douglas

    Jim Douglas said, over 2 years ago

    Yeah, That’s funny, that was the name of the comic strip “Mary Perkins On Stage”

  5. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 2 years ago

    @Pequod

    Clever entry, Pequod77! Thank You.

  6. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 2 years ago

    But, who is that character in the panel next to the “Crimestoppers Textbook”.

  7. Donnie Pitchford

    Donnie Pitchford said, over 2 years ago

    Zowie!

  8. JonahHex

    JonahHex said, over 2 years ago

    The guy in the first panel could prove interesting…….

  9. Bensondonald

    Bensondonald GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    For those who really want to know, there’s an excellent series of Mary Perkins reprint books. Somewhere between a soap and an adventure strip, it follows Mary from small-town hopeful to established actress, set against realistic 50s-60s Broadway and Hollywood. The artist, Leonard Starr, eventually retired the strip and launched an excellent revival of Little Orphan Annie (another team succeeded him; they recently ended the strip).

  10. Wiseking

    Wiseking said, over 2 years ago

    I have a feeling Kadaver will show up again. He’s too good an antagonist for Tracy.

  11. Chris  Jackson

    Chris Jackson said, over 2 years ago

    We sure been getting alot of crossovers from a bunch of classic comic strips lately.

  12. JerryH

    JerryH said, over 2 years ago

    @Pequod

    Great rhyme, Pequod77. Thank you. And I really like the panel today that shows Abner’s top hat floating on the wet cement. Is this the last we’ll see of him?

  13. ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯

    ✯✯ Vista Bill Raley and Comet ✯✯ GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Good morning fellow DT fans…

    I think that Kadaver had an emergency escape hatch in the cement pond. Rikki’s probably riding away on the death coach.

  14. Morrow

    Morrow GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Great poem, Pequod! Thinking about an escape hatch in the wet concrete, wouldn’t the wet concrete gush out if it were opened? And closing it back might be an interesting trick after Abner got out.

    Tracy has another option to retrieve Kadaver….. They can flood the pit with water (City Fire Department) which would separate the concrete mix. They fo’ sho’ need the body this time!

  15. Michael G

    Michael G said, over 2 years ago

    @cpalmeresq

    But, who is that character in the panel next to the “Crimestoppers Textbook
    =======
    -Could that be how Vitamin Flintheart sees himself ???

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