Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. JonahHex

    JonahHex said, over 2 years ago

    So….Silver and his sidekick Sprocket enter the scene….bootleg movie business perhaps?

  2. margueritem

    margueritem GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    A goodie or a baddie? I was delighted to see mary Perkins yesterday.

  3. DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly said, over 2 years ago

    Silver Nitrate film is both highly combustible and explosive. That is why in the 1950’s, movie studios started changing from “Silver Nitrate film” to what is known as “Safety film.”

  4. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, over 2 years ago

    Silver nitrate? That’s what silent films were shot on, highly flammable, which is why so much of the early cinema was lost… Hmmm… Kadaver loved old film, maybe he and Rikki have survived and will hide here with these two. (Until I see the body……)

  5. solarrhino

    solarrhino said, over 2 years ago

    @Mikeyj

    You need “concrete” evidence, eh?

  6. Ashmael

    Ashmael said, over 2 years ago

    Good morning, everyone!
    Looks like a promising story’s beginning!
    They don’t seem baddies, but we’ll see!

  7. Ashmael

    Ashmael said, over 2 years ago

    By the way a Sprocket is the wheel cog on which at the beginning movie film was made to roll.

  8. Dean

    Dean said, over 2 years ago

    Theaters no longer use film, now it is all a digital file (or two for 3-D on two DLP projectors).

  9. tconstantine900

    tconstantine900 said, over 2 years ago

    Hmmm…Another villain couple. Interesting pattern.

  10. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 2 years ago

    @DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly & Mikeyj:

    It was actually called Nitrocellulose or cellulose nitrate, which was used up to 1948 in the motion picture industry. More thorough details here:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nitrocellulose

  11. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 2 years ago

    @blunebottle

    …as opposed to Silver Nitrate, which is a caustic substance used mainly as a topical medication for treating warts and such.

  12. Mikeyj

    Mikeyj said, over 2 years ago

    @blunebottle

    Well, I’ll just call it nitrate…. it’s colour was silver, so, it’s all good :p

  13. Jonathan K.

    Jonathan K. said, over 2 years ago

    I was hoping to see Mary Perkins.

  14. orbenjawell

    orbenjawell said, over 2 years ago

    Silver? Sprocket? Hoo boy, I can think only of what Roy Roger’s late steed was called, and of what George Jetson’s boss sold lots of!! OOOOF!!

  15. Pequod

    Pequod GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    The beautiful Portage Theater, home of the Silent Film Society of Chicago, is currently closed. Located at Six Corners, this is one of several classic movie palaces to be shuttered in recent years. It is indeed a grand old movie theater. I’m suspicious of Silver and Sprocket.

    Portage Theater

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