Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy


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  1. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, about 1 month ago

    I hate to say, “I told you so…” Wait a minute, apparently I don’t!

  2. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, about 1 month ago

    Gimme a break, people. I FINALLY got one right!

  3. yumpinyiminey

    yumpinyiminey said, about 1 month ago

    Lizz is a real cutie pie today.

  4. Pequod77

    Pequod77 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Step right up. Tickets going fast. Enter the museum.
    A killer’s car the brightest star; folks still talk about him.
    He was a mechanical genius, the deceased Flattop, Jr.
    His wonder car one of a kind, infamy grants allure.
    Tricked out with grill, TV and fridge, plus a hi-fi player
    No fruition of his smarts, alas he was a slayer.
    He flung young Skinny to her death, her mother mourns her still
    Junior indulged his wrath and rage: a senseless, shocking kill.
    His crime he fled, away he sped, in his wonder car
    Those who flee from Dick Tracy seldom get too far.
    Guilt caught him before the law, turned his black hair white
    Ghost of Skinny clung ‘round his neck, causing deadly fright.
    Lizz found him by happenstance, reckless Junior drew his gun
    She put a bullet through his brain, his crime spree then was done.
    Today his car was on display, just departed the showroom
    Sprocket’s bare foot on the gas, racing madly to her doom.

  5. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, about 1 month ago


    “Sprocket’s bare foot on the gas, racing madly to her doom.” Best line of a great poem. Good job as always, Pequod77!

  6. ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯

    ✯✯ VistaBill ✯✯ said, about 1 month ago

    Good morning everyone…

    Nice work Pequod77!

  7. Willy007

    Willy007 said, about 1 month ago

    I agree, Pequod77, great work! And by Staton, too. Love the retro cars (Batmobile yesterday!) and that we’re headed for a chase scene.

  8. Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" -  Murray

    Gweedo - "Nobody calls meee duuuuude !!" - Murray GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago


    Your piece has a somewhat different meter today. Nice work !
    Great rendering on the ancient car in panel one. I wonder if the new “Jones’s” car is going to stage a repeat performance ???

  9. Ray Toler

    Ray Toler said, about 1 month ago


    Great poetic retelling of the Flattop Junior story in conjunction with the current tale.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, about 1 month ago

    With that little detail will get her to ask him deeper probing questions. With it she can contact Tracy to get the dragnet out.

  11. Neil Wick

    Neil Wick said, about 1 month ago

    So, sure enough, “Flattop Jr.’s Amazing Car” is the car in question. Congratulations, cpalmeresq and whoever else figured it out. I thought I might have been partly responsible for adding fuel to the fire. I did think it was likely, so I’m happy to have that confirmed.

    Pequod77, another excellent poem. You’re not only a good poet, but as always, you know what’s going on in the strip.

    I does look like Lizz was just putting in time while waiting for the train, as I suggested yesterday. I’m sure she had no suspicion that Silver and Sprocket took the car (why would she?), but this new information about a barefoot driver can lead her to only one conclusion (especially since this car museum seems to be very close to the train station).

    I notice that Lizz’s wrist wizard seem to be going off. I wonder if there’s a call coming in.

    Silver and Sprocket seem to be heading into a blizzard. They might be hoping that they stocked up that built-in fridge in the car.

  12. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, about 1 month ago

    So, Lizz is on a private trip rather than being on the case. And the car in question that got her attention is the Flattop, Jr., car [congrats to those who saw these things coming]. Well, that clarifies things, except for why Lizz is off the clock when we saw her in the squad room as the MCU was deploying in the Nitrate scam case…. I guess she just had some off-time coming.

  13. TXPAScot

    TXPAScot said, about 1 month ago

    Maybe Sprocket was the oddball of the Jones family; everything was in her feet, not her head…

  14. gleeb

    gleeb GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 month ago

    Flattop, Jr’s amazing car? I can’t get over it!

  15. Ken in Ohio

    Ken in Ohio said, about 1 month ago

    Well, you folks were correct! It is Flattop Jr.’s car.

    Second from last panel, lower right corner – is that the 50s style Batmobile? The one with the bat head right at the front of the car?

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