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

    Straightedge always on the job, he seeks out Blahminoze
    On the other side of town where shady crooks and those
    Hiding from authorities or angry, ill-used spouses
    Come to have a drink or three: trouble welcomes douses
    Of whiskey, gin and keg drawn brew, hunched over on barstools
    Telling tales of misspent youth, suckers, marks and fools.
    Straightedge stands in Flora’s door in stunning silhouette
    If someone’s hiding Blahminoze they shall live to regret
    Protection of a criminal ends badly for deceivers
    Come clean to Trustworthy: who threw that sharp meat cleaver?
    Straightedge fires off a round, “I’ll see Blahminoze in a cage!”
    Honeymoon declares it cool: Pop Pop on the Funnies page.

  2. Rod Gonzalez

    Rod Gonzalez said, over 2 years ago

    I said it before and I’ll say it again . . .

    J. Straightedge Trustworthy is no Fearless Fosdick.

  3. 60sFan

    60sFan said, over 2 years ago

    I love this Sunday! And that last panel seems destined to be a classic.

  4. Ashmael

    Ashmael said, over 2 years ago

    Happy Sunday all!
    No newspaper comic strip editor would allow such a long winded name, they’ll cut it, like “Plainclothes” Tracy became DICK Tracy. So Vera Alldid would have been mad tocall her detective…Strait Through!

  5. W.H.H.

    W.H.H. said, over 2 years ago

    After skimming through this, the first things to come to my is, I wonder whatever became of Dr. Sail, Dr. Ghote, Silver Nitrate, Sprocket, that Monroe brother that was on the space coupe, Abner Kadaver and if the horrible Jumbler and his vicious dog are out of prison yet?

  6. Jonathan K.

    Jonathan K. said, over 2 years ago

    The Sunday Limerick

    Vera’s newest artistic creation
    is becoming the latest sensation.
    As you’ve already guessed
    Tracy’s none too impressed.
    Punching Alldid is such a temptation!

  7. Neil Wick

    Neil Wick said, over 2 years ago

    So, “everyone in the city is reading” Vera Alldid’s strip. Maybe Alldid’s fancy office is justified. The funniest thing is how they have to keep explaining the pun in the crook’s name. That’s the third time now in a couple of days. The Crimestoppers hint in the top panel is pretty funny too, but I still saw that Alldid can’t draw a comic very well.

  8. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 2 years ago

    Aw, Honeymoon’s sooo cute in that last panel!

  9. W.H.H.

    W.H.H. said, over 2 years ago

    I thought the “Crooknabbers” was funny. Weirdo can indeed be dangerous, great safety tip!

  10. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 2 years ago

    @60sFan

    I agree, this scene is an instant classic.

  11. Neil Wick

    Neil Wick said, over 2 years ago

    @W.H.H.

    The fate of the space coupe occupants and the Nitrates will come up eventually. Abner escaped from prison, but seemingly died (or did he) in his own trap afterwards. I think we’ll be seeing him again, maybe even soon. As for the Jumbler, there’s no sign of him, so I suppose he’s still in jail.

  12. Ray Toler

    Ray Toler said, over 2 years ago

    @Neil Wick

    I still saw that Alldid can’t draw a comic very well.
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    If you recall, Neil, in Vera’s first appearance in the strip in 1969 he was known as a very good artist at drawing any breed of dog. He could also do portraits without looking at the paper he was drawing on.

    There is no doubt that Vera is smart and talented but he is also a money-grubbing social climber with a huge ego.

  13. Ray Toler

    Ray Toler said, over 2 years ago

    There is a pretty rough crowd in that bar. Looks like the line-up includes Poopdeck Pappy, Commissioner Dolan from The Spirit, the Scarecrow, and Marty from Marty and Spud with Ed Asner as the bartender.

  14. Ray Toler

    Ray Toler said, over 2 years ago

    The one with the Commissioner Dolan haircut could also be Clarabelle the Clown or Bozo.

  15. Maximara

    Maximara said, over 2 years ago

    Nice little homage to Dick Tracy vs Cueball with the Filthy Flora reference. How many of you spotted it?

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