Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 2 years ago

    This just gets more & more interesting!

  2. SKJAM!

    SKJAM! GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    “To stuff in my ears so I won’t be brainwashed!”

  3. DaJellyBelly

    DaJellyBelly said, over 2 years ago


    I agree. Why does the baker have a mug of beer in his hand? LOL

  4. cpalmeresq

    cpalmeresq said, over 2 years ago


    Hopefully that is a mug of shaving cream, since he’s holding a straight razor! (But, a mug of beer would be a good idea, too!

  5. purpledog39

    purpledog39 said, over 2 years ago


    The first panel is in front of the bakery, but Harry Mudd’s barbershop is next door.

  6. Neil Wick

    Neil Wick said, over 2 years ago

    Annie is starting to have trouble covering up the fact that she doesn’t listen to Belinda. This appears to confirm that Tracy does listen to Belinda.

  7. W.H.H.

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

    I wouldn’t want to get a shave and haircut from a barber that’s drinking beer,
    especially a barber that’s wearing…an apron?

  8. blunebottle

    blunebottle said, over 2 years ago


    Harry Mudd? Did I miss something or is that a reference to STTOS?

  9. Neil Wick

    Neil Wick said, over 2 years ago

    It’s not beer, people! It’s a shaving mug, full of soap or cream whipped up into a lather by a shaving brush. Wikipedia says,

    Applying shaving cream by hand mats hair or raises it unevenly. Shave brush use, however, requires agitation of the soap or cream in a mug to form a lather suitable for a shave, before application of the lather to the face. Therefore, a razor does not need to be pressed to the skin in order to provide a close shave.

    Are there really so many people who have no idea what this is? By the way, the word barber comes from the same root as the French word barbe meaning “beard.” It was only once safety razors became really popular that the main activity of barbers became cutting scalp hair rather than shaving (with a straight razor, such as the one the barber in the strip is holding).

  10. William Weedman

    William Weedman GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago


    If tribbles start appearing then I know we have jumped the shark…

  11. Willy007

    Willy007 said, over 2 years ago

    Tracy has seriously drunk the kool-aid. How will Annie free him from the Belinda spell?

  12. Sisyphos

    Sisyphos said, over 2 years ago

    Time for the daily dose of brainwash, but Annie cops a plea, while cop Tracy smiles at the thought (?) of Belinda. Tracy is under the spell, just as is almost everyone in Simmons Corners. Only Annie among Our Side is unaffected. It’s up to the plucky orphan to try again to get a message out without getting caught by Axel or any minions.

  13. coldsooner

    coldsooner GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Now we’re getting downright creepy…

  14. avenger09

    avenger09 said, over 2 years ago

    Annie looks really creepy in panel one.


    SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Yesterday Ray Toler said :
    Yesterday Ray Toler remarked . . .

    . . .

    " . . .But, all comic strip characters seem to have their regular uniforms.
    Sam has reverted back to the green suit and derby (where are the plaid sports coats and trilby hats he wore during Gould’s last days?).
    It becomes easier to identify the characters if they are consistent. In a long shot, you always know the guy in the yellow coat is Tracy "

    And quietly, largely UNNOTICED a strong recognition part of the Sam Catchem character has disappeared.
    It first became more pointed in the strip of July 14th, when Sam was seen twiddling a pencil between his fingers rather than his usual high recognition, smoke wafting cigarette, in a way, not unlike that Tracy Yellow Coat.

    A closer check suggests Sam last smoking art presentation was on May 31st, Early June had 3 or so panels with unlit ‘cigs’ in the mouth but - no swirling smoke !
    Our green suited, sandwich eating character seems without fanfare - to have “kicked the habit” this past month and a half ?

    It was noticeable in 1978 right after Gould’s retirement, that his smoking seemed censored. Max Collins ?
    It’s been that way even through the Kilian /Locher years until the new team arrived

    To my eye, it seems a distinctive part of the Sam Catchem character !

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