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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

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  1. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy about 9 hours ago

    You doubt wrong, Silver!

  2. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 12 days ago

    Great rhyme today, Pequod77. Thanks! Tell me, though, have you really eaten Turnip Surprise? :D

  3. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month ago

    Great work, Pequod77! Loved reading your contribution today. I suspect Lizz will come out of the coming encounter okay, but I can’t wait for tomorrow’s strip!

  4. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Great character! Love the middle panel where she says Vitamin is “charmingly eccentric” — while she fiddles with a candy cane between her toes, with her swirling braid also in view. Guess it takes one to know one! Plus the fact that she is Lois and Margot Lane’s sister is a complete hoot.

  5. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Wow! Venus knocks it out of the park in that dress!!

  6. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    “The Blackhearts are sitting pretty…for now.”

    Sitting pretty indeed! Thanks Pequod77, I always enjoy your posts, whether prose or poetry. The thoughtfulness of your contributions make them a true pleasure to read.

    Thanks also for the visual reminder of the little black hearts on Venus’ calves. I had forgotten about those! Could they be tattoos? I suppose not since they haven’t shown up in every scene that shows Venus’ legs. Perhaps she likes to paint her legs like her presumed sister, The Painted Lady? I suppose the other option is that she sometimes wears nylons with little black hearts printed on them?

    I like how Staton has given us so many other visual elements to ponder, like the shiny heart buckle, the high heels, the long legs, the hearts and ruffles on her dress, the fishnet top, the delicate fingers, the painted nails, the heart earrings, and the long red locks cascading Jessica-Rabbit-like across her face. All these emotional hooks and veils (or should I say screens?) of mystery surrounding Venus are making for an extremely memorable and beloved character. (So fascinating, too, that a woman whose every square inch is a celebration of love and romance has such a “black heart.”) The slow burn of Venus’ gradual unveiling gives me hope we’ll be enjoying this exquisite femme fatale for a long time to come.

  7. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    It’s been more than a year since we first met Venus, and we still haven’t had a really good look at her yet. Hopefully she steps out of the shadows tomorrow. From today’s first panel, it looks like we have confirmation that the top of her dress is made of fishnet. Her skirt on the other hand is getting longer and longer. Here’s what we saw of her a year ago yesterday:

  8. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Finally, Venus is back! Here’s how she looked, the last time we saw her in May:

  9. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    “Watching horror movie classics, tequila and emergency rush jobs just don’t mix!

    Haha! One of many great lines I’ve seen in this strip since Mike and Joe took over. Love it!

  10. Willy007 commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Jonathan K. said, “Remember Tabby Angus and Sparkplug?”

    I was about to say! This is the Sparkplug we met a few months ago: