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  1. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy about 3 hours ago

    What Sam has to offer . . . ?
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    I’m not optimistic that Sam will “Light Up” the situation - with any helpful CLUES . . .


    Sadly censored (?) All he has going for him these days is a wet toothpick ! ;-)

  2. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 2 days ago

    In the Boat and in the Car, !
    You’d think that in a detective story - they might find some helpful CLUES ?
    Fingerprints perhaps ?


    But I’m disposed to think that the ‘activity’ will - by tomorrow, simply move on elsewhere.

  3. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 3 days ago

    " Who could be talking to Hotshot, calling in a favor? I’m guessing it’s Liz, asking Hotshot to do a flyover of Thunder Island and take some aerial photographs "
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    This is great ! In fact, unusual – as the entry of ‘Hotshot’ Charlie from the Terry strip creates a “double” crossover !
    Likely, yet another FIRST by the Team ! ?


    Hardly likely to be Lizz calling – though (what favour would she have done for him?)
    I’d suspect it’s more likely Patton or even Warbucks – calling, at the other end of the line ! (?)
    Believe too, that’s Terry’s face at the back of the panel, not that of Caniff’s Steve Canyon, as someone else suggested.
    It would be delightful though, if Terry could make a more ‘meaningful’ appearance !

  4. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 5 days ago

    The color of Annie’s dress and or shoes today. seems at best, just a minor distraction ! (?)
    What’s of greater interest, indeed puzzling, is the need to select the movies (a place usually ‘crowded’ with people) - to have a private, secret conversation ?
    One provoking the unseemly ‘conjecture’ (here yesterday and on the Comics Curmudgeon site) of a grown man taking a 12 year old to the movies !

    Seems like another walk or two in the near countryside (e.g. Aug. 1 and 2) might more easily - have allowed several private discussions ?

    Or say, another innocent meeting at the Jr Commandos HQ (like on July 28, 29 and 30) ?
    The ‘Loose Lips’ then, never seemed to have sunk any ‘escape’ ships, or provided endangering information slips ! (?)

    They all seemed quite normal at the time, particularly after Annie’s visit with those cookies at the hospital ! A visit that never seemed to raise the hackles of Axel or the town folk(?)

    As JonathanK seemed to imply, a better “CONVERSATION” piece, might have been Tracy with ‘teenager’ - Nellie Wheaton, had she been there on a farm ;- )

  5. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 7 days ago

    YES ! You’ve got a good question there, - DOES IT REALLY TAKE A VILLAGE ?


    The massive cost of maintaining, feeding and controlling - a whole village of people ! ?

    Makes one wonder WHY all THIS is really necessary to achieve Axel’s goals ?
    Some interesting answers down the road ! ?

  6. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 11 days ago

    It’s amazing how an exaggerated open eye (mid panel) on Warbucks can get so many tongues wagging . . . (?)
    For those that like the ’ speculation ’ thing, note how (in panel 1), Sam’s elbow attempts to retard Fritz Ann from moving forward, and then closer, she’s not looking Warbucks in the eye - but rather focusing on his ‘diamond’ tie clip.
    And those with more vivid imaginations might ponder on ‘exactly’ what she meant - with emphasis on the word ’ LARGER ’ ?

  7. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 14 days ago

    " . . . although readers do know that Sam is fictional, he has become “real” in the sense that any well written character is “real”, and readers care about him. What’s wrong with that, and how is that PC. Read my comment a few notches up – maybe Mike and Joe just realized that it was unrealistic to have Sam smoking in public buildings. Or maybe they just wanted to give him a slightly more modern edge.
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    In the same vein readers care about Tracy and realize it’s not realistic to have a ‘chisel’ nose like that.
    Perhaps, in like manner, the Authors may wish to give him a slightly more normal appearance ?


    I realize that might sound banal, but this is a ‘comic strip’ - where the Creator’s established, character ‘IMAGESare important, and preferably, should be maintained, unlike the deviation in the recent past, when ‘liberties’ were taken with the ‘looks’ of another regular character (since – restored early – 2011)


    Think Shaky – without the ‘shakes’ . . .
    The Brow – without a brow . . .
    Shoulders – etc . . .
    or Dick Tracy without the ‘hatchet’ nose ?
    The point, extremes - have been the distinguishing hallmark of it’s ‘memorable’ characters !.

  8. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 14 days ago

    Becoming noticeable now ?

    That SMOKE, an expected part of Catchem ! More high recognition than the green hat.


    And visually, it beats the heck out of a toothpick !

  9. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 17 days ago

    TODAY POSTS . . .
    Well it’s not 100, but enough Influence . . . to recall another memorable rogue - 88 Keyes !

  10. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 17 days ago

    Glad you raised that . . .
    Same thing has been on my mind for some time ? ?
    Where are you Margueritem ?