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

    Another PLEASANT display of colors by the GoComics person entrusted for the job.
    No need to repeat – “Hold on to the man (or woman?)”. And if it’s the latter, it’s fashionable to remember equal pay ! ;-)

    It’s been a long time since 1944’s Shaky, ‘fiddled’ with his - boat in a bottle. What made that particular hobby bizarre then, was him doing it having the ‘shakes’ !

    That’s not the problem here,. With heavy handed Angus, it’s to avoid breaking it’ in, (or) the bottle, striving for instant gratification *!

  2. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 12 days ago

    Sam’s Smoking ‘Slammers’ – please take note !

    We may well have a comic strip 1st in panel 3 today . . .

    Could Mr. Kolassal be exhaling 3rd hand smoke ? ;-)

  3. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 15 days ago

    Well some may agree the Go Comics colorist chalks up another 5 Star rating for his pleasing job on today’s strip ! ?

    Guess the use of orange / red hair (a characteristic of Ireland and western England/Scotland) indirectly helped to boost the overall presentation. A color that even seemed to - (subconscious?) ‘catch’ the (Artistic) ‘eye’ of Avenger (aka MPH ?) as it seemed to leap out at readers, in his “Paprika” presentation !

    Our Mr. Angus, like Sam, seems to show signs of a propensity for heavy nicotine use, via a pipe ? And I was half expecting someone to ‘leap out’ with a ‘roll of the drums’ smoke critique ! ?
    For there he goes, flagrantly ‘lighting up’ in the middle a production studio ?
    So by tomorrow (?) – perhaps the “complaints” will begin to filter in ? Already one can detect an element of an Angus ‘disregard’ for our (Annie eyed) Mr.Kolossal (there to protect his money!), and one might even envision a contemptuous blowing, of raw pipe smoke. into his face ?

    Followed here, by more weighty ‘whimpering’ over his Head (and that of the Authors) for another poor example and disregard for healthy habits, than the Tons of water continuing to conceal the fate of Nitrates !

    Thinking of the latter, I’ve defended the Authors (cavalier?) disregard, for closure on the Nitrates fate!
    It’s becoming noticeable now, Particularly, after 2 weeks passing through 3 mini segments. We recall one of MM regaining some of her natural powers, the Warbucks team arranging to visit to Tracy for help.
    And then ‘embarrassingly’, one of a physical Tracy visit on a ‘personal complaint’ to Vera Alldid about his likeness in a comic strip, seemed more weighty and important - than a simple “bubble” of information on the Nitrates fate ?
    Surely the car recovery should be complete by now, just one panel needed to say if bodies were found.

    It’s 15 days later ? We’ll just have to leave this one on the ‘oversighted’ list !

  4. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 18 days ago

    " This is the 1st time in all these years that I have actually been made to dislike *Vera Alldid, rather than just see him as a jerk! Think it’s his expressions!“*

    DISLIKING Vera Alldid !

    Think I’m going to agree with that perceptive insight you have on our modern day Vera Alldid. Like you say, he never was a favorite character, tolerable perhaps, but something of a Jerk.
    Yet, there WAS a *”caring"* and morally “sensItive” side to him, that’s been “missing” in his many appearances, and now all we seen is just near crook, a Buffoon and a Jerk !

    It appears we have inherited – what Collins turned him into, a permanent, dislikable character without any redeeming personal characteristics ! (?)

    Gone regrettably, is the caring part of him, that we saw ‘turn back’ in the Swamp (to a chasing Sparkle – who fell) – to hug and kiss her, and then - they’d later fly off to get married (1969)
    Gone too, is the man who incensed at a 1975 obscene phone caller to her (Tappy Welz), attempted at personal risk to apprehend him, or later that year, as the loving husband in the Bulky (late 1975) story (who expressed his love and affection for her (arms squeezing around pillow and the head of his wife) as she lay close to death, in a hospital ! (?)

    As noted, the really bad rap for him, came via Max Collins, and ’ off screen – ’ when Vera ran away to a foreign country with another woman, deserting wife Sparkle. He had his inconsistent artistic behaviors, but nothing to indicate this ‘extreme’ action !
    Yes ! Individuals CAN change, but there was nothing earlier to indicate this action was part of the character’s ‘moral fibre’ ! (?)

    It seemed more like Collins (knowing better?) again ‘RE-WRITING(or ‘correcting’) - Chester Gould’s ‘flawed’(?) history, just as he had attempted with the Moon Era. The killing off of Moon Maid, having the Moon Governor end the Earth relationship, and without ‘explanation’ treat the Air Cars as if they - ’ never existed ‘, and no rationale for the grounding of the Space Coupes. A touch of Conceit ?
    And readers would later ’sit up’, quite surprised to see Diet flying Tracy to California in a Private Jet !
    A new Tracy World for Max ! Changed to the way he thought, it ‘ought’ to be !

    One hopes that we may one day see here the kinder, caring human side, one beyond his artistic ability and raw, personal aggrandizement !

  5. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 19 days ago

    Mike Curtis is trying to get his posting HERE ‘regularized’.
    In the meantime, he’s made this post on the Yahoo DT board, that responds in part to some queries here, including the Nitrates.
    Believe he’d like it ‘passed on’ here . . .

    " That’s the problem. Many folk (I guess) think Team Tracy does it’s job each day, when in actuality we are months ahead. YES, there will be an answer quickly on the Nitrates, the Doctors, and the Blackhearts.

    But all this stuff is already written, drawn and ready for press".


  6. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 19 days ago

    Another LINK to check . . .


  7. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 19 days ago

    Jeff ? Yes !

    He had a very complimentary post on the Yahoo DT Board for a story by Mike a couple months back. So I assume he continues to read the strip, and his ‘colleague’ although under a different names is still here as Morrow occasionally notes.

  8. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 19 days ago

    LINK to Annie article . . .

    Promotional poster of Dick Tracy and Annie
    (along with an article about the current story) at

  9. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 19 days ago

    Well you might have Guessed right !

    According to a post on the Yahoo DT board, (courtesy DDDegg) that story to find Annie kicks off on June Ist !
    See the article LINK on that board, but it has not been yet been ‘confirmed’ (?) by Mike !

  10. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 19 days ago

    " yumpinyiminey and Neil Wick: I’m one that hopes Junior and Mysta end up together again, too – regardless of how unrealistic those chances are at this moment…
    Or are they? "

    Sympathize !

    But Mike’s never going to do that !

    Junior’s stuck for life with Sparkle and there’s a rumor that another Baby is on the way !
    You can’t get more ‘stuck in a rut’ than that !

    We’ll have to be satisfied with marriage to what was (from that ‘Look Alike’ competition) the NEXT best !