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

    Mike should take a note of that one too !
    . . .It’s also very novel !

  2. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    My sympathy goes out to you ’ ’ ’ also having lived through similar experiences


    In many a way perhaps it’s best that you were not “called on” to make that Deeply Emotional choice of - What to DO (?) had she lived on with the ‘uncertainties of an’ unconscious state

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    Best !

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

    “… and thus tell you what car belongs to the key”
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    Good thinking !
    Sure Mike will be making a NOTE of that one - for next time round . . .


    Earlier Neil had elaborated on Gould’s spelling of Clue (‘Clew’) and today Tarry’s strip insertion almost seemed like an ‘explanation’, on how Dick Tracy came by his Chisel Nose (?) ;- )

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

    Well, it’s like you’ve picked up the Baton from Neil - (still tired after his long drive? ;- ) . . .
    And with a record SIX posts before 9.30am.


    It’s always good to have an ‘Explainer’ – in Chief, to point out what the less perceptive readers - may have missed, that ‘they’ think - the Authors had intended.


    And what’s atop Tracy doesn’t seem so “light-weight”, he needed Sam’s assistance to help move it !
    Glad you see, the expression on Tracy’s face as from “frustration”, tends to fit in, with the long run of unfortunate events . . .
    In fact, being ‘reflective’ on our Detectives ineffective - record, in this and the Annie story-line, suggests, it’s a good omen that he isn’t ‘anywhere near’ the delivery of this Grandchild


    With good fortune, his first Grandson ?

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

    Well I’ll easily buy into that one . . . It was FANTASTIC !


    They were standing within arms reach of each other, before the explosion, later - – Tracy Is buried under layers of doors and litter, while we find Gruesome walking calmly out the building, without a spec of dust.


    But I guess with Tracy holding a Gun, they needed to show that his advantage was effectively “put out”; the picture.
    As Neil observed (in effect), if the police looked - “*too efficient*” the story might be BORING (?).
    Judged by that “yard-stick” you’ll likely agree, the Authors are doing an “excellent” job !
    Patton may not do it, so we may have to wait for Mayor Armstrong to call the MCU in . . ./ On the Carpet !


    One of the things that ‘sticks in my mind’ from the Locher years, is a (Feb.10th, 2009) sequence when (in the Angelorious case, Dr. Noll shot – on the ground) Tracy urgently called via Wrist Geenee - “911 Fast” .
    Language with a connotation of ‘crack efficiency’, In a way that scenario was mind-full of the current tale, by story’s end, the police had still failed to “*appear*” ! ?


    Perhaps, it’s appropriate then, that the destination for today be the Locher Auditorium. A ‘Hail-Fellow-Well-Met’ scenario ? For who knows, perhaps it’s the same Squad (sorry, Unit) - that had been called in, as the Reinforcements ?


    If Dicky Locher still reads the strip, recalls his less focused contributions and the more pointed comments here . . . Today, we may guess, he ‘knowingly’ SMILED ! ?


    “Been there, done that” ! ?

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

    " I also like the name tags on the costumed fans. Although, somehow, I never thought the Frankenstein monster’s first name was Sidney."
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    Good spot !
    Hardly think it was “intentional” ;-), but if it was, it wouldn’t be for the first time . . .
    Back on Sunday, Jan. 3, 1999, Mike Kilian - likely put a ‘Paint Brush’ on me with a villain called - Sid Sacks, a child kidnapper who Tracy referred to there as a “Creep” !
    At that time my critiques in articles in Spec’s DT Magazine had been strong on the Locher/Kilian work, as were others. elsewhere.


    One didn’t have to be too ‘insightful’ to realize that with a change of vowel in the name Sid Sacks, it easily became - Sid SUCKS !


    But if you give - the Heat, you have to expect to take – it !
    And one could ’ CONSOLE ’ themselves, with the ’ thought ‘, that they’d been, like Matt Masterson and Max Collins, been “immortalized” (by Gould) with “appearances” in the Dick Tracy comic strip . . . via
    Layden Aigg 1977 and
    Bulky 1975 respectively . . .
    Not bad company after all ! ? ;- )

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

    " I hope you aren’t asking for a peek into the delivery room!"
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    Nope !
    But the peek I got today shows Junior with Hair quite a bit l o n g e r . . .
    Good forward thinking by Joe Staton,‘softens’ the age image - more teen looking. (Bebop / Dizzy Gillespie)?
    What with a meeting of (Hero) “Grandpa” just up ahead . . .
    and ‘visual waters’ already a bit ‘Old Age’ tainted, with the Vitamin/ Kandykane romance currently in full ‘Flower’.
    Locher once had “grey” side-burns on Tracy, fortunately those are now gone !


    IMAGE (like ‘efficiency’ ;-) - is important !

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

    Nightshade09 said :
    " C’mon Syd. Do they really have to show you everything obvious?
    At three panels a day, that would stretch a Dick Tracy story out as long
    As one in The Phantom where they usually LAST 6 months"

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    Well there you GO . . . today ! – (panel 2) . . .
    A Vehicle with SIREN Blaring Flying right past – Gruesome and Einstein, (close to what I’d envisioned) and
    while it’s not those ‘reinforcements’, it didn’t take a Six Months, just . . .
    One tiny panel . . ..
    Adding in a measure of AUTHENTICITY to the ‘seriousness’ of Tracy, Sam, and the MCU !
    At a time when their “positives” are at a low Ebb !
    Better to have 3 panels more in the story, than have them look like – “Blow Hards”!.Popeye ’Wimpys’*?*
    BIG talk, and No Action !


    Even in the Peanuts strip, when they say Linus and his Blanket, by Golly you get to SEE – a Blanket !
    While now, in Tracy, you hear – Reinforcements? – it’s far more likely you’ll see – Thin Air ! ??


    Now we’re hearing “contractions”, a Heir or Nothing There ?

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

    " C’mon Syd. Do they really have to show you everything obvious?
    At three panels a day . . . etc, etc …
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    Guess you’d prefer me to do a
    Jelfring” (?)


    Like admiring the ‘expressions’ on those Faces he saw - in today’s 3rd panel ? ;- )

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

    A Reprise . . . A Disguise . . .


    Really ‘good thinking’ by the Author here, as a place of temporary concealment . . . just have the damaged car out of sight too ! It could be a giveaway !


    Already the Locher Auditorium raises ‘memories’ of the Science Museum, and echoes Dick Tracy’s famous ‘run away’ day - from that author’s Johnny Nothing in 2010


    Good observers above - note the ‘Chase is On’, yet no ‘evidence’ that a police car has even ‘started’ - yet ?
    Had those reinforcements been more than a figure of speech - the sirens would be wailing in panel one !


    This is likely the 6th appearance of the Locher Auditorium !