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  1. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy about 14 hours ago


    “Thanks for the reminder. A 4th panel would be a big help in fleshing out a little more detail while not hampering the pace . . .”+
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    *Thanks !

    And recall, as I do, *_that
    “2 panel”* strip (1-19-16) - with Ralphie and his Garbage Truck, it seemed so critical, so important, in keeping the “pacing” of the strip ‘on track’ ! ?
    As his Assistant holding those 2 ‘Weighty’ (& restraining?) ‘Garbage’ Bags - seemed in - a ‘flash’ to note, their ‘relevance’ and ‘importance’ (?) to a ‘timely’ story line . . .
    His exclamation - - “Hee Hee Haw !”


    We could call him “Quick Draw” McGraw ! ?

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

    _*". . . only one who’s being put to sleep by this story. Diet and I are harmonizing ZZZZZzzz’s! LOL!
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    Never ‘thought’ I’d lend an EAR . . .
    But slow ‘pacing’ is also the name of the game here !
    A little bit of ‘Dis’, and a little bit of ‘Dat’
    Movement slack, and going ‘all over’ the Map


    Memorable scenes were Ralphie and the Garbage truck
    Queenie (like Rikki) a very nice girl for a ‘merger’, (if nothing else), just sculpture?
    Then we’ll always remember the Police Hat, a faceless (silent) ‘signal’ of Jim’s departure
    And that (other than the robbery) this story (compared to others) was a ‘wandering’ starter
    Perhaps with *Diet
    it’s either flies . . . *
    or the smoke (you dislike) got in his eyes ? *;-)

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




    Police Headquarters : “Good Morning Chief” !
    But, It’s a New Year now, he gets a different ‘Brief’ …
    Yes ! Hand there, ‘thoughtfully’ on the chin …
    But this time, not correctly – ‘directing’ him.
    Again we find, the Police slipping Out of Focus …
    No Armstrong around to ‘Poke’ at Them. or Us !


    Last year he was CLEARLY ‘Told’ …
    That he had (‘yesterday’) to find the $1 Billion in Gold ! !
    But this year, first to Cuba, I guess he’ll chase a Man ?
    With $4 Billion in the US, out there – moving ‘on the lam’ !


    Once again, it’s ‘problems’ getting priorities right
    (Like waiting for the Mayor to ‘slap’ ‘em – in a silly fight ?)
    If not, I’ll bet my spectacles he’s on the Cuban flight
    First to FIND a ‘See Through’ man, a task to keep in sight
    How the Heck to find a Screw or Spec – in ‘vintage car’ Havana ?
    For WHILE you hunt the little runt, the Apparatus hides the “manna”!



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

    I really LIKE that ‘combination’ of Art and Text in panel 3
    Perhaps, a soft, low key, subtle ‘message’ to someone ?


    Note the TEXT starts with the words ..


    A Reliable Source Says . . .
    As coincidentally Staton has Patton “showing off’” those stripes on his sleeve, the unusual stars on the shirt collar and the insignia on his shoulder - - all boldly highlighted in yellow.


    There may have been A “Falling Out” but the Authors seem to “THANK” former member Jim Doherty for that ‘precise detail;, matching so exactly with the *Chicago Police Chief’s* uniform.


    Tomorrow, Sunday - the 31st . . .
    May likely have Jim’s final panel of “Crimestoppers Textbook”
    The Team’s ultimate panel before that date (i.e. today), comes like a “Tip of the Hat”, a quiet ‘Thank You’ to brother Jim !


    The “Departing Head” last month did seem a bit “over the top” at the time, but this farewell ‘thank you’ for a ‘special’ contribution should be appreciated ! (?)


    Well *Jim, you’re Out . . . *
    But on *Police Business
    you gave us Authentic Clout !

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


    Another “fuzzy” detail . . . but it seems Patton’s talking of John L. Springsteen - the guitar man - who arranged the necessary passages on a ship to Cuba (Jan. 23)


    But Diet (panel 1) seemed more ‘impressed’ with the new ‘Font of Knowledge’ in the City - Bogart the Roach


    Instead of “asking” Tracy, pass by, ask the Roach, and find out who(?), has your missing X-Ray glasses
    That’s well ‘worth’ a Thou$and or so . . .
    “Meetings” with the Police ‘these days’ only draw a “Blank


    To ‘keep’ your SECRETS, Bogart could be your man to thank !

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


    Tracy has noted there’ve been 2 robberies . . .
    One a Bank ($4 Billion Cash stolen) . . .
    the 2nd a (Thorndike / residential safe looted) Loss unspecified
    And also a “loss” by Diet Smith Industries regarding a pair of misplaced (?) ‘research’ glasses.


    No information or evidence has surfaced, to suggest that these losses are in anyway “connected” . . . ! ?
    Meetings with the police (MCU) have been held to discuss the latter two


    Apparently, with this unusual backdrop the strips hero Tracy felt comfortable to go off, for a day or two to attend a Detective’s Conference
    While ‘AMAZINGLY’ this story has failed to ‘indicate’ if ANY Authority (Local Police, FBI, or a ‘responsible’ entity). has yet responded to (or investigated) the City’s Largest Robbery in History ?
    It’s days later, and it ALL - just doesn’t seem REAL ! (?)


    IsTracy ‘awake’ - or still ‘sleeping’, and experiencing a bad dream ?


    Do other readers here. feel “comfortable” with this ongoing, ‘uncharacteristic’ development or . . .
    - Lack of Activity ? ?

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

    INVESTIGATING a Crime Scene ? ?


    Well this WAY .. he did get more ‘info’ than he did in those Train Tunnels in the Gold Robbery.


    Thanks !
    You’ve helped make my point !

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

    There goes our new Dick Tracy,- ’ticket’* already in his Vest
    Enough ‘2nd hand’ info; for him to fly in and ‘see through’ - that Havana test …* perhaps to make arrests !
    The new source’s no slouch he carries clout and more “balloons” than even ‘ole man’ Pouch ?
    ‘News’ (not clues) to justify departure coming fast from a man called - Bogart the Roach


    With this new ‘septic tank’ on hand, why bother to ‘frisk’ them at that silly Bank
    All the info needed, in his ‘memory’ cells, there like a fully loaded Tank
    Just put the Dollar$ on the line, the MCU will arrest them every time !
    We’ve arrived in a new ERA (Call it ‘Dime time’) ?
    Where the police no longer have to ‘investigate’ a Crime !

  9. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy 13 days ago

    “Tracy and Sam come out and see that it is an air car, realize that Bribery stole one for his escape, and search the area for clues. They find something that leads them to Bribery’s current lair. Action ensues.”
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    Ken, I agree . . .
    A great deal of ‘potential’ is there …
    But I doubt that this is more than a ‘snap shot’ of what is likely to come up in the future


    My bet is, that ‘Goggles’ rules the day, in short order Tracy will be on his way to Cuba
    And Ivanov and Wunbrow weren’t at the Detective Conference for their “looks” - they too will be on flights to Cuba !


    It’ll be interesting to SEE how ‘so many’ good ‘characters’ can be used ‘effectively’ in the same (main) thread ! ?

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


    “From the look of things, I’ll be stuck inside for about a week!”
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    WOW !
    Read that again s l o w l y . . .


    Hope Rikki finds that fascinating ! ? ?