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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. SYDNEY PHILLIPS GoComics Pro Member commented on Dick Tracy about 5 hours ago

    Seems something of a “contradiction” that the land bank where Ted Tellum is standing is flooding with water (and ‘knee deep’) - while there’s a vortex out on the Lake, with a Whirlpool sucking water DOWN, not UP, to flood any land areas ?
    Odd ! Seems contrived ? artificial ?


    In the real Lake Pligneur, (which this event is patterned after), nearby Gulf Ocean water came rushing in.
    Would that be the case here ?


    Theoretically, there could be a (salt) mine shaft directly below, but that doesn’t seem to be the case – Jimmy had been digging right there, as had those who placed the Gold there originally ?


    The strip today, as does (May 4, 2015), show the sides of the Lake as having relatively steep banks, not land marginally above the water,


    Then, I’d have to “write off” Jimmy taking the boat as simply, yet another, BAD choice, (panic?) - the river bed by Tellum’s house slopes slightly upward, best ‘Way Out’ - is the way he Came in, via his half truck vehicle.
    Oddly, the vehicle no longer seems to be there ?
    Short term, a higher and better site for Ted’s safety, than his current location

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

    _ ". . . he may hope to get away by stealing Ted’s boat.

    And then, like the old Roto-Rooter commercial said -
    “And away goes troubles, down the drain.”_
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    Seems you’ve got a ‘sense and ’smell’ of Big Jim’s Destiny ?


    Good chance you could be right ! ?
    No Crimson or Clover for you or a Kadver man to fight !
    Unlike Vista Bill

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

    “The distraction of the helicopter has saved Ted from getting shot, at least for now.. . .”
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    Wouldn’t shooting Tellum really be ‘counter productive’ for Jiimmy ?
    If Tellum has the Gold, seems our Jim needs a “living” Ted to “Tell Him” – the Location ! (?)
    And having been ‘bitten’ once he’s likely to be Shy ?

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

    Some ‘picky’ Observations/Questions (?) . . .


    At this time of year is in normal for Tracy to be wearing a coat ? Don’t see the black suit depiction very much in this new era (?)
    As rare a ’bird; as that Ivory Billed Woodpecker ! (?)
    While over in panel *3 -
    it’s open necked shirts’ to ease the likely heat


    Word balloons – conventionally have an arrow pointing in the direction of the speaker, those in panels 2 and (particularly) in 3, seem to be “floating” in mid-air ?
    They don’t point UP, ,,,although, the context ‘suggests’ they are coming from those in the Helicopter


    As Sam looks down, he’ll likely Wince with ‘Envy’, as he notes that firm (no escape) “grip in lip”, Jimmy has on the cigar * :-)*

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

    Both robberies?
    That’s a flash of ‘POSITIVE’ Thinking !

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

    morrow - just heard on the news, that you had ‘11 inches’’ in Texas *. . . ?


    Nothing to do with Rikki, particularly the Mortis part, and good to see you are still here. Trust you’re a good swimmer ?


    They said, 20 plus people are missing from that RAIN’S Flash Flooding !

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

    _"Dramatic events, but ,,, this is probably going to get worse before it gets better for Ted and Jimmy and the truck and the boat (and I don’t know what happened to the gold)"
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    True *! Your latter statement here (in bold) - is KEY.
    Having looked back at events on the Gold Robbery, and WHO knew what and when, and the relevant “timings” I’m beginning to suspect some “controversy” will arise ?
    Jimmy’s ‘digging’ suggests that the Gold (had it really been there?), is now Gone ?
    Those in the “know” have become a ‘diminishing’ population.
    The *actual
    operation never ‘appeared’ in our strips, ‘twas put forward as being a near “Shadow” operation of the 1924 Rail Robbery, and (with the sinking of the boat on the Lake) *that – ’effectively’, was what *we Saw . . .
    the 1924 “look-a-like” depiction !


    A different Ball of Wax . . .
    So the current Robbery remains heavily clouded in mystery !


    Simply, No Detail !


    Our Author doesn’t have a “Ivory Billed Woodpecker” in hand ’ ’ ’
    Better, a “Popinjay”, and so, who now has the Gold bird that could turn Any Way !

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


    Nice and descriptive, poetic verse today
    to get our Sunday reading - on it’s way


    We hear from “P”, we hear from “A
    A combined ‘In-house’ ‘PA’, a system guide - so our thoughts won’t likely stray too wide . . .


    So . . .
    Marcus ‘kicks’ the morning off, he waves a hand - to greet the fans


    And VistaB, possibly “addled”? (not yet saddled), he’s holding Rikki’s Ring of Diamonds, there - in loving hands


    As NighteShade points to a leaking Lake and in further deep, some philosophical “hereafter”


    Researcher Neil ‘pops out’ Lake Peigneur . . .
    his example, showing extended effect, by ‘similar’ disaster


    Atomivdog ‘barks’ at Hawaii?, but a need to be ‘specific’,
    yes, a Naval past, but here, a Mainland task, not out in the Pacific


    Gweedo our ‘legal’ label rabbit, stepped briefly out of ’Jacket’’ . . .
    for his first time swing - at a “rhyming packet” !


    Finally, Art-head-ed could see ‘ahead’, the Gold that Shooz was missing . . .
    Finders Keepers - “Mine, Mine, Mine” - and that is Fine . . .
    Until P trumps M in “Missing” - and the Blackhearts’ have you ’Sipping’*!*

    They’d come just after, Guns clicking, hear - their Laughter
    It’s forcing ‘quicker step’. to a place, NighetShade calls - “hereafter”!

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

    A THANKS to NEIL . . .


    It slipped my earlier intention to thank Neil for his keen (and helpful), research on the likely weight of the Gold shipment to better quantify the effort, and leading to his perspective on how many trips Jimmy vehicle might need to make if he tried to move the gold elsewhere’ !


    Must have taken some mental gymnastics to bring it ALL together.


    Very helpful, I*appreciated* it !

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

    " . . . Jimmy has done it in spades"
    -————————————————


    Really a nice turn of phrase . . .


    But the Blackhearts still have Hearts . . .


    As Tracy lunges, with ‘thin air’ Hunches . . .


    Jimmy holds ‘trumps’ in Spades, having wiped out 2 aides . . .
    quick ‘assassination’ . . .
    now a culmination of all alone, and ‘mopping up’ - beads of perspiration !