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  1. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month ago

    Can the Space Coupe broadcast on Mysta’s frequency?

  2. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    I think we’ve resumed our Grand Tour of classic fictional detectives — except now the sleuths have come to Tracy instead of vice-versa. The tourists all speak English — and I suspect both men are Brits. The robed-and-tonsured gent in the first panel looks to me like a man of the cloth, and G.K. Chesterton’s Father Brown seems a likely candidate. That in turn suggests at least the possibility that the mustachioed gent is Gideon Fell, an amateur sleuth who specializes in “locked room” mysteries, whom creator John Dickson Carr patterned on the real-life Chesterton.

    There’s nothing familiar to me about Louise, but something about her “Yeah” makes me think she’s a yank. Googling a bit turned up no likely fictional characters, but I did come across a description of Louise Rensil, a real-life former film-studio executive who claims she’s discovered the inspiration for two of fiction’s greatest gumshoes, Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe, in the person of one Sam Marlowe, an African-American detective who worked in Hollywood in the 30s and 40s. That Louise was described, in the 2014 L.A. Times feature story “Finding Marlowe,” as “a wisp of a redhead with high cheekbones and appraising eyes.”

  3. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 4 months ago

    Tracy is the hero Armstrong needs right now, but not the one she deserves. (Yes, I’m still trying to twist that quote into something that makes sense…)

  4. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 5 months ago

    @EOCostello: This is a rare bit indeed.

    I like the symmetry of the “wake-up break” between the last two panels, as the dream becomes thought balloon: The balance of the scalloped “thought” corners against each other, of the bullet hole in Fosdick’s hat against Tracy’s “thought bubbles” is a nice touch.

  5. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 5 months ago

    Is it just me, or is that a remarkably square-jawed squirrel?

  6. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 9 months ago

    https://youtu.be/pqUq2Da7d5c

  7. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 9 months ago

    @AnyFace The Wrist Wizards could serve Tracy’s needs for vitals-monitoring in a more mundane way than the Star Trek tricorder: If each Wizard monitors its wearer’s heart rate (as Apple Watches and Fitbits do today), it’s pretty easy to imagine one WW pinging another for a readout.

  8. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 9 months ago

    The Johny A. theory is intriguing, but if only he and Tracy are on this trail, Johnny wouldn’t need to maintain the Kiko charade, would he? UNLESS they’re putting on a show for someone monitoring the drone transmission… Ivanova’s handlers, maybe?

  9. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 11 months ago

    Apparently today is Joe Staton’s birthday. Here’s one fan’s salute:

    http://13thdimension.com/13-covers-a-joe-staton-birthday-celebration/

  10. Jim Akin commented on Dick Tracy 11 months ago

    They may not have a good escape plan, but apparently Specs and Spicy were born to run. :)