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  1. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 25 days ago

    As I remember it Putty Puss can refrain from singing for a while (he didn’t start off singing as Flattop for a while, for example)

  2. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    Good spot. I thought it was ‘bear’ = animal, bare = other uses like the author did. Oops.

  3. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    It is kind of pathetic when it is plausible for some senator to stir up things over something that will take 14 generations to be a problem (a generation generally being 20 years so you are talking 280 years from now…longer then the country has even existed!)

  4. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 4 months ago

    Actually that is the retconned pre-52 origin.

    In the original origin Craddock was lynched by the 19th century by hero Nighthawk because he thought Craddock had sexually assaulted Nighthawk’s partner Cinnamon.

    Craddock found out he couldn’t move on until his killer did. Problem is Nighthawk and Cinnamon are the reincarnating couple now known as Hawkman and Hawkgirl.

    In the New 52 origin Craddock is a living person under a witch’s curse and is immortal ala Vandal Savage.

  5. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 5 months ago

    The Airtomb is the HQ of Misery who if the Public Domain Superhero wiki is correct is Pierre Duray who in 1738 was burned at the stake as his successful flight with artificial wings was seen as the work of the Devil. France’s last execution for witchcraft was in 1745 and he was burned alive so unlike so many references to witchcraft trials in fiction this is historical plausible.

  6. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 10 months ago

    Well considering that The Apparatus was already considering to dispose of them once their usefulness was over getting out while the getting was good WAS bright.

    Though I wonder if The Apparatus considered them borderline liabilities even before Specs lucked into the X-Ray glasses. Generally The Apparatus is NOT in the habit of rubbing out its own members on a whim.

  7. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 11 months ago

    “Supervillian” doesn’t means superhuman powers; just look at the Riddler, the Joker, the Penguin (who has been hinted as being Broadway Bates’ brother), and Two Face.

    Heck, some supervillians are little more then a person with a high-tech gimmick (Captain Cold for example) and the Golden Age of comics is full of non powered supervillian (The Fool, The Turtle, etc).

  8. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 11 months ago

    And Spicy didn’t think of this BEFORE Specs went to the Apparatus? Also she doesn’t seem to realize that even though it would be “legal” that Specs having success after success could attract all kinds of the wrong attention.

  9. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 11 months ago

    Actually, I can think of at least three other people who would have known where the shipment was: the coordinator of the The Bureau of Engraving and Printing/The U.S. Mint/The Federal Reserve (who are in charge of destroying as well as printing money) and the two security guards of the armored truck that delivered the money.

    I honestly can’t see the Apparatus having Specs wander around town on the outside chance he’d make a lucky score.

    More over as we saw way back with the final days of Big Boy story the Apparatus does NOT like high profile crimes on this scale…they simply attract all kinds of the wrong attention.

    Finally, how would Specs know to be in he right place and time to even have a chance of seeing this shipment? Better yet how would he know what the shipment really was?

  10. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 12 months ago

    True but that doesn’t mean ALL the stories hit the mark. Even the best have a really bad day; witness Jamaica Inn directed by Hitchcock; or the Star War Prequels by Lucus. Heck, not everything Gould himself put out was gold or even silver.

    That said I won’t say this is bad per say but having the Brow’s son come out what amounts to left field to prevent a film whose success at the box office was unknown just seems forced.