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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    I took it to be crime slang for “stolen cocaine”.

  2. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    Except the switch goes to the old line which should still exit the tunnel. So why would Jimmy Choo Shooz need to know where the secret tunnel was? Just take the car to the old exit and unload it there.

    As I keep saying the Clue Club cartoon is a better match then this book.

  3. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    Ok I have several questions.

    How does this qualify as a copycat of the 1924 crime?

    What does this have to do with taking the car itself down a side tunnel? As I said that is more Clue Club then this.

    Personally I think Team Tracy dropped the ball a bit with the back story as it only tangentally relates.

    It’s kind of sad when a 1970s cartoon is a better fit then this book.

  4. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    The Clue Club crime I mentioned previously fits better. In fact, there are so many differences I fail to see how this is a “Copycat crime”.

  5. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    There may be only four copies of the book but the idea has been use in fiction several times.

    For example, the 1976 Clue Club cartoon used a variant of this very idea in “The Vanishing Train Caper”. The twist there was there were forward and back guard trains and the side line had been laid and then dismantled. The plan was to melt down the gold bars and pass the off as nuggets out of a nearby gold mine.

    In another show (1960s I think) a special device was used to defeat the autobreaking system and the car in question was decoupled in the middle of the train and a decline was used to recouple the two parts of the train after the car was shifted to a sideline.

    Point is the IDEA has been used in fiction and somebody bright enough could make it a reality.

  6. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    You have to laugh at the stories aobut Fort Knox that pop up. For example, the tabloid The Globe claimed in 1981 that 300 truckloads of gold were simply driven away. ( http://www.knology.net/~bilrum/811215_FtKnoxGold_globe.jpg )

    But seriously given how much technology seems to be above ours (Fusion power is possible for example) Fort Knox in Tracyworld is likely not as safe as in our world.

  7. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 3 months ago

    Note how the line of what first appears to be Bigg’s “stomach” goes BEHIND T-Bolt so that is actually part of the background.

    Also the Penguin tends to wear white dress gloves (though not always). Note that Mr Bigg has “returned” while as far as we know Cobblepot has never been in Tracy’s town.

    Also in the DC world Cobblepot is more hands on then Mr Bigg is.

  8. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 4 months ago

    Dead or out cold the Silvers still have a problem. Remember that Stiletta has the man that drove her to the Silvers still sitting out there waiting for her to return. How long before he decides to see what is taking his boss so long?

  9. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 5 months ago

    Mumbles is a bit of an oddball because of that 1994 story which ignored the 1955, 1979, and 1990 reappearances of Mumbles.

    In the 1979 and 1990 stories Mumbles did NOT evade justice but was put in jail both times.

    It should be mentioned that under Gould Mumbles supposedly met his end by drowning, twice. In fact, Mumbles is one of the few characters Gould himself brought back from the dead.

  10. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 9 months ago

    I haven’t even seen Barney Google and Snuffy Smith in years. If Tracy meets a guy named Flash Gordon run for the hills :-) .