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  1. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy about 15 hours 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.

  2. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 1 day 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”.

  3. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 9 days 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.

  4. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 18 days 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.

  5. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 30 days 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.

  6. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy about 1 month 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?

  7. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 2 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.

  8. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 6 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 :-) .

  9. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 8 months ago


    shows how much a distortive piece of garbage the western journalism "article is. Besides western journalism is a blog and given some of the past articles western journalism has had the tabloid at the local grocery store has better “news”.

  10. Maximara commented on Dick Tracy 8 months ago

    Actually, during WWII the propaganda was that the war started in 1931.

    “remember that date: Sept 18, 1931 a date you should remember as well as Dec 7, 1941. For on that date in 1931 the war we are now fighting begun.” – Why We Fight (1942)

    A letter to the editors states “You think World War II began in 1933, by Hitler’s seizing power, but the Chinese people shall insist that World War II began on Sept. 18, 1931 by Japan’s invasion of Manchuria.” – LIFE – Sept 21, 1942 – Page 6

    “He knew the story well, because it had been he who transmitted the orders for the Japanese troops to march that snowy September 18, 1931, which is actually the date when World War II started.” Lee, Clark (1943) They Call It Pacific

    Some modern sources accept the 1931 date as well:

    “World War II began along a stretch of railroad track near the northeastern Chinese city of Mukden (now Shenyang). There, on Sept. 18, 1931,…” ( Polmar, Norman; Thomas B. Allen (1991) World War II: America at war, 1941-1945 ISBN-13: 978-0394585307

    Wernar Ghuhl’s (2007) Imperial Japan’s World War Two Transaction Publishers the “Publisher of Record in International Social Science”

    Mike Wright (21 January 2009). What They Didn’t Teach You About World War II. Random House Digital, Inc. p. 122. ISBN 978-0-307-54916-7.

    Spencer C. Tucker (23 December 2009). A Global Chronology of Conflict: From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East. ABC-CLIO. p. 1850. ISBN 978-1-85109-672-5.