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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

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  1. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 15 hours ago

    Lizz holding a pen up to her chin as she ponders a problem: Another fine example of Joe observing what people do in real life and drawing his characters doing the same. That is really good comic strip art!

  2. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 1 day ago

    I think Lizz was the one that truly cemented it for me. She showed us that we could be beautiful and powerful. I haven’t read the origin story yet, (the IDW books I believe is coming up to her soon)

    I’m sorry; you must have missed this: Volume 16 contains the first appearance of Lizz. Since then, IDW has published volumes 17 and 18, and I believe # 19 is coming out soon. Check Amazon – they have back issues of most of IDW’s output.

  3. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 2 days ago

    So actually, Mysta gummed up a police operation. True, she had no way of knowing that T-Bolt was really an undercover cop, but she (Mysta) shouldn’t have been there in the first place. A civilian jumping into the middle of a SWAT team raid on a well organized criminal operation! And she didn’t just go there on her own – Diet’s employees flew her there in a company helicopter. You would think Tracy would have something to say about that.

  4. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 3 days ago

    Hi, Marion! Welcome!

    I’m not a big Moon Maid fan, but I know that there are many who are, and I respect that. I’m glad your brother turned you on to Dick Tracy.

    Do you also like the detective, mystery aspect of the strip? That was my big draw when I found it in the paper and in comic books back in the late ’50s and early ’60s, just before Diet Smith went to the moon. I enjoy the police lab work, examining clues, etc.

    Anyway, welcome aboard!

  5. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 3 days ago

    Thanks. I wondered if it was something like that, but I wasn’t sure.

  6. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 3 days ago

    What sort of wall covering is that in panel 2? It almost looks like they are in a “padded room”, but it is apparently only the one wall.

  7. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 4 days ago

    Locher, at his peak, gave a great interpretation of the essence of Gould’s style.

    You put in to words exactly what I feel about Locher’s Dick Tracy art. I have two complete stories in reprint books – the Upward Lee Mobile Case and the Putty Puss case. Both seemed to me to be, just what you said, Locher representing his own take on Gould’s style. Later, what I saw when I could find a copy of the Chicago Tribune was just not Tracy anymore, plus, he did away with Tracy’s hat for long stretches of time. Tracy needs his fedora!

  8. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 4 days ago

    I think what Sydney is driving at is this: Somehow, a whole train car full of gold bricks became light as a feather and flew around town, with no one seeing it. First it was in the train car, in the tunnel. Then it mysteriously materialized at the river bank near Ted Tellum’s house. Then it vanished again and somehow appeared on the top floors of a downtown office building in the city, with heavy traffic all around, and even a museum on the ground floor, which means heavy foot traffic as well. I figured that was all part of the mystery element to this story, but for a mystery story to be successful, there has to be an explanation at the end; otherwise, it’s just frustrating. Sydney’s speculation (I think; his wordiness oftentimes throws me) is that there must have been a mastermind behind all of this, that we haven’t seen yet. ???

  9. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 5 days ago

    I started reading Tracy about the time the newspapers were running the story about the old Mayor’s dog kennels, and a gang that was secretly training a leopard to snatch handbags from jewelry salesmen. ’62 or ’63, I think. But, at the same time,my friends and I discovered a treasure trove of old comic books in the basement of one of our houses, and there were quite a few of the Harvey reprints, so I was able to read stories from late ’40s thru mid 50s, and these turned out to be my favorite years of Tracy. Vista Bill is older than me – I just turned 65. Bill, you surely must have read the same stories in the paper when they originally appeared, yes??

  10. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy 6 days ago

    I would normally agree, but this is a special case, with a rich history. Jr. is adopted, and Tracy rescued him from a very abusive step-father, and Jr. paled around with Tracy and watched his work as a police officer for all these years. He has called him “Tracy” from the very beginning of their relationship. This was depicted very well in the 90’s movie, whatever else one may think of that film. To Jr., it is a name that he respects and admires. It has been a tradition of the strip from Jr.’s first appearance until now.