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  1. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 14 hours ago

    Do the Tracy writers even know HOW to stick to a story arc without jumping around so much anymore?
    Gould would be ticked!


    In the past, I have felt the same way as you, but, ironically, this particular story seems to be making sense to me. All theses elements seem to be coming together at the lake. And Gould most certainly used the “Meanwhile, on the other side of town” trope very effectively – in fact, his Sunday strips (when he was allowed 12 panels) almost always went back and forth between two scenes – what was Tracy doing, what were the crooks doing at the same time in another location!

    Having said that, Sydney has a very valid point. Whatever did happen to Johnny Adonis? Certainly Tess must be aware that he is missing by now!

  2. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 17 hours ago

    I am completely ignorant on the subject, but salt mining in the US doesn’t seem like this as depicted. I’d think that salt reclamation would come in either open pit or an enclosed process plant environment

    There is, in fact, a very large salt mine under Lake Erie. I believe it is operated by Morton Salt Co.

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

    Do any of you think that panel 3 is a waste because it states the obvious?

    Panel three tells us for the first time about the salt mine in the area, so it is new information.

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

    But ‘no sweat’ !. There are the Police Helicopters. Recall Pilots like Ed (5-13-56), and even Greg (3-18-61)

    And don’t forget Al – (6-25-54)

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

    It would be nice to hear from you when you have something nice to say, which is never! LOL!

    If you go back over the last several weeks, you will find that there were times I specifically agreed with something you posted, and said so. It doesn’t happen often, but it does happen. Also, there were times i tried to get serious, and ask you a real question about what you were seeing in the strip, but all I got back were cryptic remarks. You complain about so many things; some of them so ridiculous it makes my eyes roll, but I’ve always tried to be nice about everything.

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

    What a terribly drawn tunnel.

    What tunnel? There is no tunnel in today’s drawings. There is a trap door which may, perhaps lead to a tunnel. But there is nothing wrong with the drawing of the trap door and the steps leading down. In fact, they look very cool to me.

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

    I have to say that I, also, wondered if we were missing a strip between yesterday and today. I mean, yesterday Jimmy gets cracked with the whip, and Double-up has, obviously, a very firm grip on the whip. Seconds later, Jimmy is gone, and Sam has somehow taken the whip away from Double-up. If feels like a lot must have happened between panels here.

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

    Well, the readers knew from the start of the story that Jimmy Choo Shooz was the “brains” behind the money train (actually gold train) robbery. Tracy and Sam were trying to solve the robbery, and said in conversation with each other that the Blackhearts may have had at least something to do with the robbery, because it was so big, it would probably need their resources. Then these OTB parlor murders started happening, and Sam said maybe they got lucky, because the betting parlors are known to have a Blackheart connection. So, they followed up on that idea, and here we are.

  9. Ken in Ohio commented on Brewster Rockit 6 days ago

    And you have to learn to think before you can realize that texting and driving is never a good idea!.

  10. Ken in Ohio commented on Pearls Before Swine 7 days ago

    Click on the link for an excellent video of “I’m Down” – someone put together a montage of various video clips of the Beatles performing the song, nearly perfectly synced to the studio audio recording.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7dHoEmUtIs