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  1. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 11 hours ago

    Something just occurred to me – Tracy says that the Zoo Director is gathering the employees, which implies that Tracy called ahead to set up this meeting. But, Selfy was never officially employed by the Zoo. If or when he hears about this summons to the front office, he will know that the jig is up as far as him hiding out in the Zoo is concerned. Even if he doesn’t figure out the cops are behind this employee gathering, he will know that he can’t go, because he will be spotted as someone who doesn’t belong. So Tracy’s hopes of taking him quietly are pretty slim.

  2. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 20 hours ago

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find it odd that Selfy was in short sleeves in yesterday’s strip while today Dick and Lizz are dressed for a blizzard?

    One of my favorite stories from the 70s, the Chameleon / Pouch continuity, has a major snow storm hitting the city, with Tracy chasing the villain on snow mobiles. A big deal is made out of how traffic comes to a standstill, and the snow plow operators can’t see what they’re doing, etc. But the last panel of a Sunday strip right in the middle of all that shows the streets outside of Police HQ dry as a bone. Next day there was still snow all over the place. I always figured that was an error by none other than Chester Gould!

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

    If they aren’t looking for poison they may not think to do a toxic screen. Wouldn’t be the first time with the obvious being taken at face value.

    Right. I thought the same thing. Finding a Zoo employee under the feet of a zoo animal is going to look like an obvious accident. But – Tracy and Lizz are on the way because they know that Selfy is there, and they also know that Selfy is the prime suspect in two deaths that involve poison. Hopefully, Tracy’s instincts will tell him to call for a full autopsy, including toxicology.

  4. Ken in Ohio commented on Nancy 3 days ago

    I recognize Beetle Bailey. Who are the others?

    Zero and Sarge from the Beetle Bailey strip. Not sure about the 4th character pictured.

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

    And when they compare the poison in Vic to the poison in Bellowthon and Coffee. BINGO!!!!!!

    But, will the ME be able to tell that this poison was ingested, rather than injected.? If they get the body soon enough, they can examine stomach contents, and since Tracy and Lizz are already on the way, Selfy may not have time to dispose of the body.

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

    Anyway, it great to see that Dick Tracy is using all the latest technology. It has been that way in this strip for many decades, and it’s fitting that this continues.

    Absolutely! This is one of the best detecting moments this strip has had in a while. Also, thanks for that info on image recognition. Very interesting.

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

    is it unreasonable to believe they have also invented a facial recognition software that is beyond what we currently have in real life?

    Please don’t misunderstand me here – I was not against the story, since Dick Tracy has very often been many years ahead of reality. I was only wondering how much ahead this idea actually is. Turns out see link to article from Jonathan K. that this is very close to reality. I was also wondering how the specifics worked, just because I’m interested. I think this is great police work by Lizz and Tracy, and very much in keeping with Tracy traditions.

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

    Very interesting and informative article. Thank you for posting the link.

  9. Ken in Ohio commented on Annie 4 days ago

    Awesome! A fine mansion, with “Daddy” conducting business at his desk in the library, while Asp hovers in the background! This reminds me of Harold Gray’s work.

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

    “Social Media Monitor” – I wonder if that is a thing in real life police work. It would make sense in today’s world, but how would it work, exactly? How would the cops instruct the program to look out for Selfy? They had his name, but the kids who posted the zoo video had no idea who he was, so it couldn’t have been accomplished with a word search. Are there programs sophisticated enough to search for images? If it is just random, someone would have to monitor the monitor 24-7. Very interesting.