Enjoy GoComics?

A Recent Favorite:

Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis

Dick Tracy

Recent Comments

  1. Ken in Ohio commented on Brevity about 5 hours ago

    Or: a Knight from the city of Prague tried on new chain-link armor – The Czech is in the Mail!

  2. Ken in Ohio commented on Calvin and Hobbes about 5 hours ago

    I think this is quite rare – one of the few times Watterson showed anyone outside of the regular cast of characters. Cool.

  3. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 5 hours ago

    O. K. , I didn’t say anything yesterday, because I thought maybe we were looking at the very first moment of this confrontation, but (as Dean says above) the guy is still pointing his pistol right at Tracy with his finger on the trigger!

    That’s just ridiculous. The very first thing a cop (or all three cops) would do is command that they put down their weapons. But here they are, chit-chatting while pointing guns at each other. (The guns are nicely drawn, to be sure. Kudos to Joe.)

  4. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 22 hours ago

    Don’t know if Double E is supposed to be a reference to anything. Anyone?

  5. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 22 hours ago

    So are these crooks supposed to be a reference to something or someone?

    Bronson Canyon, one of the crooks, is also the name of a famous landmark in or near L.A. where much filming of out doors scenes has been done, including the entrance to the Batcave in the 60s era TV show Batman. See yesterday’s comments for a link to the Wikipedia article about it.

  6. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 24 hours ago

    RE: Wunbrow’s cigar. it is odd that Tracy mentions it when we have so far not seen it. But, he had as part of his design when first introduced by Gould a skinny, bent cigar. In fact, it got him into serious trouble once, because he ditched it in a public ashtray outside a hotel door, and Miss Egghead spotted it and thus was waiting for him. He ended up in the hospital with serious knife wounds, which is one of the reasons Tracy went down to Cuba to help him out.

  7. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 24 hours ago

    I’m guessing the reason there have been so many spelling errors compared to days of old is that now they are using an electronic font (in other words, the dialog is typed in) whereas in Gould’s day, and probably well in to Collins’ run on the strip, all dialog was hand lettered, which would be the same as hand writing, so far as spelling is concerned. (If you know how to spell, hand writing something produces less errors, because many typos are simply the results of finger-fumbles.)

  8. Ken in Ohio commented on Dick Tracy about 24 hours ago

    And before anyone gets on your case for referring to Dick as an “alien,” I’d like to point out to all that it doesn’t mean “from outer space,” it means he is a visitor from another country.

    I’m pretty sure this is taking place in the USA, probably New York. Tracy and the others were seen in their hotel room packing, and talking about what Cuba is like (night life, etc.) Tracy looked out the window and saw the bank robbery in progress.

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

    ‘Fraid you’ve got me there, RWM. Can you fill us in?

    He gave us a link (in his next comment, right below his first comment) – I checked it out, becvause I didn’t know what Mike was referencing either. It’s interesting.

  10. Ken in Ohio commented on Annie 3 days ago

    In the days of the fancy, well appointed passenger stations (such as depicted here) freight trains did not pull in to the station – they were on separate,tracks. (Ah, well, ’tis fantasy we are dealing with here.)