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commented on Dick Tracy
5 months ago
Within the Tracyverse, Tracy has always been famous since the first year of the Tracy strip. As early as January, 1932, we were shown the ordinary citizens of Tracytown speculating on how quickly Tracy was going to nab the latest criminals. His fame became forever solidified when later that same year, he found and rescued the kidnapped toddler Buddy Waldorf from Big Boy. Dick Tracy is every bit as famous within the strip as he is in the real world.
Yes, this “bad experiment” that the overwhelming majority of people posting on this strip (and where enough people post here that “overwhelming majority” actually means something) love and enjoy and are eagerly looking forward to seeing more of. I’m sure Curtis will be bringing that to a permanent end right now to placate the tiny, tiny vocal minority who want to “write off” this hugely popular character.^Sorry for feeding the troll. It’s just that you can tell tsull2121 was trying to be offensive here, but it was mostly just dumb.
Of course Buck Rogers lives. He’s just currently taking a very long nap he won’t wake up from for another 400+ years yet.
Thanks for the nice comments, Pequod77 and Chris Jackson. And to be praised by such a brilliant poster like Pequod77 feels like high praise, indeed. :)^@JPuzzleWhiz, the cast for both TT cartoons is exactly the same. Hynden, like the rest of the cast with their characters, voiced Starfire in both cartoons.
“In my mind, Mysta’s voiced by Tara Strong.”^In my mind she’s voiced by Hynden Walch.
Oh, I agree. The Superman comics from the ‘90s (where Clark confided to Lois, they got engaged and married) are my second favorite comic book series of all time.^As for my single favorite…^I’m a decade too young to have read the Moon Era of Dick Tracy strips. But even though technically, I’m not one of the Moon Era fans here, I can identify with them. Because I know what it’s like to get hooked on a series that started decades before you were born, to get into it right as its starting a bold, new, controversial direction that many older fans hate but you personally love and enjoy…and how much it s sucks when years later some of those “older fans who hate what you love” get creative control of that series and use that control to express their hatred.^My all time favorite comic book series was the humorous Justice League International of the late 80s, and my favorite member in it was Ted Kord as the Blue Beetle. If you know about the Justice League, Blue Beetle, and DC, then I don’t have to elaborate any further. Suffice to say, my contempt for the people running DC today began nearly a decade before the New 52.
Exactly. A Publicity Stunt isn’t bad in and of itself, and can even be good if the product it promotes is worth selling. The Death and Return of Superman was worth it, the New 52 (now no longer new or 52) isn’t.
Of course Superman got better, everyone knew he would. But how? That was the question. They seemed to kill him quite thoroughly at the time. Superman comics sold in the millions for months after his death, indicating it wasn’t “almost all to people who thought it would be worth a lot of money”, but to people who got genuinely hooked on the story. When it came time to bring him back, it was in spectacular fashion with a multi-part epic, The Reign of the Supermen. Really, Curtis & Staton’s Return of Moon Maid had a similar excitement to it, indicating that one of the most thrilling things to do to a long-running series is to bring a character back from the dead. I bought every issue myself, enjoyed every minute of it, and don’t regret it in the slightest. The Return was one of the best Superhero comic book epics ever told.^So here’s to the Death of Superman, a. k. a. The Publicity Stunt That Worked.
The thing is, so far Angus hasn’t done anything illegal or even villainous, but Staton does a good job of making him look very sinister. At this point, it could even be a red herring with Kolossal being the real villain.
“but I still think the 2013 work was a definite improvement even over the great work of 2012, and they deserve the next Harvey Award even more than the last one”^Hey, I can agree with that. And I’ll be delighted if they win again. I just think the excellence of 2013 would’ve had some benign influence in getting the 2012 Dick Tracy into getting the award. ;)
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