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Alley Oop by Jack and Carole Bender

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  1. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 7 days ago

    But, Tracy… as a seasoned detective, could likely spot it’s all a ruse in less than an hour, if not a day?

  2. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 7 days ago

    I hate to be so critical, but it’s the writer in me poking for plot holes.
    They’re on an island near NYC? If so, trash would wash up on their shores. The heavy use of plastic in consumer products would wash up like tampon applicators (sorry, we call them “Beach Whistles” in New England, haha) and other items.

  3. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 7 days ago

    OK. I worship this strip and all those who create it. But…

    Help me out here…

    I’m having trouble digesting this story. One word: “MOTIVE” — explain why Axel has gone through millions of dollars and painstaking logistics to re-create the 1940s on a leased island to use a new (?) technology of mind-control to work on some experiment?

    Should this play out as time-travel, the story works for me.

    However, unless I missed something, this story is just not working for me otherwise.

    To re-create an entire village, every single detail would have to work. For instance, at night, satellites can cross an evening sky.They were not launched until the 1960s. If Dick Tracy looked up, he’d see them at night. In addition, contrails from jets can drift. A “No Fly” limit over an island would only reach out so far.

    Moreover, every single detail of the 1940s would have to be exact, from food packaging, to the technology of nylons vs silk stockings, no books would have been ‘staged’ and printed after the 1940s.

    I’m kinda lost here. Granted, I’m enjoying the story, but it’s far too easy to figure out it’s all a ruse if you’re Dick Tracy, non?

  4. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 2 months ago

    This is easily reckoned out: look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a modern airplane and it’s leaving contrails. They did not have modern jets in 1944 and if this location is anywhere near NYC in NY state there are going to many, many modern airplanes flying overhead.

  5. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 8 months ago

    I think they should bring in Mary WORTH and expose her deviant private life and rather violent past. She was acquitted of several vicious murders ten years ago after several elderly men vanished without a trace. Forensic evidence tied some of her DNA to the crime scenes. Rumor has it, she was having “relations” with Abner Kadaver and has now vowed to exact revenge upon Dick Tracy for taking away her lover.

  6. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 8 months ago

    Well, well, well… and life goes on as it should.

  7. PatrickDC202 commented on Alley Oop 8 months ago

    And, I agree. Good artwork and I’m liking this story twist.

  8. PatrickDC202 commented on Alley Oop 8 months ago

    No kidding! I thought I was the only one VERY puzzled by framing so many shots with leaves when they were not even standing near trees. Rather peculiar artwork at times, in that regard!

  9. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 8 months ago

    I’m confused about Patton’s comment about Abner Kadaver: did the Feds lose a 2nd chance to turn Kadaver on the murders because there was no body found?
    I agree…they should jack-hammer the concrete to verify that there was a body.
    Knowing this delightful comic strip, A.K. like burrowed through the wet concrete to an escape hatch but we would have seen a huge air bubble should he have opened any kind of hatch.
    to be continued…

  10. PatrickDC202 commented on Dick Tracy 9 months ago

    OK. Is it me or is anyone else curious why on earth a morbid hired killer would have a pool of cement poured to get DT? Having recently cemented fence posts, the amount of cement needed would require a truck backing up and pouring it in. This was a room accessible via a door, there’s no way a cement truck could have accessed it.
    Secondly, cement dries quickly.
    We are expected to believe Skeleton Kadaver timed it that perfectly for the poured cement?
    Lastly, why cement! It’s not like its quicksand. You’re not going to drown in cement.
    I agree with the above comments, Abner is hired to kill DT, just shoot him and get it over with already. This convoluted storyline was kind of unnecessary.