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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for November 16, 2012

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  1. Bill 1960
    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 6 years ago

    Good morning all…

    I’m confused!

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    margueritem  over 6 years ago

    That sounds like last place to me.

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    jumbobrain  over 6 years ago

    Oh, this is just brilliant. I can’t believe how much better Dick Tracy is than he was not so long ago.

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    60sFan  over 6 years ago

    I like Walt waving (goodbye?) to us. Still no clue what’s going on with all this, but it’s been fun.

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    margueritem  over 6 years ago

    Good morning, VB! I’ve been confused all week.

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    jumbobrain  over 6 years ago

    (now I will look at Gasoline Alley and see if Walt is there yet)

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    DaJellyBelly  over 6 years ago

    Maybe down at Gitmo they should replace waterboarding with Flintheart film marathons! LOL

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    DayDay2001  over 6 years ago

    Looks like they’re wrapping up the Gasoline Alley detour. Will this fit somehow into a future case?

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    DayDay2001  over 6 years ago

    Well yeah, but this story popped up out of the blue and has no apparent relevance to what happened before. As Tracy fans we have a little sleuth in us that wants to know what’s up with all this and what crime(s) it is connected to.

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    blunebottle  over 6 years ago

    ……and WHEN do we get back to the other matter- the case of the mysterious Mysta.

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    coldsooner  over 6 years ago

    This could be just a quick detour for no apparent reason and I would still love it. I think it’s fun just to see that “Ye Gods” look on Tracy’s face.

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    Sisyphos  over 6 years ago

    Oh, so now Sam’s an expert film critic, heh?! Although he may be right. In how many films (including D-class clunkers) has Vitamin Flintheart appeared, anyway? Tracy’s facepalm in panel 3 suggests there are pretty many….Thus, I think, concludeth our intermezzo.

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    davidf42  over 6 years ago

    I think Wiselad has it figured out. Walt Wallet is waving goodbye. When the current Gasoline Alley story arc is over, we can expect to see how Jim Scancarelli has decided to write Walt out of the script. I hope it isn’t the end of the Gasoline Alley strip altogether,

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    tsull2121  over 6 years ago

    I figured it out so listen close… this wasnt some lead in to a big crime case in the least. it was a “sidebar” of sorts.. more like an intermission.. a little lighthearted humor after the “dark and grim measles story” (which, aside from losing my FAVORITE TRACY VILLAIN OF ALL TIME.. wasnt so “dark and grim” after all) in comic book terms, consider it a “fill in story” or in construction terms, a “bridge”… remember a while back mike said he was going to experiment with “week long stories” and everyone said it was a great idea and that he should do it… well there ya go, this is the first week long story.

    i agree it TOTALLY came out of left field, but it was a nice little story to have thrown in, and it also establishes a comic strip continuity between tracyville and gasoline alley…

    so now we have connections to terry and the pirates, brenda starr, astro boy (remember his cameo at the beginning of the phishface tale…or TAIL, lol) and gasoline alley. i wonder who will be next tho?

    i’d LOVE to see oliver warbucks make a campaign contribution to the mayor (what was her name again? the lady who appeared after the mr crime story?) as she runs for re-election and an appearance by punjab and the asp as well! and have brenda (and the always AMAZING basil!) make an appearance and give wendy wichel a run for her money as a news reporter in tracyville ;)

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    Carlo Recagno  over 6 years ago

    Walt already leaving? Looks like a missed opportunity for some exchange like:“You seem tho have aged a lot better than me, Dick”“Thanks, Walt. A lifetime of crime fighting forces one to keep in shape.”

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    jz27wk Premium Member over 6 years ago

    And we have a Gertie appearance in the middle panel. She is Walt’s live in nurse who has cared for him since the death of his wife Phyllis in 2004.

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    punchydugan  over 6 years ago

    Watch it Sam. These days Tracy is looking a whole lot like the golden age Superman! (That is not a bad thing.)Funny but it was Tracy making a stop at Gaseline Alley a few years back that brought me to this website (in it’s former life) in the first place. I stuck around to read Tracy and Annie every day.

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    crobinson019  over 6 years ago

    Another comic strip reference?

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    Stagger Lee  over 6 years ago

    Walt will be asleep in 10 minutes.

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    battle of plattsburgh  over 6 years ago

    I’m glad Gertie is there to take Uncle Walt home…….hopefully not to the Old Comics Home.

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    DrSid1  over 6 years ago

    Spoiler alert – I believe the next tale involves my avatar and his family…

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    harkherp  over 6 years ago

    Next it’ll be Moon Mullens at Police Headquaters as he was busted for running numbers!Oliver Warbucks because of insider training.:)

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    stomaino  over 6 years ago

    Moon Mullins! and Kayo, Lord Plushbottom, Effie, and the rest of the old boarding house. It will be another NY Daily News reunion!

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    atomicdog  over 6 years ago

    Tracy Facepalm!

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    ronpolimeni  over 6 years ago

    I can’t recall the name of Walt’s caregiver but it’s good to see her included in the 2nd frame. Nice touch guys.

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    baronscrypt666  over 6 years ago

    It’s good to see Sam wisecracking again.

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    Mikeyj  over 6 years ago

    what’s next, DT arrests Tarzan for stealing bananas? :p

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    JanCinLV  over 6 years ago

    Go back and look at Tarry’s comment on Sunday. Walt was a guest on this strip for a week. Nice little story line and fun to see Walt up and active.

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    yumpinyiminey  over 6 years ago

    A date with Lizz or Moon Maid?

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    Ken in Ohio  over 6 years ago

    Cool avatar today! I loved it when M. J. Fox cut loose with that cherry red ES-335, ala Chuck Berry. Another guitarist who favors that model is Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues. Going to see them in December.

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    enzovega  over 6 years ago

    Sam’s cigarette might not be so offensive if the cloud of smoke were absent.

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    johnrussco  over 6 years ago

    The expression on DT’s face is priceless.

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    boldyuma  over 6 years ago

    All they need is Diet Smith and one of those anti-gravity buckets they used to ride around in to make this arc complete..

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    frankt0001  over 6 years ago

    I have been reading the old Gasoline Alley strips on that archive site, and they are great. It makes me appreciate the good old days of comics. I hope we see Moon Maid soon!Brad

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    Chief Patton  over 6 years ago

    Yes. Bring on Moon Maid!

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    Mikeyj  over 6 years ago

    Many comic book critics believe that Bob Kane (Batman) used Broadway Bates as the model for the Penguin, he denied it of course (Kane claimed he got the idea from the Penguin on the “Cool” cigarettes package); of course anyone who is into comics history knows that Bob Kane was well known for “borrowing” from other artists

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    ajaxxphat  over 6 years ago

    ONE OF THESE DAYS, ALICE!!

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