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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for December 26, 2012

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    60sFan  over 8 years ago

    NOOOOO!! This is going to devastate Honeymoon.

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    Stagger Lee  over 8 years ago

    What Apollo 17 left on the last mission.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 8 years ago

    Good morning all…

    Things don’t look very good.

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    margueritem  over 8 years ago

    An explanation will be forthcoming, never fear, loyal fans.

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    Can't Sleep  over 8 years ago

    Mornin’ all!Holy socks! The buildings look like they’ve been deserted for years!So… where have they gone? Will we ever see them again?Arrrgh! More questions, and no answers!

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    daedalusomega  over 8 years ago

    There are two Moon people on Earth: the presumed Moon Maid and Retik. What those two are up to is the mystery we have at hand.

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    willy007  over 8 years ago

    Morning NightShade09, VistaBill, and all. This is a kick in the head! I guess this means no more trips to the moon, which to a space era fan like me is a sad thing. Still, the moon people must be SOMEWHERE, so the door hasn’t been closed on their race entirely, at least not yet. This also raises a ton of questions about Moon Maid, Retik, and his girlfriend. Hmmm. In the Commando Cody serials, Retik was the emporer of the moon who attempted to invade Earth. I have been wondering since September 30 if the Dick Tracy Retik has a similar agenda.

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    willy007  over 8 years ago

    For those unfamiliar with the original space era, the giant TV screen was used by Moon Governor to broadcast messages to moon valley residents. Here are some examples of this from May 1965, when Governor was detaining his pregnant daughter Moon Maid and trying to prevent her from seeing Junior again.

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    Chief Patton  over 8 years ago

    No oxygen? What caused that? And where did the moon people go? This story just got ten times trippier.

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    stomaino  over 8 years ago

    That moonscape is spectacular. It rivals the great artist Wally Wood!

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    Jerry1967  over 8 years ago

    Crazy, man. I don’t know what to think of this. I’ll have to process for awhile.

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    Mikeyj  over 8 years ago

    Good, let’s get back to work, chasing grotesque Earth criminals :P

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    daedalusomega  over 8 years ago

    And let’s not forget Broadway planned to make his move (right) after Christmas. I bet we’ll see what’s going on in the City in the next strip. same Tracy time, same Tracy channel.

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    daedalusomega  over 8 years ago

    If Broadway acts while Tracy is on the moon, whatever is going to happen to the dynamic duo should be expected to be really truculent.

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    Fascinating. The Moon People cannot survive here. Either they are dead or they are somewhere else. Where else could they be? I hope the “Sparkle Plenty” heads back to Earth promptly!

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    Mikeyj  over 8 years ago

    the space coupe looks like an aerosol can with several stethoscopes pasted to it ;)

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    Mikeyj  over 8 years ago

    …Or maybe typewriter keys……

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    coldsooner  over 8 years ago

    I’m thinking they will find survivors underground. But, survivors from what?

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    coratelli  over 8 years ago

    Moon Valley like Krypton!

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    Ashmael  over 8 years ago

    They’re gone in a parallel universe wirhout famines,global warming, war, terrorism, and NRA-armed psychos

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    Mikeyj  over 8 years ago

    Maybe this Moon Maid clone is the last survivor (after all, wouldn’t the Crown Princess of the colony be the one most likely to be protected to the death?), if that is the case, then MM could be brought back, without having to re-introduce the Moon people (A good compromise for us DT fans who don’t want to see a return to the moon era!)

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    dennis4476 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    CLASSIC art today. I truly feel this is a strip that will be around fifty years from now in archives! Great artwork!

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    coratelli  over 8 years ago

    The artwork today is in Kirby Style! Great!!!

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    Drvonwer  over 8 years ago

    I thought this might be the result of Monday’s strip. The mystery deepens.

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    Mdstudio  over 8 years ago

    Wow. Who would have thought that we’d ever see Moon Valley in the strip again. A few years ago, this strip was about as far away from that era as you could get.

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    tsull2121  over 8 years ago

    Looks like Mystery Moon Maid can destroy other things BESIDES tombstones! thats one HELLUVA hammer shes got! lol!

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    Richard Klinzman Premium Member over 8 years ago

    What I am not getting is the new Tracy crew seems focused on simply killing off everything Gould created. Willy the Fifth comes back and both he and Flyface (two of my all time favorites) are dead in a month. Shoulders we hardly see and he’s dead. Now everyone on the moon? I’ve lost track of all the killing. What is the point of showing us all the great old characters and then just bumping them off?

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    Pequod  over 8 years ago

    Merry Christmas, Honeymoon, your grandparents are deadOr aware of changes to their home, it’s simply that they fled.A valley without oxygen will not host joy or lifeMaybe they gathered in their Space Coupes, the Governor and wifeAnd all the people of the moon, except for at least two,Sojourned seeking brighter days, far away they flew.Now the moon’s a lifeless rock, look to see no moreThe tribe from whence your mother came: close another door.Life and hope go hand in hand, so try not to despairGaze not into the heavens, for Moon Maid is not there.For love of daughter she walks the earth, tombstone reduced to rubbleA thousand tales inside her head of trials, tears and trouble.

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    Morrow Cummings  over 8 years ago

    Mikey, you win today’s prize! That flag says it all!

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    Mostly Water Premium Member over 8 years ago

    A FORECLOSED sign may be more appropriate.

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    kantuck-nadie  over 8 years ago

    In someways I’m not surprised. Remember the moon king did say (though Diet) “He’s expressed his great sorrow at the loss of a beloved daughter – and vows no further contact between his people and ours.”

    This is a sad ending, but it does open up some new possibilities.

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    fhoffman01  over 8 years ago

    What happened?? I was amped for an encounter with Moon Governor or at least some other moon people, but this?! That’s that as far as any more space trips go I suppose. Kind of like being led along and suddenly having the rug pulled out from under you. Maybe the moon people are still around somewhere I hope? It’s pretty disappointing though……..

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    unca jim  over 8 years ago

    Was the screen ruined by the crash/opening theme of Futurama?

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    johnrussco  over 8 years ago

    I kind of figured that VS would have at least called before dropping by.

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    asklud  over 8 years ago

    I’m laying odds it has something to do with the giant moon snails…

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    willy007  over 8 years ago

    The colors today are pretty garish. And the space coupe has gone from gold to blue to gray in three days. Back to the slap dash coloring book approach I guess, or is it that they’re trying to ruin Staton’s art? Makes you wonder. The comicskingdom colorist did a better job I think.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Stagger Lee; #I think that a much funnier sign, left by an Astronaut, would be “Starbucks coming here soon!”

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    nerdhoof  over 8 years ago

    Tracy wouldn’t leave the moon without looking for clues to what happened. I wonder if the space coupe has suits on board, since they expected Moon Valley to have oxygen.I’m reminded of the Star Trek reboot, where (spoiler warning!) the planet Vulcan was destroyed.

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    capo708 Premium Member over 8 years ago

    They are not dead…relocated as they say. A little birdy told me so.

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    DayDay2001  over 8 years ago

    That’s interesting. I need to watch that film. Like some have said, the mystery got a lot deeper today.

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    Stagger Lee  over 8 years ago

    Could this be what’s next?

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    APersonOfInterest  over 8 years ago

    So … there’s been no communication between earth and the moon over the years … no hint that something was wrong?

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    Mikeyj  over 8 years ago

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    Mikeyj  over 8 years ago

    You’re replying to mercedes’s comment:

    looks like they’re landing inside old old tube amphmmm, it does

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    Darrell Francis Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Maybe They need to go to New York City to MIB Headquarters and talk to some of the aliens for info.

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    Dberrymanal1  over 8 years ago

    Maybe it’s just as well, after all, I remember that the Moon Governor was not a very nice chap most of the time. Could it have been the moon monsters from “Apollo 18”?

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    Can't Sleep  over 8 years ago

    I’m sorry the Moon Valley is abandoned, but not surprised. After all, the Moon Era stories still draw strong reactions.I doubt if we’ll ever know where they went.

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    flyintheweb  over 8 years ago

    Al Gore is blaming lunar warming

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    yumpinyiminey  over 8 years ago

    Well, shoot. I was all excited about this moon trip. I thought the new team had finally reopened the door to an exciting time in the strip’s history. Instead, they’ve slammed the door shut and apparently for good. Talk about deflating.Now this space coupe trip feels like a last meal for moon fans before Team Tracy puts us down for good. Slam, bam, hope you 1960’s fans had your last little thrill, because you won’t be seeing anything like this again (we’ve made sure of it).The last straw will be finding out Moon Maid is a human impersonator, and this entire story line was a fraud.Yeah, I’m upset. But to show I’m a good sport, I’ll say congrats to all the moon haters. Looks like you got your wish and the last laugh after all. The smaller, safer, no surprises little detective strip you crave is finally secured. Maybe they’ll even bring Peanut Butter back.

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    Monk_Mayfair  over 8 years ago

    I’ll start out by saying that I was never a fan of the moon years. There were some colorful earthbound villains, but it just wasn’t DT to me. I can’t deny it’s part of the canon, though. Collins tried to do away with it, and we all thought that was that. But I’ll have to say this excursion has piqued my interest. What HAS happened to the Moon people since we last saw them? THIS is they type of storytelling that makes me come back here every day, my friends. I now have an interest in characters that I couldn’t care 2 figs about back in the day. Well done! And it also reminds me a bit of the times that Hulk would go to Jarella’s world, and find it different every time he went back (and I do believe Mr. Staton worked on some of those later issues). I’ll be back for more.

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    Pequod  over 4 years ago

    Merry Christmas, Honeymoon, your grandparents are dead

    Or aware of changes to their home, it’s simply that they fled.

    A valley without oxygen will not host joy or life

    Maybe they gathered in their Space Coupes, the Governor and wife

    And all the people of the moon, except for at least two

    Sojourned seeking brighter days, far away they flew.

    Now the moon’s a lifeless rock, look to see no more

    The tribe from whence your mother came: close another door.

    Life and hope go hand in hand, so try not to despair

    Gaze not into the heavens, for Moon Maid is not there.

    For love of daughter she walks the earth, tombstone reduced to rubble

    A thousand tales inside her head of trials, tears and trouble.

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