Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Charles Ettinger for April 13, 2014

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    Pequod  over 10 years ago

    Look to see failed lechery: Vera crashes the movie setAims to charm the Chimera with a leer he shall regret.Bragging he’s world famous, sprinkles some “Sawdust”Mysta pegs him for a creep, this masher earns no trust.Retik ready to step in, show Vera to the doorMysta, she can handle this, Vera such a bore.Casually, she lifts a hand, points it at the pestZaps like a Lunarian, Vera takes a rest.Not that she’s unsociable, Mysta likes some funShe ends unsought advances, now Alldid is all done.

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    cpalmeresq  over 10 years ago

    LOVE IT!

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    cpalmeresq  over 10 years ago

    I know several posters predicted something like this (and they’ll all probably take credit), but that was good to see!

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 10 years ago

    Well stated, Pequod77. I hope Vera was standing in a pool of water when the lightning struck!

    Good morning everyone

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    cpalmeresq  over 10 years ago

    Before anyone claims assault on Mysta’s part, look at Vera’s lecherous looks & read his unwanted comments. She got her point across & he deserved it!

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    Chris-One  over 10 years ago

    In my mind, Mysta’s voiced by Tara Strong.

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    Ashmael  over 10 years ago

    Happy Sunday you all!Well, Alldid is All Done!And, yes, twas a foregone conclusion, I think. Not that Alldid seems discouraged, on the contrary, he seems turned on by it!

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    fredville  over 10 years ago

    Sorry, she coulda been a heck of a lot nicer than THAT….just like she could’ve with Sparkle before…..I’d have no trouble assigning the “B” word to her at times, lol…

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    David53  over 10 years ago

    Sweet! One way to handle a persistent jerk.

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    Ashmael  over 10 years ago

    @ David 53 You’re right, plus I think Mysta learned to control the voltage used. Alldid doesn’t look much hurt, he looks exstatic!

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    Blindfolded Wildcat  over 10 years ago

    Moon Maid always made me feel that way in the 1960s!

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    Sisyphos  over 10 years ago

    Mysta Chimera let mister masher off rather easy, with just a little jolt rather than the really heavy electro-artillery. And as he is coming around, he’s no less sleazy. Maybe she should have fried him more thoroughly the first time, to prevent future harassment….

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  over 10 years ago

    The Sunday LimerickVera’s captured by Mysta’s allure,names a comic strip she finds obscure.Though his planned love connectionis met with rejection,he still gets a charge out of her.

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    jazzmoose  over 10 years ago

    Yooooooooou light up my life…

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    Neil Wick  over 10 years ago

    It’s like the spark of true love — she’s never going to get rid of him now! I wonder if Retik is an extra in the film.

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    Neil Wick  over 10 years ago

    Another great poem, Pequod (and a good one from Jonathan). Vera may be “all done” for the moment, but you can be sure she’s not going to get rid of him that easily.

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    Cheapskate0  over 10 years ago

    Gweedo: (Undo Collins’ damage) Let’s hope so!.Vera: As your sole defender in this forum, you let me down!.Mindy: Beware! There are those who might say what you did was assault!.Last, and certainly least: From the look on Vera’s face, look for a new DT crossover: Ignatz and Krazy Kat!.Love that mouse!

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    Ashmael  over 10 years ago

    My prediction!I see it in my magic sphere:At the end of the taleThe grand finaleMysta ChimeraShall marry Vera

    Based on many Hollywood comedies’ plots

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    johnrussco  over 10 years ago
    now what?
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    DaJellyBelly  over 10 years ago

    Retik should now grab him and tell him that if he continues to annoy the young lady. That he will take him in back of the set and teach him an even stronger lesson in proper manners!

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    Yahsfirescribe  over 10 years ago

    That lecherous little pervert deserved what he got… and I think he got off easy…this time. The next time maybe he might not get off so easily.

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    willy007  over 10 years ago

    Snap Krackle Pop, and Vera is still without a clue.Nice work, Pequod77! I hope Vera is indeed “all done,” but it sounds like he’s just getting started.

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    seanyj  over 10 years ago

    Well in Vera’s defense, Moon Maid 2.0 is smoking hot!

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    fhoffman01  over 10 years ago

    Vera’s a dolt so he got a jolt. hehe

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    Ken in Ohio  over 10 years ago

    I don’t care much for Vera as a character either; his “full-of-himself” attitude is unpleasant. But, in this case, what did he actually do? He approached a woman (in a somewhat unwelcome manner) and tried to ask her out. So, a simple “no, thanks” would suffice. Just because she’s “Moon Maid”, everybody falls all over themselves defending her actions, but, really, he didn’t even touch her or anything. How does that justify electrocuting the guy?

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    SKJAM! Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I think this studio may need a “Costumes Are Not Consent” sign. As with the smokers in this series, the “masher who gets slapped” joke hails back to earlier times in comics when that was a standard thing.

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    jrankin1959  over 10 years ago

    Much like Pepe le Pew’s comeuppance in “Wild About You,” where a female wildcat fights back against his advances. Pepe is left dazed and disheveled, but… “I LIKE EET!”

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    yumpinyiminey  over 10 years ago

    Haha, a shocking development for Vera!If people are going to go after Mysta for this, I suppose to be consistent they’d better go after Sparkle for punching out the same guy, with less provocation no less:http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2011/11/20

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    TJ000  over 10 years ago

    Anyone else see some Batgirl influence in Mysta’s costume? The shock picture especially. This isn’t a criticism at all, I like it!

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    Pequod  over 10 years ago

    Mysta knows how to deal with misbehaved miscreants. Sneaking into someone’s workplace to make unwanted advances is uncalled for. Shocking, even. Lil’ Delinquent knows the score:

    Thanks to VistaBill, Gweedo, Neil Wick, Willy007, Ray Toler, TraderJoe and JPuzzleWhiz for the kind words. Much appreciated!

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    Morrow Cummings  over 10 years ago

    Gweedo, I was thinking that when I looked at today’s installment. I never met SDM, and hope never to get the opportunity, but I had the vision that he is alot like Vera. I’d bet money on it! Having dealt with Mattie “offstage”, I can promise you there’s a correlation there!

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    trimguy  over 10 years ago

    Alldid has too much nerve anyway ;)

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    LouW  over 10 years ago

    I’ve been away on vacation for the last two weeks, so I haven’t been able to see the comments (but have been following the strip)—does anyone else think that Vera is going to be murdered by someone soon, with a number of suspects to be had?

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    ladykat  over 10 years ago

    Hit’im again, Mysta!!! Looks like he didn’t get the message.

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    Pequod  over 10 years ago

    Mike brought the character of Mysta back in a very creative way. The “dead means dead” folk got their way, while the many enthusiastic fans of Mysta now have the tremendous pleasure of seeing one of Gould’s very best creations returned to the strip. Memory is identity (and this is a comic strip). Mindy is indeed dead and gone. Her memories were wiped by the doctors. Mysta’s mysterious Lunarian DNA was introduced, the repercussions of which are demonstrably ongoing. Her personality was infused into the physical host and the transformations continue. It has now been some time since the doctors completed their work. Mysta Chimera is a fabulous character in Dick Tracy. I haven’t enjoyed the strip this much since I was a kid.. While many of us were initially unhappy with the manner by which the camel was eased through the eye of the needle, the brilliance of Mike’s choice soon became apparent. Mysta is a fascinating changeling. She is building a relationship with Honeymoon, while posing no threat to Junior and Sparkle’s marriage. The strip is compelling and is attracting so many new fans that the latest reprint of Gould’s work (Volume 16, 1956-1958) is temporarily out of stock. .BobOscar made a very thoughtful comment the other day: “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 it’s starting a bold, new, controversial direction that many older fans hate but you personally love and enjoy…” Spot on. The excellent work of Team Tracy has restored the strip to its former glory in so many ways. They tap into all eras. Even as fans of the 1960s era celebrate, those who dread a return to the moon can rest easy: Diet Smith has scrubbed his moon tech and sent the Space Coupe into deep space. Old and new fans alike have much to enjoy and appreciate.

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    abdullahbaba999  over 10 years ago

    This is great, Mike & Joe, and Thank You PQ77 and VB for your ongoing fan loyalty…I Love You Mysta Moon Maid Batgirl…I feel Zapped by Your Power in this Hour..

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    dennis4476 Premium Member over 10 years ago

    HA HA! What a hoot! I loved the comedy aspect of today’s strip! the last panel is great! I would like to see more of this in the strip, perhaps with the Plenty’s! The artwork and costume are excellent! Good job Joe & Mike on a great Sunday page. This is a keeper!

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    dennis4476 Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I realize this will put me in the minority, but I have always liked the Vera Alldid character and glad that Team Tracy has brought him back. It’s a mix of characters that make a strip exciting. So Vera is a Cad, that’s okay. He sure made the last couple days of strip interesting and fun!

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    Chris Sherlock  over 10 years ago

    Vera got it…but I’m guessing he still doesn’t get it.

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    W H H  over 10 years ago

    It looks as if that Vera has a sexual kink women giving him pain.

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    furrybrutus  over 10 years ago

    To quote Richard Blaine “I think this is the begining of a beautiful relationship”.

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    Modelautoman  over 10 years ago

    She did! She did zap him!

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    Pequod  over 10 years ago

    A lot of great comments today. Mysta always creates some excitement and she’s looking fetching in her costume for The Moon Maid movie. I must correct my error: that is Lil’ Dropout catching a lil’ lightening bolt to his backside. He now knows better than to toss a snowball at Mysta. Has Vera learned his lesson or does he need another Krackle?

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    stuart  over 10 years ago

    Whether or not Mysta’s treatment of Vera was assault, it was certainly “battery”!

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    Ken in Ohio  over 10 years ago

    Someone said it yesterday: “I don’t want to see Dick Tracy turn into a ‘super-hero’ comic strip.”But look at that penultimate panel. A beautiful woman in a skin-tight costume, with a cape flowing in the wind, with super zapping powers! Something no one would be surprised to find at DC or Marvel. But it sure feels foreign to Dick Tracy!Just my humble opinion, of course. Joe’s art is spectacular, and the colors are a joy to look at. Might as well enjoy the ride, and hope to see some more traditional Dick Tracy action in the “Annie” story coming up in June.

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    mumbles  over 10 years ago

    jeez, will this ever become a sdtrip about a detective again?

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    GasHouseGorilla  over 10 years ago

    It’s “shocking” what Moon Maid did to this creep, but it felt good at the same time. Strike him again for good measure, Mysta!

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    s.gottlieb  over 10 years ago

    I like Mysta’s headgear. Reminds me of Skywise from Elfquest

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    nailer Premium Member over 10 years ago

    I think Vera should have been a ittle more lascive than that to deserve that zap. Anyway, he seemed to like it, who knows what the future awaits?Now, if they could just put her in a tiger skin bikini, she would be BIG in Japan!

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    Neil Wick  over 10 years ago
    Could be that he’s serving as a consultant. Stellaluna may be, as well.

    I expect that Stellaluna is around there somewhere, too, just a little off-screen.

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    Neil Wick  over 10 years ago
    For example, her costume was dominantly purple, whereas in the comic book, the dominant color was black (and she didn’t have a utility belt in the comics like she did on the show, but a weapons bag).

    It seems that Mysta favours the colour purple in all her clothes, so I suppose this costume is typical for her.

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    Neil Wick  over 10 years ago
    I still say that the Selenites are really modified humans made some centuries ago by an unknown high tech prehuman society who changed themselves.

    It seems to me that Moon Maid was announced as “the first human from the moon,” so they are definitely identified as humans.

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    boboscar  over 10 years ago

    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.

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    jonahhex1  over 10 years ago

    The way he’s acting nerve damage is the least of his problems.

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    Neil Wick  over 10 years ago

    For those who check comments late, I just noticed something. Vera’s hair looks a lot like Junior’s, once Vera has been zapped.

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    Pequod  about 6 years ago

    Look to see failed lechery: Vera crashes the movie set

    Aims to charm the Chimera with a leer he shall regret.

    Bragging he’s world famous, sprinkles some “Sawdust”

    Mysta pegs him for a creep, this masher earns no trust.

    Retik ready to step in, show Vera to the door

    Mysta, she can handle this, Vera such a bore.

    Casually, she lifts a hand, points it at the pest

    Zaps like a Lunarian, Vera takes a rest.

    Not that she’s unsociable, Mysta likes some fun

    She ends unsought advances, now Alldid is all done.

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