Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for September 10, 2014

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    cpalmeresq  almost 8 years ago

    Wonderful art, as usual!

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    doctor075  almost 8 years ago

    Today strip could be sold as a poster.

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    SKJAM! Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Apparently, he’s not counting the night recon a few days/weeks back.

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    cpalmeresq  almost 8 years ago

    At the end of this story, wouldn’t it be great to see all the various characters that have been involved (Tracy, Annie, Sam, Pat, Tess, Johnny, Fritz Ann, Lizz, Ebony, B.O., Gertie, Sparkle, Influence, Annie, Daddy, Punjab, the Asp, Mr. Am, the Silos, Lum & Abner, Hot Shot Charlie [fingers are starting to ache!], and whoever I may have forgotten [Pouch?]) get together for at least a few panels to celebrate!

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    W H H  almost 8 years ago

    Good Morning,I can’t say anything bad about the art, it’s alway A+ quality IMO. The story is a different story, at least this time.

    On a related note, I’m really excited to say I’m going to get to see a B-17 up close this weekend at a WWII vintage aircraft show. I’ve never seen one except in movies. Actually I’ve never seen any WWII aircraft in person for that matter. I can’t wait.

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    granitewhite  almost 8 years ago

    I agree. A poster of today’s strip would be epic. Even if only the last panel.

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    Who in the cast of characters has parachute experience? It’s not a game for amateurs, especially at night. During WWII, parachute units generally expected to lose up to a third of their soldiers just in the drop (not all dead, some injured, trapped in trees, etc.) Mind you, some of the chutes look square or rectangular, which would indicate they are using modern types with better gliding and steering etc.

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    So I have to ask, why didn’t they use a boat? It’s not exactly a sneak approach, jumping out of a very noisy plane.

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    corpcasselbury  almost 8 years ago

    Hotshot Charlie’s plane is a B-17G; you can tell this by the chin turret mounted on the nose. I have been blessed enough to have seen a number of World War 2 aircraft at a small air show that is held every year in Winston-Salem, NC.

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    alfuso Premium Member almost 8 years ago

    WHH – you will be surprised at how small WWII aircraft are

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    davidf42  almost 8 years ago

    Fabulous art! Absolutely beautiful!

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    Larry L Stout  almost 8 years ago

    Would love to see my alltime favorite, Johnny Hazard, there to help out. He fly many planes during his 33 years in existence from 1944 to 1977. Frank Robbins was an expert on them.

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    SeaDog52  almost 8 years ago

    @W H H: Actually I’ve never seen any WWII aircraft in person for that matter. I can’t wait.

    We had a B-17 from the CAF come in for an air show. It did a ‘12 O’Clock High’ 45 degree bank over the highway – literally stopped all traffic on the road with people watching, and the sound of those engines…. They also had a B-24 like my brother-in-law flew. I could not believe he was able to bail out after he was shot down over Polesti. They didn’t call them the ‘Flying Coffins’ just because of the shape.

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    avenger09  almost 8 years ago

    Ignoring the issues with the current story today’s installment is visually exceptional!

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    the too late song  almost 8 years ago

    Glad to hear everyone is in agreement with the artwork today.

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    Cheapskate0  almost 8 years ago

    Again, not one to have followed any of the strips that have been “crossed over” of late – are we to believe that Terry of the Pirates is dead? And, if so, just how old are these, his contemporaries? Including Richard, of course…

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    Starman1948  almost 8 years ago

    Good morning DT fans. Yes, a panel with all the characters is a grand idea.

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    Pequod  almost 8 years ago

    Creativity in comics must be given free reign. Literalism and strict adherence to the calendar would render Tracy over one hundred years old. How hamstrung and tiresome that would be. Hotshot Charlie was previously introduced as the owner of a local airline in or near Tracyville. The exact nature of his military service is rendered irrelevant. What strikes me is the bold stroke of including a crossover within the crossover. For Hotshot Charlie to be repaying Daddy Warbucks a favor in Dick Tracy is delightful fun. If things slowed down a bit in Simmons Corners, they certainly are picking up steam now. The action tends to be sweeter after a slow build up..Sign me up for that cast of characters gathering. Pouch can sell balloons.

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    punchydugan  almost 8 years ago

    The strip has never looked better!

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    Can't Sleep  almost 8 years ago

    A poster of the whole cast of this story is a great idea. By my count, there are about 30.Punjab could be holding out the blanket, with the Butcher’s ghostly face on it.And I’m like everyone else – love today’s art.

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    tsull2121  almost 8 years ago

    yeh i can just see it now.. a big sunday splash page with EVERYONE involved in the story celebrating annie’s wonderful return… since hank o’hair made an appearance a while back maybe brenda starr can cover the she-bang for the news (competing with wendy wichel for the story of course) basil st john can supply the flowers (black orchids only please!) and winnie winkle can design some up to date, contemporary duds for annie to wear to the celebration… uncle ray can give a blessing to annie and ollie and his team for a safe journey out of tracyville and back into obscurity, while frizzletop and her husband dennis arrange a tickertape parade which will be interrupted by gunfire and prompt blackjack to intervene and save tracy’s hide… wendy wihcel will discover ollie’s manipulation of not only the Mayor of Tracyville, but using the MCU as his own personal private detective agency (he SHOULD have contracted tess and johnny), stiletta will begin hurling knives at people, bb eyes, mumbles, and doubleup will pitch in to help, kadaver will reappear to cast a ghostly pallor over the celebration, only to have dr’s ghote, sail and their sputnik lackey crash land the sparkle plenty space coupe dead center of main Street in Tracyville… the ruckus will cause sparkle such stress that she will FINALLY go into labor and give birth to the baby that she’s been carrying for what.. a YEAR already?

    SO MUCH to look forward to.. and i havent even mentioned Blaze Rize returning or the super-soggy Nitrate siblings!

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    tsull2121  almost 8 years ago

    (and in case none of ya “got it”.. my previous post was HUMOUR, intended to try and recall exactly what storylines were still up in the air.. and heck, i forgot about franken-mindy’s evolving moon powers and those creepy/mysterious moon people that were hanging around moon maid’s gravesite too!)

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    ginkens001  almost 8 years ago

    Who said it was people? Could be supplies or equipment.

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    abdullahbaba999  almost 8 years ago

    I love Milton Caniff. I miss his artwork alot…

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    mumbles  almost 8 years ago

    someone asked about Where’s Terry. The strip was discontinued in 1975 I believe, possibly because George Wunder, who took over a while after Caniff moved on, drew every character to look the same. It became difficult to tell Terry from the Dragon Lady after a while. Actually Hotshot was the only character identifiable. Welcome back Chazz. The art makes you look a lot better.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  almost 8 years ago

    Good afternoon all!

    Another late start for me. As with many others, I am impressed with today’s strip. Don’t rule out a shore approach to accompany the parachute drop!

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    punslinger  almost 8 years ago

    “The first jump was easy…It was getting them to do the SECOND jump that was difficult…” -Dick Winters, 101st AB…

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    Sisyphos  almost 8 years ago

    Only Morrow seems to have noted the difficulty in parachuting out of a B-17 that I had noted yesterday. But letting that go as artistic license, it is still likely that bailing out of a low-flying, relatively slow-moving WWII bomber is going to attract possibly unwanted attention. The high mortality rate among trained paratroops under WWII conditions is relevant indeed.I, too, wonder what has become of Colonel Terence Lee; I was hoping he’d show up alongside his old buddy, Hotshot Charlie….

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    avenger09  almost 8 years ago

    SIGH While I have no problem with a certain poster stalking me on the comments board and trying (unsuccessfully) to upset me with his amateurish attempts at being witty it’s truly unfortunate that in this age of enlightenment he feels it’s acceptable to try to get under my skin by making fun of our fellow earthlings who happen to have a Jamaican accent. Sad.

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    abdullahbaba999  almost 8 years ago

    Tomorrow will honor 9-11 and Patriot Day…Loose Lips Sink Ships….a minutes silence..

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    Neil Wick  almost 8 years ago

    Good to see you here. I hope you’ll be able to get back on regularly, soon.

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