Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for October 12, 2015

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    88 Keyes …?

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    “Midnight Mirror” begins.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 8 years ago

    Good morning guys!

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    Strip’s in glorious b&w today.

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    Didn’t “Adventures of Superman” actor Robert Shayne (“Inspector Henderson”) play a blind newsstand vendor on “The Flash” …?

    Reggie sure looks familiar somehow.

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    boboscar  over 8 years ago

    Over at the Dick Tracy Fan Club on Facebook, Mike Curtis has revealed that Reggie is a familiar face, but not from Dick Tracy.

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    I’m not on Facebook, Neil. You or anyone else here is welcome to pass along the guess.

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    A quick check at IMDB 99% confirms my guess.

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    Also, Robert Shayne was legally blind when playing Reggie.

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    AnyFace  over 8 years ago

    Possibly a flashback.

    Being in b&w today … whether by accident or design … certainly adds to the noir ambiance.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    I don’t think it’s black and white because it’s a flashback, because Gasoline Alley is black and white today, too. On the other hand, this may not be present-day because if it’s 88 Keyes, isn’t he dead?

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    Just below the word “Keyes” there is a book called “Flash comics” so I think that clinches it. Here is a picture of Reggie in The Flash for comparison purposes:

    Reggie appeared in episode 1.5, which aired November 8, 1990 and episode 1.9, which aired January 10, 1991.

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    cripplious  over 8 years ago

    The news man reminds me of Ray Walston in Johnny Dangerously.

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    22ph  over 8 years ago

    Another one back from the dead? The one shot by Tracy might be a look alike.

    GoComics colorist is probably on vacation.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    Beside the Flash comics, the books appear to show a woman aiming a weapon at a dinosaur. It seems to show “WO_ _ _ comics” with a possible word above that. I think those are Wonder Woman books. Up at the top, it looks like “Melman’s Cars.” If that refers to anything in the real world, I don’t know what it is.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    " Did you mean: Lemans Cars "

    No, it definitely starts with “MEL” but after that the writing becomes gradually less clear, just as the “WOMAN” lettering (as I read it) definitely starts out as “WO” but the letters after that are subject to more speculation.
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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    So, the early edition of The Midnite Mirror is featuring a crime wave in a blazing banner-head, eh? Must be part of the yellow press….The weathered old downtown news"boy," Reggie is a fine character-type (whether based on anyone or not)….

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 8 years ago

    Gweedo said,Get Abner up ! I think he’s about to be on. … for possibly the last time-———————————————————————-.Shudder!

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    Starman1948  over 8 years ago

    A pleasant day to all my friends.-—————-Is Keyes all keyed up for his next job? Is he the Key player? Is he the key to solving the crime wave?-—————-Be happy and healthy everyone.

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    jrankin1959  over 8 years ago

    Black and white, eh? Re-run, or are we starting this story arc on a “film noir” note?

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    Pequod  over 8 years ago

    Very much a film noir atmosphere. Love the B&W, the fine work by the gocomics colorist notwithstanding. There is a crime wave in the city. Sorry! The “G” is sold out. The Gazette? Thus we begin with questions of where and when.

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    Mister Rogue Sgallery  over 8 years ago

    Good morning, Dick Tracy loyalists! This is Joseph Anthony from the Dick Tracy fan club facebook page. I love the black and white today. Takes me back to when I actually could read the strip in my morning Trentonian. For me, I love the two panels of early newspaper delivery. I’m one of the old school folks out there who still loves reading the morning paper without having to scroll or click. Everyone have a great day, and always remember…even in 2015, Dick Tracy will ALWAYS be relevant.

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    Donnie Pitchford Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Lovely black-and-white strip today!

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    Can't Sleep  over 8 years ago

    I really like the B&W for this strip.The whole look, from the newstand and delivery truck to the skyline are vintage 1940’s.(Okay, that plastic strip holding the papers is present day, but everything else…)

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    kantuck-nadie  over 8 years ago

    Oh this is going to be quite interesting. Monochrome, Mr Keyes, an ominous newspaper headline? An interesting blind man?

    Lets hope Honeymoon doesn’t get a case of the crushes as poor Nelie did.

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Well, it can’t be Andy Capp, because he’s working WAY too hard.

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  over 8 years ago

    @everyonere: magazine stand titlesMy guesses:Mechanic CarsWonder ComicFlash ComicsWhat about the sign on the bottom right? “Sorry! The G____ is SO(LD OUT).” Any ideas as to what the G stands for? Maybe The Globe?

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  over 8 years ago

    Today’s strip is strictly B&W. If the colourist was going for a film noir effect, you would have seen a few shades of grey added.

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    thunderbearr  over 8 years ago

    Ray Walston in ‘Johnny Dangerously’

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    3pibgorn9  over 8 years ago

    So. 88 Keyes is back

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    Lyons Group, Inc.  over 8 years ago

    Gasoline Alley which comes before this comic in my line-up was also in BW

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    seanyj  over 8 years ago

    88 Keyes? Is Chester Gould back writer Dick Tracy? And what happened to the color?

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  over 8 years ago

    “Sorry! The G____ is SO(LD OUT)”After some research I am going to stick with my guess of The Globe, since Tracyville is loosely based on Chicago. I found out there actually was a Chicago Globe. It was only published from 1887 to 1895.

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    Ashmael  over 8 years ago

    Np, it can’t be 88 KEYES, unless it was another “body double” Dick Tracy shot! ;-)

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    LittleRedDress  over 8 years ago

    In glorious black and white today? I wouldn’t mind if it stayed that way. Hearkens back to the old days of black and white dailies in newspapers before color was added.

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    willy007  over 8 years ago

    I prefer color myself, but it does look pretty good today. I suspect this is just a gocomics thing, especially since Gasoline Alley is also B&W today. The Comics Kingdom version is colorized:

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    fredville  over 8 years ago

    88 Keyes is dead fish dead. Plus him reappearing wouldn’t exactly qualify as something we’ve never seen before.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    Actually, this second mention of wire bailing makes me think they could have been bailed with metal straps — probably not, but maybe.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 8 years ago

    Gweedo mentioned,We follow, at a safe distance, the one going through the minefield, Bill.-————————————————————————-.The leader is in a dangerous position at times!. “Lead, follow, or get out of the way!” (Gen. George S. Patton, Thomas Paine, and others).

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 8 years ago

    Gweedo sympathized,We need to organize resistance to the (possible) loss of our dear resident ghoul.-——————————————————————.I’m afraid that Abner’s fate has already been decided by Messrs. Curtis and Staton. Mr. Kadaver did survive a burial in concrete before.

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    sydney  over 8 years ago

    APOLOGIES

    Missing Ugly Christine’s strips with logo

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    Calvins Brother  over 8 years ago

    Newspaper guy looks like Soupy Sales.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    I don’t know what happened to my wikipedia link but here it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_two_cents. Usually I test things like that after I post.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    I like it in color myself. Biased having color vision.

    Well, we did finally get our coloured strip and I like the colours much better than those of the strip from another site that was reposted here.
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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    I like both black and white and coloured versions but for different reasons. I know from two decades of renting out videos that there are a lot of people who really don’t like black and white films.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    Dead which is in this case is dead, no clones even.

    We know that 88 Keyes is dead in the present day, but there are already subtle clues that this may not be the present day … or maybe it’s a parallel universe … or something.
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