OKAY, this is the FREAKIEST one-day strip in Team Tracy’s tenure, WITHOUT A DOUBT I Will LOVE to see where this is headed! If you’re a fan, follow it! If not, turn it off. Just realize that these creators are doing THEIR version of DICK TRACY! Wait & See what develops! I have every hope that it will be fascinating!
“Trigger” Catchem …?!
“Boss Tracy” …?!
Good morning, everyone.Is this the Anti-Sam, AKA “Sam-I-Ain’t”?
AND, a VERY welcome back to JPuzzleWhiz! Your pithy (no misspelling there) comments have been missed!
Is this Sam’s evil twin brother?
Maybe Putty Puss has returned….
Might this story end with a flip on the tommygun scene from 1943 that Ray Toler posted a few days ago …?
And does this mean that Flattop is working on the Side of the Angels …?!
GREAT SCOTT – Sam Catchem’s evil doppleganger??? This new storyline is off to rip-roaring start. Looks like Keyes is about to play his last tune, and it’s likely to be the funeral march.
“Meanwhile, in The Hall of Justice …”
It figures that when we finally see Sam with a cigarette again, he’s evil.
Good morning, DT fans! A parallel universe where the bad guys are good and the good guys are bad! Clever!
the love child of Sam Catchem and Morey Amsterdam!
Well they did reference Barry Allen so this could be Dick Tracey version of Earth 3.
.Good morning guys!.G’morning Gweedo, 22ph, et al.
Good morning, VB and also to everyone.
Someone is having a nightmare, and a really bad one at that. I wonder if it is Tracy who is having the nightmare. Tracy was very tired after the Ace Tower raid and had a very deep sleep and his mind started to wander to strange lands.
This is likely Team Tracy’s Halloween present to everyone, which will end, of course, on Halloween.
Who else needs a change of pants?
Wow! What the? I didn’t expect this.
I was kinda kidding the other day when I asked if this was Bizarro World Tracy. Now I’m not kidding. This is freaky, and I’m totally hooked.
Couldn’t be something as cheesy as a dream sequence…..could it?
Leaping lizards! Have we all been transported by Punjab to Somewhere Else? Is this the Mr. Hyde-version of Sam Catchem?! What the heck is going on here? Or is this Sam’s crooked grandfather or great-uncle?
This whole arc is odd and getting more bizarre every day. I can hardly wait to see how Team Tracy makes sense of this!
The Sam that was this Sam sure ain’tSpeaks as a thug without restraint.Should have stuck to a toothpickFor 88 the end comes quick.Mirror, mirror on the wallThis world is strangest of them all.Up is down and wrong is rightVillain Sam is an odd sight.The Sam that was this Sam is notI fear that Keyes shall soon be shot.
If Patton is the big boss, could Tracy be a hitman brought into town to kill the top detective – Flattop Jones?
I wonder if this a “flashback” story from before the time when Sam started working with Tracy? Sam did have a career and this could have been an undercover assignment.
This is as crazy as that look on Sam’s face. What’s going on here?
(sigh) The old “doppleganger” bit? And it’s not a look-alike of Tracy? Lemme guess – this guy’s going to hit on Fritz Ann?
Spock with a beard? :-)
This certainly has the feel of a great story!
Well now… That’s…. uh…. different.
Don’t recall seeing a cigarette with that big a filter…
Nice mislead there – using the name “Trigger” allowed them to make some people think it was an old Tracy character with that name who also wore a bow tie. Never did I think it could be Sam!
Oh deer, now this is a strip thread worth watching! I tend to agree with @Docnero about Earth 3.
I’m quite familiar with the line, and although yes the good guys (IE: Police dept) is evil now, and the good guys are the former bad guys (IE: Keyes) even they do not act exactly mirrors of the former good guys.
It’s more of a feel of a mafia style senero where the ‘good guys’ are on an uneasy truce, and forced to work on the side of light. Anti-heroes, to you writers, not pure heroes.
Still, this i going to be an interesting thead. I’m glad the new team isn’t going for reality at all costs, as Mr. Gould did (even if he went a bit — off — on the Moon thread.)
And a good day to you, and I am quite happy your in our family.
Maybe Sam has an identical twin [who also happens to smoke cancer sticks] and this is their way of introducing a new character?
What do we have here?!
“…a fragment of an underdone potato. There is more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”So says Ebenezer Scrooge to the ghost of Jacob Marley. Good to see you know your Dickens, sir. I strongly recommend the 1951 film adaptation starring Alastair Sim. The whiter my hairThe more black I wear.
No Gweedo…only LEE goes undercover
and for the record, I said yesterday that trigger will permanently ventilate 88 keyes…so if it comes to pass…keep in mind you heard it here first lol
Wait and See…
First thing I thought seeing the “Evil Sam” is: alternate universe!
A “mirror” universe where good guys are bad and bad guys are good. Hence the title of this series “Midnight Mirror,”
Second thing I thought was hearkening to the original “Star Trek” series episode, “Mirror, Mirror” (Spock with a beard!)
So if we have a “bad” Sam, a "bad "Tracy? (with a beard?)
That is the longest filter on a cigarette I have ever seen.
but how can you know this is really happening? Just because you see it doesn’t mean it is real.
Tell your hair to hold off for a few weeks. It needs to obey!
We know Abner is due to appear in the Halloween story. So isn’t it logical (pardon my Spockishness) to think Abner may be behind this nightmare?Or did I already say that? Sorry if I’m repeating myself.)
I agree about ST:TNG. They had such a huge ship, and everybody was so nice to each other (at least when I tried watching it), that it felt like “The Love Boat” in space.-Mind you, I’d have enjoyed seeing Bernie Kopell as the ship’s doctor.And I can easily imagine the wacky fun of Gopher being in charge of supplying phasers and tricorders for away teams. (“Oops! Sorry, Mr. Data.” “That is not a problem. I keep a stock of spare limbs for just such sight gags.”)
Much as the “alternate universe” concept has been overdone (especially in the Star Trek franchise), I must say I like that idea better than the even MORE overdone “evil doppleganger” bit.
This is what happens when you get involved with FBI women..
How does everyone think Abner is going to be here for Halloween? Given the choice, I’d rather spend Halloween at a table with Gweedo, StillDaMan, Matty, Sydney, and all the rest of you dudes here! With a cold tub of your favorite beverages and Rikki popping out of an orange and black cake to top it off! How can anyone beat that?
Lethbridge-Stuart sans mustache, has a scar and eye patch? Brigade-Leader? Britain a fascist republic? The Doctor was aghast at the implications.____________________
From “Infero” …
That Jon Pertwee season – sans “Spearhead From Space” – was the first I’d seen of Doctor Who …
Legend has it that “Inferno” as we know it came about when another story in the pipeline fell through, and the parallel universe subplot was introduced to pad out the episode count.
Loved Liz Shaw as a brunette. :)
This one’s really good !Now who’s the hood ?The chamber is loaded,Keyes was tolded,to pay upor get shot up.Sam’s got a smokeand this aint no joke____________________
Rap-Master Guido. ;)
The Midnight Mirror seems to be a funhouse mirror where everything is askew and warped.
That episode was online for awhile, but I haven’t been able to find it again.
The Sam that was this Sam sure ain’t
Speaks as a thug without restraint.
Should have stuck to a toothpick
For 88 the end comes quick.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
This world is strangest of them all.
Up is down and wrong is right
Villain Sam is an odd sight.
The Sam that was this Sam is not
I fear that Keyes shall soon be shot.
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