Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for April 17, 2016

  1. Mmdash6
    Pequod  about 6 years ago

    Transformation now complete, Putty Puss becomes Dick TracyNotta dressed up to the nines, hot outfit rather racy.Neckline plunges down to there. Piled high is her long hairPutty Puss has not a care. Embraces Notta’s form so fair.Blaze aims her camera at the pair, a reluctant love sick pawnWere she there in Putty’s place, she’d remove all she has on.Elsewhere, we find Bribery in cahoots with Doctor GlitchMatty Squared inside a box, he thinks there’s been a switch.“Where are Kitty and Christine? What has transpired here?I am not feeling at all well, am not myself, I fear.”Elsewhere, Wendy’s hard at work when arrives the daily mailInside there are candid shots of a nature to assailThe character of Tracy, now seen in black and whiteDoing things with Notta Tess would declare far from right.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 6 years ago

    .Good morning all!.Excellent, Pequod!

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    AnyFace  about 6 years ago

    If you leak the ‘compromising photos’ without seeking payment, is it blackmail?

    … or just a smear campaign?

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    AnyFace  about 6 years ago

    And as we live in a ‘post-truth’ Photoshop era …

    … how much of what we see can we/should we believe?

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    Ray Toler  about 6 years ago

    I said a few days ago that the tape and photos would make their way to Wendy Wichel.

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    DaJellyBelly  about 6 years ago

    That’s a nice shout out in the next to last panel to a Baltimore lad!

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    AnyFace  about 6 years ago

    Thinking about it, Notta had Blaze use a Film Camera, didn’t she?

    No photoshop necessary.

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    AnyFace  about 6 years ago

    And film is much harder to fake.

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    DaJellyBelly  about 6 years ago

    BTW, If that rag runs those photos without checking it’s validity, as fact. The paper and Wichel will have opened themselves up to a slander and libel lawsuit!!

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    fhoffman01  about 6 years ago

    Knowing Wendy, she’ll go to print with the pics asap. She’s as cold blooded as Notta.

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    willy007  about 6 years ago

    “with pics of Notta duds scantI just can’t… on a leg so finelike sweet winekeep my mind off her ice cream cone hair.I don’t care if I can’t find the keysto my cair. I want my Lotta NottaNow !!!”Here’s your Lotta Notta. :)

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    blunebottle  about 6 years ago

    Wendy, no one else will believe it either.

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    Wendy cites the name of "H. L. Menken in her exclamation. From Wikipedia:

    Henry Louis “H. L.” Mencken (September 12, 1880 – January 29, 1956) was a German-American journalist, satirist, cultural critic and scholar of American English…. As a scholar Mencken is known for The American Language, a multi-volume study of how the English language is spoken in the United States. His satirical reporting on the Scopes trial, which he dubbed the “Monkey Trial”, also earned him notoriety.
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    AKHenderson Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Paging Dan Rather and Mary Mapes…

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    Steven Wright  about 6 years ago

    Notta rest relaxHard day framing our TracyPutty Puss tires herBlaze takes pictures and films themWill she betray her girlfriend

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    abdullahbaba999  about 6 years ago

    Holy Edvard Munch,,it’ll be right in the papers with JST

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    AnyFace  about 6 years ago

    Uh …

    … why exactly did Notta need for Tracy to be out of town in order to implement this scheme?

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    William Weedman  about 6 years ago

    Wendy is a “print first ask questions later” reporter, which is exactly what Notta is counting on. I’m sure this is a distraction for something bigger. While Tracy is defending himself, Notta and Blaze will be elsewhere stirring up trouble.

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    @Ken in OhioI think Wendy works at a TV news channel, not a newspaper …

    Yes, Wendy works for Schrecker Broadcast News, better known as SBN, a cable TV news channel. She’s phoning the boss, Mr. Schrecker, in today’s strip. Once she breaks the story, it’s likely to be all over the place, though. She’s always looking for negative stories about Tracy, so I don’t I don’t think she’ll waste any time checking facts.
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    thunderbearr  about 6 years ago

    Wendy is wearing corduroy lipstick. LOL

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    Can't Sleep  about 6 years ago

    No doubt Wendy will have the pictures gone over to verify they weren’t Photoshopped.I bet the pictures are just a tease to get Wendy’s attention, and then Notta will sell her the video.

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    sydney  about 6 years ago

    See that LEG up in the Air . . .It ‘frames’, a ‘worrying state’ of Affairs !

    “Menchken!”… Why call his name in vain?This female’s - a ‘lively’ version of the same*!*No hesitating, our Wendy … isn’t waiting Typewriter fingers speeding, no sign of vacillating

    No dismay, in a “Throw Shade” - Crusade You may even ‘glimpse’ the blade, in the way Tracy is portrayed?Her Heart won’t Skip One Beat To take our Dick Tracy off the Street

    Of “sorts,” a reputation ‘gerrymander’One without a dash of candor?Plus a likely SBN TV report - of dirtOr talking ‘manufactured’ slander

    Now what can Tracy DO ?Yet another worry is - Tess’ View ?Will Mayor Armstrong “flex” some Muscle ?And “give” our Hero any Hustle ?

    So many Worries and Questions to revile usWhile Bribery shapes his VirusWill his Matty Squared do a BANKING ‘Scare’ ?If SO, who will investigate? Will the FBI be there?

    If we go on recent “precedent” … better start from now, to pull your HAIR*!*Perhaps. from “anywhere” ?

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    Gweedo said late last night,With you and others posting the long bits it is a good idea to do it on days that are normally “quiet” and don’t have Moon Maid in the story.

    I think we’re pretty safe from Mysta until about the fall maybe.
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    Pequod  about 6 years ago

    Many good posts from knowledgeable sources this week. Thanks for the death of Matty Square strips, Willy007. Good to be reminded of his horrific demise now that his squared self is up and running.Boboscar’s “no death” overview left us to consider what we saw and what was said. The force of the explosion at Estrella’s lifted a car outside off the ground, yet no casualties were mentioned in the strip. No word or panel suggests fatalities. A sensitive way to provide action and resolution without too loud an echo from the headlines. Boboscar’s stories overview is also much appreciated. I agree with the commentary on the commentary. I stopped reading Tracy at some point, so the information is good to have. Neil’s plot summary offers a detailed reminder of Spicy and Spectacle’s adventure. Syd’s knowledge of the strip and its valued archivists/historians is worth repeating. Hat’s off. Notta is looking marvelous today. Suitable for framing. She is a complex character, which I like. She was abused by Piggy, lost her husband and is caretaker of a brother turned burden. She and George killed Bribery’s body double, and she was involved with the Blackhearts. She remains in contact with Bribery. Is she still receiving packages? I’m glad her intentions do not appear to be violent. Nice to see her relaxing today, content with remote, a cold beverage and hot Blaze. In more tumultuous times she shed tears for Purdy.

    Thanks to Vista Bill, Neil Wick, Ray Toler (cheers), Gweedo (nice), Willy007, capt mutt (very nice), 60s fan, JPuzzleWhiz and Chris Sherlock for the kind words. Very much appreciated!

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    Can't Sleep  about 6 years ago

    Otherwise it would be like Tracy was in two places at once in the same city.-———————————Remember Mark Sanford? He was the governor of South Carolina who disappeared over the Father’s Day weekend in ‘09, and one of his aides said he, “was hiking the Appalachian Trail”? He actually had ducked out on his family and went to Buenos Aires to be with his girlfriend.-SO Notta is setting Tracy up: he says he’s in Cuba, but he’s “hiking the Appalachian Trail” with her.

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    Can't Sleep  about 6 years ago

    “Holy H.L. Mencken,” indeed!

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    sydney  about 6 years ago

    @ AnyFace

    “Uh …… why exactly did Notta need for Tracy to be ‘out of town’ in order to implement this scheme?”-———————————————————————

    Umm Seems, you’ve ‘backed’ our Author up against a Wall Really no need for Tracy to be “Out of Town” At All ! ?

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    And, the Smear is on!The Smear Job in Tracyville will go down in the lore of infamy as one of the boldest failed attempts to bring down America’s most famous detective ever! Lounge while you may, Notta, because this, too, shall pass. And Blaze? Either “turn state’s evidence,” as they say, or be on the lam again….

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 6 years ago

    Gweedo mentioned,Uh, oh ! I forgot somebody… Good morning, Bill !-———————————————————————.Hello Gweedo!

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    Jerryjohn52  about 6 years ago

    I wonder what exactly is in that envelope? Is it just the photos? Is there a DVD disc also? Would have to be with the sound off because Putty Puss’s singing would blow it. Also, is there any documentation claiming when the photos were taken? Surely there’s no hiding the identity of Notta as she will be recognized quickly and that by itself should make it look suspicious. Lots of things to consider here.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 6 years ago

    .Gweedo, after last week’s bout with your computer, Rikki thought you deserved a good meal so she prepared this standing rib roast for you! OK?..Nothing like this, I promise: “Eye of newt, and toe of frog,Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,Lizard’s leg, and howlet’s wing,—For a charm of powerful trouble,Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.”—Macbeth (IV, i, 14-15)

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    Ken in Ohio  about 6 years ago

    This is not the first time someone has tried to smear Tracy’s good name. Spinner ReCord and the Police Custodian tried a frame up to make it appear that Tracy had pilfered cash and jewelry from the Police Vault.Of course, Tracy and Sam wasted no time; bringing out the big guns from the lab: Spectro-Analysis of paint scrapings from the vault safety deposit boxes, measurements of the boxes to prove that they could be interchanged with boxes from outside, etc. etc. Crooks in Tracyville tend to get very nervous when Tracy does his “Sherlock Holmes” routine; the Custodian was no exception. So Spinner shot him, and the rest of the story was a satisfying variation of a Tracy Trope: the cops trying to catch Spinner before Spinner was able to destroy a crucial piece of evidence.This story has all kinds of potential for that sort of thing. Putty Puss’ DNA must be all over Notta’s apartment, for example.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 6 years ago

    Gweedo asked,Umm, Bill ? Are those ribs anyone we know ? ?-————————————————————————.I’ll check Gweedo. Roll call is at daylight.

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  34. Mmdash6
    Pequod  over 5 years ago

    Transformation now complete, Putty Puss becomes Dick Tracy

    Notta dressed up to the nines, hot outfit rather racy.

    Neckline plunges down to there. Piled high is her long hair

    Putty Puss has not a care. Embraces Notta’s form so fair.

    Blaze aims her camera at the pair, a reluctant love sick pawn

    Were she there in Putty’s place, she’d remove all she has on.

    Elsewhere, we find Bribery in cahoots with Doctor Glitch

    Matty Squared inside a box, he thinks there’s been a switch.

    “Where are Kitty and Christine? What has transpired here?

    I am not feeling at all well, am not myself, I fear.”

    Elsewhere, Wendy’s hard at work when arrives the daily mail

    Inside there are candid shots of a nature to assail

    The character of Tracy, now seen in black and white

    Doing things with Notta Tess would declare far from right.

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