Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for April 20, 2016

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    cpalmeresq  about 6 years ago

    Always wondered what Mayor Armstrong’s problem is with Tracy. He’s the best, most successful member of the city’s police force!

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    AnyFace  about 6 years ago

    Whatever happened to “Innocent Until Proven Guilty” …?

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    AnyFace  about 6 years ago

    Particulalry when this universe includes at least one known shape-shifter …?

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    Well, this is going to make it much harder to clear Dick’s name. Apparently, it’s obvious that it’s Notta in the video.

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    jonahhex1  about 6 years ago

    This is an election year…..maybe it’s time the good mayor retires due to illness (i.e. the voters got sick of her).

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    jonahhex1  about 6 years ago

    BTW – I still think Tracy is in for a Hulk Hogan-style payoff….Tracy would make a good replacement for Amos Burke.

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    AKHenderson Premium Member about 6 years ago

    The mayor better hope she doesn’t have any enemies with Putty Puss’ phone number.

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 6 years ago

    .Good morning guys!

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  about 6 years ago

    Gweedo cheerfully stated,Good Morning Vista B and Comet !-——————————————————————-.Good morning Gweedo!

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    Mid-week report

    I missed saying anything about the current storyline in my Saturday report, so I’ll just briefly give a mid-week list of characters to hold you over until this Saturday. We are on Day 14 of this story and 21 characters have appeared (14) or have been mentioned (m: 7). There could be more because we are still in the first act, I think, but Putty Puss seems rather important so far. I don’t think we’ve seen the last of him. He is followed by Notta and Blaze. Mr. Bribery and Matty Squared have had quite a bit of “air time” but it’s still unclear if they are involved in this story or just preparing for a future endeavor. Of course, Tracy is very important in this story because the plot revolves around him in a way that it sometimes doesn’t in other stories.

    6/6 Putty Puss4/6 Notta Fallar4/5 Blaze Rize4/4 Mr. Bribery4/4 Matty Squared3/6 Dick Tracy3/4 Wendy Wichel3/3 Ygor Glitch2/3 Sam Catchem1/2 Pat Patton1/1 Unnamed Happydale guard1/1 Unnamed Happydale doctor1/1 Mayor Armstrong0/2 Lizzm0/2 Moon Maid (Mysta Tracy)m0/1 Kittym0/1 Ugly Christinem0/1 The Moon Governorm0/1 H.L. Menckenm0/1 Mr. Schreckerm0/1 Tess Tracy

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    abdullahbaba999  about 6 years ago

    Suspended without pay??? We will get thru this. Dick is still the best

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    richsolano  about 6 years ago

    If Tracy is removed officially, will he work with “outside” investigators Tess & Johnny Adonis to clear his name? Just a theory.

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    artheaded1  about 6 years ago

    Wonder how this would play out in the real world.

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    Richard Tracy  about 6 years ago

    Wow Mayor Armstrong dropping the hammer after all Dick and his team have done for the city…Shame….

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    Ken in Ohio  about 6 years ago

    I think our self righteous mayor overstepped her bounds by at least a leap.Realistically, she might have to suspend Tracy pending an investigation, but with pay. To take his pay away is to cross the line into punishment, and punishment should never be applied until someone is proven guilty.Also, Pat is a long time member of the police force with an unblemished record. He would be in a position to at least argue with the mayor, trying to make her see reason. Why does this woman hold so much sway over everybody? Tracy, Pat and Sam have been through several mayors in the course of their career.

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    jrankin1959  about 6 years ago

    You ARE new in town, aren’t you Mayor Armstrong?

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    1soni Premium Member about 6 years ago

    I my home State, small town mayor decides to use police car for personal use; mayor fires police chief; city council reinstates; Mayor vetoes vote, council overrides veto; mayor sues sues police chief; councilman thrown in jail during hearing; and in case you think that is an anomaly, another town not 20 miles from that one is going thru the same thing.

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    Durak Premium Member about 6 years ago

    Oh Jeez, Wizzer in Alley Oop and Tracey here. Why would the mayor bounce Tracey without even an inquest. Don’t they have, oh, I don’t know, due process laws? Or an FOP? Lawmans Association? Come on. She didn’t even ask “Is this you?”

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    mikeg52  about 6 years ago

    I hope Tracy gets his back-pay, when he’s exonerated.

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    steveyorkdesigns  about 6 years ago

    I miss Sam’s hat.

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    tsull2121  about 6 years ago

    SOMEBODY needs to remind the high and mighty Mayor Armstrong about how SHE took a bribe from Oliver Warbucks to have the ENTIRE MCU/S team pulled off EVERY case they were working on so they could go find where Annie was.

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    hunt Premium Member about 6 years ago

    OK, it’s just a comic strip story, BUT…you know, I really find it hard to believe the TV station manager would air that “Fallar story” without some very good verification. It leaves the station wide open for $$$$$ millions in libel lawsuits.

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    TGer  about 6 years ago

    It’s curious that Wendy’s picture is on the police monitor. I don’t remember ever seeing a non-criminal or someone who wasn’t a “person of interest” on those monitors since Staton and Curtis took over. Does the MCU suspect Wendy of foul play?

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    Sisyphos  about 6 years ago

    All right, I was wrong and it was recognizably Notta Fallar in the Smear Job video. But this still makes the police work easier. No need to track down her identity; possible to verify her whereabouts; possibility of rebuttal witnesses; etc.

    Mayor Armstrong, who should be called “Headstrong,” seems to be a female blend of the Chicago (=Tracyville) Mayors Daley, père et fils, noted for direct and immediate action (such as the illegal but unstopped and unchallenged destruction of Meigs Field, the executive airport on the downtown lakefront, bulldozed without notice overnight, because that’s what the mayor wanted). Tracy may be benched, but Pat Patton should do a good job for his old partner and friend—if Mayor “Headstrong” Armstrong doesn’t handicap him, too….

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    ridenslide65  about 6 years ago

    Guilty until proven innocent. Nice.

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    harkherp  about 6 years ago

    The Police Union’s not going to like this !!

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    @TXPAScotYou ARE new in town, aren’t you Mayor Armstrong?

    She’s been around awhile, we just don’t see her so much.She’s been around since at least 2012. This is the third story in a row in which she has appeared, although she hadn’t been seen for at least 11 months before that.
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    jwmeritt  about 6 years ago

    Tracy’s passport has the date he left Mexico. MP3s, AVI… have metadata, most of which includes creation date. Videotapes usually have creation date on them. If he wasn’t even in the country (according to the US Government), when the tape was made, the Mayor would look bad.

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    The one who’s a dead ringer for Mister Magoo?

    Yeah. Although it’s probably impossible to tell Mr. Magoo from Squinty Eyes, the context suggested that it was Squinty Eyes shown on the monitor, and he was a killer, so I guess that wasn’t an example of a good guy on the monitors.
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    Chris Sherlock  about 6 years ago

    Jump to conclusions much, Mayor Armstrong?

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    retropop  about 6 years ago

    Perhaps we’ll see Pat back on the street doing detective work with Sam and Liz?

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    fredville  about 6 years ago

    This is meant to be a fun story we should just kick back and enjoy…….obviously ANYTHING with Putty Puss in it is usually a laugh nowadays, like when he duplicated Sam robbing a bank and Diet giving a funny speech…..the grim days of him putting Tracy on exhibit in the wax museum are gone……so again, I’m ignoring the holes in logic and just enjoying this……

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    fredville  about 6 years ago

    …….last time I remember, we were supposed to have a long Abner story this summer….now those are always grim…..well, unless you’re Vista Bill, lol….

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    Steven Wright  about 6 years ago

    Armstrong Tracy madNotta lotta ’splaining soonWill Armstrong listenJust one thought goes through my headWould we do any better?

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    Steven Wright  about 6 years ago

    On a side note, I’m hoping that you are not mixed up in the issues that the mods are dealing with over in AO.

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    jonahhex1  about 6 years ago

    That’s where I picked it up from….he’s excellent.

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    smartman  about 6 years ago

    I’m sorry, but we have cops all over the country killing people and if anything is done to them, they are suspended WITH pay. Tracy magically shows up in a video shown by a known Tracy-hater, and he’s immediately losing his pay. That just stretches suspension of disbelief way too much. They’re members of a Union meaning you have to follow a set of rules in disciplining anyone, then IA will gather evidence for that disciplinary hearing. You don’t get to unilaterally suspend someone without pay. First time since I found this site over 3 years ago that I’ve not liked something Mike has done because this is just silly. Put him on desk duty, make him use some of his possibly 2,000 vacation days, whatever, but this is just too much. IA is there for a reason.

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    Jerryjohn52  about 6 years ago

    The mayor is overreacting and violating department procedures with this action. My biggest gripe about the Tracy strip currently is the suspension of logic in many cases. It would make a much more clear story if they stuck to more believable scenarios and more expectable behaviors from characters as well as filling in missing information that was ignored in the story. We never did find out what happened to most of the Blackhearts last year. I liked the way this story was going until the last few days. Unbelievable.

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    ladymadcat  about 6 years ago

    Ugh. The mayor looks and acts like a boss I once had!

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    Neil Wick  about 6 years ago

    Good riddance to bad rubbish !

    He had his fans for sure.
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    Civanfan  11 months ago

    This lady probably clicks all the links in her spam e-mails and complains about her computers always breaking down.

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