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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for February 17, 2018

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    Neil Wick  over 3 years ago

    Good morning™, sushi fans!

    There’s no antidote for blowfish (fugu) poison. It sounds like Ghost added fugu poison to the dinner, even though the lunch was safe.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  over 3 years ago

    Good morning™, Sargento Peppers !

    I am thinking it is something other than Fugu poison, something special that ghost came up with.

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 3 years ago

    He wouldn’t have made the point if he hadn’t added his own special compound. Some of them can kill then be broken down within a short time. But you have to research them to know.

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    AnyFace  over 3 years ago
    M.O.: “Food Poisoning.” ✨
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    jonahhex1  over 3 years ago

    Looks like Simon dies a heinous death while Ghost slakes his thirst for revenge and scarfs up Simon’s cash to boot……

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    blunebottle  over 3 years ago

    I’m still not convinced that Simon is going to die- rather strange for Ghost to tell Simon to enjoy the ‘trip’ he is going on, if indeed he’s dying.

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    therese_callahan2002  over 3 years ago

    Hootie named his band after a toxic fish?

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 3 years ago

    One fish makes you taller

    And one fish makes you small

    But the fish that Pepper feeds you

    Is the fish that makes you fall

    Go ask Simon

    Who’s tripping, down the hall!

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    davidf42  over 3 years ago

    I don’t think he’s dead. He’s probably drugged.

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    jlwilliams360  over 3 years ago

    He’s going to turn him into a “zombie.” A favorite method of enslaving dissidents in Baby Doc’s Haiti. It is also documented in the book and film The Rainbow and the Serpent and appears as a plot device in the Miami Vice episode, “Tale of the Goat” S2E7

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    h.v.greenman  over 3 years ago

    Okay Ghost says “the fugu was safe, is was his own special ingredient…”

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’m thinking Ghost added some sort of hallucinatory drug. His quip, “enjoy the trip”, suggests this.

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    Jonathan K.  over 3 years ago

    “Enjoy the trip.”

    Is it going to be a one-way trip?

    Does anyone else think Ghost looks like he is peering out of a casket in the last panel?

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    DaleMcNamee  over 3 years ago

    Dying can be considered a “trip” in this case…

    The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” was supposedly about death… Hence, the album title…

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    willy007  over 3 years ago

    By mentioning Simon’s lunch was “safe,” I’m wondering if Ghost put fugu poisoning in his dinner — the idea being that the lunch meal (when he apparently wasn’t around) will be blamed for the death, clearing Ghost of suspicion.

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    buckman-j  over 3 years ago

    Spader is too expensive. And Grace Slick couldn’t have said (Sung) it better,Mr. Marmel.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  over 3 years ago

    Hat’s off to Joe & Mike for a great week of strips!

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    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    As I noted in a Reply way up above, I think Ghost’s remarks show that his “secret ingredient” in Simon’s dinner is intended not to kill but to induce some kind of unavoidable “trip,” maybe like LSD but in a mixture to render Simon paralyzed while the trip plays out.

    Interestingly, it is still not at all clear why any of this is going on or what Ghost’s objective may be. Good yarn so far….

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    Petra  over 3 years ago

    It will surely look suspicious if Simon dies as he’s trying to purchase Pepper’s, especially if the plan was to take the money and run! I’m not seeing what the plan Ghost has is.

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