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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for February 18, 2018

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    Pequod  over 3 years ago

    Alice the Goon will be here soon

    Slave rebellion saved the day.

    Escaped from Plunder Island, she

    And Popeye paved the way

    For victory o’er the Sea Hag

    The last Sorceress on Earth

    Must listen very carefully

    To discern her words of mirth.

    J. Wimpy understands her well

    Makes out what she does say

    Gladly shall pay tomorrow

    For a hamburger today.

    To some she’s terrifying

    As frightful as can be

    Olive Oyl, she knows better

    Trusts her with the babe, Swee’Pea.

    Judge not by her appearance

    The Giant known as Alice

    She loves Swee’Pea, as all can see

    Big hearted with no malice.

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    Neil Wick  over 3 years ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    Mr. Bribery is finally behind bars.

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    Neil Wick  over 3 years ago

    “Rocky” Fiegel of E.C. Segar’s hometown, Chester, Illinois, was the real-life person that inspired Popeye. He had a reputation for being extremely strong and he got into a lot of fights.

    “In Chester, it is commonly accepted that Fiegel provided Segar with the basis for the character of Popeye. Although not a sailor, and more inclined inclined to guzzle liquor than spinach, Fiegel had the reputation of being as tough and as fearless as the cartoon character,” according to a 1979 article in the Southern Illinoisan newspaper.

    Here is the most famous picture of “Rocky” and a close-up of the drawing on his tombstone that depicts how Popeye looked in the earliest comic strips he appeared in.

    http://worldofdt.info/img/rockyfiegeltombstone.jpg

    Alice the Goon was not based on a real person and was of undisclosed gender when introduced in the Popeye strip. She supposedly frightened a lot of child readers and later acquired the dress and the hat with a flower to look a bit less intimidating. Olive Oyl eventually hired her as a babysitter.

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    Don Bagert  over 3 years ago

    Note Sawtooth’s picture is in the paper that Sam is reading.

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    Don Bagert  over 3 years ago

    Alice the Goon looks pretty close to copyright infringement to me.

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    AnyFace  over 3 years ago

    The latest Unofficial Crossover Story!™ ✨

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    willy007  over 3 years ago

    Cute pic of Lizz. I need me one of those MCU mugs.

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    rgglick  over 3 years ago

    Please call me when it’s over…

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    therese_callahan2002  over 3 years ago

    And still no word about Ugly Crystal.

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    Ken in Ohio  over 3 years ago

    Well, this is just one man’s opinion, but we just wasted another Sunday on silliness. Excellent art, but the only thing useful is that we know now that Bribery is behind bars. I know, I know – Gould used to take time out for vacations and the like between stories too, but there was so much potential for this Sunday, with the new story brewing. Please, Mike, if you read these comments, I think it’s time to pull way back on all this crossover stuff. Thank you.

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    kantuck-nadie  over 3 years ago

    Ha! This was a pleasant calm, before the storm. I love seeing Bribery behind bars too.

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    Durak Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Well, that was totally unexpected, Rocky Fiegel, cool!

    https://mom.me/lifestyle/9673-real-people-behind-famous-childrens-characters/item/frank-rocky-fiegel-popeye/

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    seanyj  over 3 years ago

    Mr. Bribery looks like he wants to cry.

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    seanyj  over 3 years ago

    And when did Popeye change his name to Rocky?

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    seanyj  over 3 years ago

    And when did Popeye change his name to Rocky?

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member over 3 years ago

    Will we she Popeye and Olive Oil too?

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    jrankin1959  over 3 years ago

    I was going to say, where’s Olive?

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    jrankin1959  over 3 years ago

    First story panel – Yaaaaaaayyyyy!

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    Ray Toler  over 3 years ago

    We haven’t heard Tracy exclaim, “Ye Gods!” for quite some time.

    He’s seen Pruneface, Pouch, Mole, Haf N Haf, and others but a Goon face startles him?

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    Jonathan K.  over 3 years ago

    Here are the original Popeye crossover strips:

    http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2013/10/28

    http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2013/10/29

    http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2013/11/01

    http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2013/11/02

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    b2plusa2  over 3 years ago

    Noting that Dick Tracy appears “out of uniform”, not wearing the yellow trenchcoat or yellow hat. — I shall have to make a list of the occasions when Mysta Chimera is wearing something other than strapless black leotard, etc.

    On the story going on, I wonder what the business dealings between Ghost and Simon are. Ghost wouldn’t have a successful eatery if he didn’t know that you don’t kill or ‘knock-out’ your customers. And Simon would know that you can’t continue a successful eatery without the continued services of a principal like Ghost. Somebody is going to come and ask Ghost about what happened to Simon, and Ghost has been in business long enough that he should know that.

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    buckman-j  over 3 years ago

    Strong second to Ken in Ohio..Just when it looked like a new, potentially creative, good villain was going to take the stage we go bacvk to Thimble Theater. Geez, can we get a straight story once in a while

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    BreathlessMahoney77  over 3 years ago

    Well, today’s strip sure brought the narrative momentum to a dead stop.

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    jdb5169  over 3 years ago

    This is ridiculous! Characters from other comic strips? Come on! Stick with an ‘original’ format. Be creative. Use Your ‘own’ characters.

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    jdb5169  over 3 years ago

    This is ridiculous! Characters from other comic strips? Come on! Stick with an ‘original’ format. Be creative. Use Your ‘own’ characters.

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    ecbaldwin Premium Member over 3 years ago

    I’m quite fond of the homages. Stop and smell the *#@+ing roses, you guys. Sheesh. It’s a comic strip. Where do you gotta be in sich a hurry"

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    Sisyphos  over 3 years ago

    Ye gods! What happened to Ghost and his trippy victim, Simon? I’m glad the MCU is getting a little downtime, and that Tracy has gone fishing with family in the North Woods. But what has Rocky Fiegel got to do with anything? Or is Alice the Goon going to play some part in a story barely begun but already dripping with crossovers? And what’s the (non-)story on Crystal (most people call her Ugly Crystal)?

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    Louie99theKing  over 3 years ago

    Interesting to know Tracy trips on psychedelic drugs when he’s on vacation.

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    Darryl Heine  over 3 years ago

    I wish King Features bought Tribune Content Agency.

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    Ray Toler  over 3 years ago

    Snow melted fast up in the North Woods.

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    BiggerJ  over 3 years ago

    Prediction: if King Features ever merges with Tribune, there’ll be a storyline in which The Great Am makes amends with a royal personification of King. The King characters will come out of the shadows to help save the day the very moment this happens – a literal deus ex machina, since the Great Am is implied to be Tribune Comics God.

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