Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for May 12, 2018


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    Neil Wick  about 3 years ago

    Good morning™, escalators!

    Another great close-up in the last panel. “Shiyaki” definitely sounds Japanese.

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    AnyFace  about 3 years ago

    Hm …

    A contraction of “Sukiyaki” …?

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    jonahhex1  about 3 years ago

    Either Topper expects to make a quick killing or this job is merely part of a bigger operation that will be run from Central City………

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    HarryCK  about 3 years ago

    Good morning Neil and Skiyaki undercover operatives !

    My screen shows Skiyaki, with a k and that the word is also a company’s name.

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 3 years ago

    But is there a translation of it? I can’t even get that far as you @HARRYCK.

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    Chris Colvard  about 3 years ago

    I got a feeling that everyone who reads this is looking up Skiyaki, just to see what it means. Just like me.

    All I found was a Japanese “FanTech” business site. Oh, well, I’m glad that Kato is doing well.
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    avenger09  about 3 years ago

    Where or where did my monocle go

    Oh where oh where can it be

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    wallylm  about 3 years ago

    Ugh, if “Skiyaki” is just a contracted form of “Sukiyaki”, I’m just going to presume that Misters Stanton & Curtis were being ironic. It fits though because the song known as “Sukiyaki” was popular in the early 60’s though a few years before the Green Hornet TV show. It’s also an example of the limited view of Asian culture of the time. The actual name of the song was “Ue wo muite, aruko” which means “I look up when I walk”, a song about sadness and pride (the singer is looking up so his tears don’t fall) but was given the “Sukiyaki” name as one of the few Japanese words familiar to Western audiences. It’s like calling Sinatra’s “My Way” the “Hamburger” song.

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    Ignatz Premium Member about 3 years ago

    If “skiyaki” doesn’t mean anything, why is it a company’s name? I get something called “Skiyaki Ticket” and another site advertising concerts.

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    Knightman Premium Member about 3 years ago

    When I was in Japan if I order Skiyaki it was grilled Noodles with some meat and veggies and some sort of soy sauce!!!

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    jrankin1959  about 3 years ago

    Sir, allow me. Here – have this nice El Explodo from (Little) Havana…

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    avenger09  about 3 years ago

    Hey, we’re back!

    I guess the GC Moderator put everyone on a half day suspension!


    Gweedo enjoyed the company!

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    Trespassers W  about 3 years ago

    So Kato is cleverly disguised as an Asian manservant for Topper? Brilliant! Nobody will ever suspect that he is actually an Asian manservant for Britt Reid!

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    Ray Toler  about 3 years ago

    Catching up today. I was on jury duty yesterday and the judge would not allow us to use our cell phones even when we took a break. So I couldn’t read the strip. Then this morning the site was offline.

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    buckman-j  about 3 years ago

    Topper just got contacts, monocle has been retired.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  about 3 years ago

    I hate the term “politically correct,” but Joe & Mike are skating on some thin ice here. It isn’t 1933 anymore.

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    Night-Gaunt49  about 3 years ago

    So in a way Kato is “tied up” with Topper.

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    Sisyphos  about 3 years ago

    “Skiyaki” (which in my recollection, being Japanese-less, is how I read that sukiyaki should be pronounced), Kato in disguise doing for Topper what in his Real Life he does for Britt Reid, has become trusted enough that Topper does not hesitate to share his inmost thinking. That makes Kato a perfect plant, as long as he doesn’t blow his cover, and gives the Green Hornet an unsurpassed edge on Topper in their rivalry, in Central City or abroad (such as in Tracyville)….

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    BelaWhiskers  about 3 years ago

    Good evening Neil, Gweedo and the rest trying to navigate GoComics today. Had to go to another site to read today’s strip.

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    jz27wk Premium Member about 3 years ago

    Kato is lighting Topper cigars. And here I thought the Hornet always used non-lethal weapons on his enemies.

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