Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for October 21, 2018


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    Pequod  over 2 years ago

    Vortex in well past his depth when Pauly throws some hands

    On the floor with one good eye. Big Pauly makes demands.

    Vortex chuckles through the pain, announces, “Look who’s here”

    Pauly turns. His stomach churns. Is that a trace of fear?

    Sam and Tracy have arrived. Door yields to Catchem’s axe

    Seems Devil had a tale to tell, some anecdotes and facts.

    Crutch’s son thought it’d be fun to grab him some revenge

    Now his chance a deadly dance. On payback he won’t binge.

    Pauly raises up his guns yet has no time to aim

    Sam and Tracy shoot him down. Crime stopping is their game.

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    Neil Wick  over 2 years ago

    Good morning™, mob-busters!

    Deacon and Miller? Like Abbott and Costello, maybe? Martin and Lewis? It seems they had a lot of variety in their movie output.

    Indeed, what does this have to do with Polar Vortex?

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    Ray Toler  over 2 years ago

    How does it involve Polar Vortex, indeed? Now what seemed like an aimless story has taken an intriguing twist. I am interested.

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    avenger09  over 2 years ago

    So glad that Sunday’s back

    Although there’s certainly a lack

    Of anything that’s worth a hoot

    Today deserves the boot

    It’s definitely a waste of time

    It’s value about a dime

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    Donnie Pitchford Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Peter Pitchblende? Old comedy duo? Say, am I looking in a mirror? I must be dreaming this. Yes, that must be it. (Tee hee!)

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    AnyFace  over 2 years ago

    About Pitchblende …

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    HarryCK  over 2 years ago

    Good morning™, anonymous mail boxers !

    Something tells me Peter’s comic is going into reruns for awhile…

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 2 years ago

    Yes, Peter Pitchblende as the “URANIKNIGHT” the radioactive man. When he prowls the streets of Arkham on his glowing-from- the-inside horse it is quite the experience.

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    Counterpoint Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Looks like they set off their own Sunday Minute Mystery within the PV story line…

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    atomicdog  over 2 years ago

    Re: Crimestoppers – they can do that by looking at your mail.

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    therese_callahan2002  over 2 years ago

    Many years ago, someone put a bomb in my grandparent’s mailbox, and it detonated. Thankfully, it was several feet away from their house, and they weren’t near it at the time. They got another one, and put it closer to the house.

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    Crowmeus  over 2 years ago

    It wouldn’t have been that long ago that this Deacon and Miller story would have been a perfect set-up for the Nitrates. Too bad we’ve seen the last of them. Then again, in Tracy Town, one never knows.

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    h.v.greenman  over 2 years ago

    More references to out of date actors, sounds like it is time for Vitamin Flintheart to enter the stage

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    iggyman  over 2 years ago

    My father mentioned Lum and Abner in passing years and years ago. I had forgotten the names!

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    Jonathan K.  over 2 years ago

    It looks like this story arc is about to involve another film-related plot. And Polar Vortex looks a lot like Silver Nitrate in that final panel.

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    William Bednar Premium Member over 2 years ago

    This duo looks like a cross between: Martin/Lewis and Abbott/Costello. The guy with the mustache looks a little like Bud Abbot.

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    paul brians  over 2 years ago

    For what it’s worth “pitchblende” is a mineral from which uranium is mined.

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    Night-Gaunt49  over 2 years ago

    Yes, it is called “uraninite” now.

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    jollyjack  over 2 years ago

    Crimestoppers textbook is AT BEST uneven, but today’s is especially lame.

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    Donnie Pitchford Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Here is “the real Peter Pitchblende” in case folks are wondering who the heck I am: am also planning to buy a Geiger Counter to see just how radioactive I am. I was once active in radio, so I guess I must still be radioactive.

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    timbob2313 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Who the hell are Deacon and Miller?

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    BreathlessMahoney77  over 2 years ago

    Well, today’s strip should brought the narrative momentum to a screeching halt.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  over 2 years ago

    That should be, “sure brought the narrative…”

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    tsull2121  over 2 years ago

    AH! It all makes sense now! Sounds like somebody “put the pinch” on Mike and Joe’s “teenage abduction and hooking them on drugs” storyline and made them change gears.

    No wonder that train pulled in so fast!

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Holy Toledo, cartoon-viewers! Is Peter Pitchblende even quasi-self-referential to Joe? Deacon and Miller were never my favorites: I preferred Abbott and Costello. —And I don’t even like Abbott and Costello!

    I await tomorrow eagerly….

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