Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for April 25, 2019

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    Neil Wick  almost 5 years ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    I also wonder what the D.A. wants to talk about. I do t have any guesses. It looks like we are srarti g to transition to a new story, but I’m aiming to wrap up my thoughts on the Barnabas Tar story for Saturday morning if I can do it, so I’ll think about so.e thi vs and hold off till then.

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    HarryCK  almost 5 years ago

    Good morning™, trial preppers !

    Time for Tracy to get coached on his lines. Then as the excitement starts to build ………… Cutaway to the MM; it better be worth the B-B story lop off !!!!

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    AnyFace  almost 5 years ago
    ”Foreshadowing.” ✨❤️✨
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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  almost 5 years ago

    I was hoping for a bit more on this story. But foreshadowing is what they also use.

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    finkd  almost 5 years ago

    I think it’s one of two things :

    1. B.B. Eyes wants to make a deal for an easier sentence.

    2. It’s a set-up for a trap for Tracy.

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    boboscar  almost 5 years ago

    “And now for something completely different.”

    With Tar dead, and the scene shifting to talk of B-B Eyes, it looks like a new story’s started. When I’ve decided a new story’s started, I do a list of every Tracy story on GoComics. Unfortunately, soon after I started doing this GC imposed a stupid, asinine character limit of only 2000 characters which includes every letter, space, punctuation, & html, which means I have to do this over several posts. I’ll do my initial introduction in this post and start the list in the next one, because otherwise, I can’t even get past the second year.

    My notes are fairly simple. Just my name for the story (usually the name of the main villain or villains, unless they just aren’t the emphasis) followed by the dates the story began and ended. If someone was the main villain for more than one story, I add a “II” and so on to emphasize this. If more than one villain from a past story are in the same story committing major crimes, I include them altogether. Finally, for the two cases of more than one villain with the same name (Chameleon, Mr. Crime) I add, “The Second” in front of their names.

    Minit Mysteries Note: at the request of people who wanted to see these listed here, I’ve decided to make a separate post for them to keep the listing of Mike Curtis stories in as few posts as possible.

    At the start of the GoComics archive, the writer was the late Mike Kilian. Personally, I like his work on Tracy and think he’s very underrated. At the very least, he knew how to tell a story in the daily strip format where every day, something happens that moves the story along, a quality his successor sorely lacked. I recommend anyone here who hasn’t read these stories to check them out.

    TBC cuz GC decided to suck now

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    Knightman Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Maybe BB eyes is going to get out on a technicality!!!

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    h.v.greenman  almost 5 years ago

    I was wondering why we saw BB eyes on one of the computer monitors in yesterdays’s background.

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    Still Da Man!  almost 5 years ago

    Boboscar, was I one of the clever, witty, even hilarious at times fun commentators back in the Good old Days?

    You can be honest, I’ve mellowed with age and site restrictions!

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    tcayer  almost 5 years ago

    Hmm… Maybe Dick’s never had a suspect survive until trial before. Testify? What’s that chief?

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    iggyman  almost 5 years ago

    Waiting with anticipation!

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    Another Take  almost 5 years ago

    Alt Script: 1-CHIEF: Check this out Tracy… 2-CHIEF: This is my new disguise. Pretty good huh? The Chinese eyes will get me undercover into the local triad gangs don’t you think? 3-DT: Ummm sure Chief, but…well, I think you might need to learn Mandarin first. Your “So solly, long numbah” will only take you so far with those guys.

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    buckman-j  almost 5 years ago

    Maybe they are going to try to figure out how BB survived drowning by using a device not invented until about 10 years later. Stay tuned, rerun fans

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    timbob2313 Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    Has BB eyes been in jail waiting trial for the last 50 years?

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    David Rickard Premium Member almost 5 years ago

    “What does the DA want?”

    “He’s annoyed that he has to work ’cause you actually arrested a perp rather than killing him.”

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    Sisyphos  almost 5 years ago

    For what it’s worth, my view is that having four days of “foreshadowing” ( a bland enough euphemism for “false start”), then two weeks of Minit Mystery, followed by expecting us to remember what happened before the Minit Mystery (not impossible but decidedly inconvenient), is not good plotting or sound structure.. I’d rather have seen these four days used to round off the Tar Brothers Tale and the Bonnie-Joe Romance. and then start the B-B Eyes arc fresh after the Minit (=two weeks) Mystery, with only the omniprescient MCU monitor-image as a foreshadowing….

    I have no idea why the DA may want or need to talk to Tracy, presumably, though, involving B-B Eyes’ upcoming trial in some way. Maybe we’ll find before the Minit Mystery. Or not.

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