Sleek jet races ‘cross the sky
Need not ask, who, what or why.
Warbucks comes to Tracytown
Punjab, Asp of wide renown.
Annie and her canine friend
Wags his tail. He shall defend.
New adventure. A clean slate
Crimestoppers won’t hesitate.
Investigate a mystery
Untangle Trixie’s history.
B-B belongs in a cage
Lock him up and watch him rage.
Good morning™, summer vacationers!
I’m not making any bets on it being the most peaceful summer ever. Clearly, Annie has not spent enough time in the Tracys’ city to know that it’s rarely all that peaceful.
Succinct reintroductions. ✨
Good morning™, that thing Neil said !
Asp’s more normal eyes really stand out, against the rest of them.
What a surprise
Annie and the guys
Are back in a Sunday strip
’Tis a treat for all of us
Who made a big fuss
When Annie made a one way trip
Of course it’s a shame
The strip ended so lame
It’s great Mike and Joe care enough
To bring the gang back
They have shown a real knack
To explore all this cross reality stuff
Annie’s got to learn that made in China crystal balls are not dependable :D
Sandy gets to say his line…
This strip has become a nursing home for defunct strip’s characters
And why not Brenda Starr at this point. She could be the anti-Wendy Wichel
Famous last words….
I thought the asp was in Ratznestistan.
Perhaps peaceful would be a week fishing with Tracy’s One Eyed friend
To Sandy: Arf, arf (Thats what you think)
The last famous words.
I was going to say something to the effect of, Ah, the innocence of childhood, but the positions of Annie’s eyebrows in the last panel belie her years in the comics… she knows that ain’t gonna happen.
Since when has Annie ever had a peaceful summer?
BTW, welcome back, Asp and Punjab. I can see them getting together with Mysta Chimera (Moon Maid) to give Tracy & Co. a bit of a respite by cleaning up the town…
Will the 3 girls get together and help solve the case?
BTW – with all the characters (including Sandy) in the jet, I’m strangely hearing the theme music for Johnny Quest…
I hear ominous music playing in the background……
Annie: “We’re gonna have the most peaceful summer ever.”[knock on wood]
4- ANNIE: So you’re Dick Tracy’s dad? WARBUX: Yes 5- ANNIE: And mine and Sandy’s dad? WARBUX: Yes. SANDY: ARF! (Can’t you see the resemblance?) 6- ASP: How do you like the outfit I picked out for you Punjab? 7- PUNJAB: I find it to be repugnant and an embarrassingly stereotypical example of the way you people view people from my country. Furthermore, my name is not Punjab. ASP: Ha! You’re hilarious Punjab. That’s why I keep you around. Now fetch me a drink. PUNJAB: (sigh) Yes Sahib. 8- ANNIE: I can’t wait to meet my brother. SANDY: ARF! (Me too!).
On the other plane, Capt. America, Dead Iron man, Mutt and Jeff and Kerry Drake. Throw them all against the wall and see who sticks. BTW, Avenger; nice rhyme scheme.
Peaceful summer? Ha! Did you know that big men in turbines can dissiper? And people walk around, without eyes? Oh wait…
When you’re a character like Dick Tracy or Little Orphan Annie, “peaceful” is a word seldom used.
I like Stanton’s and Curtis’s take on the “Annie” style artwork, but Punjab looks more ominous than The Asp.
PILOT: Mr Warbucks… Mr Warbucks… we’ve lost engine #1… what should I do?
OLLIE: Use engines 2 thru 4 you idiot.
PILOT: But Mr Warbucks, we lost engines #2 and #3 at the same time
WARBUCKS: Then why didn’t you say that at the beginning you idiot?
PILOT: Mr Warbucks, Mr Warbucks.. engine #4 is gone now, what should I do?
WARBUCKS: (grabs the only parachute on the plane) "Say hello to my dead wife Trixie for me and tell her that 20 years later shes STILL a damned thorn in my side!
(OPENING ESCAPE HATCH)
Warbucks waves to Annie, Punjab, Sandy and The Asp as he leaps out of the plane
WARBUCKS: SEE YA SUCKERS!!!
Looks like there was a “bench seating sale” at “PRIVATE JETS ’R’US” when Ollie was remodeling his jet.
By the way, ive NEVER seen a “private jet” with a sunroof.. nice touch ;)
Ok, we’ve introduced everyone, Annie has cursed us all to a violent, death filled summer and Sandy is ready to roll. Hit it!
I wonder when the Great Am will appear ?
Hmmm With the ASP and Punjab along I would not make book on it Annie.
Must be something in the air re-circulation system on the Warbucks jet (I like the big W-logo on the tail): nobody except Asp has eye pupils [hey, it’s a little joke, okay?], and he seems to have lost a good deal of weight. Asp is looking positively gaunt….
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