Good morning™, probers of history!
Oliver isn’t enjoying this topic of conversation.
Warbucks in that second panel ..,
Good morning™, nosy dicks !
Look him dead in the eye and say, yes, Ollie.
Thursday his second wife disappeared “20 years ago.” Today his first wife took in Annie. How old is Annie?
Someone predicted that the history would be retconned so his marriages were before Annie even entered the picture, but not so. Yes, I know that there will always be problems of maintaining continuity with these never-aging characters, but I’d have thought it would be less blatant.
Now Annie is young, so you hear.
But I am assertin’
That I know for certain
She’s now in her 36th year.
From The MAD Comic Opera, by Frank Jacobs and Wally Wood.
To.borrow Tracy and baldy duke it out!
That mentioning of “20 years ago” was a clincher of a mistake. They need to change it to “5 years or 7.”
Maybe his second wife was killed by Stella Han, or some other enemy.
“I’m sorry, Oliver, but I have a reason for asking.”
Tracy should of explained first before asking questions, that they are investigating the disappearance of his second wife!!!
Morning, Tracy Fans!
Maybe the team has a solution to the continuity problem. For example, the Annie in the Dick Tracy stories may be a different girl than the one in the Harold Gray and Leonard Starr stories.
Warbucks is drawn terribly. His face looks like a mask and in panel one he’s at least 300 lbs.
Part one of my list of Dick Tracy stories.
DICK TRACY by Chester Gould
000SUNDAY STRIPS10-04-31 to 05-22-32The early Sundays have stand alone stories most of which are complete in one day. Chief Brandon, Pat Patton, Patrolman Milligan, Big Boy, Texie Garcia and “Ribs” Mocco are introduced in these stories. Tracy is a civilian in the first Sunday.001THE HOLD-UP10-12-31 to 11-13-31Tracy joins the police force after Tess Trueheart is kidnapped by two gunmen who kill her father.002THE HUNT FOR BIG BOY11-13-31 to 12-29-31003PATROLMAN TRACY12-30-31 to 02-19-32Tracy is demoted when he neglects his job after a fight with Tess.004BROADWAY BATES02-20-32 to 04-11-32Con man Broadway Bates and his girlfriend Belle attempt to swindle Mrs. Trueheart out of her husband’s life insurance money. 005THE KIDNAPPING OF BUDDY WALDORF04-12-32 to 05-30-32Big Boy kidnaps 2 year old Buddy Waldorf. Tracy follows them aboard an ocean liner and is thrown overboard in the middle of the Atlantic. 006ALEC PENN05-31-32 to 07-28-32007KENNETH GREBB07-29-32 to 09-07-32008STEVE THE TRAMP & THE KID09-08-32 to 10-12-32First appearance of Junior.009DAN MUCELLI10-13-32 to 11-26-32010LARCENY LU11-28-32 to 12-31-32011STOOGE VILLER01-02-33 to 03-01-33012HANK STEELE03-02-33 to 05-20-33Junior’s birth father. Steve the Tramp kidnaps Junior to collects a reward Steel offered for the return of his son.013PRISON BREAK05-22-33 to 08-02-33Steve the Tramp and Stooge Viller break out of prison. Viller kills Hank Steele.014TESS IS KIDNAPPED08-03-33 to 09-09-33015MOB ACTION09-11-33 to 10-11-33“Boss” Herrod is running Big Boy’s gang while he is in prison. 016BIG BOY’S REVENGE10-12-33 to 12-08-33Big Boy escapes from prison and attempts to kill Dick and Tess.017JIMMY WHITE12-09-33 to 01-19-34Jimmy White tries to trick Junior into breaking the law.
Heres an idea, since tracy and ollie are friends why not try this….
TRACY: Oliver I need your help, your second wife is the star witness to put a murderer behind bars, but we cant find her. Any help you can provide would be appreciated greatly appreciated
OLIVER: Go stick it in your hat “Johnny Law” you ain’t got nothing on me, ya hear me?!? NOTHIN’!
TRACY: Gee Oliver, that was kinda harsh dont you think?
OLIVER: Sorry Tracy, "White Heat was the in-flight movie… that Cagney tho, what a great actor
TRACY: Eh, he’s alright, but I kinda prefer Warren Beatty myself
A little touchy about that subject, eh Oliver?
Hey, I’m a detective – it’s what I do…
Never trust a man with no pupils in his eyes! Cranky with Tracy too.
Tremendous art once again. Powerful characters in shadow. I like the setting of the luxurious Siam Hotel, where two formidable men meet. Only one has a badge. Tracy tries to be tactful. Warbucks is touchy. Where will things stand when the smoke clears?
I don’t know why people are so disturbed by the inconsistency in Annie’s age, it’s the same inconsistency present in the majority of strips, including this one. How old Dick Tracy would be today if he aged in real time? His strip debut in 1931! I just enjoy the strips and this issue is forgotten.
(gasp) Annie was an orphan?!? LOL j/k
1- TRACY: Ummm…Daddy? 2- WARBUX: Yes my boy? TRACY: I’ve never been lucky with the ladies. I think it’s because you neglected to have “the talk” with me. You know the “birds and the bees”. 3- WARBUX: Right, right. Well son, in my experience that part answers itself if you got the the “coin and the cash”. TRACY: Is that what attracted Mom to you? WARBUX: It sure wasn’t my luxurious hair. Remind me. Which one was she?
Retconning Warbucks’ marriages so they were before he met Annie would be like retconning Tracy’s past so that he didn’t meet Tess until after her father was killed.
Somewhere along the line, readers seem to think that these arcs will make sense. You got dead guys re appearing, crossovers with 100 year old comics, and the assumption by writers that everyone was an Annie fan. Just follow, and don’t try to make sense. Re: Tsull2121…He Made it Ma, top of the world. Kaboom
Didn’t know Daddy was ever married. He wasn’t in the musical. I never followed the strip.
Thank you. thank you, thank you S&C for giving us more Annie. Keep it up. Next Brenda Starr, Terry, perhaps? But maybe one, even a small BO storyline? You never did tell us where those strange noises at Sunny Dell acres were coming from.
BB strikes again!LOL!
Whoa! A little uptight about Wife Number Two, Oliver?That was a quick turn of attitude towards your old friend Tracy!
So, what backstory, if any, will Warbucks peddle about Trixie Tinkle-Warbucks?
This version of Warbucks, in the artwork, is a perhaps somewhat younger, sterner, less “Joyful Warrior” character than Harold Gray’s. I am disconcerted to some degree….
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