Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for August 20, 2020


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    AnyFace  10 months ago
    … and that, as they say, is that. ✨
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    Neil Wick  10 months ago

    Good morning™, historians!

    What I wonder is why is she washing her hands before she thought about flushing the toilet?

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  10 months ago

    Good morning™, Royal flushers !

    Jackpot !  Now I wonder if Hoody doody planned on keeping that for himself or at least for him and Shaggy. Didn’t he tell Coney they hadn’t found anything from all that month long of “searching” ?

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    DaJellyBelly  10 months ago

    She may have pulled the chain out of curiosity.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 10 months ago

    Dethany was last heard of in Bora Bora hiring gigolos…

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    jonahhex1  10 months ago


    And Dethany shows just what IDIOTS Coney and his crew really are….

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    wallylm  10 months ago

    Should also check the back of the tank to see if a gun was left there for Michael Corleone.

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    WelshRat Premium Member 10 months ago

    The next ‘On the Fastrack’ collection. “Dethany cashes in”?

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    Nimblejack  10 months ago

    OH COME ON, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME! Okay, my expectations were not high but COME ON!

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    coratelli  10 months ago

    The Stooge Viller money.

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    artsyguy65  10 months ago

    Accidentally, I had the key!

    The mystery relieved by having to pee!

    With that urge, romance was purged,

    But water didn’t surge, moolah emerged!

    Had Howdy known, he’d surely have flown,

    To not search the throne? Head thick as a bone.

    Lots of arresting and ice cream cones melting,

    But as we’d been expecting, there wasn’t much detective-ing.

    Soon farewells will gush and final tie-ups be rushed,

    But few will be crushed to see this storyline flushed.

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    iggyman  10 months ago


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    iggyman  10 months ago

    Curious when she pulled the chain the whole thing fell apart, guess she has the magic touch!

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    iggyman  10 months ago

    Way to go, girl!

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    iggyman  10 months ago

    I have heard of pennies from heaven but dollars from a toilet tank is a new one!

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    seanyj  10 months ago

    Wow, we all pretty much seen this coming as soon as she headed for that bathroom. Question now is what will Tracy do with the money? Will he let Deathany and her fiance keep it for him being kidnapped?

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member 10 months ago

    My thought is that there is another more conventional toilet in there which she used. Her remark that this is an “old-fashioned water tank” could imply that it wasn’t attached to a toilet bowl. Far less credible is that one of the gang wouldn’t have tried pulling that chain. Frankly, who could ever resist that? Howdy said it didn’t work. Unless of course Dethany did something else that primed or unlocked the chain mechanism.

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    Yngvar Følling  10 months ago

    Pulling the chain was all it took, and no one thought to do that, even as a lark, in all of these years?

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    tripwire45  10 months ago

    So she really did have to use the bathroom. Who knew? Oh, and I can’t believe those morons didn’t think to look in such an obvious place.

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    WilliamVollmer  10 months ago

    Now some people might have kept quiet about finding Stooge’s stash o’ cash. But not Detany, she’ll tell Tracy, AND< Ms. Trellis. Letting the lawyers fight out over who gets to keep the money

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 10 months ago

    Dethany is now flush with money.

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    crobinson019  10 months ago

    Coney must really employ the feeble minded, since that would have been one of the first places a real treasure hunter would have looked. On the other hand, what if it’s all counterfeit?

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    Durak Premium Member 10 months ago

    So Dethany used the toilet, washed her hands and THEN flushed?

    Finding the money, yay!

    But leaving a gator in the bowl, yuck!

    Let’s hope the lid was down.

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    SwimsWithSharks  10 months ago

    How many girls do you know who will do their business in a decommissioned toilet? Or run off to wash her hands, if that’s all she did?

    She’s not weird, she’s just drawn that way.

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    Aaronious  10 months ago

    I’m not usually one to point out holes in a plot, but her boyfriend, who had been kidnapped and tied up, is right in front of her, and she leaves him that way to run off to a bathroom… also, the last panel from a few days ago showed her expression to be one of surprise, like she had figured out where the money is, but it turns out it was just the call of nature. Lame.

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    Sisyphos  10 months ago

    I am used to using that Old Style plumbing at my sometimes overseas location. Never had the tank fall apart like that, never found a stash of money, but have had various other “adventures in plumbing” with such overhead tanks.

    The plot has problems here justifying Dethany’s discovery. Did she abruptly and suddenly run into the Out-of-Order bathroom because she had to pee? Or did she just want to wash up and/or touch up her makeup? If the former, why didn’t she pull the chain before washing her hands? If the latter, why all the urgency and leaving Guy tied up and gagged? And if the plumbing really is out of order, did she use it anyway? —Just a huge lack of clarity about this contrived discovery, which is hard to accept as having never been made over the years since Stooge Villers stashed his loot. IMO, it’s a lame Reveal….

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    oakie817  10 months ago

    so because the bathroom was out of order, they never searched it?

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    Another Take  10 months ago

    1-DETH WARMEDOVER: Whew! Crohn’s Disease sucks. Maybe that chain turns on the fan…


    3-Oooh. So that’s where they put the toilet paper! Guess I oughta use some now that I found it. Kind a moldy looking though. But it looks like just enough to do the job.



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    tsull2121  10 months ago

    This story started out as ridiculous, it ends up as just plain asinine.

    I believe it’s pretty apparent that whatever “magic” was brought to this strip by Mike is gone.

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    Gent  10 months ago

    It’s raining money. Hallelujah! It’s raining money. Oh honey!

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    William Bednar Premium Member 10 months ago

    Not that old fashioned. Some hotels in London, England, still use that type of toilet.

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    WGillete  10 months ago

    She left her boyfriend tied up to… what? Wash her hands?

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    Ray Toler  10 months ago

    This story was the Dick Tracy cast with guest star Dethany acting out a reject script from a Richie Rich comic.

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    Cheapskate0  10 months ago

    You guys have already noted – apparently D did her biz in a toilet that had no water – then washed her hands (the sink had water?), then pulled the chain…

    My experience is, if the water closet was out-of-order (or even if the toilet had not been used) for weeks, the bowl would be empty (except for rings of brown colored Lyme). That should have been clue enough right there – as in, go somewhere else.

    And if the bottom of the water closet falls out, as shown here, revealing the money, then it probably was never water-proof and should not have been in use – even back then.

    Which is my last comment: Considering how way back when is when the money was first stashed in the water closet, the bills are probably worth far more than face value. Especially if any of them say something like “Silver Certificate”… Collectables, anyone?

    As in, does anyone remember when all denominations looked pretty much like today’s one dollar bill? Postage stamp sized president, centered on the front of the bill? All bills the same color?

    This was the weakness in the most recent Moon Gov story in which he showed us his stash of cash from the last time he was on earth. I’m pretty sure if he went to pass one of those bills today, he just might get – well, I don’t really know if I want to go there.

    But he is an alien, after all…

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    sundogusa  10 months ago

    Not exactly how those work, but money is money!

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    Whatever happened to common sense?  10 months ago

    I know money doesn’t grow on trees, but this is ridiculous.

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    L Silverman  10 months ago

    The artwork is great but the story stinks. The chain in Dethany’s hand ain’t the only one getting pulled.

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    Ricky Bennett  10 months ago

    She’ll be able to keep $1.98 after taxes…

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    Eric S   10 months ago

    that’s not big enough for all those millions

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    ScottHolman  10 months ago

    Holy chain jiggling jackpots!

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    Kip W  10 months ago

    Nobody looked in the toilet because they were afraid they’d find Howdy doody.

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    buckman-j  10 months ago

    Wow; strip is now depending on toilet humor. Can you say FUBAR kids?

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    tcayer  10 months ago

    So she ran by her lover tied up just to wash her hands? And the money they’ve searched everywhere for was in the toilet tank? They obviously didn’t search that hard!

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    Brian  Premium Member 10 months ago

    Dethaney comes out of the bathroom, the pockets of her trench coat bulging.

    “Come on Guy, we need to go. Now.”

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    eddi_tbh  10 months ago

    Whoever hid that had a wicked sense of humor. One good flush and you’re flush for life.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  10 months ago

    Actually, that cash is more valuable these days as toilet paper.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  10 months ago

    Let’s give a hand to the graphics team for a good depiction of an old time necessary device.

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