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Dick Tracy by Joe Staton and Mike Curtis for June 25, 2021

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    AnyFace  4 months ago
    Well, if nothing else he’s persistent. ✨
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    Neil Wick  4 months ago

    Good morning™, fans!

    It’s good to see that Mysta does have a line of people waiting to take selfies with her. It looked pretty quiet around her station the last time we saw her on duty. It see that they do have posters of Mars Maid. I wonder if any of those show Mysta in costume. It’s hard to tell just by looking at today’s strip.

    Vera went so far as to reserve a table for them this time. He’s getting even pushier suggesting that they will “dance until dawn”!

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    AngeloVentura  4 months ago

    Vera, Mysta may have other plans…

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    DaJellyBelly  4 months ago

    Tell him NO!! I have a date with my pillow!!

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    avenger09  4 months ago

    Gotta give him credit for never quitting!

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    avenger09  4 months ago

    Selfie dude is definitely copping a feel! Surprised Mad Mindy hasn’t zapped him!

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  4 months ago

    Good morning™, cornered cuties !

    The only “dance” Vera is interested in is that one immortalized by Bob Seger. It will be nothing short of a miracle if he doesn’t get a real good zapping tonight.

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    jimmjonzz Premium Member 4 months ago

    Fifty Shades of “No”

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    daijoboo Premium Member 4 months ago

    Mysta will be busy getting a restraining order.

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    TGer  4 months ago

    What Mysta must be thinking in the last panel!

    “If I say ‘No’ again, he’ll keep asking me out. If I zap him again, he’ll say something stupid like ‘Wotta woman!’ and keep asking me out. What was I thinking when I signed up to work with this knucklehead?”

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    Jab Jr 1957  4 months ago

    Vera just cannot take a hint. I said this book tour was a bad idea. I’m afraid that this will not end well. Maybe the collector will swoop in and “rescue” her?

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    Jab Jr 1957  4 months ago

    I wonder how many of the fans know who “Mars Maid” really is.

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    No means no……..

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Fat guy in panel one is one lucky dude!

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    Jab Jr 1957  4 months ago

    We’ve had many discussions about “comic strip” time. It’s a phenomenon common to other forms of fiction.

    I watched “Friends” last night and tonight. Last night, they ran a two-part season finale from 1999, where they all went to Las Vegas. Chandler and Monica wanted to get married at a 24-hour chapel and the episode ended with Ross and Rachel getting married. Tonight, they ran the very next episode, the season premiere, which began at the exact moment the previous show ended. In real life, the episodes ran 4 months apart, from May to September. At some point in the season, they had to skip over a few months in story time so the Thanksgiving and Christmas episodes would run at the proper times.

    I think that’s what they do here. The big crimes we see here are separated by some off-panel routine police work that wouldn’t be very interesting. Someone said that James Bond novels and movies are the same way. We just see the epic adventures; the time between movies is when Bond is in his office doing paperwork and keeping up his marksmanship and other skills.

    “Firefox” is another example. The sequel “Firefox Down” (never filmed) begins just seconds after the first novel ended, with Gant discovering that he’s leaking fuel and has to land. In real time, the books were published years apart.

    I could give other examples, but I’ve made my point. It’s something we have to accept.

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 4 months ago

    It’s a trap! Mysta, don’t fall for it!

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    crobinson019  4 months ago

    frrzzzzappp!!!! No means NO!

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    crobinson019  4 months ago

    What if Aldid does a series in the strip where someone figures out how to stop Mars Maid’s powers. The Colector Guy (Whose name isn’t Meilar Snuggs) follws the plan, kidnaps Mysta and Aldid has to come to the rescue?

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    tripwire45  4 months ago

    He’s really asking for a “zap.”

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    Batster  4 months ago

    Elsewhere, Mr. Archival has by now forgotten all about his ‘better idea’ and left town for a Winsor McCay exhibition. New story begins Sunday….

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    Durak Premium Member 4 months ago

    So, the crime here is his persistent, unwelcome, inappropriate advances? Time for Mysta to file some charges.

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    trainnut1956  4 months ago

    He has a face only a blind bulldog could love.

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    Another Take  4 months ago

    1-CHUBB BUBB: That x-ray i-Phone filter I bought on the Dark Web better work or I’ll be so mad!

    2-VERA SIMILITUDE: Look what I bought on the Internet, Horny. It looks like a pencil but it’s really a miniature missile that launches if my heart beat reaches 120 BPM….

    3-…The developer determined that that rate meant a person was in mortal danger and in need of a weapon. Would you take it as a compliment if I told you my personal pocket rocket already “launched”? It works on a similar principle but is far less lethal. Wanna see?

    ZAPPP!!!

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    Larry L Stout  4 months ago

    Typical looking fan.

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    artheaded1  4 months ago

    She’ll say yes to the date. She’ll consider that Sparkle married him, and then she married Junior (who she’s programmed to like), so maybe there’s something in him she’s missing. More importantly, no date = no story.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Dancing til dawn….sounds like a title to an old Fred Astaire movie?

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    Wichita1.0  4 months ago

    SHOOT HIM! SHOOT HIM! I’ll provide an alibi.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  4 months ago

    I find the name “Terry’s Comics” interesting for these reasons:

    — Terry could be a reference to (although spelled differently) Tarry Plaguer; or, a reference to animator Paul Terry, founder of Terrytoons (Mighty Mouse, Heckle and Jeckle, among others).

    — The way the word “Comics” is shown is reminiscent of DC’s Action Comics.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    My! My! My! This book tour of Vera’s lasted a “New York Minute”.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    Oh terrific…dinner at Nicola’s…then on to a nightclub with a band or disc jockey to dance off the effects or a heavy or semi-heavy meal.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    “Dance till dawn”, what are they going to do? The fox trot or the cha- cha- cha? They could what was referred to when I was growing up as a “slow drag”.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    Perhaps the club has line dancing. Vera could show Mystra how to do the Bus Stop or the Wobble.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    Tour’s over, Mystra won’t have to wear those itchy horns and the costume anymore.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    I wonder where that comics collector will fit in, maybe he goes to Nicola’s to loosen up or a nightclub for musical relaxation.

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 4 months ago

    Meh. The guy taking a selfie of Mars Maid and himself would likely be a better night out for Mysta than Vera the dweeb……..

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    it’s called “unwanted sexual harassment”

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    buckman-j  4 months ago

    It’s a cartoon folks. Bring back Sawdust

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    Donnie Pitchford Premium Member 4 months ago

    Go to “Nicola’s” and “Cuti” a rug until dawn! OOPS! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself.

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    Jab Jr 1957  4 months ago

    Mysta sure looks leery in panel 3, doesn’t she? More of Joe’s exceptional skills. You don’t need thought bubbles to know what she’s thinking, that she doesn’t want to “dance the night away” with Alldid at all.

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    Jab Jr 1957  4 months ago

    I have a question: Why was Moon Maid called that even after having a baby, Honeymoon? I mean, she wasn’t a maiden anymore!

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    ssledge  4 months ago

    Is there any comic strip writer today who would draw a crowd except if that cartoonist is at a comic convention? I don’t say this to be nasty.

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    Jab Jr 1957  4 months ago

    Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 270 months in prison for the murder of George Floyd, less the 199 days he’s already served.

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    Jim Douglas  4 months ago

    Hey, Hey, Watch the thumb!

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    Chief Patton  4 months ago

    Always great to see Mysta! The Mars Maid spoof is kinda strange, though. Hope it’s not a permanent thing. I can’t be the only one who prefers seeing Mysta wear her traditional moon outfit. It evokes the original Moon Maid when she was looking at her best, only way more gorgeous with Joe Staton and Shelley Pleger than she was with Gould. Those lacy topped boots always send me to the moon! Hard to believe how dense Vera is on the other hand! Love Mysta’s expression in the last panel. “Are you for real?!?”

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    For better or for worse, the whirlwind book tour has come to its end, and so also Mysta’s gig as “Mars Maid” (BTW, although the daily colorist has correctly left her shoulders bare, her thighs are still wrongly colored in as though part of the costume). Vile Alldone has not caught on after daily rebuffs and in fact pushes even further than dinner, which might be tolerable at the tour’s end, and seeks to “dance” all night . Mysta (panel 3) is quite properly aghast at the temerity of his proposition. If she can get away from him now, and take a long, hot, cleansing shower or bath, this plotline should be over. Meanwhile, we’ve not seen nor heard anything from Mr. Archival for a while. Is it time for him to step forth as our lead Villain? Someone? Anyone?

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    Jab Jr 1957  4 months ago

    It’s only 6 months till Christmas. Get your shopping done early!

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    clayface9 Premium Member 4 months ago

    I think that’s Scott Shaw posing for a selfie with “Mars Maid”, but he’s not wearing his trademark Hawaiian shirt.

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