Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Charles Ettinger for August 15, 2021

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    Pequod  over 2 years ago

    Archival smug and arrogant, says, “Go and take a look”

    Dick Tracy sticks his beak in every cranny, every nook.

    Seek. Explore. Investigate more. Here’s a used pen nib

    Just like Vera tends to use. Come clean now and don’t fib.

    Safe room soon discovered. Reveals victims of foul crime

    Suffering cartoonist. The Chimera so sublime.

    Weary and weak, Mysta does now seek healing from the sun

    Rejuvenation slow but sure. Archival has not won.

    The DNA of Moon Maid swiftly courses through her veins

    Courage, spirit, and large heart. She’s gone and yet remains.

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    Neil Wick  over 2 years ago

    Good morning™, all!

    Yeah, yeah, yeah … “You can’t arrest me. I’m rich.” Tell that to the judge, Archival.

    Mysta has recovered greatly after sitting downstairs in front of the big window. Archival went and made her angry. You won’t like her when she’s angry, Archival!

    I did some research yesterday on UV and glass, but did have time to comment. I’ll write some comments on yesterday’s strip later. Glass absorbs almost all UVA, but transmits about 75% of UVB. UVC gets completely absorbed in the atmosphere, so it never reaches Earth. Maybe we’ll find out how well the UVA does for Mysta.

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    Brian  Premium Member over 2 years ago

    It’s ZAPPING time!

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    Black76Manta  over 2 years ago

    It seems that Archival does not know that kidnapping is a federal crime, if I remember correctly and on the other hand Archival does not know that he should have kept his mouth shut when he was near Mysta!

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    Ray Toler  over 2 years ago

    Archival is still wearing the ring and it’s glowing. Looks like this storyline may go another week.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  over 2 years ago

    Good morning™, busted blustering bullies !

    If that ring is off his finger and our gal has some amount of significant recovery, a nice jolt, y’ know, for the road, should be enough to get some small compensation for what she has been through.

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    charliechanfamily  over 2 years ago

    Is Mysta about to mention the ring?

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  over 2 years ago

    She looks so sad, vulnerable and cute in the throw away panel.

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    22ph  over 2 years ago

    Looks like we will have another week of Archival.

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    charliefarmrhere  over 2 years ago

    The ring has gone from green to red!

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    charliechanfamily  over 2 years ago

    Doubles as a mood ring?

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    k5wlr  over 2 years ago

    Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially one with moon powers!!

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    Jab Jr 1957  over 2 years ago

    I guess I’ll be the first to mention this: the ring is on Archival’s left hand, when in all other depictions, it was on his right hand. C’mon, Joe, you’re better than this.

    Archival seems to believe that kidnapping is OK as long as he doesn’t physically harm them. “What a maroon!” said Bugs Bunny. I suppose he’ll claim that they were there of their own free will.

    Will Mysta and Vera finally tell Tracy about the ring?

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    avenger09  over 2 years ago

    Is Mad Mindy about to live up to her name and in anger zap Archival to a crisp?

    That would be interesting.

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    avenger09  over 2 years ago

    This story needs to end.


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    Jab Jr 1957  over 2 years ago

    I like it that everyone is in the proper colors. I especially like the final panel.

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    dalemcnamee9  over 2 years ago

    False imprisonment can be added to the charge of kidnapping, assault for what Archival did to Mysta with the ring etc.

    Archival is betting on the judge posting bail… He could be given a “no bail” judgement and be listed as a threat to both Vera and Mysta as well for the “no bail” ruling…

    So, Archival will be eating lunch with the “criminal club” in central booking…

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    artsyguy65  over 2 years ago

    ”Unharmed? UNHARMED?! Detective Tracy, confiscate Bribery’s ring from him so I can zap him but good without it getting bounced right back at me. Unharmed, he says… hmph.”

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    a-man2  over 2 years ago

    The ring is practically in Tracy’s face when he is talking to Mr. Archival about criminal impersonation/kidnapping. What is criminal impersonation? I think I know, not positive. Mysta is getting fired up in the last panel and wants to unload on Mr. Archival.

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    Kim Metzger Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I was scammed two years ago to the tune of $2700. I went to my local police, told them what had happened, and got the "Now let me get this straight … " speech. That was pretty much it. If anything was done, I don’t know of it.

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    DaveG1960  over 2 years ago

    Hell have no fury……

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    GoComicsGo!  over 2 years ago

    Uhmmm… Mysta, Do you disagree with that statement?

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    GoComicsGo!  over 2 years ago

    Shouldn’t that be “They were completely unharmed.”?

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    iggyman  over 2 years ago

    Does Tracy know the full power of the ring?

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    Batster  over 2 years ago

    Well, I’m admittedly surprised to see there appears to be a bit more to tell here after all; hope this unexpected coda (or continuation?) is put to good use!

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    bluegirl285  over 2 years ago

    Unharmed? Oh Brock, that was the wrong choice of words, buddy boy.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Oh, dear. Archival is about to get Lummed, and I DON’T mean “and Abner”… >:D

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    lunapeachie  over 2 years ago

    Oh, you done goofed up…

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    Durak Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Someone is about to commit assault! While the victim is in police custody!

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    tcayer  over 2 years ago

    The fact the victim is not hurt does not mitigate a kidnapping charge! Maybe one of his hotshot lawyers can tell him that!

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    buckman-j  over 2 years ago

    Okay, time to move on to the next dud of a story, probably some dumb crossover.

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    Another Take  over 2 years ago

    1-STAN LEE: Hey Tracy. I gotta a joke for ya…

    2-…What gal really hates a ring? DT: Uh, I dunno?

    3-STAN: THE ONE WHO HAS TO WASH THE RING AROUND YOUR COLLAR!!! HA! See what I did there? I flashed my ring which made you focus on the kind of ring that people wear and then…

    4-…I changed it up to a different kind of ring! That’s called a Misdirection Joke by those of us in the joke biz. Be sure to give me credit when you tell it!


    DT: Tell me again – only go slower this time…

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    grcollazo Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Can someone just lean over and take the ring off his finger? Maybe, a little soap…

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    Sisyphos  over 2 years ago

    Very awkward positioning of Archival’s left hand in the antepenultimate panel; in fact, it’s hard to see how it attaches to his left arm. Apparently the overriding factor is to show the ring clearly. From that it follows that the Magic Ring has a further part in the story. I trust Mysta, even recovering, is not so forgetful as to try to zap the kidnapper/Privileged Rich Guy while he is still wearing it. So, Vile or more likely she must speak up, explaining to Tracy the significance of the ring—at which point Tracy should realize that the ring has been purloined from the Evidence Room, where it would have been deposited in connection with the Mr. Bribery case. Once Brock is disarmed, or disfingered, then maybe Mysta can remind him of how “unharmed” she has been!

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    IvanB.Cohen  over 2 years ago

    I thought I had seen everything…someone who is in denial.

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    IvanB.Cohen  over 2 years ago

    What lawyer in his or her right mind would take his case?

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    IvanB.Cohen  over 2 years ago

    Where are handcuffs or zip ties for Archival? Guy is talking plenty smack.

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    Oh,this man has got to die.But not at Mysta’s hands.He must die due to his own “cleverness”.

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