Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for October 17, 2021

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    Pequod  about 2 years ago

    Tracy knows a thorny rose and how to bide his time

    Pick her up. Slap on the cuffs. ‘Tis time she faced her crime.

    Whispered low in ear, Pouch did hear. News sure travels fast

    Treasure hunters are not punters. Cash makes good times last.

    No need now to travel back. Great treasures realized

    A messy end. Time not a friend. Drone not stabilized.

    Tear in time ends Sterling’s crime. Reaction loud and strong

    Time cares not. The corpse still hot. While time just marches on.

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    Brian  Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Well, there goes the time probe. Elliot should have read the report on the attempts to travel to the future.

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    DaJellyBelly  about 2 years ago

    Bye bye Eliot!!

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    Neil Wick  about 2 years ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    There wasn’t supposed to be an Earth-shattering kaboom, but now the Smith Industries building has turned into a giant fireball. That will really “erase the tracks” and a few other things!

    I assume that Sterling Eliot decided to play the lottery for his own personal profit and planned to leave the Apparatus organization with his winnings.


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    22ph  about 2 years ago

    Happy days is over all because of greed…

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    dalemcnamee9  about 2 years ago

    Well, Mr. Elliot certainly “wrote his ticket” out of the Apparatus !

    I wonder what will happen to the Ace of Spades ?

    And Mumbles will have plenty of “downtime”…

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    Leo Cannyn Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Mumbles needed a break. He was starting to slur his speech.

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    rgglick  about 2 years ago

    That’s that.

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    boboscar  about 2 years ago

    Now there’s a plot twist I don’t think any of us were expecting…

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

    Good morning™,“time” of death !

    This guy dies and there is no questioning so the apparatus gets away with the recovery that involved the unauthorized use of the Time Drone™.

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    Ray Toler  about 2 years ago


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    seanyj  about 2 years ago

    What just happened here?

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    Jab Jr 1957  about 2 years ago

    Years ago, Diet Smith sent a camera into the future and when it came back, it had a picture of Smith Industries in rubble “…and aircraft filled the sky.” This has got to be it.

    I sure didn’t expect this! What a twist! Did anyone die? Did anyone get hurled into the past or the future? Man, I can’t wait till Monday!! And it’s Saturday night here as I write this, 11:00 PM, to be exact. Whew!

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    Fritzsch  about 2 years ago

    So the plan was to go into the future (not previously done??) see who won the lottery (what if it wasn’t you?) and then play those numbers and change the future? What could possibly go wrong?

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    Johnny Q Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Don’t you HATE it when that happens?

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    blunebottle  about 2 years ago

    That’s what you get when you try to mess with the future. He shoulda checked with Michael.

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    blunebottle  about 2 years ago

    Looks like some major damage to Smith Industries properties.

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    iggyman  about 2 years ago

    What an unexpected twist, will this kill the Time Drone program?

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    L Silverman  about 2 years ago

    Irony of ironies, Eliot did write his own ticket outta there except it was a losing ticket.

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    DaveG1960  about 2 years ago

    Well that was unexpected.

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    crobinson019  about 2 years ago

    Looks like SOMEONE decided the future remain a closed book, and planted a virus in the Time Drone

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    cmerb  about 2 years ago

    Super great images today , and now what ?

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    timbob2313 Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Well that is one way to end a tale that was becoming more convoluted every day.

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    Batster  about 2 years ago

    Whatever the aftermath, this is the most exciting action the strip has seen in ages….

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    avenger09  about 2 years ago

    Very impressive turn of events. Kuddos to team Tracy.

    Wouldn’t it be something if the green gas sends Tracy and Sam into the past?

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    Outcault Premium Member about 2 years ago

    “Where’s the enemy?” “You’re breathing him!”

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    jrankin1959  about 2 years ago

    I didn’t expect this so quickly…

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    Durak Premium Member about 2 years ago

    And lo, Smith Enterprises is no more. Destroyed, not with a whimper, but with a BFB!

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    JoshHere  about 2 years ago

    The real culprit is chain smoker Smith, who dropped a lighted cigar in the machinery.

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    IvanB.Cohen  about 2 years ago

    Where was Eliot’s googles? So much for safety in the workplace.

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    Wichita1.0  about 2 years ago

    Well, then. explain THIS away ad ask for a week off to recover.

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    Wichita1.0  about 2 years ago

    Your ticket has been formally punched.

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    IvanB.Cohen  about 2 years ago

    It will take every fire brigade in Tracy land to deal with this blaze. As for the tech guy….he is both barbecue and toast at the same time.

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    IvanB.Cohen  about 2 years ago

    When the Apparatus sees this on the news….one can imagine what Ace of Spades fate is going to be.

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    IvanB.Cohen  about 2 years ago

    Diet Smith is in another part of Smith Industries when he sees his latest development go up in smoke. Egad! Smith almost swallowed his cigar.

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  about 2 years ago

    …the encounter could create a time paradox, the result of which could cause a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space-time continuum and destroy the entire universe!”

    —Dr. Emmett Brown, Back to the Future Part II

    Looks like the Doc was right.

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    Another Take  about 2 years ago

    1-SCARFY FACE: OK, as master of my Grand Theft Auto city, I run the hookers out of town – BY RUNNING OVER THEM! BWAA HA HAAAA…

    2-WHAT THE…Did a hooker’s IUD just pop out and materialize…?

    3-THAT CAN’T BE GOOD! ABORT, ABORT! Oops. Can’t say that..


    5-HORNY (aka Mysta): IT’S HAPPENING! THE MOON PEOPLE TAKE OVER HAS BEGUN! Oh. It’s just Smith Industries blowing up. I wonder if that’ll have any impact on my cushy Smith Industry subsidized life… IT BETTER NOT!

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    Lord Flatulence Premium Member about 2 years ago

    It ripped the fabric of the space-time continuum.

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    Eric S   about 2 years ago

    …and this was how the apocalypse began…

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    Eric S   about 2 years ago

    …and this was how the apocalypse began…

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    LAFITZGERALD  about 2 years ago

    A better ending to criminal misappropriation! !

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    Lord Flatulence Premium Member about 2 years ago

    You can’t travel into the future because there are infinite futures being created simultaneously.

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    WilliamVollmer  about 2 years ago

    No wonder the drone was unstable! look at the size of that keyboard? Must be one from a dollar store.

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    Cheapskate0  about 2 years ago

    Well, I was expecting a Sweatbox Ending.

    Just not this fast!

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    ScottHolman  about 2 years ago

    This isn’t good for Smith industries.

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    buckman-j  about 2 years ago

    Looks like another possibly unvaxxed cop didn’t make it..

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    Binky Premium Member about 2 years ago

    I think Diet Smith probably got out, but his security and Rose? IF Diet has an experimental prototype of the drone, it could be somewhere off the property…I’m sure the plans for it are backed up in the cloud. I’ma just thinking of all the work that was put into it…what do you think? (^.^)

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    iggyman  about 2 years ago

    Elliot competing with Shatner now?

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    patroman  about 2 years ago

    …and it couldn’t happen to a nicer (son of a bachelor)!

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    Jab Jr 1957  about 2 years ago

    Over 100 comments already. There’s a lot to talk about today.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  about 2 years ago

    Er, assuming Eliot was peering into the future to see the winning Mondobux numbers, like in a newspaper or TV report, wouldn’t he also likely have seen news coverage of a tremendous mysterious explosion at Smith Industries? & Wouldn’t that have tipped him off & maybe lead him to decide to just leave the time drone in the future? Of course, if that happened, then the explosion would not have happened & then there would have been no news report of the explosion … this is why time travel stories are so problematical.

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    Jim Douglas  about 2 years ago

    I think Eliot’s first name is Tom so "T.ELIOT, and as Gould used to do with characters names spelled backwords ??? TOILET ? Giggle, Giggle

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    Silenced Victim Premium Member about 2 years ago

    You should check out this YouTube channel. (https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC1W8ShdwtfgjRHdbl1Lctcw) The videos there may feel like they were taken via Time Probe.

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    Jonathan K. and the Elusive Dream Girl  about 2 years ago

    Those are great videos. I’ve seen others where they take footage from the silent film era, correct the playback speed, colorize the images and add ambient sound. There are clips of New York City and Europe.

    This is the closest thing to time travel that exists.

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    Sisyphos  about 2 years ago

    Well, isn’t that nice?

    “The late Sterling Eliot perished at his own hand, causing a massive explosion and fire at the Smith Industries complex, centered in a building reportedly used for top secret research. Diet Smith had no immediate comment. Mysta Chimera has not been seen since the Blast From the Past, as some wag termed it.”

    Wait ’til Wendy Wichel is finished spinning this one!

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    jonahhex1  about 2 years ago

    I wonder if Sterling Eliot’s deadly error will open a rift in the space/time continuum resulting in who knows what kind of damage to the timeline in Tracy’s universe….

    Could Flattop and his family of murderous fiends be brought “back to life”?

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    tripwire45  about 2 years ago

    Maybe time itself got tired of being messed with.

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    Cavenee Lonnie Premium Member about 2 years ago

    Wow it’s like when Gotham City was destroyed several years ago in the comics. What in heck is gonna happen next?

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