Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for December 04, 2021

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    Neil Wick  6 months ago

    Good morning™, everybody!

    In case it’s not obvious to anyone: Mumbles: “I got you first. Drop the gun, Tracy!”

    The drawing today is great, with none of the awkwardness of yesterday, at the expense of mostly being head and upper torso shots. In case we weren’t sure, that thing projected from Sam’s wrist device was indeed radar.

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    avenger09  6 months ago

    “I’d better go before I’m discovered???”

    Dickyboy, you were outed days ago!

    2nd day in a row things seem off with the illustrations, like the frames were rushed.

    “Don’t hate, it’s just an observation!”

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    dvandom  6 months ago

    That’s Tracy’s “Oh, THIS idiot” face.

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    22ph  6 months ago

    What’s with the CLICK? Is Mumbles out of bullets?

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    22ph  6 months ago

    They’re using cigar smoke as smoke screen :)

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    Jab Jr 1957  6 months ago

    If Mumbles gives Tracy further instructions, will Tracy pretend to misunderstand him? And somehow get out of this mess?

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    AnyFace  6 months ago

    Dick appears perturbed. ✨

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    charliefarmrhere  6 months ago

    Quit mumbling & just tell me what you want.

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    pschearer Premium Member 6 months ago

    It will take me a while to get used to this new Tracy.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  6 months ago

    Good morning™, Usurped !

    Could this be the biggest blunder in Tracy’s career ?  I hope someone drifts in and gets the drop on Fumbles.

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    Cheapskate0  6 months ago

    Kind of nice that Mumbles is suddenly a more threatening bad guy today.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member 6 months ago

    A hostage situation after all…

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    jonahhex1  6 months ago

    Methinks this isn’t going to work out for Mumbles…he should have followed his first instincts and got outta Dodge.

    Also thinking that radar gimmick on Sam’s wrist radio shows him Mumbles is there with Tracy.

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    dave1960  6 months ago

    Time for the 7th Cavalry to arrive….

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    crobinson019  6 months ago

    And he never said a Mumblin’ word.

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    Constantine500  6 months ago

    In my mind’s eye, I see Panel #3 as Rick Fletcher might have composed it— CU Tracy foreground left, barrel of gun a diagonal “pointer” to smirking MS Mumbles on right. Little more dynamic.

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    The Reader Premium Member 6 months ago

    Now, if anybody understood that, this could be trouble!

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    LawrenceS  6 months ago

    Of course it isn’t radar, but I’ll give that one to Sam because it’s easier to say than ‘thermal imagining’… Unless we’re supposed to think he really is on radar.

    But in either case, why didn’t the technology pick up Mumbles?

    “Tracy,” Sam asked. “Who is that beside you?”

    “Beside me?”

    “Hullucoppha!” (ominous clicking sound)

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 6 months ago

    Oh, O.K., O.K………

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    Durak Premium Member 6 months ago

    I love Mumble’s hiding deep inside a houseplant. I can see him hustling Tracy out, still inside the plant, like something out of Get-Smart.

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    22ph  6 months ago

    If Mumbles captures Tracy and Sam captures Ace, will there be a prisoner swap?

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    Batster  6 months ago

    Given Tracy’s firmly expository pronouncement in panel 1, it looks like Ace’s capture/unmasking is definitely postponed to a later date (perhaps even a later story).

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    Ray Toler  6 months ago

    Will Mumbles finally bite the dust after all of these years?

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    tcayer  6 months ago

    Discovered by who? YOU are the cops!

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    Another Take  6 months ago

    I better go before I’m discovered ??? Tracy’s there to bring Apparatus members to justice and now he’s turning tail and running for it? I never thought I’d see the day where Tracy went yella!

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  6 months ago

    i’m guessing that left elbow is gonig to fly back into mumbles ribs

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    cmerb  6 months ago

    The images today are just fantastic again by Shelley , super for sure . All Tracy needs to do if put the " wheel gun " under his left arm and pull the trigger .That would be the end to the " mumbler " for sure .

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    Another Take  6 months ago


    2-DT: This is Tracy. I need an E-Vac. Over.

    SAM: All vacuums use electricity, Tracy. And why do you need one anyway? Did you make a mess? THUNK!

    3-MUSHMOUTH: Oops. Draptmygnn. Thr. Ptemup, Tracee!

    DT: I must be slipping. I let a bush get the drop on me.

    MUSHMOUTH: Drp th peeshtr! DT: I can’t – it’s attached. HA HA! Get it?


    DT: Yeah, well maybe not everyone saw it yesterday.

    MUSHMOUTH: Luky thm.

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    Mopman  6 months ago

    The old armed-potted-plant-in-the-lobby trick! Fell for it again!

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    KenDHoward1  6 months ago

    Wow … first time all week I could understand what Mumbles was saying … :\

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 6 months ago

    And look who has the drop on Tracy?

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    Ray Toler  6 months ago

    Like Ace yesterday, Mumbles appears to be left-handed.

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    tripwire45  6 months ago

    I could actually understand what Mumbles said this time.

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    From the look of the third panel, Mumbles stayed behind to get revenge on Tracy.

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    He (Mumbles) probably called his date for a hide-out….she wasn’t home. So he came back.

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    Civanfan  6 months ago

    They all laughed at Mumbles’ plant costume, but who’s laughing now?

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    scpandich  6 months ago

    Is this the end of Mumbles?

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    Mlmontagne  6 months ago

    I love the look on Tracey’s face in panel three, not fear, not shock, just sort of a resigned, “Oh crud.”

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    buckman-j  6 months ago

    Will Mumbles be killed for the 3rd or 4th time since the mid-40s?…stayed tuned

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    dalemcnamee9  6 months ago

    In the old MAD magazine cartoons that featured a hotel detective hiding behind a plant… The plant had the name “Arthur” on it’s pot…

    I wonder if this plant has a name ? LOL !

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    corpcasselbury  6 months ago

    I was kinda wondering where Mumbles had gotten himself off to.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  6 months ago

    Not often anymore one day’s strip leaves me on the edge of my seat, feeling like I can’t wait until tomorrow. But they pulled it off today. Great work!

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    bobgreenwade  6 months ago

    Does anyone besides me consistently hear Mumbles’ dialogue in Dustin Hoffman’s voice?

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    adekii  6 months ago

    It looks to me like Tracy feels absolutely bummed that he’s been caught by Mumbles. “Avealladarttnluk”!

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    oakie817  6 months ago

    who could that be?

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    GoComicsGo!  6 months ago

    Oh, it’s a plant. I was wondering what Mumbles was wearing.

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    ScottHolman  6 months ago

    Captured by Mumbles? Oh the shame!!

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    Ragnar13  6 months ago

    “Mumbles in the shrubbery” sounds like a good band name.

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Oh, crap. Beware, the Mumbles-tree plant, Tracy!

    Your little peashooter (which does indeed resemble an S & W 642: shrouded-hammer, 5-round cylinder, .38 Special caliber—and Tracy has already expended at least one) should not be surrendered, however. In his plant-disguise, Mumbles is not very mobile, and some quick elbow strikes should disarm and disable him! If need be, plug him! You can do it detective—you’re The Man!

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    GoComicsGo!  6 months ago

    I really do like the look of DT’s chin now that it’s not as sharp as it looked like before where the inking looked like join ends. And also it disrupted the flow when he’s drawn with others with their softer faces.

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