Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for December 14, 2021

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    DaJellyBelly  6 months ago

    An out of town hit man eh? Hmmm

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    Brian  Premium Member 6 months ago

    “This is a nice city you have here. Be shame if something were to happen to it.”

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    22ph  6 months ago

    Since Abner’s gone, we need a new eraser

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    Neil Wick  6 months ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    So, the Ace of Spades (and whatever is left of the Apparatus) runs part of the city. Maybe there is another section of the Apparatus that runs the rest?

    It’s interesting that “America’s Top Cop” is “the most annoying cop” to the Ace. At least Mr. Bones hasn’t said that it’s an impossible task — he merely considers it “challenging,” so I guess he’ll have to plan a strategy.

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    22ph  6 months ago

    Bones really looks creepy

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    L Silverman  6 months ago

    I thought Columbo was the most annoying cop in America.

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    L Silverman  6 months ago

    Is it just me or does Mr. Bones look like Roy Scheider in that last panel???

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

    Good morning™, new gun in town !

    I wonder what method he’ll come up with for removing Ace’s #1 splinter.

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    ScottHolman  6 months ago

    That is one creepy looking dude.

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    Jab Jr 1957  6 months ago

    To me, Mr. Bones resembles Stanley Kamel from the first 6 seasons of Monk. He played Monk’s psychiatrist. Kamel died of a heart attack after the sixth season was finished and his character died with him.

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    22ph  6 months ago

    Shelley’s first bad guy!

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    dave1960  6 months ago

    I’m seeing “Bones”, I’m hearing Peter Lorre……

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member 6 months ago

    Deja Vu. Some version of this conversation has repeated probably every couple of years since DT started! :-)

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    Mark Jeffrey Premium Member 6 months ago

    Is the Dick Tracy movie streamed on any of the big providers?Many years since I saw it, and I kinda liked it.

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Will Mr. Bones suffer a fracture? We will see!

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    crobinson019  6 months ago

    so far, he’s less flamboyant than Abner. Do you think Rikki will find him interesting?

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    GoComicsGo!  6 months ago

    Just found who he reminded me of. Harvey Levin, the founder of TMZ.

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    kantuck-nadie  6 months ago

    Quite a cool character. Nothing like Flattop, more — well /cold/

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    Another Take  6 months ago

    1-TRAVOLTA: So, you have a role for me to play? RATFACE: Maybe – cop a squat.

    2-TRAVOLTA: I’ve recently played Santa Claus in a wildly successful commercial so – I still got “it”.

    RATFACE: Yeah. I’ve seen it. You were good but I think Samuel L. Jackson might’ve carried you…

    3-Anyway , I need you to play a hitman in a little production I’m putting together starring you and Dick Tracy. We’ll, uh, be using hidden cameras to film it so passers-by won’t mug for the cameras and we, uh, won’t have to get release forms signed.

    TRAVOLTA: I’m in. I played a hitman in Pulp Fiction you know. Will there be any dancing? I danced in that, Grease, Saturday…

    RATFACE: Maybe at the end of a rope if you’re caught

    TRAVOLTA: What? RATFACE: What?

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    oakie817  6 months ago

    quite humerus today

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    jim_pem  6 months ago

    So, is the city nice because of Apparatus, or is it nice because of good cops and the Ace just wants to take credit for it?

    The Ace sounds like a politician. Perhaps he is one who might make a statement like the one from O Brother Where Art Thou: “See, I belong to a certain secret society. I don’t believe I gotta mention its name, you know?”

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    Ragnar13  6 months ago

    One would think getting Briar Rose would be the priority. I mean, Tracy isn’t that great a cop. They pretty much handed him that last thing on a platter. And if theysucceeded, don’t you think it would be pretty bad news for them? Like Sam and Lizz and the rest would be working triple time to take them down after that. They are better off with Dick alive.

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    corpcasselbury  6 months ago

    Is it just me, or does Bones’s demeanor remind anyone else of Fred Rogers?

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    Wichita1.0  6 months ago

    “Nononono, you big grey goop! Lt. Frank Drebben! Or, if it’ easier, Sam.”

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    Kip Williams  6 months ago

    I know this guy. He operates a store in Newport News.

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    Ken in Ohio  6 months ago

    Ragnar13 alluded to the fact that if anybody did kill Dick Tracy, the rest of the department would move heaven and earth trying to capture the killer. This brings to mind a similar idea – didn’t the Apparatus have a strict policy against any attempt on Tracy’s life? Or is this even the Apparatus? Remember near the beginning of the just concluded story, this new Ace guy told a woman he was talking to that he was not necessarily friendly with the Apparatus. Maybe there are two shadowy groups lurking in the city.

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    Ken in Ohio  6 months ago

    We have been introduced to this “Bones” character during the week, so we have no official color for his face. The daily colorist has chosen to give him this ashy look. If a Sunday strip proves that this is his true color, would that mean that better communication is taking place between the colorist and the strip’s creative team?

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    Cheapskate0  6 months ago

    Well, I guess it’s official.

    This story is dead-fish-dead.

    As in, having run totally out of gas.

    Not even fumes.

    Nothing left but yet another

    Kew duh Twacy

    Kew duh Twacy

    Kew duh Twacy

    Duh duh duh-duh!

    (with apologies to Elmer Fudd’s Wagnerian opera)

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 6 months ago

    No Bones about it: he’s right on this!……..

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    David Rickard Premium Member 6 months ago

    Bones: to eliminate Tracy? We’ll have to nuke the site from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

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    Durak Premium Member 6 months ago

    What’s that in the windows? Birds? Some kind of Hitchcock foreshadowing? Or just windows in the building across the street?

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    Night-Gaunt49  6 months ago

    Watch out for the eraser ray eraser…

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    “Many a killer has tried; many a killer has died.”

    No gunsel, no matter how weird-looking, has ever chopped down Dick Tracy. Tracy may take a beating, but he keeps on ticking. He may take a bullet, but he always gives better than he gets.

    In other words, Mr. Richard Bonhomme, out-of-town hired assassin, a.k.a. Mr. Bones, you are doomed. Prepare to meet your Maker, courtesy of Dick Tracy….

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    Bill Hand  6 months ago

    How does a guy in a full face mask smoke a cigar?

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    syzygy47  6 months ago

    Most annoying cop in America? Fearless Fosdick?

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    The outfit Bones is wearing…Herman Munster used to sport the same thing.

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    That’s what Johnny Snow said to Big Boy.And look where HE is.

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