Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for February 01, 2023

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    Neil Wick  4 months ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    Kryptonite, sniping from the rooftop! Apparently, “Agent 99” is even more dangerous than she claimed. She threatened only to call Kryptonite if she didn’t get her share. Maybe Kryptonite took it upon himself to get rid of Art Dekko before Dekko could rat him out. For Dekko’s sake, it’s a good thing he moves fast!

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

    Good morning™, unexpected assassinators !

    I agree that Krapto wants to cover his tracks and now 99 will never get her cut. Did he get a call from 99 or is he just doing preemptive exposure prevention ?

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    firestrike1  4 months ago

    Krip’s taking a hit out on Art… two shots even and he MISSED… how unprofessional…

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    Brian  Premium Member 4 months ago

    “Hey Tracy, I just thought of somebody you might be interested in!”

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    boboscar  4 months ago

    Yes! So glad this story isn’t quite over (although I’m pretty sure it’s nearing its end).

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    Phantomfire 01  4 months ago

    Doubtful if any of Kryptonite’s bullets could ever penetrate Art’s hellacious hair treatment.

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    markwillman4  4 months ago

    And now, for something completely unexpected!

    It’s about time we get some overdue action in this story! I didn’t quite see this coming and so quickly. Was this Agent 99’s doing, or is Krypto-Killer making sure Art doesn’t rat him out to the coppers? It seems a little premature for Krypto to try and off Art unless 99 contacted him already. Something is definitely missing.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  4 months ago

    Great action strip, to be sure, but a little confusing … the first two panels seem to indicate Kryptonite is directly across the street, but in the third panel the bullet seems to be coming in from a side angle. Begin your second gunmen theories now.

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    Phantomfire 01  4 months ago

    Those bullets better not damage Firestrike 01’s blazer!

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    GoComicsGo!  4 months ago

    I love Shelley’s old school facial expression on Art’s face in P3.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    Tracy and Lee didn’t anticipate someone taking pot shots at Art. The guy is going to long gone when they get to the roof top.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    Another thought just occurred to me…nah…too far out. Tracy engaged the former costumed action figure now a police trainee to take a shot at Art just to shake him up. I’ll have to dismiss this theory…too far out. Egad! I’ll get laughed off of the comments section.

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    The Reader Premium Member 4 months ago

    That yellow outfit blinded him!

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    therese_callahan2002  4 months ago

    Looks like 99 did get her revenge.

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    iggyman  4 months ago

    Quite surprising twist to the story!

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    Just another brick in the wall…….

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    Binky Premium Member 4 months ago

    It appears Agent 99 is a force to be reckoned with and Krypto knew exactly where to go. Ashame he missed. The expression on Art’s face in P3 is priceless (◠‿・)—☆

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    richsolano  4 months ago

    Art Dekko almost didn’t get to where he is today!

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    SKJAM! Premium Member 4 months ago

    Art was going to try to turn Kyptonite against 99; perhaps the two got together, shared notes and decided Dekko was the weak link.

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    crobinson019  4 months ago

    Kryptonite has second (hand) sight…

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    LawrenceS  4 months ago

    As Binky pointed out how did K (or perhaps the hitman K assigned to the project) know where to find Dekko? But that’s just the first question.

    Since there was no profit from the fake da Vinci why did 99 follow on the threat to contact K? It’s not like she’s going to get squat and hiring a hit on Dekko calls attention to herself?

    K doing it to cover his link to Paul’s death? Sure – Dekko is going to tell Tracy he hired a hitman to kill Paul, bringing a murder charge against Dekko?

    In his heart of hearts K knows that the weed of crime bears bitter fruit, and a failed attempt on Dekko’s life, while in police custody, is the only way Tracy (who has gotten so dependent on coincidence he no longer can solve the ⭐ Sudoku puzzle in the morning paper) would know of K’s involvement.

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    Sporteric11   4 months ago

    He missed on purpose!!! If he was a pro then Dekko would be dead.

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    avenger09  4 months ago

    This isn’t Kryptonite. The 1/14 strip establishes he’s white. Today’s shooter is black.

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    Gent  4 months ago

    Missed him by that much!

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    Ken in Ohio  4 months ago

    I also am a fan of the silent panels, which Chester Gould used very effectively. Nicely Done!

    However. . .

    Here is a list of just some of today’s comments, so far:

    “Maybe. . .”

    ""I think. . ."

    “I suspect that. . .”

    “My guess is. . .”

    I’m going to hazard a guess. . ."

    Now, a sudden plot twist can also be quite effective. But these comments, and others like them almost every day, show that most of the readers here are confused about what is going on, most of the time. That isn’t good.

    Also, this strip is called Dick Tracy. What did we actually see Tracy do? He visited Sue Reel one Sunday, but we have no idea what took place during that visit. He flew off to Florida and back. What did that accomplish? When he finally arrived to make an arrest, we were all left wondering what evidence he had, because we were never shown him collecting any evidence. Mike seems to have forgotten what this strip was all about.

    I guess, at this point, I’m just a somewhat disappointed fan. And we know we’re facing a long LOA crossover this summer. I’m sure that will be interesting, but will we ever get a true Dick Tracy story again?

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    He missed! He is better with water spears!

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    mokspr Premium Member 4 months ago

    So is the shooter trying to put Dekko in his crypt-tonight? (I just let my self out now…)

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    “I’ll bet it’s a warrant for my arrest!

    Isn’t it wonderful,I’m going to jail!!"

    James Stewart—IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE 1946

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    Please stop comparing Art Dekko to a monkey. Monkeys are honest.

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    “Who was that?How dare anyone shoot at me,the great Art Dekko,and attempt to ruin my beautiful Hollywood profile?”

    I’m laughing my head off at Panel 3—guys like Dekko always think t hey’re indestructible and bad luck only happens to the OTHER guy.

    The Dick Tracy I know could fire back with a handgun and knock Kryp off the roof with the first shot

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    In addition(I just noticed),Dekko’s probably got his hands cuffed behind his back,so running for it isn’t an option.He’ll have to depend on Tracy to protect him,and isn’t THAT galling.

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    ChucklinChuck  4 months ago

    Art Dekko didn’t get to where he is by not knowing when to duck!

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    David Rickard Premium Member 4 months ago

    Another proud graduate of the Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy.

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    Another Take  4 months ago

    1-LEE’S DAD: No daughter of mine is gonna date girls!

    2-ART: Where’d you park – Chicago? I thought cops could park anywhere!


    LEE: Is that…Dad? Why would he be shooting at Art…oh. OHHHHH!

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    Maybe we’ll find out tomorrow,but where’s Sue?Doesn’t Lee have HER to look after?

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    WelshRat Premium Member 4 months ago

    Oh, NOW they’re incompetent!

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    Night-Gaunt49[Bozo is Boffo]  4 months ago

    That was so close. Did he miss or some 6th sense warn Dekko?

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    jonahhex1  4 months ago

    I doubt that Kryptonite does all those killings personally. I think he’s like Albert Anastasia and has a crew of professional killers he puts in charge of filling the “contract”.

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    jonahhex1  4 months ago

    Whoever this guy is trying to take out Dekko is a miserable shot especially considering he has a scope on his rifle.

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    despain_  4 months ago

    Art Dekko didn’t get where he is without being able to move!

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Kryptonite, highly regarded professional hitman, if it is he on the rooftop (and I believe it is), with a scope-equipped sniper rifle with suppressor, fires twice, and misses Art Dekko both times?! I think not! He must be missing on purpose! Why? To send a “message” to Dekko? Panel 3, with wide-eyed wussy conman, would suggest message received, if not totally understood. Meanwhile, how do Tracy and Lee Ebony react? If the sniper is shooting from a roof just across the street, they probably could reasonably return fire with their handguns, to provide cover for the three of them to fall back inside or to make a dash for their car.

    Is Kryptonite acting on his own, or in response to 99? The answer is not readily clear today, But he may have been staking out Dekko’s den for a while already….

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    Farmboy71   4 months ago

    I really like panel 3… classic artwork that looks like it could have come out of a DT strip in the late 60s- early 70s

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    brewingbiker  4 months ago

    Love the look on Dekkos face in that last panel! A real coffee-spiller!

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    avenger09  4 months ago

    On the case

    Making haste

    To Art’s place

    Warrant firmly in hand

    Speak to Sue

    What can she do

    She’s not a fool

    Upstairs is your man

    We’ve got the dirt

    Put on your shirt

    No time to flirt

    You’re gonna go away

    Plead your case

    They laugh in your face

    Walk a quick pace

    They won’t let you stay

    You hear a hiss

    See a miracle miss

    No time to reminisce

    Get me outta here

    Shooter is bad

    Tracy is mad

    Capturing this cad

    Never a hint of fear

    “For your weekly recap viewing!”

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