Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for May 21, 2023

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    Neil Wick  6 months ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    I already commented on this past week’s story the first time it ran, so I have nothing new to say and I’ve virtually taken a week off from commenting, but I’m looking forward to Monday’s non-rerun story, whatever it may be.

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    Brian  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Well, I didn’t find any sources for Moxie syrup for ice cream. There are some recipes for making it, and presumably there are some concentrates for soda dispensers.

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

    Good morning™, secret “sauce” ingredients !

    I could swear that syrup was spiked with an illicit something. Tracy looks the worse for wear.

    The green zap looks effen Fantastic !

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    avenger09  6 months ago

    Tracy’s dream became our nightmare!

    Will we get to see the exploits of goat Tracy starting tomorrow??

    Can’t wait to find out!

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    So Fleegle is defeated by the shapes of Fosdick and Tracy’s chinny chin chin. Oh, for crying aloud. If this dream had been a movie, I would demand my money back. Yo Mike, no more reruns. Yo Mike, going forward you owe the readers stories which have plots which makes this strip worth reading.

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    I don’t know what moxie syrup is. Tracy, how about just eating your ice cream plain. No more wacky dreams as a trade-off.

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    Tess, come and pour the ice cream on Tracy, that will bring him back to reality.

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Remember my comment about the chins last week? Looks like the chins were a win,win,win!

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    Rod Gonzalez  6 months ago

    Evil Eye Whammy.


    Against twin chins no effect.


    The dream is over.

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    therese_callahan2002  6 months ago

    I just looked up Moxie. It’s a soft drink that’s only available in New England, and is now a Coca-Cola product.

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    cmerb  6 months ago

    Super great images today for sure : )

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    DaleMcNamee  6 months ago

    You can bet that Tracy will not eat ice cream with Moxie syrup again… ;-D

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    firestrike1  6 months ago

    well alrighty then folks, looks like the rehash of the dicks is over now, so I shall return tomorrow for another brand new adventure and hope for the best after a week off… missed all the shenanigans here, but never fear as the madness will return…

    and I’M that madness…

    seeya all in the funnies tomorrow…

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    trainnut1956  6 months ago

    What the heck is Moxie Syrup???

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    Jonmouk  6 months ago

    Moxie was a sweet “root” type soda popular in the 30s. It was popular in New England, and was said to be the favorite soda of President Calvin Coolidge (from Vermont and later, Massachusetts if you care). There are vintage ads with Ted Williams hawking the soda. I would imagine the syrup is used to make the soda.

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 6 months ago

    ACT NOW!! Get one razor sharp slice-n-dice chin pair at the regular low price……get a SECOND one for HALF PRICE!! Hurry! A deal as fantastic as this won’t last! Call now!!

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    Dkram  6 months ago

    Moxie syrup? I’ve heard of Moxie soda and I drink it. Best called a super cola and is an acquired taste.


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    sgs351  6 months ago

    Fleegle looks like the Hamburgler on steroids.

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    CRUUNER  6 months ago

    Tracy and Fosdick score dreamland win leading with their chinny~chin~chin! (Pequod nod duly rendered)

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    Kidon Ha-Shomer  6 months ago

    Moxie “all the sugar 2ce the caffeine,” Moxie

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    Pequod  6 months ago

    Dick Tracy teamed with Fearless. Beware their chins so pointed

    In the Dreamtime life is strange, reality disjointed.

    Fleegle with his evil-eye just loves to cast a Whammy

    When his feet held to the fire, says, “Blame it on my Mammy.”

    In times of greatest danger, a squirrel will hide its nuts

    Fosdick’s dome well ventilated: fewer brains than guts.

    Where might Fleegle choose to strike? The Trustworthy premiere?

    Fuddonna wears the baubles that Fleegle holds so dear.

    He marches in so boldly, threatens Whammy of Destruction

    Chins thrust out make Fleegle shout, “Tis jawbones of obstruction!”

    He casts the Whammy to destroy, aims brashly at detectives

    Who remain just as they were, the Whammy made defective.

    ‘Tis the hoosegow now for Fleegle, held fast by lock and key

    Tracy awakes, ice cream forsakes, nocturnal visions flee.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Hmmmmm, finally their razor sharp chins get their just desserts!

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    Black76Manta  6 months ago

    Very true Tracy, never eat that again!

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    Sayman  6 months ago

    It was great to see Fearless again.

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    Batster  6 months ago

    Al Capp’s ‘meh’ expression is unintentionally appropriate….

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    sjsczurek  6 months ago

    Moxie is a soft drink. I tried it once; thought it tasted like novocain.


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    TwilightFaze  6 months ago

    That was a fun read. It was nice to see a Li’l Abner character guest star after so many years!

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    John_Nix_KC0KBG  6 months ago

    Trivia question: What are two comic strip bad guys that wear Zoot Suites?

    Batman’s “The Joker” and Little Abner’s “Evil-eye Fleagle”.

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    jim_pem  6 months ago

    No real difference except the lighting overlay between the last two panels. 2016 was better. Link to the 2016 strip:


    I have to note that the colorist for this past week actually followed Team Tracy’s more muted color scheme, and Fleegle’s corpse-green skin.

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    dmlod60  6 months ago

    This was without a doubt the worst comic I’ve ever seen of Dick Tracy. This stank so much I have to stop following this sewer that the writers call a comic strip. This was beyond bad. It was f&^king terrible. Yes, ban me now for using dirty words. This comic strip should be banned for such an atrocious storyline.

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Fleegle fires his WMD!

    But the mighty Chin Deflectors of our Patriot-heroes shoot it out of the heavens! What advanced technology—or fore-thrust razor-sharp chins—can do! Tracy and Fosdick (Li’l Abner’s Ideal) are an ideal pairing of parodied and parody.

    But heed this warning: no Moxie Syrup on your bedtime snacking ice cream!

    Now, what happens tomorrow without the Sunday advance introduction?

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    Well,Tracy thought Moxie Syrup would be better than Gravel Gertie’s “Turnip Surprise”.

    Try to imagine the nightmares THAT would give you.

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    rob.home  6 months ago

    Think that I may prefer maple syrup, myself, Did spend my toddler time in New England. Used to read Fearless Fosdick ads for Wildroot Cream-Oil in Popular Mechanics mag’s. back in the mid-50s, and later in (?)Reader’s Digest, I think. Fosdick was Li’l Abner’s ‘Ideel.’

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