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

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    Brian  Premium Member 6 months ago


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    avenger09  6 months ago

    Punished for doing the right thing. Gertie is a dumb cluck!

    Poor CT.

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    avenger09  6 months ago

    Mike HAS to be yacking our chains(relax firestrike)with these recent ridiculously silly stories.

    He must be laughing all the way to the cosplay!

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    Neil Wick  6 months ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    At least B.O. has some idea what a phishing scheme is, so he’s off to see “Mr. Macy” with Chick Tracy II under his arm. Chick Tracy earns her keep in more than one way, even if Gertie does call the hen a “loudmouth.”

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    avenger09  6 months ago

    Why haven’t I ever noticed that these 2 loony birds are wearing the same colors in reverse?

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    retropop  6 months ago

    Seems B.O. is smarter than he lets on…

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

    Good morning™, ovi(de)positers !

    Don’t chickees squawk and carry on when ‘one comes down the chute’ ?  That bird looks Zen like quiet after the big outburst.

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    GoComicsGo!  6 months ago

    OK, P3 was a good one with the gag.

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    Chicken is smarter than you, Gertie!

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    iggyman  6 months ago

    A time-out chair for the chicken! At least the Plentys have breakfast now!

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    therese_callahan2002  6 months ago

    Gertie clearly doesn’t know about phone scams and robo callers.

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    DaveG1960  6 months ago

    Almost got it, B.O. And yeah, it says something when the hen has more sense than you…..

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    This is their second appearance, Gertie, and B.O. Plenty. Could there be job openings for them and the chicken at MCU?

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    Now I have seen everything such as a chicken put in time out.

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    The boss at the call center who has the self-generated conversations, he too is in need of a time out.

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    IvanB.Cohen  6 months ago

    What can Tracy do about it? The phishy phone calls, tell B.O. to invest in an unlisted number? Get on a “do not call” list?

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    crobinson019  6 months ago

    Seriously, harvesting personal information is BIG BUSINESS both for legitimate and criminal enterprises.

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    Tradewinds309  6 months ago

    Have a seat, B.O.

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    Sporteric11   6 months ago

    It is very uncommon for a chicken to lay more than 1 egg a day.

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    Lucas Cristovam  6 months ago

    I don’t get it why people complain about the storylines instead of just getting into the thing. I think people expect that every storyline must be an Eisner style. No. It doesn’t need to. It’s just a story.

    I tend to complain if it drags on for a long period (like the current Phantom storyline is being dragged) when it could be fastened. But I also get that it is not a valid complain, because, again, I am NOT the WRITER of it. So I can’t make any decisions. I just have to get over it. So what I did was wait for it to unfold a little longer and then I’ll get to read it. And that’s it.

    There are multiple daily drama/action strips available to read. From a medical strip all the way to a medieval (Sunday only) strip. Just change the things, take a time off and then get back to check it and read it.

    (Phew. I had to let this one go after reading a comment here.)

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    Sporteric11   6 months ago

    Is the last frame a hint that the writer has laid an egg ?

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    jmcenanly  6 months ago

    BO knows more than he thinks he does. The practice of using a message to gain personal information is in own as “phishing”

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    tripwire45  6 months ago

    “Phishy” as in “phishing scheme.” He’s smarter than he looks.

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 6 months ago

    Sabrina, the harried ‘n wearied telemarketer, only asked for the “last four digits”….still, good that “Super Chicken” came to the rescue…Gertie don’t remind me of someone who’s real bright………

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    Chris  6 months ago

    good bird friend. :J

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    General Trelane (Ret.) Premium Member 6 months ago

    No Sprocket today either. The one character I was excited about and looking forward to seeing more of and I get totally ripped off. A crazy barefoot chick hiding dark personal secrets from her hippy Birkenstock shod boyfriend who is as naive as it gets and is about to be psychologically traumatized by aforementioned crazy barefoot chick with a brother in prison . Sprocket and Silver have both had run ins with Dick Tracy and some Mumble Jumble character is waiting in the wings to make things interesting and I have to slog through chicken jokes . Who did I pizz off ?

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    WilliamVollmer  6 months ago

    OK, B.O. is more aware of things in this instance than Gertie, and, thinks that the call she got is a scam. But did he actually say “phishy,” or, is that all MIke?

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 6 months ago

    Chick Macy used the time out chair productively!

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    Kr-perry Premium Member 6 months ago

    Ain’t no flys on B.O’ Plenty!

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    1-B.O.: You tried to get my barnyard perno blocked? But it’s my only joy in life! GERTIE: Yeah but yer dam chicken literally C0CK BLOCKED me!*

    2- …So it’s bein’ punished. CHICK TRACY: BU-KAW! Translation: Bukk you, you old bee-atch!

    3-B.O.: Good job, Chick. Let’s go watch some barnyard perno! CHICK TRACY: BU-KAW! Translation: Make it the C0CK-A-DOODLE WHOAAAA! website this time. I earned it!

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    “If we were to bring in every guy who threatened his wife, we’d need a jail the size of The Pentagon”

    Cop laughing off Doris Day’s complaints—JULIE—1956

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    I believe in guys with Flat heads,Prune faces, and secret compartments in their necks.

    But I draw the line at chickens laying two eggs at once.

    Anybody remember one of the last Gould stories about a rash of obscene phone calls?Gravel Gertie got one and she said she couldn’t meet the guy because she had a cake in the oven.

    You may remember that as the one where Vera Alldid was arrested for murdering an obscene caller(he found a gunat the murder scene and picked it up with his bare hands(?!?!). Sadly,he was cleared.

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    jim_pem  6 months ago

    What’s better than laying one egg? Laying two.

    I’m wondering if we’re going to just lay eggs or hatch a plot. I hope B.O. gets one going tomorrow, but I’m not holding my breath.

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    ssledge  6 months ago

    From the comments on this strip, I must definitely be in the minority, but I am delighted to see this couple again. BO and Gertie were regulars on the strip until Dick Loecher retired. Then they rarely appeared and then briefly. I hope their stay will be longer this time.

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    JPuzzleWhiz  6 months ago

    Breakfast is served in Panel 3!

    Good for B. O. Plenty — he’s suspicious of the call, and maybe rightly so. He’ll get “Macy” on the case tout de suite!

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    JPuzzleWhiz  6 months ago

    B. O. may look like a “hick,” but he’s not a DUMB hick!

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    ScottHolman  6 months ago

    The Chicken has a time out chair? I like it even more.

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    Ken in Ohio  6 months ago

    For serious consideration:

    It was not uncommon for Chester Gould to go off on a tangent in the middle of a story. (For example: The Plenty family’s bathroom upgrade, as described in my comment yesterday.) But still his stories seemed to flow, and I don’t recall ever thinking “Oh brother, now what?! Can’t he stay focused?” (To be fair, I first read the bathroom sub-plot in a reprint comic book, so I was not waiting days for the conclusion.)

    What is it about Mike’s writing that seems so disjointed and haphazard?

    I guess with Gould, we knew from experience that the action, detective work and police procedure elements of his stories were coming and that they would be worth the wait.

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    Wichita1.0  6 months ago

    ZANILY A.I. FAIL OT: So, today I decided to try for Tracy framed in an alleyway, with a hulking T-Rex looming over him. Done in the style of Frank Frazetta. Yeah, well, I didn’t get much sleep last night.

    The result was mind blowing odd and my require months of costly therapy to expunge from my tiny mind.

    THIS is the new tech that’s gong to take over the world?!

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    Sisyphos  6 months ago

    Chick Tracy II stars, yet lays en egg—in fact, two eggs! Still, she seems to be the brains of this operation, certainly outshining dull-witted Gravel Gertie. B.O. seems a bit more aware, but it’s not easy to say if the “phishy” pun is his or Mike’s, since it depends on visual recognition.

    We may hope that Mr. Macy will understand the attempted scam and even take some investigatory action.

    In general, I think it fair to say today’s episode has been a comedic interlude. Slog on, stalwarts!

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