Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Charles Ettinger for March 03, 2024

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    Pequod  3 months ago

    Annie knows adventure. Has traveled far and wide

    Sometimes upon a lonely road. Sometimes she’s had to hide

    From scoundrels, thieves, and con men, plotting for tainted gains

    Some times were marked by laughter, some fraught with foundling’s pains.

    Sandy often by her side. A friend who does protect

    When trouble comes a-calling or fortune does neglect

    To shine a light upon her path when lost or blue or ill

    Things did take a happy turn: Welcome to Tracyville!

    Warbucks a protector, as are Punjab and Asp

    Honeymoon a trusted friend. Contentment in her grasp.

    Yet time is never standing still. No place will keep us long

    Sun will come up tomorrow. I heard it in a song.

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    Cheapskate0  3 months ago

    You’ve got to be kidding.

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    Neil Wick  3 months ago

    Good morning™, all!

    We pause the story, already in progress, to introduce it and give a little background. This should probably have come first, but that was impossible because Minit Mysteries stories need to end on a Sunday. I wonder if Mike intends to continue this story all the way until August.

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    avenger09  3 months ago

    Charles, you’ve drawn Vitamin spectacularly. Well done.

    Unfortunately, Vitamin is such a waste of space. He’s so annoying.

    I can see Vitamin and Firestrike hitting it off as BMF’s! LOL!

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    retropop  3 months ago

    Mike got the dates of the 1930’s Movies wrong! It’s 1932 (RKO) and 1938 (Paramount) Not 1931 and 1939 – and they didn’t bomb, they just were not hits – they just did ok.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  3 months ago

    Good morning™, Franchise Pluggers !

    …And now a pause for station identification.

    I can’t remember when Vitamin looked this good. Like !

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    IvanB.Cohen  3 months ago

    It seems fitting for a musical adaptation to show up at Vitamin’s playhouse. Everything else has. Only a matter of time before an adaptation of Dick Tracy is on that stage. Everybody can portray themselves.

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    IvanB.Cohen  3 months ago

    I will say this about Vitamin, whatever he brings to his playhouse always has sell-out audiences. Must be the marketing.

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    The Reader Premium Member 3 months ago

    Yikes! That little girl is OLD!

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    therese_callahan2002  3 months ago

    My dad often sang the Little Orphan Annie theme song, followed by the Thrive-O jingle. Here they are, for those of you who don’t know. "Who’s that little chatterbox? The one with pretty auburn locks? Who can it be? It’s Little Orphan Annie. Bright eyes, cheeks, a rosy glow. There’s a store of healthiness handy. Mite size, always on the go. And if you want to know, “ARF!” says Sandy. Always wears a sunny smile. Now wouldn’t it be worth your while, if you could be like Little Orphan Annie. Leapin’ lizards! Leapin’ lizards!"

    And now the Thrive-O jingle:

    “We feed our doggie Thrive-O. He’s very much alive-o. Full of pep and vim. If you want a healthy pup, you’d better hurry up. Buy Thrive-O for him.”

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    Jonmouk  3 months ago

    Vitamin also forgot TV kids show host Chuck McCann doing Annie (and reading the comic) when the New York newspapers went on strike in the earlly 60s…..

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    sugordon  3 months ago

    Nice work Officer Davis

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 3 months ago

    ….yeah we saw “A Christmas Story”, all right….how could so much of America miss it during the “Holiday Season”…….many stations ran repeat-a-thons of the film that ran for 24 hours ……

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 3 months ago

    ….and wasn’t the time-frame of “A Christmas Story” set in the 1940’s? Correct me if, blah blah blabblaaah…..

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    Delicate Girl  3 months ago

    It appears there was a 1918 Silent Film, Little Orphant Annie, also. Unusual spelling of Orphan.

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    Wichita1.0  3 months ago

    “Still, I loathe the pathetic ‘critics’ who falsely claimed my innovative and brilliant HISTORY OF LINT: A LOVE STORY FOR THE AGES was ‘mindless drivel’ an ‘incomprehensible doodoo’. A pox on their puppies and kitties unto the ninth generation, as Hamlet oft said!”

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    Richard Klinzman Premium Member 3 months ago

    Another wasted day. Does no one know how to plot and write a detective comic anymore?

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    Wichita1.0  3 months ago

    Popeye says you all have it wrong. says it’s ‘ORFINK Annie.’ Just so you all know and will hereafter be repentant.

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    WilliamVollmer  3 months ago

    Is Vitamin staging a production of Annie? If he is, I hope he isn’t doing Oliver Warbucks, Don’t want to see him in a skin wig.

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    Ray Toler  3 months ago

    Nice page, Charles.

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    General Trelane (Ret.) Premium Member 3 months ago

    Except for that Master Thespian , our beloved Vitamin Flintheart , who cares ?

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    LAFITZGERALD  3 months ago

    Oh, wow! Thank you so much for announcing this great comic strip’s centennial anniversary!!

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    [Unnamed Reader - bf182b]  3 months ago

    Dick Tracy, like Gasoline Alley, is becoming a collection site for old comic characters. And I love it.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 3 months ago

    The art work is really good!

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    Another Take  3 months ago

    Oh joy – a story with Orphan Annie, Vitamin and Daddy and no sign of a mystery or crime.

    WARNING: May cause drowsiness. Do not operate machinery after reading.

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    Lafsalot Premium Member 3 months ago

    Thank you Dickepedia.

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    seismic-2 Premium Member 3 months ago

    This backstory should have been narrated by Harold Gray rather than Vitamin, just as Lee Falk sometimes steps into The Phantom strip to explain events in his “For those who came in late…” interludes.

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    Wichita1.0  3 months ago

    On the topic of crossovers, when do we get a hard-hitting TRACY/DOC SAVAGE one???

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    Another Take  3 months ago

    1-VITAMIN SKINFLINT: I apologize for the misprint in the ads promising performances by Rodney Dangerfield, Al Jolson and Frank Sinatra…

    2-…They should have read “TRIBUTE Performances” by yours truly…

    3-…In my defense, you’re all dam dumb to believe those people are still alive. ON WITH THE SHOW!…



    Speakin’ of tramps, my wife – you all know my wife, Kandi Kane – my wife comes in after midnight last night stinking of BOTH Brut AND English Leather. So I ask her if she just had a Devils 3 Way and she tells me “Don’t be silly – they waited their turns!” I tell ya, I don’t get no respect – no respect! AUDIENCE: BOO! YOU STINK! REFUND!

    KANDI KANE: It’s funny ‘cause it’s true!

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    SGIBeachbum  3 months ago

    So, has Shelley left the party for good?

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    overtop  3 months ago

    Where can one read Dick Tracy if one has never been an Annie Fan? Maybe Wick knows.Neil, Neil, where are you?

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    firestrike1  3 months ago

    now that we are now about to embark into a combined Dick Tracy and Annie adventure, are we to call this…

    the Trannie universe?…

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    BreathlessMahoney77  3 months ago

    Why can’t the Dick Tracy strip focus on ,,, Dick Tracy?

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    gcarlson  2 months ago

    Did half an Annie radio script a few years ago (along with Popeye, Dick Tracy, and Superman). We skipped the 15 minute Ovaltine commercial. (I played Mr. Silo, a farmer Annie was staying with; Vitamin Flintheart; and the villainous Yellow Mask.)

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    Aladar30 Premium Member 2 months ago

    So was this the reason behind all the anticipation for this story? I have to say, I like it a lot.

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    tsull2121  2 months ago

    So….got dizzy and lightheaded at work tonight around 8:15 or so, pharmacist on duty was leaving and I mentioned it to him, so he took me into the one exam room we have and took my blood pressure….178/114…pretty high, the 2nd number is supposed to be in the 80’s…heart rate was 96 which he said is alright since it’s under 100…but I decided that since this has been going on for a week now, I’m going to the urgentcare in the morning and having them check EVERYTHING out for me…and if it means blood pressure pills, then its gonna have to be blood pressure pills…I’ll keep y’all updated

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  2 months ago

    The sun will come out…tomorrow!

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  2 months ago

    Flashing back to Vitamin’s “Frankenstein” speech when the second Moon Maid was introduced. Heck,why shouldn’t a 100 year old strip be introduced by a 100 year old man?

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