ChucklinChuck Free

Lifelong daily comics reader/fan, also comic-book fan. Longtime editor, once at daily newspaper, at magazines for 40 years. Now retired.

Recent Comments

  1. about 2 hours ago on Ripley's Believe It or Not

    Great art today! Believe it or not!

  2. about 3 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    In the Jan. 24 strip, following Tiger’s threatened hammering “downstairs” in the main house, we see him taken from the main house and thrown down into the cellar of an outbuilding.

  3. about 3 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    I’m thinking Pouch make his getaway out the back, or a window, while Tracy & Co, waited out front for the gas guys. I also had the impression that Tiger Lilly was in the cellar of a building separate from the main house.

  4. about 3 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Tracy’s still wearing the hat with the right bow on it.

  5. about 11 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Tracy is wearing his fedora with the hatband bow on the right in today’s strip. He wore his hat with the bow on the left when posing for the logo panel, I guess.

  6. 6 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    We had racks with small baskets (and padlocks) for gym clothes storage and regular lockers to use for your street clothes during class. Regular washing was an unenforced rule, and some kids never did, wearing socks that stood on their own. Clothes were left over breaks and, apparently, after graduation. When I had occasion to visit the locker room decades later when my son was a student, it smelled worse than ever, and I think I recognized some of my classmates gear!

  7. 6 days ago on The Dinette Set

    What are the other snack options? I can’t read the labels.

  8. 8 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Indeed, Joe has given us an oddly proportioned and positioned laptop, and we can guess at reasons for the weird angle in the last panel (I like the thought that Bellum tipped the keyboard with his right elbow as the heavy report in his left hand tips the screen back). We are too picky and jump too quickly on a glitch. Joe has set such high standards with his superb artwork on DT that finding a flaw is quite a challenge.

  9. 8 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Yep, they think they are in danger, but if Cheesecake can’t get Auntie out of the house, I doubt there will be tragic consequences from the “gas.” Mike may have them injure themselves falling down the stairs or something, but they’ll be alive when Tracy, Sam, and perhaps some cavalry arrive.

  10. 9 days ago on Dick Tracy

    I still think that Pouch set off a stink bomb of the smell that’s added to natural gas and that it doesn’t threaten anyone’s life. (I don’t actually know if that smell is non-toxic but am assuming it is.) I don’t think Pouch actually released any dangerous gas. I don’t think he intends to hurt anyone here, just cause a distraction while he searches for the blue balloon.