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  1. 4 days ago on Dick Tracy

    So I learned a new definition of “elliptical” today, thanks to you. How in the world did it come to mean “obscure, difficult to understand” from its original meaning of “like an egg, oval”?

    Of course, we know that when John Lennon wrote the words “I am the eggman”, he was deliberately being elliptical!

  2. 8 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Darn! You’re right. Looking more carefully I see that there are 3 fingers folded under the thumb.

  3. 9 days ago on Dick Tracy

    I think he’s holding up two fingers there, as he mentions the two artists he thinks are somehow involved in this.

  4. 9 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Well, I enjoy Chicago PD. The show follows the cases and personal lives of an elite unit specializing in major cases. However, several times there has been an episode where one of the members of the unit happened to be on scene when a routine crime happened. After the initial action, when the boss of the unit shows up, they make an independent determination as to whether their squad will follow up with the investigation. Usually they do. This is probably something like that.

    Plus, traditionally, Dick Tracy investigated everything, from pick pockets to espionage to murder. The Major Crime Unit is a late, post-Gould idea. So maybe, since Sam was involved, he just wants to look into it.

  5. 10 days ago on Working Daze

    I missed that. Thanks!

  6. 10 days ago on Rip Haywire

    One backyard with 3 trees = Sherwood Forest! (or the Deep Woods, or the Bayou where Swamp Fox hung out.)

  7. 10 days ago on Dick Tracy

    When Mike was first hired, he said in an interview that he was a big fan of the 50s era Dick Tracy. I thought that was a very good sign.

    Then he turned around and said somewhere that he did not like to write chase scenarios, even though chases were a huge part of the Tracy strip throughout Chester Gould’s run, and especially in the 50s.

    And Gould never let a villain disappear into the sunset like Mike has done more than once. They were captured or killed, with one or two rare exceptions where Gould apparently had plans to weave them into a follow-up story.

    The “ending” of this last story was extremely disappointing to me.

  8. 10 days ago on Working Daze

    An excellent drawing of Chester Gould’s classic Dick Tracy!

  9. 11 days ago on Dick Tracy

    @ avenger09:

    I agree with you 100%, if this is in fact the end of this story. If it is, then Mike seems to have lost any connection to the original Dick Tracy.

    (Please see my comment below for more on this subject. Cheers!)

  10. 11 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Today’s comments generally all seem to be of the opinion that this story is over. If it is, then I’m extremely disappointed, because, as Ray said above, how is this even remotely about “crime doesn’t pay”, the main theme of Dick Tracy?

    Now, maybe you all are jumping to conclusions here. (Can’t blame you based on Mike’s track record) – if this were like a Gould story, we would know that the chase is about to begin, and that since the villains are on the run, they could end up anywhere, with Dick Tracy and Sam hot on their trail. (I know, I know – “if” is a huge word!)