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“Probiotic Jones” – come on, Mike – can’t you be a little more clever than that? :)
Posted on the DICK TRACY fan club facebook page:
Tribune has been sold!
The company confirmed its sale to hedge fund Alden Global Capital on May 21, 2021. Alden is known for aggressive cost-cutting in companies it acquires.
Read the last line again…“Alden is known for aggressive cost-cutting in companies it acquires.”
Could the future of DICK TRACY and the remaining comics, and features be at risk…
However, Alden Global owns 200 or so newspapers – so that may be a plus – the wealth of Tribune Content Agency’s content. (Plus the valuable IPs of the comic characters.) may keep any current features getting the chopping block.
Tribune publishing still owns the Content Agency – it was not spun off apparently.
How do we know it’s really him and not a successor who he appointed to take his place if something happened to him – a good twist for the new story…Even Gould knew when to let a character “stay dead” (although he found ways around that by giving Flattop a family… :) )
This storyline ran on a bit too long – how many weeks was it?
Why do this storyline NOW and not around one of the strip’s anniversaries?
Is Walt going to die? He’s seeing his life pass before his eyes…Is this his send off…
Is Walt going to die – he’s seeing his life flash before him…
Drugging someone then smothering them to death with a pillow – isn’t this an overused plot device – this story is running on too long – although technically, I guess it was two parallel stories interconnecting.
But as I have always said, if you don’t like the current story, there’s a new one a few weeks away.
Actually the acceptable titles to address “Chief of Detectives” Should be in the “patrol guide”. So if you want to get technical, someone should get Mike a copy of the Chicago “patrol guide” that is issued to all officers.
As I recall in some interview Mike had talked about The Syndicate, Tribune wanting more compact storylines keeping them at 8-10 weeks – and truth is, I’ve lost track of how long this storyline has been running!