Nice work, Pequod!
Yo, still alive and kicking and reading the strip. Thanks for checking on me, I’ll try to chime in more.
Great job, Charlie! Thanks.
Great job, Pequod!
I suspect he’s looking back at his barhopping days and seeing it like I sometimes do, as a bunch of young kids (though actually legal adults) getting drunk and whooping it up. That’s how I interpreted “child.”
I highly respect you, Ken, though as always on this subject, I could not disagree more. I won’t belabor the reasons why, given yumpinyiminey’s excellent analysis above which I’ve expanded upon. I think your take on the Space Era is as upside-down as it can get, to be honest, given the big jump in popularity Dick Tracy experienced after the Space Coupe and Moon Maid were introduced. But that’s okay, we all have our opinions. Perhaps the best way to resolve the tensions is as I’ve proposed above, which is to follow Gould’s example. What I mean is, instead of Joe and Mike taking us on occasional forays into Mysta’s world, figure out a way to integrate her into the stories on a more regular basis, but in a way that keeps the focus on earthbound crime fighting. Nobody would get everything they want, but everybody would have plenty to be happy about.
Brilliant! I love how you come up with these great little rhymes. Gocomics should be paying you for these! :)
I could not agree more! Good post. I love it that Mike and Joe have resurrected the Space Era. That said, I can scarcely believe it when Mike suggests Mysta and the moon stuff can’t be featured too often because she dominates the spotlight and commands so much attention. Well, exactly! And exactly why she and the moon stuff should be featured MORE often. If you have a red hot character that is very popular and command lots of attention (despite a few nay sayers who seem more obsessed about her than anyone else), why keep her on the sidelines? Seriously, it would be like the Kansas City Chiefs benching Patrick Mahomes for 3 quarters because “he’s just so dominant.” How does that make sense? If you have popular and successful characters that draw a lot of attention, you find ways to keep them in the spotlight. 2 +2 = 4.
I think a great and obvious way to integrate Mysta into the stories on a recurring basis while keeping the focus on crime solving is by putting her on the MCU — as Gould eventually did with Moon Maid — and use her periodically to help solve cases, as happened in the original Haf and Haf case, and the arrest and downfall of Piggy Butcher, and the Purdy Fallar saga, and the Hy Jacky murder case, and others. Those were all great stories people still talk about that integrated Moon people and the space technology with down to earth crime stories. The perfect blend for a new generation! And don’t be afraid of doing it, no matter how loud a few fans might bellyache! It’s a proven success, as witnessed by Mysta and Honeymoon’s dominant popularity.
Odd that Mr. Roboto’s girlfriend turns up with Shaky. Assuming it IS the same girl, though how many female Edisons can there be in Tracyville?
She apparently likes the violent types. Not good for her future health.