Batster Free

Older than I'd like to be, but forever young when it comes to comics and comic strips.

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  1. about 6 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Technically, Tracy’s been onstage several days this week— just not, as yet, investigating a crime.

  2. about 6 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Mysta looks like a prime contestant in her ‘Mars Maid’ getup.

  3. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    And is that some sort of lab coat he’s wearing, or just an ordinary jacket inaccurately colored white? Maybe we’ll find out Sunday….

  4. about 8 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Walter is the name of the Derby Dugan cartoonist, not this guy, whoever he turns out to be.

  5. about 9 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Looks to me like there’s a typo in panel 1— shouldn’t it be a “Derby Dugan” daily, instead of “Derby Dugan Daily”?

  6. about 13 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    ‘George Herriman has become “Carlson” in today’s strip’ —Wonder if that might be a reference to the obscure comics artist George L. Carlson, who has been compared to Herriman?

  7. about 13 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    Maybe the Mad Colorizer is now also the resident censor, protecting us readers from shameful Tom & Jerry-ish violence.

  8. about 14 hours ago on Dick Tracy

    As I recall, Bob owned a talking dog with an uppercrust accent, and Jerry had a housekeeper who was an old witch. Funnier stuff than most of their movies….

  9. 1 day ago on Dick Tracy

    What if it’s Mustache Guy who ends up pestering Mysta, and Vera intervenes in gentlemanly fashion, thus improving her opinion of him? (Just spitballing while we continue to wait for a clear direction to emerge here….)

  10. 2 days ago on Dick Tracy

    Check panel 1 of the 5/25 strip, which shows the just-arrived Abner handing Rikki her hat. Knowing his theatrical bent, I figured he brought it along so they could both be properly costumed for the hit. (He did forget her cape, though.)