Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for September 06, 2009

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    SGIBeachbum  over 13 years ago

    Panel 6: Tracy’s face looks like a Halloween mask.

    Nice Tiger.

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    margueritem  over 13 years ago

    That tiger is gorgeous. Why can’t the rest of the strip be the same?

    PuddleJumpers Slime book: Are you giving instructions to crooks to think about ways to avoid security cameras?

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    SGIBeachbum  over 13 years ago

    I miss Grok.

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    Llewellenbruce  over 13 years ago

    Because the killer is a lousy shot.

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    OzzieJohn  over 13 years ago

    I asked that question yesterday! It seems Tracy is as least as smart as I am (cough cough).

    Margueritem, that’s what I thought too when I saw the crimestopper’s panel.

    BTW the tiger looks like it’s eavesdropping. It IS nicely drawn though.

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    drwatson  over 13 years ago

    Well well well. Just as I was wondering what they would be in the Crimestopper’s textbook…

    They are condoning crime!

    “If you are planning a robbery, make sure you bring a gun”

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    coratelli  over 13 years ago

    The most stupid crimestoppers I have seen in my life.

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    lewisbower  over 13 years ago

    CARLO You mean this is the stupidest? I don’t think so

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    Morrow Cummings  over 13 years ago

    Whomever drew that tiger (no way it could be Locher) must do tigers as a hobby - like on black velvet and selling them at a flea market. Now if they can do hands……….!

    I hope Liam C. doesn’t find this post offensive.

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    canadaeh  over 13 years ago

    Planning on committing a crime? Big Brother is Watching.

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    Fearless_Fosdick  over 13 years ago

    Most criminals must read Tracy. That Crimestopper ought to keep them paranoid.

    Louise was just a warning shot. Unfortunately, she got in the way.

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    WaitingMan  over 13 years ago

    Today’s Crimestoppers courtesy of George Orwell.

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    neonleon59  over 13 years ago

    MoParMitch said, “I miss Grok.”


    Although, knowing him…

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    sydney  over 13 years ago

    I’ll REPEAT here again,( like a Dick Locher Sunday page) that the untoward departure of “bassemanbob”, “Grok” and “LelandReport” are a big BLOW to constructive thought on the strip, not to mention the element of delightful entertainment. Already, we sense a funeral drum role for that significant contribution.

    What’s worse is that their “earlier” analytic posts (a sort of historical record) have been wiped out senselessly. Say you don’t like the language in which SOME posts are couched, but with the rest, we’ve lost a valuable, “knowledgeable perspective” of the time” with the others. Perhaps all that is Gocomics policy, if so fine, but to this reader it seems counter productive and trite.

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    CougarAllen  over 13 years ago

    Next week on Criminal’s Textbook: the best kind of disguise to wear to defeat those pesky security cameras.

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    Morrow Cummings  over 13 years ago

    I see the daily advertisement. I am totally confused! WHO is the “dastardly” fellow? Could that word be misspelled? But I am excited beyond belief of what’s to come! Is the MPH initials the villian? INot askin’ Lugwig!)

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    Akenta  over 13 years ago

    Oh, maybe the strip will star the tiger starting on 10/4? I know I would keep reading it then.

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    Froxkrybra  over 13 years ago

    Why did Grok get kicked out of here? Did he say something offensive? Must be he ticked some1 off… Story looks like it’s starting 2 pick up a little steam, all some1 has 2 do is pick up the ball and run with it now…

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    DonnieTevault  over 13 years ago

    As I’ve said many times before…

    The modern Dick Tracy strip is so horribly bad, that the only reason left to read it is to make fun of it. If management continues to chase away our best posters, then we won’t have that reason for long, either.

    I’ll stick around until October 4, just to see what the surprise is. But, if it’s anything other than a new set of writers, then I’ll probably just delete the Dick Tracy bookmark, and give up on it altogether.

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    coratelli  over 13 years ago

    I have a question for Matthew: the 4 october event concern Tracy strip or no? I want only “yes” or “no”.

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    DonnieTevault  over 13 years ago

    On a totally unrelated topic…

    Has anyone heard anything about the comics.com site? It was down all day yesterday and is still down today.

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    DonnieTevault  over 13 years ago

    Karen Ennen…

    Reminds me of the lawyer “Bob Loblaw” from Arrested Development.

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    jpozenel  over 13 years ago

    Does Disney take over the strip on October 4th?

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    neonleon59  over 13 years ago

    Sydney, I know you read the strips ahead… I just saw the October 4 strip and didn’t notice anything special (except for the admittedly nice alert about the Tracy statue), did you? :o

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    sydney  over 13 years ago


    All those GREAT things, AND coming in ONE, imagine, just ONE Sunday page !!!!!!!!!!!! (?) “STUPENDOUS” ! That’s the word Chet Gould would have used to described it !

    Then, BIG question IS – WHY have we been waiting all of 12 weeks to get there ? Why has Locher had Tracy standing like a statue of JUBILATION T. CORNPONE, wasting months of time, putting out “tit-bits” of BORING stuff each week ? Why take so long to introduce the Villain (?) So long, to get to the “Sugar Plums” that matter ?

    Reasonable QUESTIONS ? I’m not Stupefyin’ Jones, I’ll lend an EAR. Any ANSWERS ? Anyone ?

    If there is no response, perhaps I’m tone deaf (?), or I’ll wonder if a silencer is at work here (?)

    Readers have become a little tired and weary of Locher’s FAKING sequences in the strip, that have NO substance and never seem to materialize. Tess’ Credit Card scam was one. How Tracy collected the Matrix pack yet another and the current “highliting” of the importance of FBI Agent Ennen also seems destined for a similar location.

    So, there are questions (?) but I’m confident MPH is NOT giving us a 6 for a 9. Just some polite answers please.

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    sydney  over 13 years ago


    The link you gave me (thanks again) only provides “week day” strips, not Sundays. I had in mind to ask if you had the link for Sundays ?

    If you DO please help ! (?)

    At present, and until Monday/Tuesday coming the daily’s only go up to Oct. 3

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    overtop  over 13 years ago

    Jeez, given the tenor of the comments, what do you have to do to get kicked off the site, sack and pillage the Vatican?? Sydney, you must be on very thin ice. Meanwhile, screw the tiger, Agent Ennen is a FOX

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    sydney  over 13 years ago


    That’s some VERY insighteful verse there. Great !

    There is a local calypso “Law and Order” (Lord Kitchener) with a very telling chorus line - - it goes - -

    “Who pelt the first BLOW ? … well nobody KNOW !

    Really ?

    I think just about every “Magpie” on this board “knows” as does the Censor, and remember the Frankenstein one creates often comes back to haunt THEM !

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    Durak Premium Member over 13 years ago

    The tiger looks like it understands what’s going on. It has this “they’re playing right into my trap” look on its face.

    To paraphrase my favorite tiger: Dick Tracy? He’s grrrrrrrrate!

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    trickdacy  over 13 years ago

    Does anyone think that on Oct. 4 we may be subject to art quality similar to this?




    The hands don’t look any better than they do now.

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    neonleon59  over 13 years ago

    Sydney… please send me an email at neonleon59@gmail.com and we’ll talk offline. :)

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    coratelli  over 13 years ago

    For trickdacy: I remember this strip realized by Matthew, I have seen already them three years ago on the old Dick Tracy message boards (comicspage.com).

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    dwyant  over 13 years ago

    I’m new to this strip – except for when I read it in my Sunday newspaper as a kid (too many years ago to mention); but, whatever happened to Sam, Tracy’s sidekick/partner?

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    Morrow Cummings  over 13 years ago

    Doesn’t someone have to clear the path of copyright infringement before he starts doing Tracy on his own and posting it on the web? Did that same someone get his cousin’s wife banned, too? J-u-u-u-u-d-d-d-e-e-e-e! Where art thou?

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    smithstar4  over 13 years ago

    All you guys are right about “Crimestoppers” today–I couldn’t believe it when I was reading it–“Hey be sure you take the security cameras out and then go ahead with your criminal activity”–LOL

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    LudwigVonDrake  over 13 years ago

    I’m glad to see Mattie used his spellcheck.

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    Saucy1121 Premium Member over 13 years ago

    Agent Ennen better be careful, she might put someone’s eye out with that hair.

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    Morrow Cummings  over 13 years ago

    Hey Ludwig! Isn’t the word he is looking for “whet”? And isn’t “dastardly” misspelled?

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    steveyorkdesigns  over 13 years ago

    Wow, I just took a look at the “sneak peek” artwork!!! You know, I was planning to begin my Dick Tracy boycott on Oct. 4 (!!!!!!!!!!!!), but I think now I’ll just start it tomorrow and save myself the trouble…

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    rhutch436  over 13 years ago

    Billie Jean is not Ennen’s lover. She just hopes they don’t blow her cover. All I know is I’m not the one, but Micheal might be son. ooh-ooh-ooh…

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