Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for July 19, 2014

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    Rod Gonzalez  over 8 years ago

    Hhhmmmm . . .

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    SKJAM! Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Admittedly, Simmons Corners was unlikely to have actual Nazi aircraft flying over it, but Annie is good at this kind of organization.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    Does she have a plan to make him forget to listen to Belinda? Are the Junior Commandos like the Junior Crimestoppers?

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    jonahhex1  over 8 years ago

    Interesting…..

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    Starman1948  over 8 years ago

    Good morning fans. Annie must have a plan in mind.

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    Steve Bartholomew  over 8 years ago

    That store FYI is the property of Lum and Abner. Bless my soul.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    Here is Wikipedia on Annie’s Junior Commandos

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    avenger09  over 8 years ago

    Must. Get. Some. Sleep. Too much birthday cake. Ahhh, the new Annie comic guest starring Dick Tracy is up. Let’s see what’s happening toda,,,,,, ZZzzz.

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    Here are some classic pictures:

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    Neil Wick  over 8 years ago

    One more:Looks kind of racist from today’s perspective.

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    Blindfolded Wildcat  over 8 years ago

    I can’t wait… The Jot ’Em Down Store… I feel like a kid at Christmas!

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    Robert Boyer  over 8 years ago

    Lum & Abner? Really? Gosh, I was just a kid when I heard them on the radio. Didn’t know they were still around.

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    W H H  over 8 years ago

    Huh? Wait a minute, this is screwy …The Jot ‘Em Down Store is located in Pine Ridge Arkansas NOT Simmon’s Corner.

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    coldsooner  over 8 years ago

    Nice to see an “Arf” again, even if it’s an old one. Thanks for the art.

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    W H H  over 8 years ago

    But I’m sure some story apologists will come up with a scenario or two to cover this.

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    Sisyphos  over 8 years ago

    Will Annie’s scheme to free Officer Tracy from Belinda mind-control succeed? Will Lum and Abner turn out to be longtime inhabitants of Simmons Corners? Will the Junior Commandos ever see an actual Nazi aeroplane? For the answer to these and and other questions, kids, stayed tooned to the adventures of DICK TRACY, detective! And tell your mom, I want Ovaltine!

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    Jmodene1701  over 8 years ago

    I must say, Tracy looks pretty dapper in that police uniform.

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    davidf42  over 8 years ago

    Annie needs to get Prof Kenyon to look at one of the decoder badges and see what’s inside of them.

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    EOCostello  over 8 years ago

    It’s easy to get from Pine Ridge to Simmons Corners quickly. Just hail a Fresh Air Taxicab.

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    Nighthawks Premium Member over 8 years ago

    those Nazi aircraft will be over the city in swarms, launched from the Nazi aircraft carrier that somehow sneaked into the harbor and launched its hordes of destruction.such were the paranoid delusions of the mindsets of the 1940’s populace in the United States.On the west coast , they feared Japanese planes bombing their cities, but it was just as irrational

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    theshadowuu  over 8 years ago

    Lum and Abner still have a presence In the modern day. http://www.lumandabnersociety.org/Comic-Strip-Home.html

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    the too late song  over 8 years ago

    Artwork today is just sooo excellent. Tracy’s uniform. Such depth.

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    Starman1948  over 8 years ago

    Wow. Lum and Abner! I haven’t heard them since I was a kid in Sweetwater, TN. Thanks for the trip down memory lane. Also, the old Annie panels.

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    BFarmer1980  over 8 years ago

    We get some Lum & Abner tomorrow! One excited guy, here. Hope some of the folks who remember the old fellows from Pine Ridge will check out the Lum & Amber comic strip here, too!

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    Ray Toler  over 8 years ago

    Hmmm…wonder who wrote out Tracy’s schedule for him?

    Town Council meeting? Another mass hypnosis session?

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    Ray Toler  over 8 years ago

    I have to agree with everyone who has complimented Joe’s artwork today.

    I must also say that Shelley’s inking on this arc has been superb, particularly her crosshatching and shading in the Harold Gray style.

    I admire both Joe and Shelley in the way that they have come up with a presentation that does not mimic Harold Gray’s style but suggests it by using perspectives and techniques common in the old-style strips of the 40s. Gray was never a great illustrator nor do I remember him using parallel (or slightly upward) perspective (where the characters are drawn straight-on feet touching the bottom of the panel—Gray’s characters were usually cut off at the knees). Parallel perspective was a technique used often by Dick Moores when he did Gasoline Alley but here with Shelley’s shading, it suggests heavily the older style while still highlighting Joe’s amazing illustrations.

    Usually, whoever does the coloring on the dailies for Go Comics gets hammered by the posters—most of it well deserved. However he/she deserves compliments on this arc. Apparently he/she has paid attention to both the artwork and the story line. Just as Joe’s artwork has changed in the Simmons Corners panels, so has the coloring. The use of muted and faded colors enhances the mood and mystery of the story.

    @JPuzzleWhiz yesterday: Can anyone tell me why that barber pole has black stripes, in addition to the traditional red, white and blue ones?

    Joe draws the panels in black and white. The black and hatched stripes on the pole were meant to represent the colored stripes. The colorist added the red and blue to Joe’s white stripes otherwise, the pole would have been only black and white.

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    ecbaldwin Premium Member over 8 years ago

    This is a comic strip, for crying out loud. Just enjoy it. Sheesh.

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    Durak Premium Member over 8 years ago

    Is this all a dream? Tracy is in the hospital somewhere, family all around, waiting for him to come out of the coma?

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    mumbles  over 8 years ago

    Along with Fonz, we’ve jumped the shark. Any chance of going back to those 3-4 week stories?

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    Can't Sleep  over 8 years ago

    @Neil Wick“Looks kind of racist from today’s perspective.”-——Hanging was a common form of execution back then, and Annie is referring by name to two of the Axis leaders, not an ethnic group.

    Ironically, the one Axis leader she didn’t name – Mussolini – was captured by the Italian people and hung from a lamp post.

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    harkherp  over 8 years ago

    Gee, next Annie will meet Belinda Blue-Eyes!!!:)

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    Morrow Cummings  over 8 years ago

    Avenger – Judy Hansel said she had a “special” birthday present for you. Inquisitive minds want to know! She was in NYC.

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    Blindfolded Wildcat  over 8 years ago

    New article:Lum and Abner Join Dick Tracy, Southwest Times Record story

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    Vista Bill Raley and Comet™  over 8 years ago

    Good afternoon guys!

    Late again today but I’ll surely stay up until 1:11 am (EDST) for the Sunday strip. It’ll surely be a winner!

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    Jonathan K.  over 8 years ago

    This was in the news again recently:

    It concerns a U-boat found in the Gulf of MexicoSo they did get closer than a lot of people suspected.

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    Donaldo Premium Member over 8 years ago

    hm, cop dating underage girl to ‘look at planes’

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    doctor075  over 8 years ago

    Maybe the “Jot ’Em Down Store” was/is a chain store?Now if they can work in Fibber McGee & Molly and the Great Gildersleeve,I will be in fan-boy heaven!

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    Can't Sleep  over 8 years ago

    “But my question was, why were there black stripes. I’ve never seen a real barber pole with them.”--The black stripes were there for the benefit of the newspapers printing it in black and white.Without ’em, it would have just been a white pole.

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    Tobe Mils  over 8 years ago

    This is great stuff, in so many ways!

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    GasHouseGorilla  over 8 years ago

    You know what, I really like how this story is coming about.

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