Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for December 04, 2021

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    Neil Wick  over 1 year ago

    Good morning™, everybody!

    In case it’s not obvious to anyone: Mumbles: “I got you first. Drop the gun, Tracy!”

    The drawing today is great, with none of the awkwardness of yesterday, at the expense of mostly being head and upper torso shots. In case we weren’t sure, that thing projected from Sam’s wrist device was indeed radar.

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    avenger09  over 1 year ago

    “I’d better go before I’m discovered???”

    Dickyboy, you were outed days ago!

    2nd day in a row things seem off with the illustrations, like the frames were rushed.

    “Don’t hate, it’s just an observation!”

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    dvandom  over 1 year ago

    That’s Tracy’s “Oh, THIS idiot” face.

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    22ph  over 1 year ago

    What’s with the CLICK? Is Mumbles out of bullets?

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    22ph  over 1 year ago

    They’re using cigar smoke as smoke screen :)

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    Jab Jr 1957  over 1 year ago

    If Mumbles gives Tracy further instructions, will Tracy pretend to misunderstand him? And somehow get out of this mess?

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    AnyFace  over 1 year ago

    Dick appears perturbed. ✨

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    charliefarmrhere  over 1 year ago

    Quit mumbling & just tell me what you want.

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    pschearer Premium Member over 1 year ago

    It will take me a while to get used to this new Tracy.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  over 1 year ago

    Good morning™, Usurped !

    Could this be the biggest blunder in Tracy’s career ?  I hope someone drifts in and gets the drop on Fumbles.

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    Cheapskate0  over 1 year ago

    Kind of nice that Mumbles is suddenly a more threatening bad guy today.

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    Johnny Q Premium Member over 1 year ago

    A hostage situation after all…

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    jonahhex1  over 1 year ago

    Methinks this isn’t going to work out for Mumbles…he should have followed his first instincts and got outta Dodge.

    Also thinking that radar gimmick on Sam’s wrist radio shows him Mumbles is there with Tracy.

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    dave1960  over 1 year ago

    Time for the 7th Cavalry to arrive….

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    crobinson019  over 1 year ago

    And he never said a Mumblin’ word.

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    Constantine500  over 1 year ago

    In my mind’s eye, I see Panel #3 as Rick Fletcher might have composed it— CU Tracy foreground left, barrel of gun a diagonal “pointer” to smirking MS Mumbles on right. Little more dynamic.

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    The Reader Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Now, if anybody understood that, this could be trouble!

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    LawrenceS  over 1 year ago

    Of course it isn’t radar, but I’ll give that one to Sam because it’s easier to say than ‘thermal imagining’… Unless we’re supposed to think he really is on radar.

    But in either case, why didn’t the technology pick up Mumbles?

    “Tracy,” Sam asked. “Who is that beside you?”

    “Beside me?”

    “Hullucoppha!” (ominous clicking sound)

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    orbenjawell Premium Member over 1 year ago

    Oh, O.K., O.K………

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    Durak Premium Member over 1 year ago

    I love Mumble’s hiding deep inside a houseplant. I can see him hustling Tracy out, still inside the plant, like something out of Get-Smart.

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    22ph  over 1 year ago

    If Mumbles captures Tracy and Sam captures Ace, will there be a prisoner swap?

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    Batster  over 1 year ago

    Given Tracy’s firmly expository pronouncement in panel 1, it looks like Ace’s capture/unmasking is definitely postponed to a later date (perhaps even a later story).

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    Ray Toler  over 1 year ago

    Will Mumbles finally bite the dust after all of these years?

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    tcayer  over 1 year ago

    Discovered by who? YOU are the cops!

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    Another Take  over 1 year ago

    I better go before I’m discovered ??? Tracy’s there to bring Apparatus members to justice and now he’s turning tail and running for it? I never thought I’d see the day where Tracy went yella!

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    Wizard of Ahz-no relation  over 1 year ago

    i’m guessing that left elbow is gonig to fly back into mumbles ribs

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    cmerb  over 1 year ago

    The images today are just fantastic again by Shelley , super for sure . All Tracy needs to do if put the " wheel gun " under his left arm and pull the trigger .That would be the end to the " mumbler " for sure .

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    Another Take  over 1 year ago


    2-DT: This is Tracy. I need an E-Vac. Over.

    SAM: All vacuums use electricity, Tracy. And why do you need one anyway? Did you make a mess? THUNK!

    3-MUSHMOUTH: Oops. Draptmygnn. Thr. Ptemup, Tracee!

    DT: I must be slipping. I let a bush get the drop on me.

    MUSHMOUTH: Drp th peeshtr! DT: I can’t – it’s attached. HA HA! Get it?


    DT: Yeah, well maybe not everyone saw it yesterday.

    MUSHMOUTH: Luky thm.

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    Mopman  over 1 year ago

    The old armed-potted-plant-in-the-lobby trick! Fell for it again!

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    KenDHoward1  over 1 year ago

    Wow … first time all week I could understand what Mumbles was saying … :\

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member over 1 year ago

    And look who has the drop on Tracy?

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    Ray Toler  over 1 year ago

    Like Ace yesterday, Mumbles appears to be left-handed.

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    tripwire45  over 1 year ago

    I could actually understand what Mumbles said this time.

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    IvanB.Cohen  over 1 year ago

    From the look of the third panel, Mumbles stayed behind to get revenge on Tracy.

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    IvanB.Cohen  over 1 year ago

    He (Mumbles) probably called his date for a hide-out….she wasn’t home. So he came back.

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    Civanfan  over 1 year ago

    They all laughed at Mumbles’ plant costume, but who’s laughing now?

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    scpandich  over 1 year ago

    Is this the end of Mumbles?

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    Mlmontagne  over 1 year ago

    I love the look on Tracey’s face in panel three, not fear, not shock, just sort of a resigned, “Oh crud.”

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    buckman-j  over 1 year ago

    Will Mumbles be killed for the 3rd or 4th time since the mid-40s?…stayed tuned

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    dalemcnamee9  over 1 year ago

    In the old MAD magazine cartoons that featured a hotel detective hiding behind a plant… The plant had the name “Arthur” on it’s pot…

    I wonder if this plant has a name ? LOL !

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    corpcasselbury  over 1 year ago

    I was kinda wondering where Mumbles had gotten himself off to.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  over 1 year ago

    Not often anymore one day’s strip leaves me on the edge of my seat, feeling like I can’t wait until tomorrow. But they pulled it off today. Great work!

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    bobgreenwade  over 1 year ago

    Does anyone besides me consistently hear Mumbles’ dialogue in Dustin Hoffman’s voice?

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    adekii  over 1 year ago

    It looks to me like Tracy feels absolutely bummed that he’s been caught by Mumbles. “Avealladarttnluk”!

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    oakie817  over 1 year ago

    who could that be?

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    GoComicsGo!  over 1 year ago

    Oh, it’s a plant. I was wondering what Mumbles was wearing.

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    ScottHolman  over 1 year ago

    Captured by Mumbles? Oh the shame!!

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    Ragnar13  over 1 year ago

    “Mumbles in the shrubbery” sounds like a good band name.

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    Sisyphos  over 1 year ago

    Oh, crap. Beware, the Mumbles-tree plant, Tracy!

    Your little peashooter (which does indeed resemble an S & W 642: shrouded-hammer, 5-round cylinder, .38 Special caliber—and Tracy has already expended at least one) should not be surrendered, however. In his plant-disguise, Mumbles is not very mobile, and some quick elbow strikes should disarm and disable him! If need be, plug him! You can do it detective—you’re The Man!

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    GoComicsGo!  over 1 year ago

    I really do like the look of DT’s chin now that it’s not as sharp as it looked like before where the inking looked like join ends. And also it disrupted the flow when he’s drawn with others with their softer faces.

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