Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for April 16, 2022

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    Brian  Premium Member 8 months ago

    “So, this headliner gig. What’s the financial end like?”

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    Neil Wick  8 months ago

    Good morning™, everybody!

    Dot has doubts about the sketchy meeting place, but as many of us figured, it was too late to do anything about them by the time she realized. Matt continues inside unabated, trusting the message that “Mr. Moka” left with Vitamin.

    The quotation marks around “Tonsils,” when Coffyhead says it, prove that he knows that “Tonsils” is not Matt’s real name, for any reader who was wondering about that. He takes particular interest in Matt’s girlfriend, Dot, which puts Dot into danger right away.

    Very nice balance between white and solid black in today’s strip!

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    AnyFace  8 months ago

    Less ‘Tonsils’ and more ‘Breathless’ … ✨

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    AnyFace  8 months ago

    Elsewhere …

    Tracy continuing to enjoy himself over on “Gasoline Alley.” ✨
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    L Silverman  8 months ago

    A strategically dropped scarf for Tracy to find after Coffy has made off with the abducted duo!

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  8 months ago

    Good morning™, predictably boring replays !

    Oh well, at least we get really fab graphics. :-)  I doubt Coffy would take Tonsils agreeing to go back into business. He doesn’t want to waste a good angry.

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    Phantomfire 01  8 months ago

    Curtis jolted his plot skillfully forward yesterday and today. Pleger’s twilight graphics are awesome. Tracy’s jazzed-up rendezvous with Coffeehead looks to be a dangerous one…

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    fredville  8 months ago

    What really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense is Coffeehead’s REASON for what…being willing to commit murder? He wasn’t ripped off in a drug deal or anything…..the guy just got out of the business……so you find someone else, that’s all.

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    blunebottle  8 months ago

    “Mr. Moka”…“Coffyhead”…oh, how could I be so naive! -“Tonsils”

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    iggyman  8 months ago

    Coffyhead’s brain is perculating with bad ideas for the pair!

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    Three Steps Over Japan  8 months ago

    Tonsils: “That’s not my squeeze. She’s just some tomato.”

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    LawrenceS  8 months ago

    You arrive at a dark building that has been closed for years (see yesterday’s strip before you say, “But maybe it was just closed yesterday!”). You have been told you are to meet someone at a building being renovated as an upscale night club. No sign of renovation at this derelict, seedy diner. No sign of lights. Do you enter the dark and abandoned building?

    I don’t. “Maybe copied the address wrong. This sure as heck isn’t the place described.”

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    Wichita1.0  8 months ago

    GASP! Never saw this coming! ;) Looks as if things’ll percolate from now on and come to a boil!

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    Wichita1.0  8 months ago

    Good thing he brought girl to fight them off.

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    Wichita1.0  8 months ago

    T/M: “So, do I get the gig?”

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    WilliamVollmer  8 months ago

    Will we see a modern twist here? Instead of being the helpless maiden, watching her boyfriend get beaten up (worse?) let Dot go all Natasha Romanoff on them. (minus the black outfit, unfortunately.)

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    Ray Toler  8 months ago

    My cast has been removed. I am now allowed to start putting my full weight on my leg as I can tolerate. I have been given an order for physical therapy to regain the 15% range of motion I have lost from being inactive for 6 months and having the leg kept in one position for that amount of time. But I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

    I want to thank everyone here for all of your support during my infirmary.

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    IvanB.Cohen  8 months ago

    The wonders of desktop publishing…that brochure Vitamin had in his hand yesterday made it seem like the club was ready for action.

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    IvanB.Cohen  8 months ago

    What choices will Coffeyhead give Tonsils…either go back into the drug business or he will kill off him and Dot. Cannot leave any witnesses around.

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    IvanB.Cohen  8 months ago

    Did someone leave a door unlocked? How did Tonsils and Dot get in there? What’s this you got Matt, the eye of a cat? No flashlight in your hand…oh I get it…you and Dot are relying on the light of the silvery moon.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 8 months ago

    What Neil Wick said does it for me!

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    Durak Premium Member 8 months ago

    I wonder if Coffyhead planned on committing his crime in front of a (seemingly) major local celebrity. She’s going to really complicate things for him.

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    Another Take  8 months ago

    Lights, camera and FINALLY SOME ACTION!

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    Another Take  8 months ago

    1-DOT DASH: I’m frightened, Astro Tonsils. ASTRO: No worries. I’ve got my hands squeezed into … what’s that fighting term…fistulas?


    3-COFFEE: And now for the rest of my nefarious plan.


    COFFEE: You didn’t feed the barracudas in the tank did you, Uber? UBER: No boss.

    COFFEE: And you got the lighter fluid? And do you have matches? UBER: Yeah. Your face and my ass. Oh. And the burning kind.

    COFFEE: Excellent! Let’s finish recreating this old story then! OK “Tonsils”. Firstly – Here’s a gun. Shoot Tracy in the head when he gets here. THEN we’ll get on with the rest of it…

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    jim_pem  8 months ago

    Things are suddenly progressing quickly here.

    It also looks like we are getting down to addressing everyone’s ‘made-up names’.

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    GoComicsGo!  8 months ago

    I’m quite surprised that no one has picked up that Tonsils’ left eye appears normal in p3 as if the punch dislodge the fake eye.

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    markwillman4  8 months ago

    Not good! I hope Tonsils 2.0 is packing more than that little switchblade. Never take a knife to a gun fight they say.

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    ScottHolman  8 months ago

    I’m really starting to like Coffeehead.

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    buckman-j  8 months ago

    I saw the eye difference, just thought it was another of the many inconsistencies. BTW, it’s a “dumb victim” story so far.

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    orbenjawell Premium Member 8 months ago

    ….no, Dot, he WASN’T sure………..

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    BreathlessMahoney77  8 months ago

    Boy, this club is sure a tough room to play.

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    Sisyphos  8 months ago

    Well, now the [stuff] has hit the fan, as Coffyhead has hit “Tonsils” and is now holding him and squeeze Dot View at gunpoint, with his flunky Luigi as back-up. The pace has gained momentum, and the dark venue at 8th and College may again become a showdown scene.

    Actually, having re-viewed much of this story, I find it quite engrossing and well-paced. The Matt and Dot romance even “works” IMO when read as a whole….

    Calling Dick Tracy!

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    jimakin  8 months ago

    Catching up after a few days’ absence, I’m struck by the third panel’s similarity in composition to its counterpart in yesterday’s strip. A nice underscoring of the parallels between Vitamin’s bad memories of the Ajax and our current potboiler.

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