Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger for October 05, 2022

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    Brian  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Daddy Warbucks’s illegitimate child?

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    Neil Wick  4 months ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    Nephew Robert definitely looks the part. We finally see Steelface’s face out of shadow and it looks a bit “steely” plus the thing on his forehead.

    At first I thought that car in the first panel was outside the window, but the angle is wrong for that. Now I realize, that they have a framed picture of a car on the wall. That might be a clue to Steelface’s business.

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    firestrike1  4 months ago

    it seems to be a steel plate on his forehead…

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    Brian  Premium Member 4 months ago

    That secretary looks like someone just ran over her dog.

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    jonahhex1  4 months ago

    Wonder what sort of criminal enterprise Steelface is running….?

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    firestrike1  4 months ago

    and what appears to be his secretary actually calls him Mr. Steelface?… and after he complained to Gaspar that he doesn’t want to be addressed that way just a couple of days ago… what great continuity here already…

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    firestrike1  4 months ago

    well, it appears that all the Garage Man fans out there will finally be rewarded with him probably being included in this arc, based on Robert’s ’Annie-eyes ’ look in his introduction here today…

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    GoComicsGo!  4 months ago

    Three different character drawing styles.

    The third style, Mr. Steelface, would make a great Dick Tracy noir style that you would see “fleshed out” in a graphic novel series that you see.

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    blunebottle  4 months ago

    Uncle Arceneaux appears to have a patient expression on his face in the last panel. Maybe he’s not all bad. He didn’t club Caspar, he only slapped him, which is a lot less than many other henchmen get in this comic.

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    BreathlessMahoney77  4 months ago

    I hope Vitamin Flintheart doesn’t own any race horses.

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  4 months ago

    Good morning™, young aspiring actors !

    I thought steel plates went under the skin so as not to be obvious.

    Is there a data port behind that plate ?

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    Ricky Bennett  4 months ago

    He’s certainly not a teacher. He doesn’t have any pupils…

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    jroggs  4 months ago

    “Uncle Arcenaux! I need a favor! Can you headbutt Vitamin Flintheart until he gives me a part in his crappy play?”

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    charliefarmrhere  4 months ago

    Looks a bit like Tracy after a brawl.

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    dave1960  4 months ago

    Loving the steely jaw…..

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    Sporteric11   4 months ago

    More like Daddy Steelbuck’s secret offspring!!!

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    Sporteric11   4 months ago

    The part in the Funny Papers would be Daddy Bigbucks !!!

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    crobinson019  4 months ago

    The Great Profile he ain’t

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    jrankin1959  4 months ago

    Lemme guess… Punjab? (Why do I have the feeling we’re warming up here for a visit from Annie and the crew?)

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    Null Island  4 months ago

    And we get the face reveal and…Steelface looks very, very silly.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 4 months ago

    He needs to put on some weight to be Warbucks.

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    Batster  4 months ago

    Robert reminds me of Zoot Sputnik’s sidekick Winky from DCs Mazing Man comic….

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    Durak Premium Member 4 months ago

    Steelface. Because Steelforehead was too long and cumbersome.

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    Binky Premium Member 4 months ago

    …and those “steely blue” eyes. I take it this is his first appearance in this strip? ¯\( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

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    Wichita1.0  4 months ago

    “I play an introverted oak tree who is wooed by a deranged serial-pecker woodpecker. In the first scene, I die. Then I lie around the set for 52 acts, growing moss and toadstools. I plan on adding a little dance to the recitation of the Dead Parrot Sketch, somewhere in act 42!”

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    WilliamVollmer  4 months ago

    OK, we see why Arceneaux is called Steelface, with that exposed plate on his forehead, (though the explanation for it belongs to comic strip medicine, and, not necessarily needed here.) And, we know he seems to be a success at something, so that his nephew can ask him for ask for a favor from Vitamin. We just don’t know how these things fit in the plot, yet.

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    Don Bagert  4 months ago

    So it’s okay for the assistant to call him Steelface?

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    TracyFan 65  4 months ago

    Robert looks like a combination of Little Orphan Annie and Henry.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    As the days go by, readers will find out how much influence Uncle Steelface must have to get his nephew into a play.

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    Robert’s uncle is a patron of the arts. Must be his sister’s kid.

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    Ray Toler  4 months ago

    METALHEAD: Don’t call me Steelface?"

    SECRETARY: But that seems to be your name.

    METALHEAD: Oh, OK. Then don’t call me Chief.

    SECRETARY: Ok, Chief. How about Magnetbreath? What an ass-hole!

    METALHEAD: Ms. Olsen, get out of here! …and the name is Arceneaux.

    SSECRETARY Ok, Chief.

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    Frankfreak  4 months ago

    Daddy Warbucks is Annie’s adoptive father. Is Annie somehow related to these people or just a resemblance?

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    IvanB.Cohen  4 months ago

    “What is it this time, Robert?” Obviously not the first rodeo for either one of them.

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    MuddyUSA  Premium Member 4 months ago

    Little orphan Robert……just kidding!

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 4 months ago

    Nice to see Henry’s found work after his comic strip ended.

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    Liam Astle Premium Member 4 months ago

    “I play the Colored Kid.”

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    Another Take  4 months ago

    How could this criminal’s name NOT be Steely Dan?

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    DaleMcNamee  4 months ago

    Arceneaux reminds me a bit of Marvel’s Dr. Doom…

    Maybe his metal plate is used to secure a mask or a cover plate…

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    adekii  4 months ago

    He’s so fresh-faced and cheerful! Kinda reminds me of “Henry”, just a little more talkative…

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    Another Take  4 months ago

    1-SECRETARY: I’m taking the rest of the day off – cramps and a heavy flow.

    STEEL: YUCK! JUST GO! That’s the third time this month. That girl has problems… SECRETARY: SUCKAAA!

    2-ROBERT: Hi Uncle. Can I borrow one of the cars off your lot? One that runs?

    3-…I gotta new career idea involving the upcoming Tracyville 500 Stockcar Race!

    STEEL: Sigh Lemme guess – you wanna be a stockcar driver.

    ROBERT: Wow! That head trauma didn’t hurt you none, Uncle! Say, you ever think about wearing bangs?

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    Tikatu  4 months ago

    Well, now I know he couldn’t pass as Tracy. Not with that metal plate on his forehead.

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    sjsczurek  4 months ago

    This is starting to get lame.

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    trimguy  4 months ago

    I thought he didn’t like being called Steelface, but his secretary /receptionist calls him that. Also, with a name like Steelface, I expected him to resemble Victor Von Doom.

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    troypaul  4 months ago

    Why’s everyone calling him Steelface ???

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    Eric S   4 months ago

    why does Steelface have a coin slot in his forehead? Have to keep the meter running?

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    kantuck-nadie  4 months ago

    Hmm, Robert reminds me of the Yellow Kid

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    Jim Douglas  4 months ago

    Did any one mention in frame 3 his steely blue eyes….?

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    Sisyphos  4 months ago

    Names! Names! What’s in a name?

    I am a tad astonished that no one has yet explicitly noted that Steelface (first name? last name? nickname?) has gone from being introduced as Arcenaux to today’s more euphonious Arceneaux (not to be confused with Arsenio Hall). And about that “Steelface” thing: we were led to assume it was a nickname by Gaspar’s words and by today’s reveal of his steel-plated forehead and seemingly steely chin. But his rather intimidated-looking secretary addresses him as “Mr. Steelface,” as though that were his family name. What’s the dealio here?

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  4 months ago

    Steelface’s 5 o’clock shadow is all the way up to 8.

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    198.23.5.11  4 months ago

    Junior shaved his head????

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