Dick Tracy by Mike Curtis and Charles Ettinger for September 25, 2023

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    Brian  Premium Member 7 months ago

    “Plus he usually made his own sauerkraut, so things actually smelled a bit better than usual.”

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    Neil Wick  7 months ago

    Good morning™, everyone!

    Eccentric is his excuse? Good thing I’m not eccentric (I think).

    Repeating a comment I wrote yesterday, the original Aldus Manutius. was a pioneer in printing and publishing. Among other things, he is credited with being the first person to print things in italics.

    The other victim is named after William Caxton (c. 1422 – c. 1491), the first person to bring a printing press to England and the first to sell books to the general public. “Wilhelmina” is the feminine form of “William.”

    We are looking at a very literary case here.

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    Major Matt Mason Premium Member 7 months ago

    Tupperware window seat? ;)

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    Gweedo -it's legal here- Murray  7 months ago

    Good morning™, incredulous investigators !

    That box had to have been sealed mighty well unless, as suggested by one of the Armchair detective guys, yesterday, he was away, came back and met his fate soon after.

    I suppose firebomb will suggest that P. 1. Tracy has the look of a man trying to make a Play Do.

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    firestrike1  7 months ago

    imagine if his body smelled like really bad kimchi…

    HOO BOY!

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    avenger09  7 months ago

    I actually agree with Tracy’s shocked question.

    What he should be asking is; “Is there ever going to be some excitement in this story?”

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    Black76Manta  7 months ago

    If he was eccentric, are you irresponsible, missing for 11 months and no one reported him?I wish Tracy could arrest one of them for that!

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    GoComicsGo!  7 months ago

    I would’ve called him a recluse and possibly secretive, instead of calling him an eccentric and that has always been his behaviour since they have known him. And it could’ve been added that they called him eccentric.

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    IvanB.Cohen  7 months ago

    “Well. he’s got a reputation as an eccentric, sir”. Chances are that Dr. Manutius was also a recluse. Hmm he related to Howard Hughes? Nah…perish the thought!

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    IvanB.Cohen  7 months ago

    Did the same person who bumped off the tea lady, take the good doctor out as well? It will interesting to see what the motive is. Certainly not over getting a bad grade.

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    Gent  7 months ago

    So if you is eccentric then you is get 11 months absence without even informing about it and yet gets to keeps your job? Eh me is be eccentric too. Where does me sign up for this kinda job?

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    jonahhex1  7 months ago

    If Dr. Manutius was also a friend to the mayor then this story will get really interesting, i.e., someone is killing off the friends of the mayor on the way to taking out the mayor herself….

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    iggyman  7 months ago

    Where were his paychecks going?

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    kurtoons.wilcken  7 months ago

    “And in 11 months, nobody noticed the smell?”“Well, he also has a reputation for poor hygiene.”

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    crobinson019  7 months ago

    Aldus Manutius—“Old Man?” and if he’s been missing 11 months, then who’s classes have I been taking?

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    Batster  7 months ago

    Wonder if Tracy will also sense ‘something else screwy’ about this screwy doc’s setup….

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    Ray Toler  7 months ago

    Tracy has had his fill of mad scientists and screwy professors over the years. Flattop’s brother, Sharp top, was a college professor.

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    Don Bagert Premium Member 7 months ago

    Did he turn 72 during the time he was missing? Or maybe he was to turn 73 next week :)

    Also, how long since the victim has died? (A recent death might explain the lack of stench.) How long has the dead body been there?

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    Old Time Tales Premium Member 7 months ago

    Think what this will do to his eccentric reputation! He’ll be in the Eccentric Hall of Fame!

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    Ken in Ohio  7 months ago

    Who is the tall woman talking to a cop in the background, I wonder? It’s not Lizz; the haircut is different from Lizz’s style a few days ago.

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    Another Take  7 months ago


    2-DT: I’ll have to let the M.E. make that call – that’s P.D. Policy. For now, let’s just say that he appears to be in a deep, deep, deep coma. Real deep.

    3-PERFESSOR UNDERTAKER: That’s a relief! So there’s a chance!

    DT: Sure. I’d give it the odds of a snowball’s chance in hell, the Tracyville Knights chance of winning the pennant, a pastrami sandwich’s chance of surviving an encounter with Sam, Lee’s chance of getting a promotion now that her secret’s out, Liz’s chance of getting a promotion now that we realize that we’ve filled the chick quota in the department.

    PERFESSOR UNDERTAKER: Oh good. This institution can’t afford to lose a mind like Manutius’s!

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago


    “I love driving on the wrong side of the road”


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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    Okay—now,these two deaths are going to be connected somehow——the forum is open to wild guesses.

    who volunteers to look through every book on the shelves, just in case there’s something between the pages?

    Better look in the closet before you go,Dick….

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    Sporteric11   7 months ago

    If it is literary when can I say “Bookem’ Dano !!!”

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    Sporteric11   7 months ago

    The killer must have used a ton of Febreze !

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    Sporteric11   7 months ago

    Another case for Dr. Quincy M.E.

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    [Unnamed Reader - 14b4ce]  7 months ago

    Will we ever have a flashback to Vitamin Flintheart’s wedding.I’m still burning that it happened off-panel.

    The possibilities were endless.

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    ssledge  7 months ago

    Why is there a guest writer? Is Mr. Curtis on vacation or sick leave?

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    smartman  7 months ago

    Is this a rerun? I remember the Professor being in a story a good while back, maybe even the murder happening in the strip.

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    Don Bagert Premium Member 7 months ago

    So could all this relate to Johannes Gutenberg, the 15th century inventor of the printing press? Gutenberg never married or had any children, but there are gaps in his life that could have allowed for it. Or it could be someone who believes that Gutenberg is a descandant. Where’s Mr. Am when you need him? (Or was he “Mr. Was” back then?)

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    Sisyphos  7 months ago

    Manutius may indeed have been eccentric. But we (meaning Tracy and his team) are leaping to conclusions in presuming that Aldi’s been in the box for the whole eleven months. That is not yet established. For example, he may have been off on a research mission for over ten months, come back only recently, and then been murdered and stuffed into the window box….

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