Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Literary Dick Tracy 2

I've written before about how the new creative team for Dick Tracy (Mike Curtis, writer; Joe Staton, artist) has really jump-started this moribund strip. In the sequence below, Curtis has put in yet another hip literary reference (see The Literary Dick Tracy). And it's a good one. (click on image to enlarge)

"So long, and thanks for all the fish," is a familiar quote to fans of Douglas Adams' "Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" series (it's the dolphin's final message to mankind when they leave Earth). So this aside should score big points with science fiction readers (and there's a big overlap between comics and SF, so that's not a bad thing).

Note also that Sam Ketchem delivers the line. Sam was the one talking about books in my earlier citation. Mike Curtis is doing interesting things with this character. Can't wait to discover what's next on Sam's reading list!

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