My appreciation for the revamped Dick Tracy continues to grow. In a recent sequence Mike Curtis and Joe Staton had Tracy checking some facts with a contact at a newspaper. But it wasn't just any newspaper, and it wasn't just any source. Long-time comics readers instantly recognized Hank O'Hair in the offices of the Flash -- Brenda Starr's editor.
Brenda Starr, Reporter
started in 1940, nine years after Dick Tracy. Dale Messick's strip
about the adventurous girl reporter underwent several changes, and
despite top-notch writing and artwork by Mary Schmirch and June
Brigman, Brenda Starr was discontinued in January, 2011.
Curtis and Staton could have had Tracy call any paper and talk to
any editor to get the information necessary to forward their story. To
make it Hank O'Hair of the Flash was a nice tip'o the hat to another
great comic strip. (click on the image to enlarge)