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Astro Boy reference in Dick Tracy!!

Postby Dragonrider1227 » 3 years ago

Is anyone here reading the current Dick Tracy comic? You might be amused by their newest character who is getting ready for a cosplay convention.
http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2017/04/15
Also, technically not Astro related but check out his costume.
http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2017/04/16
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Postby Uran-chama » 3 years ago

Nice! What a cute little homage! :lol:

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Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 3 years ago

OMG, I haven't seen the Dick Tracy strip since the 70's when it was carried by the New York Daily News. Back then his son had married a 'moon maid' (anybody remember the magnetic anti-gravity moon spaceship?). I see the teen girl (Astor's friend) must be a Selenite. But notice here:
http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2017/04/11
In this strip she answers the phone in Japanese.

The Dick Tracy strips always had characters whose names were bad puns or plays on words. (Like the pair of video tape bootleggers "Maxie Beta" and "V. H. Hess"). Looks like they are still at it with 'Astor', I love the way they 'lifted' him right out of the first episode of the 1963 anime.

Oh and the show was called CosUcon, did you notice the 'slur' in there? And I loved Dick being referred to as 'Inspector Gadget'!
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Postby jeffbert » 3 years ago

:lol: Cute! Astor appears to be a regular character.
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Postby AprilSeven » 3 years ago

Oh man, I LOVE this!! I remember Moon Maid (with those crazy eyes) and Honeymoon -- I am really hoping to find out that Astor's last name is Boynton. At last!! A recognition of the "American" Astro Boy!!
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Postby jeffbert » 3 years ago

TEEN TITANS GO! s2, e14, ROBIN BACKWARDS / CRAZY DAY had the morphing boy as Atom. :ninja:

I do not watch this show, but the DVR was on Toon 1st thing in the morning. :p irate:
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Re: Astro Boy reference in Dick Tracy!!

Postby AprilSeven » 3 years ago

Is this another homage to :tezuka: ?

Now it's BLACKJACK!!

http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2017/06/18
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Re: Astro Boy reference in Dick Tracy!!

Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 3 years ago

Well, they used the name anyway. Though this criminal seems to have a Robinhood like motive.
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Re: Astro Boy reference in Dick Tracy!!

Postby Tetsuwan Penguin » 3 years ago

They really have honed this Black Jack character to match Tezuka's. Both are rouges, and wanted by the law for crimes (well being an unlicensed doctor could land Kurō Hazama in jail), and both also have a quite a bit of good in their character. Both are heros too!
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