The Dick Tracy pages after Gould retired I dismiss as non-canon. There are even consistency, logic and continuity problems.
I await within a few months, the latest hardbound reprint of the Gould strips. The series has just touched my period of life, and already one mystery memory has been repaired.(Swimming pool with floors of building in it. Atop was a dead alligator. At the very bottom, under the lst tilted floor was a dead woman. Was part of the long Mr.Crime continuity. ).Other frags were Ms.Egghead killing a gamecock, two incinerated men in a truck. Lightning not only killed them but fused a pile of silver dollars into a huge silver ingot ! Two beekeepers shot in the head. A woman came out to investigate the shooting and saw...?
The stories have been rather out in left field, lately. Flattop reincarnated himself in a relative's body, the villain Puttypuss is a shapechanger (can look like any man he wished), Haf-and-Haf is a copy of Two-Face,even to the plastic surgery to make him normal again and its coming undone, and, finally, lapses in continuity (Mumbles growing old and then dying, only to show up later ,young and still up to trouble...)
Nice work, my friend. Dick should make a big come back in the 21th Century.
Miss that old guy They should bring him into the TV spotlight.
brings back memories