Friday, August 4, 2017

Dick Tracy and Batman in: "A Cop in the Cave!"




I recently completed re-watching the Beware The Batman animated series, and I quite enjoyed it again.  The CGI was very good on the characters, although skimpy background details often make it look like Gotham was a big abandoned city.  I liked the use of some of Batman 's lesser known rogues, giving characters like Anarky and Magpie a chance to shine.  I really wish the series had continued because the seeds for Harvey Den't transformation into Two-Face and a full fledged Batman and the Outsiders team were planted, and I would have loved to have seen those plot lines followed through.

Dick Tracy first Met the Caped Crusader back in one of my early MS Paint B&B covers...

17 comments:

Glenn Host said...

Dick Tracy has such potential as TV series with a bizarre villain each week but does not matter for me since my schedule is sooooo messed up and FIOS screws you sooooo trying to record anything I gave up on TV series.

harry bean said...

dick tracy star trek for wrist communication tie in

Cary Killingbeck said...

Try seeing if they have DVD compilation sets of the old Dick Tracy cartoons from UPA (same distributor who did the original Mr. Magoo show).

"Oh, Carycomic! You've done it again. Ah-ah!"

Bob Greenwade said...

At first glance, I thought that Tracy's quote on the cover was pretty stupid and unrealistic; then I realized that it's actually pretty typical for a front-cover speech balloon from the later Golden/early Silver Age covers. So, this becomes quite well-done, and a story that would have been ahead of its time.

As an aside: It's just occurred to me this week that one could have Daffy Duck meet Gru. Hopefully the reason is easily apparent.

Ross said...

Bob - I din't change the speech balloon at all, just who was saying it.

Mickey said...

Good stuff! I would not mind seeing these guys with the Green Hornet and Cato thrown in there too.

Paul Schilling said...

Not to sound like a know it all, the cover according to Comics. Org was done by Batman ghost artist Win Mortimer, Dick Sprang did the interior pencils.

Bob Greenwade said...

Well, that would explain it, then. :) Still a brilliant cover.

Who was the original speaker in that? It looks a bit early for Ra's al Ghul, and not quite fitting for Jim Gordon.

Ross said...

Just some random mobster

Wolfhammer said...

Great job Ross! Love these Golden Age style covers.

Ross said...

Thanks, Bob and Wolfhammer!

Simon Dyer said...

"Quickly Robin, hide the evidence! We can't risk anyone learning the secret recipe for Anti-Shark spray!"

AirDave said...

I hate that Warren Beatty - WARREN BEATTY!!! - is sitting on the film rights to Dick Tracy! That's why there was just that one film - according to legend.

Anonymous said...

Is a team-up between Flat Top and the Joker in the offing?
Feel free to use that one, by the way!

M.P.

Sonofjack Well said...

This is a team-up I've long dreamed of reading in real life if only to see the mash-up between Dick and Bat's bizarre villains. Flat Top meets the Joker WOULD be brilliant. So would the Mole meets the Penguin, Breathless Mahoney meets Catwoman, Pruneface meets Two-Face....

Mateus Honrado said...

Maybe switch to another provider? Or give either Netflix or Amazon a try?

Anonymous said...

@AirDave: it could be worse. NED Beatty could hold the rights to the title character!

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