Chicago Tribune Censors Dick Tracy

Keen eyed Dick Tracy fans may have noticed a bit of censorship in the Chicago Tribune during the recent storyline involving a kidnapped child.  The Tribune has chosen to remove all images of a child in danger, replacing the offending panels with an alternate panel.  The replacement panels are drawn with the same amount of skill and flow seamlessly suggesting Joe Staton and Mike Curtis were given warning of the Tribune’s intentions.  We will not be too critical here (though we want to), the changes are minor and obviously came about because of a desire to keep child endangerment out of their comics, but they do remind us of a prior Chicago Tribune censorship incidents.  With all other Dick Tracy strips across the country and online showing the original strips, few people even noticed!

Dick Tracy 2/17/2013

Original Strip

20130217 altered

Altered Strip

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