Talk:Moon Maid (comics)
|WikiProject Comics / Strips||(Rated Start-class, Low-importance)|
|WikiProject Fictional characters||(Rated Start-class)|
The space coupe used by Dick Tracy had a radically different look from the flying car used by George Jetson. Do a Google image search for "space coupe" and you will get a page full of yellow, truck-sized cylindrical spacecraft with all kinds of drive components jutting out from them, and very few portholes or windows. Then do a Google image search on "Jetson car" and you will see a small flying-saucer like thing with a huge bubble canopy, two small protuberances, and a small tail fin.
I'm going to trust your judgement on this. My father was a huge Dick Tracy fan and tried to introduce me to the strip at about the same time as the Moon Maid story arc was beginning. I thought that the whole thing was rather silly (my father tended to be a pretty much uncritical fan of anything that he really liked). I really got interested in Tracy when I saw the animated cartoons, which featured the old hoods, long defeated in the strip, like Pruneface, Flat Top, and The Mole and his daughter, Moline. These were what had made the strip great (and first got my father interested in it to begin with). Later I learned that most real fans either mildly disliked or hated the whole "moon" angle and wanted to get back to what had made the strip great, crime. Of course, when Gould finally did that, he pretty much went off on a right-wing tangent.
I guess the main difference that I remember between George Jetson's car and the space coupe is that George's car didn't seem really capable of being driven into deep space like the Space Coupe; it was more for transit from one place to another above earth, not lunar travel. Diet Smith was probably a good invention as a minor character with his eccentric devices, but it was probably a mistake essentially to turn the strip over to him for several years the way that Gould did.
Rlquall 18:54, 23 Sep 2004 (UTC)
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I looked up this unusual word, and found it was the adjective for the element selenium, a toxic metal. I don't know what it is doing in this article, as there is no lead up to its introduction there, only "all references to their [Moon Maid and her daughter] selenic origin were phased out." I was tempted to replace this odd usage (many dictionaries don't even mention it, including WP's) with "lunar" but I'm not sure if that's strictly correct. What is the meaning behind this? Myles325a (talk) 08:18, 11 July 2010 (UTC)