Announced via THR, Archie Comics continues to diversify its comics line with a reboot of cartoonist Chester Gould’s classic Dick Tracy character in a new monthly ongoing series written by Archie Comics co-president Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, with art by Thomas Pitilli who has worked on previous Archie Comics books Riverdale and The Archies.
Segura, who is no stranger to penning mysterious stories such as his Pete Fernandez Detective Novels, described working on the Dick Tracy book as “a dram come true.”
“I have vivid memories of being completely obsessed with Dick Tracy as a kid when the movie hit, and that sent me back to explore the amazing Chester Gould strips up through Max Allan Collins’ superb work and the current, excellent dailies by Mike Curtis and Joe Staton. In my eyes, Tracy is an iconic character on par with Batman and Superman, and it makes perfect sense for another 75-year- old, iconic brand in Archie to be bringing him back to monthly comics.”
Let’s see which members of Tracy’s colorful and iconic rogues gallery appear.
The first issue of the new series, which features a cover by Francesco Francavilla, will be available in comic book stores and digitally April 11.