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.

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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.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Sure. Why not? It is interesting that Dynamite didn’t pick up Dick Tracy. I’m definitely on board to give it a try with that sweet Francavilla cover.

  2. I think if Archie Comics DOES being back Dick Tracy, they should draw him so he looks like Dick Tracy. The Dick Tracy of the comic strip that ran for 60 years or whatever. Not like John Wayne, or some dude from a boy band who’s wearing a hat.

  3. UGLY! Nothing like Dick Tracy as we have known him.

    Not to mention why isn’t Archie Comics more concerned with finishing stuff they already started like the vampire shit?

    This art sucks.

  4. The only “real” Dick Tracy is Chester Gould’s version. As far as I’m concerned, the strip ended when he stopped drawing it in December 1977.

  5. That teaser art is absolutely grim.

    So much of Tracy’s appeal is in the blocky, chunky art style and the news strip format – making a conventional comic out of it? Ugh.

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