A few years back, Archie announced a Dick Tracy comic series penned by writers Alex Segura and Michael Moreci. Unfortunately due to a mistake on the licensor’s part, the series never came to fruition. Years after the last Dick Tracy comic series published through IDW, Mad Cave Studios has announced a new Dick Tracy comic series with the involvement of Dick Tracy comics rights-holders Segura and Moreci and Chantelle Aimée Osman

Dick Tracy comicWith oversight from DICK TRACY owners, Tribune Content Agency, here’s what the publisher had to say about the series:

For over 90 years, the evolution of Chester Gould’s detective DICK TRACY has gone from comic strip to a radio show and merchandise, all the way to hitting the big screen in 1990. Now the square-jawed crimestopper is making his way to Mad Cave for all new adventures and a super sly takeover of nostalgia.

At the helm of Mad Cave’s DICK TRACY series debut is bestselling and award-winning author Alex Segura (SECRET IDENTITY, ARANA/SPIDER-MAN 2099: DARK TOMORROW), acclaimed author Michael Moreci (BARBARIC, STRANGER THINGS), and renowned artist Geraldo Borges (NIGHTWING, NO/ONE, THUNDERBOLTS), with creative consultation from Chantelle Aimée Osman (THE REJECTS).

Unsurprisingly, Moreci expressed great enthusiasm:

“Alex, Chantelle, and I have been pursuing DICK TRACY for many years, so to say this is a passion project, even that’s an understatement. We love this character, we love this world. And we’re approaching it with great care—we don’t want to make a new DICK TRACY; we just want to make a DICK TRACY that feels rich and layered, that feels suited to our times. We can’t wait to share, with our great partners at Mad Cave, what we have in store.”

Segura offered similar feelings:

“This has been a long time coming, and we are all so excited to bring our grounded, noir take on the DICK TRACY mythos to life at Mad Cave,” said . “Michael and I have loved DICK TRACY, his stellar rogues gallery, and unforgettable supporting cast since we first became aware of the character as kids. It’s been a winding road to not only get the rights to publish new stories starring the iconic detective, and I’m so thankful that my journey with Chantelle and Michael brought us to Mad Cave. The stuff Geraldo is cooking up perfectly evokes the grounded, cinematic vibe we’re bringing to this origin story.” 

Mark Irwin, Mad Cave Senior Vice President, offered the following statement:

“Mad Cave Studios is pleased to partner with Alex, Michael, Chantelle, and Tribune as part of our continued growth in the licensing arena. DICK TRACY brings a wealth of colorful characters and stories that greatly enhance Mad Cave’s already strong licensing output.”

Wayne Lown, Vice President & General Manager at Tribune Content Agency, added:

“We’re proud to see DICK TRACY, an all-time classic of truth and justice, return to comic books through our partners at Mad Cave Studios.We look forward to daring new detective cases for this cultural icon, guided by their exceptional team of top-notch creators.”

Mad Cave Studios Senior Editor, Chas! Pangburn, said:

“Calling all DICK TRACY fans – with over 90 years of storytelling across various mediums, everyone has ‘their’ version of Chester Gould’s yellow-jacketed detective. Mad Cave Studios is beyond honored to continue this legacy through a neo-noir reinvention of the character. We’ve partnered with all-star creators to deliver new tales of corruption, thievery, and murder.” 

Look for Dick Tracy #1 to arrive in March 2024.