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Dick Tracy making a bold return to the funny pages in 2018

December 12th, 2017 by Marc Comments

Ever since seeing the Warren Beatty movie as a kid I have been fascinated by Dick Tracy and the world he lives in, so I’m pretty excited to see the character is making a comeback in 2018!

The guys at Archie Comics are bringing the worlds greatest policeman back to the printed page in a new ongoing series next year written by Alex Segura and Michael Moreci.

We’ve got the full press release below:

The long-running comic strip hero Dick Tracy is returning to comic books with an all-new, original ongoing series from Archie Comics. Dick Tracy by writers Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, along with artist Thomas Pitilli and collorist Dee Cunniffe, is scheduled to launch April 11 with a Year One style debut.

“The first arc of the series is going back to square one – as we explore the very early days of Dick Tracy’s time in The City, soon after the second World War,” said Segura, who is also Archie Comics’ Co-President. “While everyone is familiar with the established, confident and heroic Tracy, we wanted to give readers a chance to see how all that came to be, and how his Rogues first reared their ugly mugs.”
It begins in Dick Tracy #1 where the detective investigates a deadly shooting that reveals the handywork of Flattop.

“Dick Tracy has always been a character that stands shoulder to shoulder amongst the best–Superman, The Shadow, Conan the Barbarian, Spider-Man, you name it,” said Moreci. “There’s been so many great Dick Tracy stories over the past 75 years, and that’s such a testament to his versatility, his amazing–unbeatable–rogues gallery, and what he represents.”

Dick Tracy has run as a comic strip almost daily since its debut in 1931 from creator Chester Gould. Original Dick Tracy comic books have been published intermittently since then from the likes of Dell Publishing, Harvey Comics, Blackthorne Publishing, and Disney Comics.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….