Grab your fedora and trench coat!
Archie Comics is bringing Dick Tracy back to the printed page with a brand new series focusing on the character's early days as a private investigator.
The monthly series will be co-written by Archie Comics co-president Alex Segura and Hoax Hunters writer Michael Moreci. Riverdale cover artist Thomas Pitilli will handle the art.
Created by Chester Gould, Dick Tracy first appeared back in October 1931, making his debut in the pages of the Detroit Mirror newspaper. The character has also appeared in five movie serials from 1937 through to 1941, six movies — most famously, the1990’s Warren Beatty flick — and three television series.
Speaking with THR Heat Vision, Alex Segura reveals that the idea for the new series manifest itself about six months ago.
"I was thinking about Dick Tracy and how cool it would be to have him back in comic form," he says. "I shot Scott Cameron at Tribune [Content Agency] a quick email asking about the rights, not expecting it to go anywhere, but it turned out the Tribune guys were looking to get Tracy back into comics, so everything rolled from there."
The first issue of Dick Tracy arrives digitally and in comic shops on April 11th.
Complete with a cover from Francesco Francavilla!
Source: THR Heat Vision
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