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Archie Comics DICK TRACY Series Not Happening After All

Archie Comics DICK TRACY Series Not Happening After All

Update 1/16/18: 

According to Archie Comics co-president Alex Segura, due to an error on the part of the licensor, the previously announced Dick Tracy comic will not be proceeding as planned.

Original article: In 1931, Chester Gould created the Dick Tracy comic strip, and it’s still running. However, Dick Tracy has been absent from monthly comic books for a long time. That’s going to change next year when Archie Comics releases a brand new Dick Tracy comic series.

The Hollywood Reporter broke the story about Archie’s Dick Tracy comic, which will be written by Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, with art by Thomas Pitilli. The series will take place in Tracy’s early years as a police detective, which will allow the creative team to revisit several of Gould’s classic villains. Judging from the first cover by Pitilli, it appears that Flattop Jones, one of the comic strip’s most popular bad guys, will be featured prominently.

“Michael, Tom and I are so excited to do a deep dive into the early days of Dick Tracy, one of the most iconic characters in pop culture,” said Segura when reached by Nerdist. “Like Batman, Dick Tracy has one of the most memorable and frightening Rogues Galleries in comics, and we’re planning on exploring it all from the ground up. It’s going to be a fun ride and we can’t wait to share it with readers.”

Segura also passed along a Dick Tracy cover by Afterlife with Archie artist, Francesco Francavilla.

Dick Tracy #1 will be released on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Are you excited to see Dick Tracy get his own comic book series again? And which classic villains do you want to see in the comic? Let us know in the comment section below.

Images: Archie Comics

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