The writer duo of Alex Segura and Michael Moreci has teamed up with artist Thomas Pitilli and colorist Dee Cunniffe to reintroduce Dick Tracy to the comic books in the first half of 2018. This will be the launch of a brand new series from Archie Comics delving into the seasoned detective’s modest early years.
The “Year One” kind story is based on one of the pop culture’s leading detectives in a series which the publisher has claimed will see the iconic Dick Tracy style loved by the readers merge with the modern and grim tone.
“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.”
The title will be based in a period suitable to the initial Dick Tracy and the publisher disclosed that the stories will be based immediately in the post World War II setting, during Tracy’s first arrival to The City.
“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,” Segura said.
The first story which will be available in stores in April will show Tracy investigate a shooting incident that has the fingerprints of a troublesome killer called Flattop. The issue will have several covers designed by Francesco Francavilla, Kyle Baker, Cat Staggs and Michael Walsh.
Moreci is renowned for comics such as Hoax Hunters and Suicide Squad: Secret Files. On the other hand, Segura is an Archie executive and has experience of working on several projects for the publisher during the last decade or so, including the newly released The Archies. They will join Pitilli who recently did a comic based on The CW’s successful adaptation of Archie titled Riverdale.
You can have a look at the Dick Tracy solicitation content below. The comic will be available for purchase on stands and various digital platforms on April 11, 2018.
DICK TRACY #1
The legendary detective returns in a dark, noir tale that takes readers back to the very beginning, as we learn about the early days of a man named Dick Tracy, and join his investigation of a deadly shooting that bears the fingerprints of a menacing killer named Flattop! Buckle up for a high-stakes crime adventure in classic Dick Tracy fashion!
Script: Michael Moreci and Alex Segura
Art: Thomas Pitilli, Dee Cunniffe, Jack Morelli
Dick Tracy #1 CVR A Reg: Thomas Pitilli
Dick Tracy #1 CVR B Var: Kyle Baker
Dick Tracy #1 CVR C Var: Francesco Francavilla
Dick Tracy #1 CVR D Var: Cat Staggs
Dick Tracy #1 CVR E Var: Michael Walsh
On Sale Date: 4/11