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Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive was a 4-issue comic book miniseries published by IDW. The first issue was released in September 2018, and it concluded in February 2019.

The mini-series was written by Lee Allred and Michael Allred. It was pencilled by Rich Tommaso, with inking by Mike Allred and colors by Laura Allred and Han Allred. Lettering was by Shawn Lee. Each issue featured variant covers.

The mini-series was announced shortly after the cancellation of Archie Comics' planned Dick Tracy miniseries. Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive was followed by Dick Tracy: Forever, another mini-series from a different creative team.


Dick Tracy is a policeman with a reputation for being incorruptible, but violent. He is brought to an unnamed mid-western city by the state's Governor to battle the criminal element which has also infiltrated the city police department and local government. Tracy is initially successful, but he is eventually framed for murder and must go into hiding.

Tracy gains new allies while re-connecting with some old friends. He must clear his name while also battling a mysterious new power in the city's underworld.


Trade Paperback[]

A trade paperback collection of all four issues was published on April 23rd, 2019. This was the day before the first issue of Dick Tracy: Forever was released.