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Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #2 is the second issue in a 4-issue limited series released by IDW in 2018-2019.

This article may include spoilers.


Dick Tracy, using a squad of un-corrupted new police officers is making significant progress in dismantling organized crime in the city. He also meets some other potential new allies.

However, a new crime boss manages to use the system that Tracy believes in to frame him for a serious crime and force Tracy into hiding.


  • This issue features appearances by many notable villains from throughout the strip's history, most of whom never worked together or even met each other.
  • This issue includes the first segment of a timeline of notable events and characters from the comic strip. While generally accurate, this timeline makes the notable error of claiming that Haf-and-Haf first appeared in 1931. This feature is continued in the following issue.
  • Several variant covers for this issue were produced.