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Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #3 is the third issue in a 4-issue limited series released by IDW in 2018-2019.

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Dick Tracy goes on the run after being framed. He attempts to clear his name with the help of new allies.


  • In this issue, Tracy wears a false moustache. Its appearance was inspired by the moustache that Tracy wore during some of the 1970s.
  • This issue continues the timeline feature from the previous issue. While generally correct, it includes some mis-characterizations (such as the implication that Pat Patton either left the strip or stopped being Police Chief in 1977, or that Gruesome and Splitface appeared in the comic strip in the 1940s) and confusing typos (such as referring to a non-existent villain called "The Mar" from 1946). This feature would concluded in the following issue.
  • Several variant covers for this issue were produced.
  • The original release date for this comic was January 2nd, 2019. It was delayed for two weeks for unknown reasons.