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This Fandom is about Dick Tracy, the American newspaper comic strip and its related media.

Dick Tracy is one of America's most-enduring pop-cultural icons. The comic strip is noteworthy for its steadfast, chisel-jawed hero and the gruesome rogues' gallery of villains that he and his team of Crimestoppers must outwit.

Created by Chester Gould[1], the strip made its debut on October 4, 1931, in the Detroit Mirror. It was distributed by the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate. Gould wrote and drew the strip until 1977. Gould was followed by Max Allan Collins and Gould's longtime assistant Rick Fletcher.

Following the death of Fletcher in 1983, Collins was joined by editorial cartoonist Dick Locher, who had assisted Gould on the strip in the late 1950s and early 1960s. In 1992, Collins left the strip, and Tribune staff writer and columnist Mike Kilian took over the writing until his death in 2005. Locher would handle the strip alone for the next three years before being joined by artist Jim Brozman. They would continue to produce the strip until Locher retired in early 2011.

Locher and Brozman were replaced with artist Joe Staton and writer Mike Curtis, with assistance by Shelley Pleger and Shane Fisher and technical advisor Lt. Walter Reimer. Staton retired from the strip in 2021, and Pleger succeeded him as the main artist. In 2024, Charles Ettinger took over as the primary artist.

Chester Gould's run of the strip has been collected in a series of 29 hardcover volumes through IDW Publishing. The strip is currently re-published up to 1977. These books contain supplemental material, including essays from other comics professionals, historians, and scholars.

In 2018, IDW began publishing a 4-issue Dick Tracy comic book miniseries, written by Lee & Michael Allred and penciled by Rich Tommaso. This was the first original Dick Tracy material produced for comics since the tie-in for the 1990 feature film. A second mini-series written and drawn by Michael Oeming - Dick Tracy: Forever - followed shortly after. A new comic book series was released in 2024 from Mad Cave Studios, written by Alex Segura & Michael Moreci with art by Geraldo Borges.

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Dick Tracy (2024 comic book)


Dick Tracy returns to comic books in the new series from Mad Cave Studios. Set in 1947, Dick Tracy is a police detective who investigates a brutal massacre at a diner in which a local politician and a journalist were killed. The case brings him into conflict with the criminal underworld and its distinctive characters.