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GoComics is a website that publishes hundreds of comic strips online. It's been publishing every strip of Dick Tracy since mid-April 2001 and has an archive of every Tracy strip it has ever published.

This page lists every Dick Tracy story that can be found online at GoComics. Each story is named after the main villain or villains unless the main villain just wasn't the story's emphasis. If the story wasn't the first story a criminal was the main villain of, the villain's name will be followed by a "II" and so on. If more than one villain had been the main villain of a previous story, all the villains' names will title the story.

The Mike Kilian era[]

When Dick Tracy was first published in GoComics, Mike Kilian was the writer of the strip while Dick Locher was the artist.

2001[]

  • The Airplane Murder Mystery (March 29-June 20)

The earliest strip on GoComics is Sunday, April 8, 2001. GoComics then skipped a week to the next Sunday, April 15, then skipped the next couple of days to Wednesday, April 18. While this means GoComics doesn't have every strip from this first story, it does have every strip from April 18th, 2001 to the present.

2002[]

2003[]

Hard Case Harry was an ex-convict who had served a harsher sentence than Tracy felt he deserved. In an earlier story, he sought revenge on Tracy, but got a chance to reform. Here, he and a family went missing, and Tracy was left to wonder if Harry had returned to crime. This led to reprinting the entire original Hard Case Harry story that ran from December 13, 1993-January 23, 1994, before this second Hard Case Harry case was resolved.

2004[]

2005[]

  • Dick Tracy in the Southwest (May 28-August 11)

Mike Kilian died in late 2005. The last daily strip with his signature on it is Saturday, January 7, 2006. The last Sunday strip with his signature on it is January 15. Dick Locher completed the rest of the Oily story and took over as writer of the strip.

The Dick Locher era[]

The following stories were written and primarily drawn by Dick Locher:

2006[]

2007[]

2008[]

Readers began commenting on the strip on a daily basis on this site beginning August 3, 2008.

2009[]

March 16, 2009 is the first day that artist Jim Brozman is credited for his contributions to the strip.

  • Murder at the Circus (July 11-November 24)

2010[]

The Mike Curtis era[]

The following stories were written by Mike Curtis. At the start, the art was by Joe Staton, assisted by Shelley Pleger and Shane Fisher.

2011[]

Beginning on Sunday, April 3, 2011, the one panel "Crimestoppers Textbook" in the Sunday strips (interspersed occasionally with "Tracy's Hall of Fame" or "Tracy's Hall of Creators") would be credited to Jim Doherty.

Note: Calling Dick Tracy! Vol. 1 covers March 14 to July 30

  • The Retelling of Tracy’s First Case (September 18-October 23)

Abner Kadaver is in a unique position among Tracy villains. As a professional hitman, he’s always taking orders from somebody, and they’ve always been main villains in their own right. So technically, Abner is never the “main” villain. But there are stories where he is the main focus, and whenever that is, his name will be boldfaced.

2012[]

  • The Second Mr. Crime, B-B Eyes, Blaze Rize, Mumbles, Doubleup, & Abner Kadaver II (April 25-July 20)

2013[]

2014[]

2015[]

  • Silver & Sprocket Nitrate and Mrs. Flattop (January 19-March 21)
  • The Great Train Robbery (March 22-June 13)

2016[]

The final "Crimestoppers Textbook" credited to Jim Doherty came out on January 24, 2016. Starting Januray 31, 2016, the one panel "Crimestoppers Textbook" in the Sunday strips (interspersed occasionally with "Tracy's Hall of Fame", and now, "First Responders Roll of Honor") would be credited to Walter Reimer.

  • Mr. Bribery & Abner Kadaver (June 22-September 24)
    • This story is briefly diverted by the week-long dream sequence in which Dick Tracy meets Fearless Fosdick (June 26-July 3)

2017[]

Shelley Pleger was the main artist for this story, except for the final strip on June 2, when Joe Staton resumed his duties as the strip's regular main artist.

  • Silver & Sprocket Nitrate II (July 26 - November 15)

The Minit Mystery was drawn by guest artist Charles Ettinger. Also, Ettinger was credited as "guest inker" for the December 11, 18, and January 1 strips (Ettinger also said he was the inker for the full week of dailies those weeks, but not for the Sundays).

2018[]

The Minit Mystery was drawn by guest artist John Lucas.

Sawtooth, like Abner Kadaver, is a professional hitman who gets enough focus and agenda for one story to earn a boldface in the title for that story.

The Minit Mystery was drawn by guest artist Rick Burchett.

The Minit Mystery was written by guest writer Donnie Pitchford.

2019[]

The Minit Mystery was written by guest writer (and former "Crimestoppers Textbook" writer) Jim Doherty.

The Minit Mystery was drawn by guest artist Andrew Pepoy.

2020[]

The Minit Mystery was written and drawn by guest writer and artist Charlie Wise.

The Minit Mystery was drawn by guest artist Jorge Baeza and written by guest writer Mark Barnard.

This story was written by guest writer Mark Barnard.

2021[]

Joe Staton's final strip as the regular main artist was published on October 24, 2021. The next day, October 25, 2021, Shelley Pleger took over as the strip's regular main artist.

The Christmas day strip during this story features a credit for Joe Staton in addition to the now regular credit of "Pleger/Curts". The Minit Mystery Reprint was originally published in the strip from November 19-26, 2017, and was drawn by guest artist Charles Ettinger.

2022[]

This story was written by guest writer Mark Barnard.

The Minit Mystery was drawn by former main artist Joe Staton and written by current Crimestoppers Textbook writer Walt Reimer.

The Minit Mystery Reprint was originally published in the strip from April 1-8, 2018 and was drawn by guest artist John Lucas.

2023[]

  • Gameboy (April 7 - May 21)
    • From May 14 - 21, the weeklong dream sequence of Tracy and Fearless Fosdick that originally ran from June 26-July 3, 2016 was reprinted. It was drawn by the regular main artist of the time, Joe Staton.
  • Madsen and Sprocket Nitrate (May 22 - September 16)

The Minit Mystery was drawn by guest artist Mike Sagara and written by guest writer Eric Costello.

This story was written by guest writer Eric Costello.

Shelley Pleger drew her last strip as regular main artist on February 10, 2024. The Minit Mystery that followed was drawn by guest artist Dee Fish and written by guest writer Eric Costello.

2024[]

With the opening strip on 2/26/24, Charles Ettinger took over as the strip's regular main artist.

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