The Iconic Gumshoe Returns! Dick Tracy #1 Is Now Available!

For over 90 years, the evolution of Chester Gould’s detective DICK TRACY has gone from comic strip to a radio show and merchandise, all the way to hitting the big screen in 1990. Now the square-jawed crimestopper is making his way to Mad Cave for all new adventures and a super sly takeover of nostalgia.

The highly anticipated first issue of our newest ongoing crime noir, Dick Tracy, by authors Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, with art by Geraldo Borges, colors by Mark Englert, letters by Jim Campbell, and creative consult by Chantelle Aimée Osman, is now available at your favorite local comic shop!

Writer: Alex Segura & Michael Moreci – Artist: Geraldo Borges
Creative Consultant: Chantelle Osman – Colorist: Mark Englert – Letterer: Jim Campbell
Release Date: April 24, 2024

Synopsis: A new era for the iconic detective starts here, from bestselling and acclaimed authors Alex Segura and Michael Moreci, as an all-new, noir-infused chapter in the Dick Tracy legacy kicks off with superstar artist Geraldo Borges. In the aftermath of World War II, the country stands frozen–waiting for the next shoe to drop. In The City, a brutal murder draws the attention of rising star detective Dick Tracy, who soon discovers the bloodshed is just the beginning of a complicated web that threatens to ensnare everything he cares about. Blending the classic elements of the Dick Tracy world (including his iconic villains, supporting cast, and unforgettable watch radio) with a hardboiled and realistic take, DICK TRACY #1 kicks off a fresh and modern take on the iconic detective that remains true to his rich history.

DICK TRACY #1 features six different covers, Cover A featuring art from Geraldo Borges and Mark Englart, connecting cover B by Brent Schoonover and Nick Filardi, cover C by Shawn Martinbrough and Chris Sotomayor; a blank sketch cover D, and retailer incentive covers by Francesco Francavilla and Dan Panosian.

Click through for a peek at the full cover run!


To celebrate our newest detective noir, we’ve created two Mad Cave exclusives by legendary illustrators Tula Lotay and Thomas Pitilli! Limited to only a few copies, be sure to grab yours before they disappear for good!


“The world of Dick Tracy is rife with complex characters, twisted motives, and dangerous corners – and we really want to lean into the essence of what Chester Gould created without trying to imitate Dick Tracy’s creator. What Michael, Geraldo, Chantelle, and I are cooking up is a very noir and hardboiled take using all the ingredients fans are familiar with – hopefully creating something that feels fresh and vibrant while honoring what’s come before. We don’t just want to tell a fun Dick Tracy story – we want to craft a great crime saga, too. Thanks for joining us on this ride.”
– Writer, Alex Segura

“Our goal in making a new Dick Tracy comic isn’t to be kitsch or try to recapture what Chester Gould did so masterfully–I can’t even presume to have that gift. Instead, we want to take the essence of what makes Tracy work and recalibrate it for both new and audiences alike. Dick Tracy is a crime comic–that’s its roots. It’s populated with colorful and dangerous villains, takes place in a seedy city–we cherish that feel and tone, much like we cherish the works that Dick Tracy itself inspired (Criminal, LA Confidential, things like that), and it’s due time that this terrific story gets the treatment it deserves.”
– Writer, Michael Moreci

“Dick Tracy is definitely one of the most iconic comic book characters of all time with a unique rogue gallery. So we have the chance to introduce Dick Tracy to new readers and bring him back to long-time fans, respecting Chester Gould´s original stories and following the roots of the character, but trying to do something fresh and new. The story written by Alex, Michael and Chantelle allowed me to play with Chiaroscuro, a strong black and white contrast. And talking about contrast, It will be awesome seeing the yellow and bright Dick Tracy coat and his cartoonish villains side by side with dark streets and a grounded book.” – Artist, Geraldo Borges

“This isn’t your grandfather’s Dick Tracy—though it will absolutely have all the elements you know and love. Having the opportunity to introduce Chester Gould’s beloved character to a whole new generation of readers is an honor, and Alex, Michael, and Geraldo are absolutely the creators to bring Dick Tracy, Tess Trueheart, and all your favorite villains into the twenty-first century.”
Creative Consultant, Chantelle Osman


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"Dick Tracy #1 is the two-fisted pulp outing we all hoped it would be. With homages to what came before but breaking new ground in the process, Dick Tracy #1 takes aim as one of the best of 2024 so far." -Nolan Smith


We’ve got a peek inside the pages of our highly-anticipated crime noir series, Dick Tracy. Check out the official trailer below!

Dick Tracy #1 is now available on the official Mad Cave Studios website, and is available at your favorite bookstore, local comic shop, and digital comic reader!


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