The BEST current comic you probably don’t read: Dick Tracy
The return of an American comics icon… BIGTIME!! I am a huge fan of classic newspaper adventure comic strips. Annie, Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, Li’l Abner, and one of my ALL time favs, Dick Tracy. What you may not know, is that Joe Staton and Mike Curtis took over this previously poorly done strip on March 14, 2011. Staton as artist and Curtis as writer are simply an amazing team.
I remember seeing some Chester Gould’s Dick Tracy at the end of his run in the midseventies while visiting my Grandfather. After discovering Dick Tracy, I followed artist Rick Fletcher’s 6 year run as Gould’s replacement. After Fletcher died, I stopped reading the comic strip. To say I’ve never liked the artist that followed Fletcher, Dick Locher, is a MASSIVE understatement. I couldn’t stand his illustration style! Thank God Joe Staton and Mike Curtis have taken over the reins!
Don’t believe me how good this is? Just gander at the comic strips attached to this post AND check out these:
EXCELLENT Interview here with Mike Curtis in which he explains the new take on this iteration of Tracy - http://popcultureaddict.com/comic-books/moonmaid/
Here’s a neat interview - http://www.skjam.com/2013/01/26/comic-strip-review-dick-tracy/
And another - http://www.firstcomicsnews.com/?p=71994
Annnnd another - http://herocomplex.latimes.com/comic-strips/dick-tracy-is-there-a-fedora-future-for-the-80-year-old-icon/
Annnnnnnnd yet one more - http://classic.tcj.com/blog/ive-drawn-thousands-of-comics/
AND… the best part of all is… you can read this fantastic new version of Dick Tracy FREE online HERE - http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/
SO DO IT! Hopefully you will get as sucked into this incredible comic as much as I have.