Earlier this week, io9 reported that Dick Tracy will be getting his own comic series that will delve into his backstory. Though Tracy has been a beloved hero in the comic world since his inception in 1931 by Chester Gould, little is known about where he came from. This new reboot, helmed by Archie Comics, will focus on Tracy’s early detective years, and tell the stories that led to his career in crime and mystery solving.
Tracy has long been a figure in pop culture. He made his rounds in history, from going to the Moon in the 1960s and having a hippie sidekick in the 1970s to being played by Warren Beatty in the 1990 feature length film. There is no doubt that there will be quite the audience interested in finding out what led Tracy to taking on villains like Flattop, Big Boy and Mr. Intro.
So far, this is all we know about the upcoming comic series. What do you think will be part of Tracy’s origin story? Did he suffer a traumatic childhood or did he just always have a knack for gadgetry and mysteries? Mark your calendars for April 11, 2018, to find out!