Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1

Writer: Lee Allred, Michael Allred Artist: Michael Allred Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: September 19, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 2
7.5Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

IDW Publishing proudly presents the rebirth of one the most iconic comic-strip heroes of all time, Dick Tracy! The All-American detective just made the biggest collar of his career, and it only cost him his job! But now the honest cop has packed his bags for "the city by the lake," and its criminals better watch out! Reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive is a lock to be the pop-art event of 2018!

Bizarre villains! Crooked cops! Gunfights galore!
Cover art and co-written by Eisner Award-winning superstar Mi more

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Sep 19, 2018

    So as you can see, I really liked this comic. Rarely do I go into a comic thinking I’ll give it a perfect score. With the pedigree of the creators on this title, I made an exception. It really had to screw up pretty badly for me not to give it a 10. And guess what? It didn’t. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Hildebrand Sep 18, 2018

    Dick Tracy is back and he is kicking ass and taking names! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Sep 20, 2018

    Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1 is a cleanly written beast of a comic, with a throbbing heart waiting to be unleashed on all those who deserve to fall under the shadow of the man in the yellow trench coat. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    You Don't Read Comics - Brandon Masters Nov 8, 2018

    While the book isnt for everyone, Dick Tracy: Dead of Alive #1 seems to be a great start into a thrilling tale of suspense and explosions. If crime books are your thing, or if you cant get enough of characters like Judge Dredd being true to themselves and justice itself, then this is a book that you should really look into. At the very least, its great to see a hero being the unstoppable force for once. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Sep 18, 2018

    A real blast from the past, Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #1 is a fun and well constructed reintroduction of the crime fighter for a new audience. Backed by the considerable talents of the Allreds and Rich Tommaso's engagingly vintage pencils, this new debut has all the hard-boiled fun of the original strips but with a modern comic sheen. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Chris Egan Sep 24, 2018

    A good start getting "Dick Tracy" back into the spotlight and only loses its way when it dabbles in unnecessary details. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 20, 2018

    At the end of the day, Dead or Alive is a fun, action packed, nostalgia-filled romp with a modern twist that should delight new readers and old. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Sep 20, 2018

    This new chapter in the history of Dick Tracy is off to a sound start. This is the type of comic Rich Tommaso was born to draw, and his work is only elevated by collaborating with one of the medium's all-time great creative families. The story itself, while pedestrian on its own, appears to be laying the groundwork for bigger things to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 20, 2018

    So while Lee Allred has given us something that still captures the retro feel of Dick Tracy, it has definitely been updated for modern times with software hacking subplots, A smartwatch that allows for video conference, Bullet trains, burner phones, and an El Chapo type escape scenario, has me speculating on not only the background for the title but the future direction. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    ComicBook.com - Jenna Anderson Sep 19, 2018

    If you're a diehard fan of the character, this might be a positive debut, but it's unclear if it will draw in new readers. Read Full Review

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