Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive #2

Writer: Lee Allred, Michael Allred Artist: Michael Allred Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 21, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 1
7.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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The pop-art event of 2018 continues! Dick Tracy begins the herculean task of ridding the city of its crooked cops and bizarre mobsters, but has he bitten off more than he can chew this time? The iconic comic-strip hero reimagined for the 21st century through a retro lens by the superstar team of Michael Allred, Lee Allred, Rich Tommaso and Laura Allred!

Bizarre villains! Crooked cops! Gunfights galore!
Cover art and co-written by Eisner Award-winning superstar Michael Allred (Madman, iZombie, Silver Surfer, Batman '66)!
Illustrated by Rich Tommaso (Spy Seal, Dry County) with Michael Allred inks!
Each issue features a "mug more

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - David Hildebrand Nov 20, 2018

    Calling all cars! Dick Tracy is kicking ass and taking names! Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Tom Shapira Nov 26, 2018

    Calling all readers, calling all readers! You do not want to miss this one. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez Nov 20, 2018

    Dick Tracey Dead or Alive #2 is a fun comic. The story is fairly straightforward, and not anything really original, but the characters are fun and the art is fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Andy Hall Nov 21, 2018

    Let's hope they manage to weld the classic and modern together better soon. If they can just get out of their own way, this could well be a classic story to match the artwork of this comic. I was really hoping to like this book, which makes its failing all the more glaring to me. Read Full Review

  • 9.0

    So after the wonderful setup in issue #1 the premise of the series is laid out here. After Big Boy is arrested all of the assets used to bribe the crooked officers dry up until a new mob boss arrives to consolidate power. 

    The new boss starts funneling money back into the hands of mobsters and the bribes resume causing Tracy to lose support amongst the ranks of the officers. 

    Eventually, Tracy is informed of a conspiracy to turn the police against him and given the advice that he should run. 

    Dick Tracy DOA #2 is another great read. The plot and art seem simple but the story is an example of classic storytelling. The heroes are heroes and the bad guys are clearly bad guys with few exceptions. 
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