Dick Tracy Forever #1

Writer: Michael Avon Oeming Artist: Michael Avon Oeming Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: April 24, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Dick Tracy is Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at law and order are met with crime and chaos, in the form of unpredictable and absurd villains. But Dick Tracy will never give up trying, no matter the era or incarnation. Join Eisner Award-winning creator Michael Avon Oeming on a startling case through time and space! From the mind of Eisner Award winner Michael Avon Oeming, co-creator of Powers! Variant cover by multiple Eisner and Harvey award winner Kyle Baker!
Ask your retailer about the special "noir" variant cover by Michael Avon Oeming!


  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Apr 23, 2019

    If this first issue is any indication, Oeming and Tracy are a match made in Heaven. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geekery Magazine - Chino DT Apr 24, 2019

    Michael Avon Oeming does a great job bringing us these new adventures of Dick Tracy, this comic is a great work of Oeming and Taki Soma, Oeming maintains the main features of the original Chester Gould comic, the use of shadows to give the noir touch that always characterized Dick Tracy strips and the brightful colors in each scene makes this work is something that any fan of the detective comic and in particular Dick Tracy enjoy from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Comic Watch - Adrian Care Apr 30, 2019

    Three tales of hijinks and daring do, police work and bad guys. Yes, please! Everything about this debut issue has the right balance of fun and edge. Equal amounts of iconic, classic designs and modern style. This is stripped back pure comics from the era of the comic strip that proves there is still a place for it in the world of blockbuster events. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 26, 2019

    Armed with a fun accessibility and dynamic visuals throughout Dick Tracy Forever #1 returns to the streets, ready for action. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Apr 25, 2019

    Oeming's determined to show us why Dick Tracy was the fountainhead for similar characters the decades since. How he still is. How he should remain so. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Apr 29, 2019

    "Dick Tracy Forever" #1 is an expertly written and drawn adventure into the world of a noir icon. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Comic Watch - Pat O'Malley Jul 7, 2019

    Dick Tracy Forever #1 was a bit of a slow burn and only really got a spark going once Dick Tracy really showed up. The art was mixed, but Im hoping for it to improve in the next three issues. Hopefully now that Dick Tracy is officially making the rounds with criminal scum well get to see more gadgets, bullets and this series turns into what a 1930s gangster film written/directed by Quentin Tarantino would look like. If you love Dick Tracy you may not get exactly what youre hoping for here, but it looks to be the start of what could be an intriguing new Dick Tracy adventure. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Apr 23, 2019

    A fun and exciting take on a character that's nearly 90 years old. The script and art work is fresh and modern while also acknowledging the history of the character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Apr 26, 2019

    If you like some two-fisted action with your law and order, Dick Tracy Forever may fit the bill. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 15, 2019

    Dick Tracy Forever #1 is the follow-up to IDW's Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive that wrapped up a few months back. 

    The biggest selling point I've seen for the series is that it's being written and drawn by Michael Avon Oeming of Powers fame. Comparing each series, this Dick Tracy feels similar to the previous series but slightly tilted and less over the top than the tough guy antics of Dead or Alive. Tracy Feels more real than I've ever seen him aside from the 90's movie. I appreciate this shift because most stories portray the character as one dimensional and single-minded almost to the point of parody. 

    What's really interesting is the creative direction Michael has decided to take with this story. This issue is broke more

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