Michael Avon Oeming to helm “Dick Tracy Forever” miniseries at IDW

Michael Avon Oeming to helm “Dick Tracy Forever” miniseries at IDW

I’ve been a pretty big fan of IDW’s Dick Tracy: Dead or Alive from the get-go.  My main complaint about the Michael Allred and Rich Tommaso series?  It’s only four issues long, and the final installment is due soon.  How am I going to get my Tracy fix?

Well, good news: Dick Tracy will live on... forever, based on this announcement.  Yes, a new Tracy miniseries will debut this April, titled Dick Tracy Forever.  The best part?  Michael Aaron Oeming will write and illustrate the book.

Oeming, as in the co-creator of Powers with Brian Michael Bendis.  If ever there was a penciling style that was a perfect fit for a character, it’s Oeming’s on Dick Tracy.  I’m pumped for this, so check out the details below.

Per IDW: 

Michael Avon Oeming Leaves His Mark on Dick Tracy Forever

Eisner Award-Winning Comics Auteur Writes and IllustratesAll-New Dick Tracy Miniseries Debuting in April

SAN DIEGO, CA (January 24, 2019) – IDW Publishing is proud to announce the perfect pairing of acclaimed writer/artist Michael Avon Oeming and pop culture’s enduring icon of law and order in Dick Tracy Forever, a four-issue miniseries debuting in April.

In the Forever series, Dick Tracy is the proverbial Sisyphus, pushing the law boulder up the hill as he struggles for reason and order in a world with none. His attempts at delivering justice 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… even when his startling new case defies all notions of time and space!

Oeming says, "I've gotten to write and draw most of my bucket list characters, from The Spirit to Batman and more, but I never dreamed that Dick Tracy would even be a possibility. It feels completely natural and I cannot wait to show why he's such a relevant character for all times."

"Michael Avon Oeming's award-winning work in crime comics makes him the perfect creator to tackle one of the greatest crime-busters of all time,” says Denton Tipton, Group Editor at IDW. “I promise you'll never see Dick Tracy the same after reading this series… and I mean that in a good way, wisenheimer!"

Oeming will be joined on the Dick Tracy Forever series by colorist Taki Soma. For the debut issue, Oeming will provide the main cover and a noir-inspired spot color variant, with renowned illustrator Kyle Baker (Marvel Action: Black Panther) contributing a special incentive cover variant, as well.

"Mike Oeming is one of the greatest comic creators working today,” says Brian Michael Bendis, writer of Superman, Powers, and Young Justice. “Oeming on Dick Tracy? I’ll take ten!"

Dick Tracy Forever  #1 will hit comic shops and digital retailers this April.

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