Rich Tommaso has announced he is writing and drawing a new Dick Tracy title launching this September from IDW Publishing. Tommaso said that the Allred family will be working with him - Lee on scripting, Mike on inks, and Laura on colors.
Heroescon Exclusive Announcement: I am currently working on a new Dick Tracy comic book series with all them Allreds (@allredmd will be inking, I'm penciling, Lee is script master, and of course it will be gorgeously colored by Laura) for IDW! First ish launches in September! #heroescon #dicktracy #idw
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Back in November, a planned Dick Tracy comic book series by Archie Comics was nixed due to what that publisher cited as a licensor error - the licensor being Tribune Content Agency.
"Due to an unfortunate error on our part, Tribune is sad to announce that there will not be a Dick Tracy comic book series from Archie Comics," Tribune tweeted. "While we had high hopes for the book and Archie Comics negotiated the deal in good faith and is not at fault, we discovered a preexisting licensing deal that precludes us from continuing with this project. We apologize to Archie Comics, the very talented creators and their many fans."
IDW Publishing has been reprinting the Dick Tracy comic strips regularly since 2006.