In a statement to PopVerse, writer Alex Segura said he’s incredibly excited to help bring the adventures of Dick Tracy to Mad Cave Studios, stating that it’s been a “long time coming.” Segura, Michael Moerci, and Chantelle Aimée Osman had been trying diligently to get the rights to the character and then find him a new comic book home. Segura said he’s extremely grateful to land the book at Mad Cave, adding that he and Moreci have “loved Dick Tracy, his stellar rogues gallery, and unforgettable supporting cast since we first became aware of the character as kids.”
Moreci echoed Segura’s statement, saying that the trio of creatives has been working on a new Dick Tracy book for many years. “[T]o say this is a passion project, even that’s an understatement,” the series’ co-writer said. The creative team’s approach to Dick Tracy isn’t about trying to do a new version of the detective, but to instead craft a world that feels “rich and layered” while reflecting modern times. While it remains to be seen what Moreci, Segura, Osman, and artist Geraldo Borges will do with “Dick Tracy,” it’s clear they all care deeply about the hero and his place in comic book history.