A fast-paced neo-noir thriller, Dick Tracy Forever #2 (IDW Publishing) is an entertaining blend of rapid-fire action and pulpy dialogue from the iconic police detective! Created by Chester Gould in 1931, Dick Tracy transcends time and space in this eye-popping reboot!
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.
Here are 5 reasons why you should get Dick Tracy Forever #2:
5) What Happened Before!
Dick Tracy finds himself fighting crime in different decades. Even when Tracy is on a romantic date with Tess Trueheart, he is dedicated to the job and obsessed with laying down the law. Waking up in the future, Tracy is smack-dab in the middle of a high speed chase.
4) The Writing!
Writer/artist Michael Avon Oeming delivers a modern twist behind an old police procedural cliche. Tracy reluctantly finds himself working side-by-side with Private Eye Bricks Walker. In the classic noir novels, there’s always an unexplained rivalry behind private eyes and detectives. Letterer Shawn Lee focuses on the pulp dialogue, while also highlighting the sound effects of the tommy guns.
3) The Artwork!
Oeming does a a great job with the off-the-wall character design of Rabe. Notice how Rabe’s entire head, including his beard, is shaped like broccoli. Like an old-school gangster, Rabe has on a shirt and tie, along with a trench-coat.
2) The Colors!
Colorist Taki Soma separates Tracy and Bricks by their distinct colors. Tracy has his iconic yellow trench-coat and Bricks stands out with his purple trench-coat. Even the sound effects have their own special color.
1) A Fantastic Read!
Dick Tracy Forever #2 takes the police drama to new fantastic heights. A truly fun rebirth for new readers, the Dick Tracy series continues to be a perfect blend of crime and police procedural.
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Dick Tracy Forever #2 arrives in stores on May 29th, 2019.