Thursday, January 2, 2014

Dick Tracy and Batgirl



Dick Tracy's rogues gallery would be right at home in Gotham City, so I think he would fit right in there.  With the upcoming Gotham TV series in the works, it reminds me again how cool an ongoing Dick Tracy show could be.  Netflix has been picking up some great properties lately, and I think would be the perfect home for Chester Gould's comic strip legend.


8 comments:

AirDave said...

Yes!

I grew up a Southsider, and I really enjoyed the Dick Tracy comic strip in the Chicago Tribune.

Dick Tracy is what got me hooked on Batman, with the unique rogues!

The Tribune needs to settle with Warren Beatty so we can get back on track with a film franchise.

Wasn't Dick Tracy parodied in NEC's The Tick?

Bob Buethe said...

Just in case you're unaware -- former DC artist Joe Staton has been drawing thr Dick Tracy strip for the last couple of years, and he did a "sort-of" Batman crossover from November 2012 through January 2013. It began here: http://www.gocomics.com/dicktracy/2012/11/17

Bob Greenwade said...

Even before I saw the other Bob's comment and link, I was thinking that some of Batman's foes could be good for Dick Tracy: the Penguin (as suggested in the strip), Two-Face, Baby Doll, perhaps the Joker and the Ventriloquist, and probably at least a couple of others that I'm either not thinking of or not aware of.

Yeah, Flattop Jones taking a gig with Scarface's gang seems like just the thing.

Isaac said...

Man, this is another one of those team-ups I never would have dreamed about but would read to death. If you do a follow up, team up Tracy with her dad and title it Report to the Commissioner.

Ross said...

As it happens, I was just working on a Commissioner Gordon cover the other day. Also, Tracy will be crossing paths with more of the Bat-Family...

Jeff Moore said...

"... Dominoed Daredoll?"
"Keeping Tabs On Babs!"

Yeah, you're awesome! I have been planning a superhero themed RPG campaign run, and my current plan is to base all the adventures on different covers from this blog!

Ross said...

Sounds cool , Jeff!

pblfsda said...

Actually, while Tracy's rogue's gallery may have inspired Batman's, I've long suspected that Tracy himself was an unpublished concept left behind by Charles Dickens. The poor but honest man asked to join the police force after beating up some crooks (seriously, he had no other qualifications) plus a supporting cast of friends and enemies whose names double as physical descriptions? Sounds like most Dickens novels to me.

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