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Daddy Warbucks hires Dick Tracy to find missing Annie

When the comic strip Annie was retired from the comics page in 2010, the story-line left readers with a cliffhanger with Annie in clutches of a war criminal known as “The Butcher of the Balkans.” The assassin promised he wouldn’t kill Annie, but she’d spend the rest of her days with him on his “deadly travels.”

Fast-forward nearly four years and Dick Tracy cartoonists Mike Curtis and Joe Staton are picking up the story-line. On June 1 the comic strips Annie and Dick Tracy are colliding as “Daddy” Warbucks hires Dick Tracy to pick up the trail and find his daughter.

From the press release:

According to Curtis, it turns out that after some time spent fruitlessly searching the world for his beloved adopted daughter, Warbucks has decided to enlist the help of the only man who can rescue Annie: Dick Tracy.

“As a lifelong admirer of Annie, I felt the need to unravel her disappearance,” says Curtis, who’s helmed “Dick Tracy” with Staton since March 2011. Curtis’ previous writing credits include “Richie Rich” and “Casper the Friendly Ghost” for Harvey Comics.

“Joe and I have planned Annie’s rescue for some time, and we’ll deliver action-packed, over-the-top thrills and chills as the two features combine their casts for what we hope will be the most historic tale in comic strip history,” Curtis says.

This will be interesting. I like the idea of the two features combining – like Tribune Media has their own the Marvel Universe.

Community Comments

#1 Tom Falco
@ 3:42 pm

I love crossovers.

#2 Eddie Pittman
@ 7:52 pm

Brilliant idea! I think comics can only benefit with this kind of creativity. Kudos to the syndicate for letting it happen.

#3 Donnie Pitchford
@ 12:07 pm

I am looking forward to this for a variety of reasons! Mike Curtis and Joe Staton have made “Dick Tracy” exciting and fun all over again!

#4 John F. McMullen
@ 6:30 am

Tracy is not in the NY pappersany more — where can I read him?

#5 David Foster
@ 11:50 am

Leapin’ Lizards!

#6 Donnie Pitchford
@ 11:33 am

“Dick Tracy” can be read at
Simply type “Dick Tracy” in their search window. I’m happy to say that on Sunday, July 20, 2014, Dick Tracy will meet the characters I illustrate, Lum and Abner!

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