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Don't Worry Betty & Veronica, Dick Coming To Archie Was Premature

Written by Tim Midura on Wednesday, January 17 2018 and posted in News with Benefits

Don't Worry Betty & Veronica, Dick Coming To Archie Was Premature

Someone jumped the gun.

Source: i09

Before it could even get up and going, Archie Comics has had to cancel its planned Dick Tracy comic due to a licensing error. The series' creative team was to be Alex Segura, Michael Moreci, and Thomas Pitilli. The news was captured by i09 in now-deleted tweets from Tribune Content Agency. The original text is below.

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. 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.

Segura took to Twitter to confirm the deleted tweets.

This isn't Tribune's first legal issue regarding a planned Dick Tracy comic, as the company has engaged in lawsuits with Warren Beatty, director and star of the 1990 movie, cancelling a planned comic series from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming


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Born in the frozen tundra of Massachusetts, Tim Midura has long possessed a love for comic books and records. After stealing the beard of Zeus and inventing the pizza bagel, a much more heavily tattooed and bearded Tim Midura has finally settled in San Diego. He's the world's first comics journalist who doesn't want to become a comics writer. Find him on twitter, facebook or by email.

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