The current issue of Comics Revue, still on sale features a great tribute cover to Dick Tracy by Joe Staton, celebrating the character’s 90th anniversary.
America’s longest-running magazine of classic comics now has twice as many pages of strips as the earlier version, on better paper, includes 19 pages of full-color comic strips, and features Flash Gordon by Harry Harrison, Rick O’Shay by Stan Lynde, Gasoline Alley by Dick Moores, Alley Oop by V. T. Hamlin, Tarzan by Gil Kane, Steve Canyon by Milton Caniff, Casey Ruggles by Warren Tufts, Mandrake the Magician by Lee Falk, Krazy Kat by George Herriman, and many more.
The line-up doesn’t include Dick Tracy, but publisher and editor Rick Norwood doesn’t rule out the possibility of his inclusion in future.
New adventures of Dick Tracy continue to be published, currently created by Mike Curtis and Shelley Pleger, and can be read online at GoComics.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.