Dick Tracy is an American comic strip featuring a tough and intelligent police detective created by Chester Gould.
The strip made its debut on October 14, 1931, in the Detroit Mirror. It was distributed by the Chicago Tribune New York News Syndicate.
Gould wrote and drew the strip until 1972. Since that time, various artists and writers have continued the strip, which still runs in newspapers today.
Dick Tracy has also been the hero in a number of films, notably one in which Warren Beatty played the crime fighter in 1990.
In 1946, the 2-Way Wrist Radio became one of the strip's most immediately recognizable icons, worn as a wristwatch by Tracy and members of the police force, and may have inspired later smartwatches.