Thursday, 30 July 2009

The Hangman #1 – Preview

Over at DC’s blog The Source they have posted a cool 7 page preview from the first issue of the new Red Circle line; The Hangman.

The solicitation reads:

J. Michael Straczynski’s re-imagination of the Red Circle heroes begins here, with JMS teaming up with artists Tom Derenick and Bill Sienkiewicz to introduce The Hangman to the DCU.
The Civil War was one of our nation’s bloodiest conflicts, but one of the participants remains alive. Union doctor Robert Dickering found himself on the wrong side of the battle lines, and despite his heroic efforts to save a Confederate soldier, he also found himself on the wrong end of a noose. But when a shadowy power offers him a chance at immortality — with the caveat that he must roam the Earth, saving the lives of wrongly-condemned innocents like himself — Dickering agreed, and becomes the mysterious Hangman. But it doesn’t stop there, friends. We’ve got a first look at the issue right here.

I’m really excited about these Red Circle one-shots and the ongoing series for some reason. I think all the characters look very promising.

You can view the preview here.

So have a look guys and let me know what you think. Will you be picking this up based on the preview?

1 comment:

  1. This def looks interesting. I'm not totally sold on this Red Circle line lasting all that long though... It kind of reminds me of the DC Focus line of books, you know? If I've got a light comic week come 8/5, maybe I'll give this book a shot.