2009-08 SOLICITATIONS DC COMICS

THE RED CIRCLE: THE HANGMAN #1
Story by Joseph Michael Straczynski
Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Lettered by Pat Brosseau
Colored by Guy Major
Final Page Art by Greg Scott
Final Page Color by Art Lyon
Assistant Editor Chris Conroy
Editor Joey Cavalieri
Cover by Jesus Saiz
“The Hangman”: The Civil War claimed many lives…but one of those lives still hasn’t ended! Union doctor Robert Dickering found himself on the wrong side of the battle lines, and despite his heroic treatment of a fallen enemy soldier, he also found himself on the wrong end of a noose! But a shadowy power stepped forth in the twilit moments between life and death and offered him a deal he couldn’t refuse: to forever roam the Earth, saving the lives of innocents condemned like himself – or hastening the deaths of the guilty! But in taking the seemingly righteous mission of the Hangman, has he accepted God’s work? Or has he become the vengeful fist of the Devil himself?
Red Circle | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On sale August 5, 2009

 

THE RED CIRCLE: THE INFERNO #1
Writer Joseph Michael Straczynski
Artist Greg Scott
Final Page art Roger Robinson & Hilary Barta
Letterer Steve Wands
Colorist Art Loyd
Final Page color Guy Major
Assistant Editor Chris Conroy
Editor Joey Cavalieri
Cover by Jesus Saiz
“The Ingerno”: The mysterious stranger was brought into the hospital with one name on his lips: “Frank Verrano.” He has no memory of who he was, where he came from, or how he could possibly be the only survivor of a bombing attack on a cruise liner that killed hundreds of people. But as deep as that mystery runs, a violent attack on the hospital opens a deeper one. How can this man burst into flames…and survive? And why does the man who stands in those flames, the man know as the Inferno, look nothing like the one who stood in his place just seconds before?
Red Circle | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On sale August 12, 2009

 

THE RED CIRCLE: THE WEB #1
Writer Joseph Michael Straczynski
Penciller Roger Robinson
Inker Hilary Barta
Final Page art Scott McDaniel & Andy Owens
Letterer Pat Brosseau
Colorist Guy Major
Final Page color Tom Chu
Assistant Editor Chris Conroy
Editor Joey Cavalieri
Cover by Jesus Saiz
“The Web”: Billionaire John Raymond has it all – fame, fortune, and a brilliant mind! He also has a brother with the one trait John lacks: compassion. No matter how relentlessly awe-inspiring John’s achievements get, it’s his brother who’s always seen as the hero. So John sets out to upstage his brother one more time. He’ll show the world just how much heroism money can buy as the amazing (and suspiciously well-equipped) Web. But when a dark fate arrives for his brother, John learns first-hand what a hero leaves on the line, and that there are worse losses than the ones that hit your checkbook!
Red Circle | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On sale August 19, 2009

 

THE RED CIRCLE: THE SHIELD #1
Writer Joseph Michael Straczynski
Penciler Scott McDaniel
Inker Andy Owens
Final Page art Tom Dernick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Letterer Sal Cipriano
Colorist Tom Chu
Final Page color Guy Major
Assistant Editor Chris Conroy
Editor Joey Cavalieri
Cover by Jesús Saiz
“The Shield”: Lieutenant Joe Higgins was dying in the dirt of a battlefield in Afghanistan when they whisked him away to a top-secret facility and saved his life with nanotechnology so experimental they couldn’t dare to use it on a living man. Now Higgins has been enlisted to a whole new mission – to be the public face of the American fighting man as the patriotic Shield! But today’s grueling military battles test the limits of patriotism and the limits of the technology that keeps him alive. And the shocking secret behind that technology may be too much for his bullet-riddled heart to bear.
Red Circle | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On sale August 26, 2009