(Tue Aug 04, 2009) The Hangman was one of the Golden Age greats from Archie Comics. Debuting in July of 1941, The Hangman presented several firsts in comic book history, including the first super hero brothers and the first death of a super hero. The Hangman had been featured in four different titles at Archie Comics including “Pep Comics”, “Black Hood Comics”, “Special Comics” and “Hangman Comics”. Archie Comics is pleased to announce that DC Comics will be releasing a new Hangman comic this Wednesday with a script by veteran Hollywood writer J. Michel Strackzynski (“Babylon 5”, “Changeling”). Archie Comics is thrilled that DC Comics has brought this classic hero to the present day when The Hangman takes a different and powerful journey into the DC Universe.
THE RED CIRCLE: THE HANGMAN #1
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 him 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?
Story by J. Michael Straczynski
Art by Tom Derenick & Bill Sienkiewicz
Cover by Jesus Saiz