We’ve been following DC’s releases of teaser images for its upcoming J. Michael Straczynski-helmed revival of the Red Circle characters, with both The Shield and Inferno, and today, it’s time for one of the more iconic heroes from the line: The Hangman.
The initial design work below is by J.G. Jones, while the DC Blog, The Source, has the cover to The Hangman’s issue by Jesus Saiz.
While “The Hangman” has been a popular name for characters since his introduction (both Marvel and DC have characters with the same name), this Hangman is a fairly vengeful hero (you rarely name yourself after an executioner if you don’t follow through with it). If you think it would be hard to have a character going by the name “Hangman” without having a violence-riddled origin story, you’re right. Brother of John Dickering (The Comet), Bob Dickering was kidnapped by gangsters, thinking that he was The Comet. John came to rescue and was killed, and Bob swore vengeance against all criminals and took on the name “The Hangman.”
And yep – DC is promising a look at The Web later today.