An intergalactic noir with murder, drugs, divorce, and conspiracy on a spacecraft.
Image Comics has announced that this fall, writers and co-creators Kyle Higgins (C.O.W.L., Nightwing) and Alec Siegel (C.O.W.L., Avengers), are reuniting with artist Rod Reis (C.O.W.L., Justice League) for HADRIAN’S WALL. What they are billing as “an intergalactic noir with drugs and divorce, crime and conspiracy, and a last chance for redemption in the far reaches of space.”
The man who shot Simon Moore four times and married his ex-wife has been found dead aboard the spacecraft Hadrian’s Wall. But Simon isn’t a suspect, he’s the private investigator hired to explain the death, and it’s his ex-wife who emerges as one of the suspects.
“Hadrian’s Wall is a locked-door murder mystery in outer space,” said Higgins. “This series brings together our favorite parts of noir—cold blooded murder, the P.I. with a checkered past, and political corruption—with an epic, widescreen, science fiction story.”
“Rod Reis’ stellar art and designs recalls the aesthetic of Blade Runner and Alien, while creating a world that is personal and unique,” said Siegel. “His storytelling has gone to a whole new level.”
“This book started with our love for 1970’s and 80’s Sci-Fi, and quickly grew into something much more. From a murdered crew member, to a failed marriage, to a colony that just wants independence, this is a story about broken relationships—what tears people apart, and what it takes to bring them back together,” said Higgins.
HADRIAN’S WALL will be an eight-issue miniseries with HADRIAN’S WALL#1 hitting comic book retail shelves on Wednesday September 14th.
This caught my attention with just the first peice of cover art. Being a huge sci-fi and murder mystery nerd, this is checking off so many things that I want and need in a comic. Hopefully we’ll be able to snag an advance copy of this for a review. Look out for that in the future.