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. THE RED CIRCLE: THE HANGMAN #1 hits 8/5.