The Dead Hand, a new series beginning in April from Image Comics is set to revisit the Cold War. Written by Kyle Higgins, illustrated by Stephen Mooney, and colored by Jordie Bellaire, the comic is a mix of history, mystery, and a spy-thriller.
The Dead Hand follows Carter Carlson. He was a highly decorated operative during the Cold War, but in the fall of 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed, Carter discovered a secret that changed his life as well as the course of history. Flash forward to 2018 as the mysterious “Dead Hand” threatens to end the world once again. The only thing standing in its way is the relationship between an old spy and a little boy.
Writer Kyle Higgins says:
The Dead Hand mixes my love of historical fiction and huge action into one of the biggest stories I’ve ever written. It’s Metal Gear Solid, James Bond, and John le Carré all mixed into one comic. The end of the Cold War is an incredibly fascinating era—the proliferation of weapons and scientists from the Soviet Union, the complicated relationships between countries, the introduction of capitalism in Russia… it’s a great backdrop for a story about the end of the world.
Artist Stephen Mooney added:
I’m hugely excited to be embarking on this thrilling Cold War journey with Kyle, Jordie, and Clayton. The Dead Hand is exactly the type of sci-fi tinged espionage book I love as a reader, and I can’t wait for people to take a first step into this murky world. Be careful who you trust!
The Dead Hand #1 is set for release on Wednesday, April 11th. The final order cutoff date for retailers is Monday, March 19th.