Images Comics has confirmed that the #1 New York Times bestselling writer, Kyle Higgins, and acclaimed artist, Stephen Mooney, will join forces with Eisner Award-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire for THE DEAD HAND, a thrilling new Cold War era spy-mystery-thriller set to launch in stores worldwide on 11 April, 2018.
THE DEAD HAND #1 introduces readers to Carter Carlson, a highly decorated operative during the Cold War.
But in the fall of 1991, as the Soviet Union collapsed, Carter discovered a secret that not only changed his life…but also altered the course of history.
Now, in 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.
“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.”