Hadrian’s Wall is set in an alternative future of the year 2053

From the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed comic book series C.O.W.L.Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel and Rod Reis – comes a new psychological thriller in ‘Hadrian’s Wall’, where the secrets of everyone involved are as dark as the space that surrounds them.

In the year 1983, increasing tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union culminated with nuclear strikes on New York City and Moscow. In the decades following, the two superpowers found peace through a partnership focused on building the first colony in space. But now, 70 years later, a new cold war simmers – between Earth and that very colony.

In 'Hadrian’s Wall', the secrets of everyone involved are as dark as the space that surrounds them

“With C.O.W.L., Image [Comics] afforded us the tremendous opportunity to launch a creator-owned series focusing on dark, complex, morally ambiguous characters in a time of great change,” said Higgins, before continuing “We’re thrilled to continue that trend with Hadrian’s Wall, and even more thrilled to continue our partnership with Image [Comics].”

When a crewmember dies aboard one of Earth’s survey spaceships, ‘Hadrian’s Wall’, investigator Simon Moore sets to determine whether foul play was involved. However, once on board, it doesn’t take Simon long to realise that few things aren’t what they seem... including the identities of the crew and the real reason Hadrian’s Wall is on the edge of Colony space. With every crewmember a suspect, and tensions between Earth and the Colony mounting, the fate of both worlds may come down to one man and one ship.

Hadrian’s Wall #1 will be published by Image Comics in November 2015.