Ragman is one of those obscure peripheral characters who's just begging to be unleashed in a new spotlight title.
DC has heard these silent cries of inequity and is now releasing Ragman into the world with a 6-issue solo outing written by Ray Fawkes (Constantine) with art by Inaki Miranda (Coffin Hill, Catwoman) this October.
The character of Rory Regan (aka Ragman) was created by Robert Kanigher and Joe Kubert, and first appeared in 1976 in a short-lived title as one of the first Jewish superheroes, based on the ancient Golem legend.
Here's the official description:
"War vet Rory Regan is plagued by the death of his time after a failed mission to find a hidden treasure in the Israeli desert. While battling survivor’s guilt back home in Gotham City, Regan discovers that he actually brought the treasure back home with him, in the form of the Suit of Souls. The Suit of Souls has the ability to trap and collect the souls of others, including those of his dead partners.
"With the aid of his dead teammates, Rory begins to learn more about the abilities of the suit, when something evil begins to brew in Gotham. An evil demon from hell wants the Suit of Souls, and is sending his minions to retrieve it for him. Now Rory must learn how to use the suit and its powers to stop these evil forces from invading Gotham City before it’s too late."
Ragman has bopped around in various DC comics titles fighting crime in Gotham City and associated with the mystical superteam, Shadowpact.
The supernatural vigilante was also seen most recently in Arrow Season 5, as played by Joe Dinicol.
DC's Ragman #1 unravels in comic shops on October 11.
Wrap yourself up in this 5-page unlettered preview in the gallery below, and admit this looks like a refreshing title to immerse yourself in this fall.