Red Hook Gets Its Own Superhero Comic

May 2, 2013 | Andy Cush

A neighborhood that’s been embattled by everything from colossal storms to toxic sludge in recent months has a new hero, as artist Dean Haspiel’s latest comic features a former rascally thief who cleans up his act to become a reluctant crime-fighter. His name? The Red Hook, naturally.

Red Hook “yields those kinds of characters,” Haspiel told DNAinfo of his creation. “It’s an homage to Red Hook by giving them a superhero.”

Take a look at a teaser for the comic, dubbed “Hooking the Red Hook,” here, and see a few panels in the gallery above. Haspiel, who has worked as an artist for both Marvel and DC comics, hopes to release a full-length graphic novel by next year.