In 1996 I created a comic book called Hazard. Because there was a huge multi-series crossover going on from the publisher, WildStorm Productions, it was decided that the best way to launch the book was to spin it out of the crossover, an event called "Fire From Heaven." This necessitated some revamping, since originally the character was supposed to be self-contained rather than existing in a universe of other superhero characters.
In brief, the idea was that Alex Hutton, aka Hazard, was a skilled bounty hunter, who was chosen by a scientist to be injected with nanites that would make Hutton stronger, faster, better in every physical way--but could also cause Hutton great pain, or kill him, at the scientist's whim. He would become an assassin for the scientist, using the skills he'd already developed that made him a good tracker, etc., unable to resist the scientist's demands because of the nanotechnology flooding his body (and which, unless kept controlled by the scientist, would continually self-replicate and kill him within two weeks).
There's a short sketch of him here.
Anyway, the other thing that happened was that WildStorm decided to launch Hazard as the first title in a line of budget-priced comics--I believe it was $1.75, at a time when most comics cost $2.25 of $2.50. Because one had to read the whole "Fire of Heaven" crossover to get his full, artificially expanded origin, and because it was harder for a book to make any money at a lower cover price, it ended up being canceled after 7 issues, and the finish to the whole overall story arc had to be kind of shoehorned in so that Hazard could be left available to come back at some point in the future.
Well, it's more than a decade later, but he's back. At least, in a single image. He's in the third panel from the right on the bottom row, in this amazing spread from new WildCATS artist Tim Seeley. Check it out. If you're a WildStorm fan you'll see lots of other familiar folks as well.
Will he appear in any more extensive fashion? I have no idea yet. I'd love to revisit him, though.
Here's his first cover, drawn by Jim Lee.