Sandman Mystery Theatre, Book 6: The Hourman and the Python
Writer Matt Wagner continues his masterly exploration of the pulp detective genre with this latest chapter in the life of Wesley Dodds, a man driven by his dreams to fight injustice in the dark of night, who dons a gas mask, fedora, business suit and cape to pursue evildoers as the vigilante known only as The Sandman.
This volume follows Wesley Dodds on two chilling new cases. In "The Hourman," the Sandman draws his attention to an unusual private detective that advertises his services as "The Man of the Hour" and leaves felons hospitalized. "The Python" features The Sandman's hunt for a mysterious strangler whose victims are left tongue-tied for good.'