Welcome to the table,
Black Hammer is one of those titles that always stands out to me as that cross-section between superpowers and weird fiction. It’s not firmly rooted in either genre, but exists in that strange space between. Dark Horse Comics seems to farm that space time and time again, in the most wonderful of ways.
For a while, this mind-bending melancholy work created by Jeff Lemire had slipped from the scene but with a recent announcement from Dark Horse, it is safe to say Black Hammer is back! For now anyways.
The Eisner Award–winning strange superhero saga returns in this series picking up immediately after the events of Black Hammer Reborn. The newest addition to the Black Hammer saga is written by Lemire, with interior art and colors by Malachi Ward, and lettered by Nate Piekos. The issue also features a variant cover by David Rubín.
In this multi-timeline, world-hopping adventure, we find new stakes, new heroes, and the long-awaited return to Black Hammer Farm. The Weber family reunites and faces new challenges and villains in what is being called Jeff Lemire’s biggest event in the Black Hammer series thus far.
“Black Hammer Reborn left the Black Hammer Universe on quite a cliffhanger,” says Lemire, “ and now we’ll find out what happens next! Black Hammer: The End is a story I’ve been building across the various Black Hammer books for years now. It will pull storylines, and characters, from all the various series into one massive story which will both be a conclusion of all we’ve been doing, but also usher in a fresh start, and a whole new beginning, for the Black Hammer Universe!”
I for one love an ending even more when I know a new beginning is on the horizon. Black Hammer: The End #1 will be in comic shops on August 30, 2023, and is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop.
Until next time, don’t get lost in Rockwood.
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