Uncover the “Secret Origins” of Jeff Lemire’s “Black Hammer”

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The first chapter of Dark Horse’s long-awaited superhero science-fiction mystery adventure has arrived! The critically acclaimed action-adventure series by famed creator Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth) with art by Dean Ormston (Lucifer, 2000 AD) and Dave Stewart (Hellboy), Black Hammer: Secret Origins collects Black Hammer #1–#6 and will hit shelves March 29, 2017.

Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City—Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien—now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!


Black Hammer continues to be the best new comic series around. Actually, scratch that: it’s the best comic book series around period.”—Nerdist

Black Hammer is a dynamite-sounding project. Given Lemire’s savvy as a writer and a creator, this sounds right up his wheelhouse.”—Multiversity Comics

“Lemire has done it again, collaborating with some incredibly talented artists in Ormston, Stewart, and Klein to create a powerfully exciting book.”—Comicosity

“A great debut from a creative team that seems to be in lock step about the kind of story they want to tell.”—Newsarama

“If you think there’s no room left in your life for another superhero comic, Black Hammer #1 might just prove you wrong.”—IGN

This is a must-read tale of Golden Age heroes faced with modern-age drama. The Black Hammer: Secret Origins trade paperback is currently available for preorder at Amazon, Things From Another World, DarkHorse.com, and more!


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