Back To The World Of Black Hammer
♦ The award-winning Black Hammer series from Dark Horse by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston returns in Age of Doom, out this April and ahead of that, artist Dean Ormston has shared his layouts, pencils and inks for a page from it…
Lemire was interviewed by Previewsworld back in September and he gave quite a few clues about the new series in that chat:
“One thing Black Hammer has always done is comment on the history of superhero comics and we live in a world where superhero universes seem to be rebooted, relaunched, and rebirthed every year,” said Lemire. “It felt like we needed to play around with that idea, but put a Black Hammer spin on it. So, starting in April, Dean, Dave Stewart, Todd Klein, and I will continue the story and the mystery of Black Hammer farm in Black Hammer: Age of Doom! It’s a new series, but everything you love will stay intact and we’ll deliver the next chapter in the story of Golden Gail, Abraham Slam, Barbalien and the rest of the gang.”
When Black Hammer: Age of Doom begins in April 2018, each issue of the ongoing series will featuring a variant cover by an acclaimed artist, including an issue 1 cover by Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland) and an issue 2 variant cover by Fábio Moon (Two Brothers) that is a homage to Frank Miller’s icon Batman: The Dark Knight Returns cover.
“Black Hammer has grown beyond what Dean Ormston and I could ever have hoped for,” said Lemire. “We’ve fallen in love with the world of Black Hammer and the characters that live there and we have a lot of story left to tell. This ending is just the beginning.”