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Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins
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Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins


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! Collects Black Hammer #1-#6.

The first chapter in Jeff Lemire (The Underwater Welder, The Complete Essex County, Animal Man) and Dean Ormston's (Lucifer) acclaimed series!

Title:Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:184 pages
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  • Patrick
    May 04, 2017

    Picked this up because I've read work by Jeff Lemire before and enjoyed it. I wasn't disappointed. The writing, characterization, and worldbuilding were all top-notch. It's got superheroes in it, but ...

  • Paul
    Dec 23, 2016

    I initially picked this book up because I loved the cover. I went into it with some degree of wariness and cynicism, though, because it looked like yet another Watchmen wannabe book.While it does hold...

  • Mad Tom
    May 15, 2017

    This is just a damn fun and intelligent comic, and probably the best new comic I've read all year.Superhero comics meet indie comics. Jeff Lemire's delightful mashup of fictionalized superheroes put o...

  • Jedi JC Daquis
    May 08, 2017

    If you love that Jeff Lemire trademark formula of loneliness and hopeless yearning induced by separation of worlds, mixed with a healthy dose of weird family/lover drama, you will definitely love Blac...

  • Artemy Nizovtsev
    Dec 26, 2016

    Black Hammer, Jeff Lemire's new indie book, is yet another take on the superhero genre. It's not bad, but it's not very original. The comic is about a team of Golden Age superheroes who got stranded i...

  • Jack +Master Passion Read+
    Jan 12, 2017

    Well, it's been a long time since I read a comic book, but this one had been getting rather stellar reviews, so I figured I'd give it a shot.I get a somewhat "Watchmen" vibe from this, though not at t...

  • Stewart Tame
    May 16, 2017

    Intriguing and fun! As Lemire explains in his Afterword, this story was originally conceived back when the notion of his working in the mainstream superhero genre was too fantastic to take seriously. ...

  • Chris Lemmerman
    Mar 25, 2017

    [Read as single issues]Say what you want about Jeff Lemire and superhero comics (and there are things to say) but when he does it right, he does it really right. Black Hammer is great stuff.When...som...

  • David Schaafsma
    May 14, 2017

    Black Hammer is in the first volume Jeff Lemire’s love letter to superhero comics, particularly the Golden and Silver Ages of comics. He does superhero work for the comics Big Houses that I have nev...

  • Scott (GrilledCheeseSamurai)
    May 30, 2017

    Jeff Lemire writing an indie superhero title in the vein of a Golden Age comic book?Yes, oh so very much, YES, please!All of Lemire's classic themes are here. Loneliness, desperation, isolation, and a...