Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dean Ormston Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: April 18, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns! Picking up immediately where we left off-Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she's about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods, anthropomorphic humans, absurdist heroes, and many more weirdoes, in a mad world in which there is no escape!
o Winner of the Eisner Award for Best New Series!

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Apr 2, 2018

    Overall, I thought that this was a wonderful introduction to the new story arc. There are a few unexpected plot developments, all that left me with a bazillion new questions and theories to ponder over. I really love the new direction that the story has taken and I can't wait until the next issue comes out. I need more of this creepy world in my life. Read Full Review

  • 10
    PopCultHQ - Joshua Winchester Mar 28, 2018

    For all who loved Black Hammer and its various tie-in books, Black Hammer: Age of Doom will be a welcome thing indeed. As the sequel series to the first run, issue #1 brings all the returning team's gifts and abilities to bear. Come back into the world of Black Hammer and see what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Composto Mar 26, 2018

    AGE OF DOOM takes everything that was great about the first BLACK HAMMER series and turns it up to eleven. The story gets even weirder, more emotional, and more interesting than fans are probably expecting. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Outright Geekery - Erik Koehn Apr 8, 2018

    While not delivering on some much needed answers Age of Doom does go deeper down the rabbit hole with the same excellent level of writing and art that has set this series apart from the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Apr 18, 2018

    Having been a big fan of the original series and the miniseries that came out, it's very easy to get back into the world of Black Hammer. The Age of Doom name makes it sound pretty ominous and it has me hopeful that there'll be some solid revelations and forward movement here as it gets underway sooner rather than later. It's the one area where Lemire leaves me a little wary as the payoff has to be pretty strong after all this time. That said, the journey is most of the fun and he and Ormston have put together a strong book with great visuals, lots of neat locations, and some great character designs that makes me wish we had the whole run to just burn through and re-examine with multiple readings already. The next issue can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    All-Comic - Joshua Hilgenberg Apr 1, 2018

    With this comic, Ormston, Stewart, Lemire, and Klein begin another entry in one of superhero comics' most intimate and emotional stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Mar 26, 2018

    At the end of the day, Black Hammer clearly hasn't lost a step during its six month hiatus, hitting the ground running with this new chapter and providing the same fantastic characterisation, razor-sharp homages and wildly expressive artwork that made the original series such a runaway success. But perhaps more than anything else, its just an amazing feeling to know that youre reading a comic that future generations are going to be looking back on with wide-eyed reverence. An all-time classic in the making. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Apr 19, 2018

    A bold new direction for the Black Hammer universe, which raises more questions than it answers. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Weird Science - Apr 22, 2018

    Well, this series picks up where the last one left off without so much as missing a beat. For those of you worrying about whether the number change back to issue 1 would leave a gap in the story fret not. This issue might as well have been Black Hammer 14. The art is as superbly vintage in tone, yet fresh as always in its execution, and the storytelling is as stellar as ever. Leaving us with another mystery...where does Jeff Lemire find all the time to do so much awesome work? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geekery Magazine - C.J. Pendragon Mar 27, 2018

    Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 will be in stores April 18, 2018. Picking up at the thrilling cliffhanger from the 2017 Black Hammer series, this new creator-owned story is pushing the limits of what our heroes know and hold dear. There are secrets hiding out on their peaceful, isolated farm. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Apr 10, 2018

    The Rod Serling shroud established so well by Lemire and artist Dean Ormston continues to hang over Rockwood and all its residents, each character vulnerable to a sudden case of death. Or at the least, a trip to The Cornfield without notice. Part of the mystery remains in just who their Anthony is"a vengeful past villain, another cosmic entity altogether, or maybe a member of the confined. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Apr 21, 2018

    Black Hamer: Age of Doom #1 is interesting, has some well-designed characters that are good send-offs of the Golden Age of comics, and has some solid artwork. However, the pacing is slow and has little to offer those who arent already invested in this world. As such, I can recommend it to those who enjoy Black Hammer, but I would give it a pass if youre not already into this continuity. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - JK Schmidt Apr 18, 2018

    Dean Ormston and Dave Stewart are an amazing pair, evocative of Jeff Lemire's weird sensibilities, but this comic is not something I'm excited to read, demon Ramones not withstanding. Read Full Review

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