Black Hammer: Reborn #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Caitlin Yarsky Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 23, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 15
9.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga returns in this ongoing series picking up twenty years later with new series artist Caitlin Yarsky.  

Now, it's twenty years later, and Lucy, and the world, have moved on. Living in the suburbs of Spiral City, Lucy is married and has children. But all is not blissful. Her marriage is falling apart, her job has reached a dead end, and for mysterious reasons, she hasn't picked up the hammer in years.  But, as her domestic life begins to crumble, the secrets of the last twenty years, and the reasons Lucy really gave up being Black Hammer, begin to resurface, threatening her fam more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Jun 23, 2021

    Black Hammer Reborn #1 is a great start to the series. Jeff Lemire's Black Hammer universe is a love letter to comics history, and he has yet to produce an issue that doesn't reflect his love of the medium. If this issue is any indication, this series will make a fine addition to the Black Hammer mythos. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Jason Flatt Jun 24, 2021

    Black Hammer: Reborn #1 is a perfect introduction to the franchise for a new reader as it captures all of the emotional momentum necessary to both bring you into its characters and world and send you off into a new series and adventure. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Jun 28, 2021

    An excellent start to what I expect will be an excellent series. "Black Hammer" is back and I cannot wait for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Jun 23, 2021

    Yarsky does some beautiful work with the art in this issue. Not only do the characters look great, but they are expressive and full of life. I love the progression of the story through the visuals and was dazzled by the imagery throughout. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Jun 27, 2021

    Black Hammer Reborn #1 takes you to a new chapter of the Black Hammer series, putting us in the shoes of a hero who have up her mantle for a more normal life. But what is 'normal' really, anymore? Lucy Weber is a reluctant hero for our times, and I look forward to seeing what happens next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Adam Barnhardt Jun 23, 2021

    Black Hammer: Reborn #1 has nearly everything a fan of this world could ask for. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comics Bookcase - Larry Jorash Jun 23, 2021

    Black Hammer Reborn #1 is a welcoming introduction for new fans and a fun reinvigoration of the world for long time readers. On a deeper level, its an exploration of the internal struggles of daily life play out with superheroes. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jun 23, 2021

    It's no surprise that the opening issue of this new phase of the property is as strong as it is. Lemire weaves just enough action into it so that you're engaged on that front, we get a good recap of what's happened, and we've followed it forward to 2016 to understand where Lucy has ended up and why. And that puts into perspective all the tension and anxiety she feels and where it's pushing her when it comes to her family and the life of a superhero that she claims to not want. What allows all of this to work so well is what Caitlin Yarsky brings to the book with great character designs and capturing the emotion and tension of the situations. I'm really liking their work on this so that it feels connected to the original book but their own take on it as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Jun 23, 2021

    Dark Horse'sBLACK HAMMER REBORN #1 is an interesting start to a new era. This creative team is easing us into the story to come. While we might not have much to go off of just yet, there are plenty of seeds planted that could lead in all kinds of directions. Read Full Review

  • 10
    C.V.R. The Bard Jun 28, 2021

    Black Hammer Reborn No.1 is Lemire doing what he was born to do : telling goddamn stories about unknown characters that an avid comic book reader can only grow to love.
    I come off of falling in love with Sweet Tooth two years ago at a Kansas Public Library.
    Damn representation, "Black Hammer" to me was just an edgy superhero group that went at it with the Justice League before I read this issue.
    I didn't even know Black Hammer was an actual character, let alone a "black" one at that.
    Put more sauce on it, you get a female. This is the perfect time for even a seasoned writer to double down on stereotypes and goof up, but I read Lemire's latest Sweet Tooth mini , The Return , which stars strong afrocentric female lead more

  • 8.5
    Jawsh Dec 28, 2021

    A very promising start to a new series close to my heart.

  • 8.0
    Dali Jun 25, 2021

    This series is starting on the right foot, a world tired of supers (a bit like the invincibles), Lucy has a normal unsatisfactory life, but this is not a pixar comic, there is a skeleton in the closet.
    An agile, creative narrative which makes it truly refreshing.

  • 7.5
    BlackQueen Jun 23, 2021

    The introduction is a bit slow, somewhat original. But the ending is really good, it was within the possibilities, but I never imagined that it would happen. That alone is worth reading this installment.

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