Black Hammer: Visions #1

Writer: Patton Oswalt Artist: Dean Kotz Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: February 10, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 11
8.8Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

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An exciting reimagination of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series told by guest writers and artists such as Patton Oswalt, Geoff Johns, Mariko Tamaki, Chip Zdarsky, Kelly Thompson, and more of comic's top talents!

Patton Oswalt joins artists Dean Kotz and Jason Wordie to explore the life of youthful super heroine Golden Gail on the Black Hammer Farm before the beginning of Black Hammer #1, and her struggle to maintain sanity as a middle-aged woman trapped in the unchanging body of a superpowered grade-schooler.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Robert Mammone Feb 13, 2021

    An entertaining one shot, Black Hammer: Visions #1 posits a mystery, but uses it to reveal something about the nature of friendship against the backdrop of school. Eunice and Barbara are as different from each other as they can be, but that doesn't matter, as shared experiences have forged a friendship with meaning. Read Full Review

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Feb 11, 2021

    I haven't been disappointed by any Black Hammer title yet, and Black Hammer: Visions #1 is no exception. Patton Oswalt's story starts off this anthology series on an auspicious start. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 9, 2021

    Black Hammer Visions #1 is an understated and somber one-shot story that relies more on emotional character beats than superhero punchingjust like all the other best stories in the Black Hammer Universe. Buy this comic without hesitation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - James Ferguson Feb 16, 2021

    All of the heroes of the Black Hammer Universe are a bit tragic, but Golden Gail is more tragic than most. Learn the story of the hero trapped in the body of a young girl that's just as moving and poignant as ever. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    BGCP - Alan Todd Mar 30, 2021

    It will be interesting to see what the creators bring in the subsequent issues (Geoff Johns and Scott Kollins, Chip Zdarsky and Johnnie Christmas for issues two and three respectively) but so far, ‘Black Hammer: Visions' is off to a flying start! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Feb 10, 2021

    Dean Kotz does a great job of emphasizing the characters throughout the story. The art draws in the reader both in its emotional characters and beautifully detailed environments. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Feb 10, 2021

    Dark Horse's BLACK HAMMER: VISIONS #1 is an empathetic and warm look at high school graduations. It follows Eunice and Barbara, two girls whose lives are changing. But Oswalt, Kotz, Wordie and Piekos never talk down to these characters. Instead, they remind us what it was like for us to graduate high school. They show that it doesn't take Armageddon for worlds to end. Sometimes it just requires moving on, as hard as it may be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Feb 8, 2021

    Black Hammer: Visions #1 presents a moving and darkly hilarious tale that fans of the Black Hammer universe will enjoy, courtesy of Patton Oswalt, Dean Kotz, and Jason Wordie. Other creators are slated to present tales for Visions in the future, including Chip Zdarsky (Daredevil) and Kelly Thompson (Black Widow) among them. I'm looking forward to those tales, and to see what the other creators do with the world ofBlack Hammer. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Feb 9, 2021

    With huge thanks to Oswalt, Kotz, Wordie & Piekos for producing a great new entry in the Black Hammer series, I cannot wait to see what else weve got in store for the upcoming issues of this new series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Adam Barnhardt Feb 10, 2021

    Compared to other Black Hammer, it's toned down and the pace moves at a crawl"that might be for the best here. The end result is an intense character study into the foul-mouthed hero that takes the form of a kid, even though she's actually an adult. Read Full Review

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