Black Hammer #11

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dean Ormston Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: July 26, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 16
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

He was born into the Red Tribes of Mars. He walked the streets of Spiral City as a police officer by day, vigilante hero by night. And now he's trapped in the sleepy-but-sinister Rockwood. In each of these places, Barbalien has been an outsider. He's never felt at home. Maybe, in the end, home is not a location . . . it's something to find in other people.

  • 9.8
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Jul 27, 2017

    This is storytelling at its finest and yet another strong issue in one of the finest books of recent memory. I have a tough time criticizing this book because I wouldn't change anything given the option. I feel so attached to these characters and the curiosity of seeing how this will eventually end. Every issue has been a thoughtful, emotional experience. If you haven't yet experienced Black Hammer, buy the previous issues, and get on board. You will not regret it. 5 out of 5 stars! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 27, 2017

    It's a satisfying feeling knowing that Black Hammer can now be officially referred to as "The Eisner-winning Black Hammer." And this issue is a good showcase for why the series won that award. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Sean M. Morse Jul 26, 2017

    In less than a year of releases, the creators have established a living world in this small town. Each time they showed the, titular, black hammer laying unmoved near the limits of their prison, it evoked a sense of the weight these characters carry with them. Its amazing that this title, populated by so many recognizable comic book archetypes, has been one of the most unique releases this year. While I would suggest this book to almost any reader, long-standing comic fans will find even deeper layers to this story. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Jul 25, 2017

    I was sad when I came to the end of this issue, as I didn't want it to end. I really love this story, with its troubled characters, unexpected developments and overall spookiness. This really is an interesting and unique tale, that is illustrated beautifully. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - John McCubbin Jul 26, 2017

    Black Hammer #11 is an outstanding entry in this superhero saga, with the emotional depth of Barbie and Gail's developments leading to some compelling moments. Add to this the mysterious nature of Lucy's investigation into the town and the enquiries into the sheriff's disappearance, and this issue gives us plenty of reasons to tune in next month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 26, 2017

    Black Hammer has a solidly small and personal issue here for Mark/Barbalien in all the right ways, giving us another look at his past, the bond he has with Gail, and how assured he is in what he wants from life. That runs well alongside what we see with Gail struggling with this existence and the threat that Abraham is now facing from the locals. Add in a little more about the truth of this place that's coming through thanks to a fresh set of eyes that hasn't been worn down by it and I'm digging this as a strong if quiet chapter in the work. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Michael Mazzacane Jul 28, 2017

    "Black Hammer" #11 packs an emotional wallop into 20 or so pages on top of excellent structure by Lemire and amazing art from Dean Ormston. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Ben Snyder Jul 26, 2017

    I really can't say enough of this series. Black Hammer continues to amaze me to the point where even a stellar issue of it such as Black Hammer #11 registers as just a "meh" for me because I'm so used to the greatness of each issue and I think that is this series biggest flaw: In any other comic series I'd give this issue a 5 out of 5. But because this issue is a part of Black Hammer it's score is lessened a bit because every issue would be 5 out of 5. So in the grand scheme of the story, this issue was one of the lesser "WOW" ones. However, this is a stupid thing to complain about and should not be held against this issue alone. If anything it simply proves the ultimate point that you should be reading this comic regardless of what my review says. Read Full Review

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