Black Hammer #12

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: David Rubin Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 23, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 15
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Twenty years ago, Joseph Weber became the Black Hammer. Ten years ago, Lucy Weber lost her father when he defeated Anti-God, saving Spiral City and the world. Two years ago, Lucy started looking for him. And she found more than she ever expected.

o Ether's David Rubín returns for another special issue of Black Hammer!

"I didn't think something could be thrilling and sad at the same time but now there's Black Hammer proving me wrong. Amazing. Just flat-out amazing."-Patton Oswalt

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Aug 23, 2017

    It was a pleasure to see David Rubin back to illustrate this issue, with his art bringing a new and interesting visual angle to this world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Aug 24, 2017

    Issue number 12 is a great break from the main narrative, especially after the desperate actions from Golden Gail and Barbalien in the previous issue. However, its just as emotionally resonant, keeping in step with the gut-punches this series doles out. One simply cant say enough about this series, and this issue, gift-wrapped in stunning detail by Rubin, really claws at your brain. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 23, 2017

    Black Hammer in its main run has done some really great things in filling in the backgrounds of our leading characters and the world they left behind. Stories like this give us an even more human view of them through others, though Lucy is becoming a central character in her own right. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Aug 28, 2017

    Another fantastic backstory issue that shows builds the world, literally. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Tara Giovannini Aug 24, 2017

    Overall, this series is great, this issue is great, wow, wow, wow. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - David Lee Martins Aug 24, 2017

    I have reviewed Black Hammer previously for Comic Crusaders and it still applies that this is a must-read book. Regarding this issue, once I got over the fact that Dean Ormston was not supplying the art, I allowed myself to become absorbed in this world and enjoyed the issue immensely. Black Hammer continues to be one of the most gripping books on the market. 4 out of 5 stars! Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Anthony Wendel Aug 23, 2017

    If you have been hearing good things about Black Hammer and are looking for a good starting point to the series, then look no further than issue 12. It feels like a great place for first timers and makes you want to read more and learn more about what is happening with these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Donald Edmonds Sep 22, 2017

    Black Hammer #12 delves more into the world of Black Hammer by exploring the ramifications of the hero life. This story is less about the heroes and more about the world they lived in. The art seems to have fallen in quality. Also the scale of the world seems smaller with new artist David Rubin. Although the art style lacks compared to Dean Ormston's art, Jeff Lemire's script continues to draw readers to its pages. Read Full Review

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