Black Hammer #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dean Ormston Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 21
8.8Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

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Of the exiled heroes, only Colonel Weird can leave the mysterious farm where they've spent the last ten years. But the confusion of the Para-Zone may hamper their escape more than it helps!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Matthew Strackbein Nov 15, 2016

    Black Hammerisn't just a five-star comic, it's a five-star series and ithas taken fans by storm. Anyone reading is surely talking it up with fellow collectors, and on that note, be sure to grab those variant covers by Lemire himself before theyre gone.This book redefines excellence at every step and, somehow, it only seems to be getting better. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Heroes Direct - Adam Fitch Nov 17, 2016

    We know a lot about the main roster now, so where will the book go from here? We have no real idea, but we're excited nonetheless. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 16, 2016

    Black Hammer continues to be a book where when a new installment comes in you really ought to pull out all preceding ones and just binge it. There's a lot that you get the second and third time around with smaller details in both dialogue and artwork that it really shows what a layered and intriguing work that it is. You can read it with a superficial side and enjoy the story and not think more on it as well, but for those willing to deep dive you can get a whole lot more. Lemire's nailing the script and characters but Ormston once again brings about such a fun and fascinating series of locations to dig into that I don't know what character or period I'd love for him to just go wild with in a bigger and longer way. I love the old school science fiction pieces here as it's just so fun and so sweet in its own way that it makes me grin pretty damn big. Great stuff once again that can be read almost as a standalone piece but also as part of a larger sprawling work. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Feb 11, 2017

    The Para-Zone is highly abstract, and strange and artist Dean Ormston nails it all. That is the clear standout in this issue. I'm curious to see the next issue holds after this one, both in story and visuals. Will it shift to the real world, or will it continue to show just the odd place they inhabit? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Laramie Martinez Nov 18, 2016

    It's a decent issue, a little sad that we didn't get more narrative bang for our buck, but I trust this team. There was one small hint in this issue, a single window where the Colonel saw into the future. It's a storyline I hope to see come into the forefront now that the main cast have been established. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Source by SuperHeroStuff - Bruce Cook Nov 27, 2016

    I've said it before. I'll say it again. Do yourself a favor and pick up Black Hammer. You are going to love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Nov 8, 2016

    Black Hammer #5 delivers another intriguing issue to this mysterious story. By this point, I feel like Im really starting to get to know these superheroes, as I learn about their past and the things that have happened to them. Im curious to see where this is all leading to and learning more about these weird and wonderful characters, stuck in this strange and twisted world. Read Full Review

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