Black Hammer #9

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: David Rubin Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 24, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 26
9.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

In the golden age of space exploration, Colonel Randall Weird was on the frontlines. In his interstellar travels he encountered many strange worlds and alien civilizations, but none more curious than the technological marvel that became his best friend: Talky-Walky! Guest artist David Rubín reveals her robotic backstory in this special issue of Black Hammer!

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard May 22, 2017

    Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this issue of Black Hammer. Both thought-provoking and moving, Lemire digs deep, revealing more about the emotional state and relationship of Weird and Talky. I'm also very curious as to what Weird is up to and how it will ultimately affect the overall larger narrative. Couple that with Rubin's lovely art and this makes for an interesting and creative instalment to this story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty May 24, 2017

    Overall Black Hammer has consistently been one of the better books coming out each month. And with this issue, I feel like it's taken that up a notch. I'm not sure what's in store for the characters in this book in the coming issues but there was some heavy foreshadowing in this issue, with Colonel Weird and the Para-Zone, with his being able to see past, present, and future all at once. I love this book and I hope David Rubin comes back to its pages to do the art more and more. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Jun 4, 2017

    Overall, I can't recommend Black Hammer enough, both for new readers and long-time fans. Lemire and company have crafted a modern masterpiece that is surely only going to get better. Hop on, the bandwagon has only recently left and we have room for more. I'll even save you a seat. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Weird Science - Repairman Jack May 27, 2017

    While light on the plot and story development we get a beautifulcontrast with Colonel Weird, between a flashback and life on the farm, with agreat backstory to Walky-Talky in tow. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Dec 31, 2017

    As always, Black Hammer is one of the best superhero comics out there. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 24, 2017

    Black Hammer spends just a little bit of time at the farm and that means not a lot of reveals in the present or much in the way of the family dynamic that really gets me interested. It's a tighter focus with just Talky and Weird with a dash of Lucy just to connect things and it works very well, there's no doubt. I like what we get for their friendship/origin story and Rubin delivers some great looking pages while capturing what it is that makes the young Weird who he is with that kind of science fiction material. But the issue just feels like it's missing enough of what it needs to nudge things forward a bit more or any of the bigger trappings to connect it all together. It's a very good story and explains a lot of the bond that exists between the two. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 25, 2017

    This issue takes a step back to explore the original meeting of Colonel Weird and Talky-Walky. That origin story is extremely entertaining, making the most of Jeff Lemire's talent for evoking the feel of classic Silver Age storytelling with a modern, self-aware twist. Read Full Review

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