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Black Hammer: Cthu-Louis #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Emi Lenox Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: December 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 5
7.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

From the pages of Sherlock Frankenstein comes this horrific tale of Lovecraftian teenage angst.

Spawned by the emissary of a Cthulhu god, Cthu-Louise struggles and is teased at school due to her monstrous appearance. Finally fed up with the bullying and abuse, she decides she will do anything to make herself "normal."

o Emi Lenox's return to the Black Hammer World!

o Ties directly into the Eisner-Award winning Black Hammer comic books series and is written by Jeff Lemire.

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Thomas Hulett Dec 11, 2018

    Cthu-Louise needs to be read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Christian Hoffer Dec 12, 2018

    All in all, this is a sad and melancholy comic, which are the kind of comics that Jeff Lemire is best at writing. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Nov 14, 2018

    While its far from essential reading for fans of the main Black Hammer story, this one-shot still comes highly recommended, telling a touching story of Lovecraftian teenage angst and introducing us to a young girl lost in the shadows of the relentless, larger-than-life heroes versus villains conflict. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall Nov 30, 2018

    As readers, we've logged some familiar miles in shoes like Louise's. We probably won't be astonished at the path she takes. Still, it's a story very worth telling. Because in a time when parental abuse, bullying, and teen suicide statistics soar, apparently many of us have not integrated these empathic lessons into our everyday lives. Maybe the broken heart of an unloved little girl with tentacles will heal our own. Read Full Review

  • 7.1
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Dec 14, 2018

    Not the strongest Hammerverse title but only because the comic tried to do too much, in too few pages. The heart is there, the art is there, the story is almost, almost there. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny Nov 23, 2018

    Part of the charm of Black Hammer is that the stories inhabit that place between old school stories, laced with the familiar with a slice of the unorthodox thrown in for good measure. The problem for me with this book is that, with the popularity of all the different aspects, there actually isn't that much of anything that is unorthodox! Fans of those involved, may well enjoy this book, as will those who love Black Hammer. Read Full Review

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