Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #5

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Michael Walsh Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: November 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

Colonel Weird and the Green Lantern must convince the Black Hammer crew to go back to their own dimension to save the multiverse-which means giving up more than some may be willing to give.  

The Ultimate superhero crossover of the year!

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Nov 17, 2019

    I've usually enjoyed any of Jeff Lemire's work, but Black Hammer has made him one of my all-time favourite writers. So, a story bringing together his creations with the foremost team of the DC Universe makes for an absolute classic. Kudos to Mr. Lemire for this story and to Mr. Walsh for his fine artwork! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Nov 14, 2019

    This crossover furthers its status as the best creator-owned superhero universe since Astro City. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Nov 14, 2019

    The predictability of some events is hugely offset by Lemire's intimate tone and the humanity of his characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Dark Knight News - Kendra Hale Nov 23, 2019

    Guys, Black Hammer/Justice League has been a wild ride; I really don't want it to end. There have been many twists and turns, both funny and serious, that have made this such a pleasant journey. Meeting these new characters from Black Hammer has been wonderful; I absolutely adore their team dynamic and want to learn even more. Sadly, we're coming up on the final issue of this mini-series, the one to seal this part of the story. I look forward to reading it and discussing it with you all! See you next time! Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Nov 18, 2019

    If you haven't been following this book, you've missed a really good story that seems to have ramifications as yet unseen. It's a good book, y'all! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Nov 13, 2019

    While I do think the series could have been cut back by one issue with a few tweaks here and there, that's about the extent of my criticism for it as a whole. Lemire gave both sides plenty of great material that let them come across as human and showing how they dealt with very different situations. The action was solid, the designs looked great, and it explored some of the core ideas that make up being a superhero. It definitely had the right writer since Lemire knows DC pretty damn well, and he obviously knows his own creation, but both were treated equally overall. Combine that with the great Michael Walsh artwork that found the right blending for both to come across right and it's a win across the board. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Rick Lopez Nov 17, 2019

    Like many crossovers before it, the connective tissue is just not there, while the characters seem more like caricatures of their former selves. Without a doubt, the series manages to set up for a potential sequel in the works right after a very rushed and remotely unfulfilling ending to this chapter. Lemire and Walsh driver a fun great looking comic for new readers to the universe but leave a bit more to be desired from previous readers outside of small fan service moments. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Adam Barnhardt Nov 13, 2019

    More than anything this series ended as if it feels like part one of a two-part story. Read Full Review

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