The Unbelievable Unteens: From the World of Black Hammer #1

Writer: Jeff Lemire, Tyler Crook Artist: Tyler Crook Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 11, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 12
8.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

From the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series comes this meta team superhero saga taking place between two different worlds.

After signing at a comic book convention, Unbelievable Unteens artist Jane Ito finds herself visited by one of the characters from her own creation-but was it her own creation? Were the Unteens an actual school of teenaged misfit superheroes who battled supervillains under the lead of the mysterious Dr. Miles Moniker? And if so, who wiped their memories and why?  As Jane's world is turned upside down and she learns the true nature of her identity she discovers a sinister plot leading more

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Derek McNeil Aug 19, 2021

    The Unbelievable Unteens #1 introduces us to another fascinating Black Hammer title. It has an eerie tone that feels a bit different than previous titles. But Lemire has built a rich universe with room for different styles of stories. And I am sure that this title will every bit as great as his other Black Hammer books. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Aug 11, 2021

    Wow. Ive enjoyed the Black Hammer Universe of comics overall, but The Unbelievable Unteens feels special. Its got an excellent metafictional concept that caters right to people who spend much of their time doing comics things, executed to near perfection by Tyler Crook. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Justin Munday Aug 11, 2021

    Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook team up for yet another winner in the Black Hammer lineup with The Unbelievable Unteens #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton Aug 13, 2021

    The Unbelievable Unteens #1 is the perfect comic for readers who have Chris Claremont, Joe Matt, and definitely Alan Moore on their bookshelves. Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook also put Jane Ito on the first steps of a reality-blurring emotional journey and give us a good gauge on her temperament before throwing her in the deep end of a genre shift that is reflected powerfully by the comic's art style and color palette. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 11, 2021

    It's no surprise that we have another strong opening issue to a Black Hammer universe book. The Unbelievable Unteens gives us plenty to work with both in who they are, their disappearance, and what they could possibly in this new incarnation when they're all found and whatever secrets are out there are revealed. Lemire's scripts work really well with the dialogue and you really end up liking Jack a whole lot from the start. Crook's artwork is perfect for this kind of story and I can easily see reading about this group for some time to come based on the initial elements we get here and the potential for what they can be. Easily recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Adam Barnhardt Aug 11, 2021

    I don't want to call it "peak sequential storytelling" or anything quite like that, but you can definitely tell when creators are having a blast making a comic book"and that's abundantly apparent in the pages of Lemire and Crook's The Unbelievable Unteens #1. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Emmetdavis7 Aug 8, 2021

    By the end of issue #1 of the Unbelievable Unteens, I think you will have enjoyed everything you read, and like me will be hyped to learn what happens next with Jane and her creations. Jane is coming to grips with what her new normal is, and going along for the ride with her I can already tell will be both scary and powerful. Read Full Review

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