Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins

Black Hammer Vol. 1: Secret Origins

Writer: Jeff Lemire Artist: Dean Ormston Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Trade Paperback: March 29, 2017, $14.99 Issues: 6, Issue Reviews: 243
9.0Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Once they were heroes. Now, banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City lead simple lives in a timeless farming town. But as they attempt to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects issues #1-6 of the series.

Rating Collected Issues Reviews
9.1
Black Hammer #1 27
8.7
Black Hammer #2 18
9.1
Black Hammer #3 14
9.2
Black Hammer #4 12
8.8
Black Hammer #5 7
8.9
Black Hammer #6 8
  • 10
    Kgphil01 Apr 21, 2017

    Black Hammer is quite the strange beast. It is essentially a family drama told with superheroes characters and a major Twilight Zone twist.... and its one of the best books I've ever read. The book centers around a team of 5 superheroes all transported in the middle of a battle for the universe to a small farming town which they cannot leave. The book picks up after 10 years of the team trying to fit into the community, while they try and find out where and when they are and a way to get home. The writing on this book is unbelievable. Right from the first page the characters are set up in the perfect way as we get each origin story told in golden era comics brilliance. The family dynamics work so well you cant help but feel for each character as each one deals with being confined to this farm for 10 years! While this is happening Lemire keeps building the mystery of where & why this has happened! The art is a perfect call back to classic superhero books simply stunning! Overall I've never read anything like this and I couldn't put it down! Such an amazing idea with perfect execution! This absolutely lives up to the hype!

  • 10
    Grifter Aug 30, 2017

  • 9.0
    sovereignsfall18 Aug 18, 2017

  • 8.5
    fly_high Sep 2, 2017

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