Black Hammer Returns For New Ongoing Series ‘Age Of Doom’ In 2018

by Hannah Means Shannon

Dark Horse Comics has announced that writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dean Ormston’s creator owned series Black Hammer is set to return with a new ongoing series in 2018.

The superhero saga will return in Black Hammer: Age of Doom and will continue to feature the former champions of Spiral City, whose fans were left with a cliffhanger ending to issue #13 of the previous series. 

Jeff Lemire explains:

One thing Black Hammer has always done is comment on the history of superhero comics and we live in a world where superhero universes seem to be rebooted, relaunched, and rebirthed every year. It felt like we needed to play around with that idea, but put a Black Hammer spin on it. So, starting in April, Dean, Dave Stewart, Todd Klein, and I will continue the story and the mystery of Black Hammer farm in Black Hammer: Age of Doom! It’s a new series, but everything you love will stay intact and we’ll deliver the next chapter in the story of Golden Gail, Abraham Slam, Barbalien and the rest of the gang.

Dean Ormston adds:

Black Hammer ends with a major, game changing revelation. Readers are super keen to find out how our heroes are stuck on the farm and more answers, twists and turns are coming in Black Hammer: Age of Doom.

Before the new series arrives, however, there’s more Black Hammer to love. On October 18th, Dark Horse Comics will publish the first issue of Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, written by Lemire and illustrated by artist David Rubín (Ether).

The four issue series follows Lucy Weber, the daughter of the Black Hammer and an investigative reporter for the Global Planet, as she explores the dark and secret origins of some of her father’s greatest enemies. Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil is the first of several Black Hammer mini-series planned coming up, all of which will feature different artists.

When Black Hammer: Age of Doom debuts in April 2018, each issue of the series will feature a variant cover by a major artist, including an issue #1 cover by Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland) and an issue 2 variant cover by Fábio Moon (Two Brothers) that is an homage to Frank Miller’s icon Batman: The Dark Knight Returns cover.