Black Hammer has explored a number of super hero tropes throughout its tenure and this April, it’s about to get weird. Dark Horse Comics has announced Colonel Weird: Cosmagog, a new four-issue mini-series written by Jeff Lemire and illustrated by Tyler Crook, exploring the bizarre sci-fi adventure origin story of one of the standout characters in Black Hammer.
Writer Jeff Lemire says:
Colonel Weird has been my favorite Black Hammer character since Dean Ormston and I created him. I’ve always wanted to do a series where the storytelling would echo Weird’s unique mind, and unique perspective. Tyler Crook’s work more than lives up to the challenge. This is a deep dive into Colonel Weird’s past and his future. This series will answer the question of what happened to him after the events of Black Hammer: Age of Doom.
Colonel Weird: Cosmagog follows the wacky space adventurer Colonel Randall Weird as he leaves the Black Hammer farm and sets out on a strange journey through space and time. He’s searching for something he’s long forgotten and his sanity and life are at stake.
Artist Tyler Crook added:
I think Jeff and Dean have created one of the most interesting and heartfelt superhero universes that we’ve seen in decades. I feel lucky to get the chance to contribute to the world. Colonel Weird is a personal favorite because he is the most human and most bonkers of the bunch. The story is full of cosmic weirdness but it’s all in the service of telling a touching, personal drama. I’m really excited for readers to see this book!
Colonel Weird: Cosmagog #1 is set for release on April 22nd, 2020.