It’s time to return to the farm and Spiral City for the long-awaited continuation of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Eisner Award winning series Black Hammer in Black Hammer: Reborn this June.
The new ongoing Dark Horse Comics series by Jeff Lemire and artist Caitlin Yarsky (Coyotes, Bliss) picks up twenty years after the events of Black Hammer: Age of Doom. Dave Stewart will once again be providing colors for the series and guest artists Malachi Ward (Prophet, Island) and Matt Sheean (Prophet, Island) will spell Yarsky for issues #5-8.
Black Hammer: Reborn checks in on legacy hero Lucy Weber (the daughter of the legendary Black Hammer) and finds Lucy in a very different life situation, with a strained relationship with her husband and the responsibilities of raising her children. Along the way, “…the secrets of the last twenty years, and the reasons Lucy really gave up being Black Hammer, begin to resurface, threatening her family, and the peace she has tried hard to find for herself.”
Jeff Lemire sees the new series as “…the culmination of everything we’ve done in Black Hammer to date. This series has it all; Black Hammer, Skulldigger, Doc Andromeda and Sherlock Frankenstein all play major roles. Oh, and of course lots of Colonel Weird too.”
Ormston, the original artist and co-creator of Black Hammer, says that he is “…super excited and a little bit terrified to see Caitlin’s work on Black Hammer. Excited because her work is so incredible, and terrified because her work is SO incredible.”
Yarsky calls the opportunity to illustrate Black Hammer: Reborn “…an absolute dream come true. It has been such a joy to depict Black Hammer’s emotionally complex characters, relationships and beautifully surreal settings. I’m thrilled and honored to join this legendary team of storytellers. In fact, I’m still pinching myself.”
Black Hammer: Reborn #1 will be available at finer comic shops everywhere on June 23, 2021.