After a trippy exploration of Black Hammer’s resident “space cadet” Colonel Weird in Colonel Weird: Cosmagog, Jeff Lemire and Tyler Crook team-up again to take on teen superhero team The Unbelievable Unteens in August.
The new story begins at, strangely enough, a comic book convention, when Unbelievable Unteens artist Jane Ito is visited by one of her own four-color creations creations. Were these characters Ito’s creations or were they real? From there, the mystery deepens, as Ito tries to confirm the reality of the situation and her own sanity.
Lemire says that “The Unbelievable Unteens is a Black Hammer story that I have been working on for a few years and was just waiting for the right time and the right collaborator. After doing Colonel Weird with Tyler Crook I knew he would be perfect to bring the creepy and wonderful teenage super hero world of the Unteens to life.”
Crook is happy to work with Lemire again, and hasn’t “…had many opportunities to work on superhero stories and this book gave me the chance to scratch that itch. I can’t wait for readers to get to know these characters and the weird events that made these Unteens so “unbelievable”!”
The Unbelievable Unteens #1 (of four) will be available at your favorite comic shop on August 11, 2021. The Dark Horse Comic will also be available in two covers, one by Crook and the other by a man known for irreverent takes on superheroes, John McCrea.
Check out both covers below and be sure to come back to Conskipper for all of your Black Hammer news.