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Black Hammer is a 2016 American comics series created by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston, and published by Dark Horse Comics. The series primarily focuses on a group of superheroes living on Black Hammer farm in the small country town of Rockwood, where they became trapped a decade earlier after battling Anti-God during the Cataclysm.

PlotEdit

Phase IEdit

Phase I is the originally story Jeff Lemire pitched to Dark Horse Comics for Black Hammer, covering the story of the superheroes trapped in Rockwood. It is split into three smaller arcs: Secret Origins (Black Hammer #1–6), The Event (Black Hammer #7–11, #13), and Age of Doom (Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1–12).

Phase IIEdit

Jeff Lemire teased a new Black Hammer series kicking off in 2020 with Lucy Weber as the protagonist. Dean Ormston will return on art duties.[1]

Hammer of Justice!Edit

Black Hammer / Justice League: Hammer of Justice! is a five-issue miniseries. It is a company crossover between Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics. Art on the series is by Michael Walsh.

Publication HistoryEdit

IssuesEdit

Issue Release Date Story Art Colors Cover
Bʟᴀᴄᴋ Hᴀᴍᴍᴇʀ
#1 July 20, 2016 Jeff Lemire Dean Ormston Dave Stewart Dean Ormston

Jeff Lemire
(variant)

Fábio Moon
(ECCC 2018 variant)
#2 August 17, 2016 Dean Ormston

Jeff Lemire
(variants)
#3 September 21, 2016
#4 October 19, 2016
#5 November 16, 2016
#6 December 21, 2016
Giant-Sized
Annual
(2017)
January 18, 2017 Jeff Lemire Michael Allred,
Ray Fawkes,
Matt Kindt,
Emi Lenox,
Dustin Nguyen,
and Nate Powell
Ray Fawkes,
Sharlene Kindt,
and Dave Stewart
Jeff Lemire
#7 March 22, 2017 Jeff Lemire Dean Ormston Dave Stewart Dean Ormston

Jeff Lemire
(variants)
#8 April 19, 2017
#9 May 24, 2017 David Rubín David Rubín

Jeff Lemire
(variant)
#10 June 21, 2017 Dean Ormston Dave Stewart Dean Ormston

Jeff Lemire
(variants)
#11 July 26, 2017
#12 August 23, 2017 David Rubín David Rubín

Jeff Lemire
(variant)
#13 September 20, 2017 Dean Ormston Dave Stewart Dean Ormston

Jeff Lemire
(variant)
FCBD 2018:
Overwatch /
Black Hammer
May 5, 2018 Jeff Lemire Dean Ormston
Wilfredo Torres
Dave Stewart
Cthu-Louise December 12, 2018 Jeff Lemire Emi Lenox Dave Stewart Emi Lenox

Jill Thompson
(variant)
FCBD 2019:
Stranger
Things / Black
Hammer
May 4, 2019 Jeff Lemire
Ray Fawkes
David Rubín
Bʟᴀᴄᴋ Hᴀᴍᴍᴇʀ: Aɢᴇ ᴏғ Dᴏᴏᴍ
#1 April 18, 2018 Jeff Lemire Dean Ormston Dave Stewart Dean Ormston

Skottie Young
(variant)

Rafael Albuquerque
(2018 Diamond Retailer
Summit variant)

James Stokoe
(C2E2 2018 variant)
#2 May 23, 2018 Dean Ormston

Jeff Lemire
(variant)
#3 June 20, 2018 Dean Ormston

Michael Cho
(variant)
#4 August 22, 2018 Dean Ormston

James Harren
(variant)
#5 September 19, 2018 Dean Ormston

Fábio Moon
(variant)
#6 October 17, 2018 Rich Tommaso Rich Tommaso

Farel Dalrymple
(variant)
#7 November 14, 2018

Rich Tommaso

Christian Ward
(variant)

#8 February 27, 2019 Dean Ormston Dave Stewart Dean Ormston

Bill Sienkiewicz
(variant)
#9 March 27, 2019 Dean Ormston

Sanford Greene
(variant)
#10 May 8, 2019 Dean Ormston

Michel Fiffe
(variant)
#11 July 3, 2019 Dean Ormston

Paolo and Joe Rivera
(variant)
#12 September 18, 2019 Dean Ormston

Paul Pope
(variant)
Bʟᴀᴄᴋ Hᴀᴍᴍᴇʀ / Jᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ Lᴇᴀɢᴜᴇ: Hᴀᴍᴍᴇʀ ᴏғ Jᴜsᴛɪᴄᴇ!
#1 July 10, 2019 Jeff Lemire Michael Walsh Michael Walsh

Jeff Lemire
(variant)

Yanick Paquette
(variant)

Yuko Shimizu
(variant)

Andrea Sorrentino
(2 variants)

Christian Ward
(SDCC 2019 variant)
#2 August 14, 2019 Michael Walsh

Ian Bertram
(variant)

Matteo Scalera
(variant)

Julián Totino Tedesco
(variant)

Jill Thompson
(variant)
#3 September 11, 2019 Michael Walsh

Ray Fawkes
(variant)

Tradd Moore
(variant)

Nate Powell
(variant)

Evan Shaner
(variant)
#4 October 9, 2019 Michael Walsh

Tyler Crook
(variant)

Francesco Francavilla
(variant)

Andrew Robinson
(variant)

Gabriel Walta
(variant)
#5 November 13, 2019 Michael Walsh

Shawn Crystal
(variant)

Sandy Jarrell
(variant)

Matt Kindt
(variant)

Terry Dodson
(variant)

ReferencesEdit

  1. https://jefflemire.blogspot.com/2019/07/joker-question-and-future-of-black.html
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