Black Hammer is Reborn
Black Hammer returns in a new ongoing series picking up twenty years after the events of Age of Doom in Black Hammer: Reborn! The Eisner Award-winning superhero saga created by Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston welcomes Caitlin Yarsky as the new main series artist for Black Hammer, with colors by Dave Stewart. Issues #5-#8 will feature guest artists Malachi Ward and Matt Sheean!
In 1986, Black Hammer and the rest of Spiral City’s greatest superheroes seemingly died defeating the cosmic despot known as Anti-God and saving the world. But one woman refused to believe they were truly gone: Lucy Weber, the daughter of Black Hammer. Learning that her dad had sacrificed himself to save the other heroes, Lucy soon took up the mantle of Black Hammer and carried on the legacy of her father as the world’s greatest superhero.
Now, it’s twenty years later, and Lucy, and the world, have moved on. Living in the suburbs of Spiral City, Lucy is married and has children. But all is not blissful. Her marriage is falling apart, her job has reached a dead end, and for mysterious reasons, she hasn’t picked up the hammer in years. But, as her domestic life begins to crumble, 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.
Black Hammer: Reborn is the next era of the Black Hammer Universe; a series that juxtaposes an achingly human story of domestic life, marriage, parenthood, and destiny with a pulse-pounding superhero thriller that peels back new layers of mystery, and pulls the Black Hammer history into the present.
Black Hammer: Reborn #1 will hit comic shops on June 23, 2021, featuring an issue #1 variant by Jeff Lemire and Dave Stewart.