Comic Review: Black Hammer: Age of Doom #5 (Dark Horse)

The new issue of Dark Horse’s Black Hammer, Age of Doom #5, gets right to the heart of it. So what is the heart of the Black Hammer comic series? […]

The new issue of Dark Horse’s Black Hammer, Age of Doom #5, gets right to the heart of it.

So what is the heart of the Black Hammer comic series? Well, without telling you (haha), let’s say that, in circular form, we finally know what is going on here, we finally get to the bottom of things for goodness sake. Just the facts. We… okay, you get the point. This is a review where I can’t really tell you anything about the story.

Okay, is it good? Yes.
Is it worth purchasing? Yes.
Why?

Brilliantly paced, with the loopiest of characters saying the spookiest and strangest things, this comic just delights me. It’s a matter of what Jeff Lemire can get away with. Wild flights of fancy, David Lynch-like odd ticks of the cast. Seemingly endless embroidering together of old comic, pulp, TV and movie tropes, intertwining but still retaining their original strand of logic.

Just pick up this issue if you ARE following this series, it is a core issue, believe me.

Writer Jeff Lemire, artist Dean Ormston, colourist Dave Stewart.

Dark Horse Comics, Black Hammer Age of Doom #5, $3.99 for 25 pages of content, Rating not available.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!