Comic Review: Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #3 (Dark Horse)

It’s time again for one of my favourite indie comic titles, The Quantum Age, from Dark Horse.. now at issue 3! And once again, I am mesmerized by writer Jeff […]

It’s time again for one of my favourite indie comic titles, The Quantum Age, from Dark Horse.. now at issue 3!

And once again, I am mesmerized by writer Jeff Lemire’s take on this story of alternate indie superheroes. With artist Wilfredo Torres and colourist Dave Stewart, Lemire manages to stir up the ‘soup’ with a new twist every time around. It’s pulpy, but filled with goodness!

Okay, perhaps my food analogies are getting a bit ‘overdone’ by now, but it’s true.

Moving on then, this issue delves into the backstory of a character named Archive. Archive, safely at home with ‘Mother’, wants to taste freedom by venturing out of the orbiting space planet where he lives. Built (or born?) with a huge brain on top of his head, visible through a transparent dome, Archive then makes quick friends among the elite of his Earth Academy. All is not nirvana for Archive, however!!!

Nicely paced, beautifully drawn and coloured, this issue continues to draw my interest. Give the title a try!

Dark Horse, The Quantum Age; From The World of Black Hammer #3, $3.99 for 24 pages of content.

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!!