Comic Review: Black Hammer: Age of Doom #3 (Dark Horse)

Dark Horse’s Black Hammer Age of Doom reappears from the void with issue 3. It’s another compelling and fascinating chapter in the story of Lucy Weber, the new Black Hammer. […]

Dark Horse’s Black Hammer Age of Doom reappears from the void with issue 3. It’s another compelling and fascinating chapter in the story of Lucy Weber, the new Black Hammer.

Transported by way of double talk, deception, and trickery, Black Hammer is in an unfamiliar world called Dreamland. After a conversation with the Bereaver, she finds herself in a corridor full of doors, each one opening into yet another scenario. Which will it be; Door #918, Door #56 or Door #1? What to do?

Meanwhile, Abe and Barbie try to salvage their love lives, amidst a very strange and unsettling occurrence at the town restaurant.

This is one weird book! I happen to love ‘weird’, so I am totally okay with a comic that seems to fold and unfold, page by page, into an origami of strangeness. If you have the same love and tolerance for pushing the limits of conventional narrative, you will also enjoy the unlimited scope of Black Hammer Age of Doom. There is something simply freeing and fresh about a comic that can and will go absolutely anywhere at any time!

Written by Jeff Lemire, and compellingly illustrated by Dean Ormston with colors by Dave Stewart.

Dark Horse, Black Hammer Age of Doom #3, $3.99 for 24 pages of content. Not rated, but probably Teen +

Alan Spinney

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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!!