Comic Review: Black Hammer: Age of Doom #4 (Dark Horse)

If you like outlandish and fascinating stories, check this one out: Dark Horse Comics’ Black Hammer: Age of Doom issue 4. How could I possibly summarize what Jeff Lemire has […]

If you like outlandish and fascinating stories, check this one out: Dark Horse Comics’ Black Hammer: Age of Doom issue 4.

How could I possibly summarize what Jeff Lemire has written and Dean Ormston (Dave Stewart on colours) has drawn? It draws you in, it turns you around and astounds you. It’s former superheroes, living in some sort of a dream farm setting. But the ex-husband shows up and is acting very strangely. Characters are getting glimpses of things that don’t make sense. A sense of foreboding is not boding well for all involved. Danger, danger!

It involves and revolves us, and remains some of Lemire’s most imaginative work. Beautifully illustrated, and again in this issue, bringing the reader along on a very weird ride, with human emotion melded seamlessly with alien and superhero themes.

Check this one out if you have the bandwidth and mindwidth to deal with it!

Dark Horse, Black Hammer Age of Doom 4, $3.99 for 24 pages of content, no rating.

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!!