Comic Review: Black Hammer Reborn #11 (Dark Horse Comics)

Black Hammer and her family face a major multiversal dilemma in which the family are lost in another universe and come across some individuals who might have come from the […]

Black Hammer and her family face a major multiversal dilemma in which the family are lost in another universe and come across some individuals who might have come from the same place of origin.

The multiverse continues to unravel, and more secrets are rising to the surface! Can Black Hammer’s family find a way back home to their home dimension or will they be lost in limbo until all fades away?

As the story continues to unfold, Lemiere steadily reveals plot elements that were planted throughout the series and with this issue, certain secrets finally come to roost. What makes this issue enjoyable is seeing the interplay between characters, and the unexpected twists that characters face. Lemire does a fantastic job at deceptively leading the reader to believe that events are occurring in one way, only to subvert expectations effectively. A lot of this issue focuses on Black Hammer’s daughter and husband, and it’s an enjoyable adventure as the two venture across the strange town that they’ve been teleported to, bickering with each other as they search for answers. The pacing and flow of the writing is so smooth that readers will zoom through the issue pretty quick before realizing it.

Yarsky continues to do an amazing job with her layouts, panel work and page reveals, providing a reading experience that is cinematic and emotionally atmospheric. Yarsky is one of few artists out there that really makes great efforts to exaggerate and emphasize expressions that feel so human that it’s felt right off the page. Dave Stewart does a good job accompanying Yarsky’s line work with his coloring, providing color pallets that give it a different energy than his previous works, and with Nate Piekos on lettering duties, it’s the icing on the cake.

Black Hammer Reborn continues to offer the very best in comics, providing character development, world-building, and a cohesive story that feels fleshed out and fully realized. With a solid creative team and a chaotic world that Black Hammer inhabits, it’s worth picking up this issue and the previous issues. If you’re looking for superhero comics with substance, definitely add this book to your pull list for new comic book day.

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