The second reason is because Lucy, as the new Black Hammer, kicks ass. OMG, what she does in this issue and how she affects the big baddy made me laugh out loud. She takes guff from no one. It’s not just how awesome she is as a character, but also how she’s inspired our group of forlorn heroes. They are motivated again, and after a year of seeing them dealing with depression, angst, anger, sadness, etc., it’s a wonderful respite.
A journey is occurring, on both small and epic scales, both internal and external, and that’s what makes this book thrilling to me. So many stories have been woven together that every page brings something thrilling and worth discovering. Ormstrom and Stewart’s work on the visual side is simply beautiful. It’s stunning work.
I would suggest that if you haven’t read the four-part mini-series Sherlock Frankenstein, check it out. A big revelation in that book is dealt with in this issue, and it will have more impact if you have a little back story.
Creative Team: Jeff Lemire (writer, creator), Dean Ormstrom (artist, creator), Dave Stewart (colors), Todd Klein (letters), Daniel Chabon (editor), Brett Israel (assistant editor)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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