There is a time when heroes find it in themselves to step up. The heroes in the Black Hammer universe are so broken and so world weary that when they do step up, even in the smallest of ways, these are moments in which you cheer. It’s rousing because you want these characters to succeed and break free from the emotional or psychological chains that weigh them down. They feel trapped in a maze of their own misery, but writer Jeff Lemire is smart enough to not let this weigh our experience down. He cracks the characters open to show you that, regardless of how sad they are, they are sad for a reason - very human reasons.
In issue 4 of Quantum Age, the heroes begin to gather and answers become clear to them. They have a goal, and they are working as a unit. Where this takes them, I can’t even guess. Next week, the next issue of Black Hammer will release, and… I just don’t know. I don’t know what’s going to happen next!
I’m so thrilled.
Creative Team: Jeff Lemire (writer), Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston (creators), Wilfredo Torres (art), Dave Stewart (colors), Nate Piekos of Blambot (letters), Ethan Kimberling (designer), Daniel Chabon (editor), Brett Israel (assistant editor)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
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