I am in awe of Jeff Lemire. He has managed to take the heart and pulse of two very different comic book worlds and find their mutual centers. Everything is unexpected. I’m looking at characters in ways that I haven’t before, finding new ways to understand them and care about them. It is magical.
Essentially, a mysterious character has swapped the characters from Jeff Lemire’s world of Black Hammer with a handful of the heroes of the Justice League from DC Comics. The rules that you think exist in one world are now being broken apart, forcing the characters to deal with the same. It’s like taking something you’ve been looking at for hours and turning it ever so slightly so that suddenly you see exactly what you were looking for the entire time.
Not only is it enjoyable to watch these two universes fold together, but, like with the rest of the Black Hammer storyline, there are incredibly surprising emotional beats and just incredibly surprising story beats in general. One specific thing happens that makes you wonder if something else in the Black Hammer world happened as we all thought it did.
Gail’s and Weird’s story arcs are the highlights of the book, but now with Talkie Walkie coming into the mix, things are starting to look even more interesting.
I don’t know what else to say. This is the comic of the moment. It’s the comic to read. This is truly something special.
Creative Team: Jeff Lemire (writer), Michael Walsh (artist), Nate Piekos of Blambot (letters), Daniel Chabon, Michael McCalister (editors)
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics
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