Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins
COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes
Apr 11, 2017
6.6 x 10.2 x 0.35 in
Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Books
- Author Bio
Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City—Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien—now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure! Collects Black Hammer #1-#6.
The first chapter in Jeff Lemire (The Underwater Welder, The Complete Essex County, Animal Man) and Dean Ormston’s (Lucifer) acclaimed series!
“I don’t read many comics these days, and I can’t remember the last time I read a superhero comic, but I’m loving Black Hammer.” – Mike Mignola
“Black Hammer is easily one of Lemire’s best creations.” – Scott Snyder
“Amazing. Just flat-out amazing.” – Patton Oswalt
Series Overview: Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of Essex County, The Underwater Welder, and Sweet Tooth. Black Hammer is his first series for Dark Horse Comics. Collects Black Hammer comics #1-#6.
From the prodigious brain of Jeff Lemire (Underwater Welder, Essex County, Sweet Tooth)!
Amazingly realized by artist Dean Ormston (Lucifer, 2000 AD) and colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy)!
Collecting Black Hammer #1-#6!
Golden Age heroes face modern-age drama!
Marketing: Social media callout before title is on sale. One callout the week the title is on sale
Preview pages featured on comics media sites
Full PDF distribution two months prior to on sale
Reviews push across all media timed with on sale
20,000 Ashcans for shows
Possible booth graphic for SDCC
Publicity: Advance reviews.
Pursue interviews with Jeff for initial order cycle. Newsarama, Comics Alliance, Comics Bulletin, Nerdist, Crave Online, IGN.
Circulate retailer order form via social and press release during initial order cycle
Lemire Op-Ed on Superhero comics or what influenced this series
Letter from Lemire or Dean to retailers
Book Trailer featured on The Hollywood Reporter
Author Website: http://jefflemire.wix.com/jefflemire
“Fantastic.”—Scott Snyder (Batman, Wytches)
“Black Hammer is a dynamite-sounding project. Given Lemire’s savvy as a writer and a creator, this sounds right up his wheelhouse.”—Multiversity Comics