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    Distributor: Penguin Random House Availability: Available On Sale Date: Apr 11, 2017 Carton Quantity: 36
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Black Hammer Volume 1: Secret Origins
Secret Origins
By (author): Jeff Lemire Illustrated by: Dean Ormston
9781616557867 Paperback, Trade English General Trade COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS / Superheroes Apr 11, 2017
$19.99 CAD
Active 6.6 x 10.2 x 0.35 in 152 pages Dark Horse Comics Dark Horse Books
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!

New York Times Bestselling author, Jeff Lemire, is the creator of the acclaimed graphic novels Sweet Tooth, Essex County, The Underwater Welder and Trillium. His upcoming projects include the original graphic novel Roughneck from Simon and Schuster, as well as the sci-fi series Descender for Image Comics (with Dustin Nguyen) and Black Hammer for Dark Horse Comics (with Dean Ormston). Jeff has also written Green Arrow, Justice League and Animal Man for DC Comics and Hawkeye for Marvel Comics. In 2008 and in 2013 Jeff won the Schuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist. He has also received The Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent and the American Library Association’s prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. He has also been nominated for 8 Eisner awards, 7 Harvey Awards and 8 Shuster Awards. In 2010 Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son. The author lives in Toronto, ON., Canada.

Author Residence: Toronto, ON., Canada

Author Hometown: Toronto, ON., Canada

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

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