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The Resource Black Hammer, script, Jeff Lemire ; art, Dean Ormston ; colors, Dave Stewart ; letters, Todd Klein

Black Hammer, script, Jeff Lemire ; art, Dean Ormston ; colors, Dave Stewart ; letters, Todd Klein

Label
Black Hammer
Title
Black Hammer
Title number
Vol. 1
Title part
Secret origins
Statement of responsibility
script, Jeff Lemire ; art, Dean Ormston ; colors, Dave Stewart ; letters, Todd Klein
Title variation
  • Secret origins
  • Black Hammer
Creator
Contributor
Artist
Author
Publisher
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Wiped out of their superhero universe by a multiversal crisis, the forgotten heroes of Spiral City now live as a dysfunctional family on a mysterious farm in a small town from which they have no escape"--Back cover of Volume 1
  • "When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City and its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison"--Back cover of Volume 2
Member of
Award
YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, 2018.
Review
/* Starred Review */ Lemire’s best stories (the Essex County trilogy) are permeated with loss–his characters are always pining for something that once was and can never be again. While reveling in the pulp fantasies of silver age superhero comics and EC’s lurid sci-fi/horror stories, this collection is as much a study of loneliness and isolation as it is a superhero deconstruction. It opens with six former superheroes who’ve been mysteriously trapped on a small farm for a decade. Each chapter, beautifully illustrated by Ormston (Lucifer) with eerie, stripped-down realism, explores each hero’s identity, origins, and path to ending up on the farm. As the narrative unfolds, the haunting backstories add greater context and intrigue to the mysteries of the present. There’s an astonishing clarity to the characters and their motivations amid what could easily become a convoluted backstory filled with interstellar exploration, multiverse travelling, alien diplomacy, and quiet farm life. If Black Hammer lives up to its early promise, it will deserve a place on the shelf right next to the Watchmen series. (Apr.) --Staff (Reviewed 03/06/2017) (Publishers Weekly, vol 264, issue 10, p)
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10564862
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Lemire, Jeff
Dewey number
741.5973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN6733.L45
LC item number
B43 2017
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Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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1977-
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  • Ormston, Dean
  • Stewart, Dave
  • Klein, Todd
  • Rubín, David
  • Dark Horse Books
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True
Series statement
  • Black Hammer.
  • Black Hammer
Series volume
0001
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  • Superheroes
  • Good and evil
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Dystopias
  • Imaginary wars and battles
  • Good and evil
  • Dystopias
  • Superheroes
Label
Black Hammer, script, Jeff Lemire ; art, Dean Ormston ; colors, Dave Stewart ; letters, Todd Klein
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • V. 1
  • Secret origins [#1-#6]
  • v. 2
  • The event [#7-#11]
  • v. 3
  • Age of doom. Part 1 [#1-#5]
  • v. 4
  • Age of doom. Part 2 [#6-#12] --
Control code
ocn982300213
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9781616557867
Lccn
2016045234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982300213
Label
Black Hammer, script, Jeff Lemire ; art, Dean Ormston ; colors, Dave Stewart ; letters, Todd Klein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • V. 1
  • Secret origins [#1-#6]
  • v. 2
  • The event [#7-#11]
  • v. 3
  • Age of doom. Part 1 [#1-#5]
  • v. 4
  • Age of doom. Part 2 [#6-#12] --
Control code
ocn982300213
Dimensions
26 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9781616557867
Lccn
2016045234
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)982300213

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