Published on May 18th, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Black Hammer is back! For now, at least, as Dark Horse Comics presents Black Hammer: The End. The Eisner Award–winning superhero saga returns in this series picking up immediately after the events of the hit Black Hammer Reborn series. The newest addition to the Black Hammer saga is written by comics legend Jeff Lemire, with interior art and colors by Malachi Ward, and lettered by Nate Piekos. The issue also features a variant cover by David Rubín.

In this multi-timeline, world-hopping adventure, we find new stakes, new heroes, and the long-awaited return to Black Hammer Farm. The Weber family reunites and faces new challenges and villains in Jeff Lemire’s biggest event in the Black Hammer series thus far!

Black Hammer: The End is the next era of the Black Hammer Universe; a six-issue event series by Jeff Lemire and Malachi Ward that pulls the Black Hammer world into crisis.

Black Hammer Reborn left the Black Hammer Universe on quite a cliffhanger,” says writer Jeff Lemire, “ and now we’ll find out what happens next! Black Hammer: The End is a story I’ve been building across the various Black Hammer books for years now. It will pull storylines, and characters, from all the various series into one massive story which will both be a conclusion of all we’ve been doing, but also usher in a fresh start, and a whole new beginning, for the Black Hammer Universe!”Black Hammer #1 (of 6) will be in comic shops August 30, 2023. It is available for pre-order now at your local comic shop for $3.99.

Praise for Black Hammer

“Amazing. Just flat-out amazing.”—Patton Oswalt

Black Hammer is easily one of Lemire’s best creations.”—Scott Snyder

“On my pull list by the time I got to page five.” —Mark Waid (Kingdom Come)

“Black Hammer is the maddest, most brilliant comic I’ve read in years.”—Mark Millar (Kick Ass)

“Jeff Lemire’s Black Hammer feels like it’s walking two roads—one honoring the past of superhero comics, and one forging a path into the future of the genre.”—Cullen Bunn (Harrow County)


Black Hammer feels like a superhero story through an X-Files lens; it’s strange and melancholy and real. The tale evokes an immense world filled with typically deep Lemire-ian themes of isolation, joy and simplicity. I can’t wait to see where he goes from here.” —Charles Soule (Star Wars: Poe Dameron, Letter 44)

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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