In a series of one-shots, different comic creators give their interpretation of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s creation, Black Hammer.
The line of creators who will provide a reimagining in Black Hammer: Visions includes Patton Oswalt, Geoff Johns, Scott Snyder, Dean Kotz, Scott Kolins, Chip Zdarsky, Johnnie Christmas, Cullen Bunn, Malachi Ward, Matt Sheean, Kelly Thompson, Leonardo Romero, Mariko Tamaki, Diego Olortegui, Cecil Castellucci, and Melissa Duffy. Colorists on the project include Jason Wordie, Bill Crabtree, Jordie Bellaire, and Dave Stewart.
“As much as I love writing in the world of Black Hammer, it’s nothing compared to the thrill of seeing creators I admire bringing their voices to these characters that Dean and I created,” Lemire said.
“When you’re as long in the tooth as myself there are very few things that excite, but seeing this incredible creative lineup working on Black Hammer makes me feel like a giddy teenager all over again,” Ormston.
The series of one-shots begin with Oswalt’s story with art by Kotz and Wordie. They explore the life of young superheroine Golden Gail on the Black Hammer Farm before the first issue began and how she tries to stay sane as a middle-aged woman trapped in the body of a superpowered grade school kid. The issue features variant covers by Evan Dorkin with Sarah Dyer and Gilbert Hernandez with Dave Stewart.
Black Hammer: Visions #1 (of 8) will be in comic book stores on February 10, 2021.