Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer has delivered an interesting take on superheroes, playing off the archetypes of the genre and creating some pretty great characters in the process. The Eisner-nominated series has proven popular enough to warrant several spinoffs, and now Dark Horse has announced Black Hammer Library Edition Volume 1, a deluxe, oversized hardcover collecting Black Hammer #1-13 and other material from the series.
“I couldn’t be prouder of this deluxe library edition,” Lemire said. “I love the world of Black Hammer so much, and I love seeing the stories Dean and I worked so hard to create collected in such a gorgeous volume.”
Here’s how Dark Horse describes the series: “Mysteriously banished from existence by a multiversal event, the old superheroes of Spiral City now lead simple lives on a bizarre farm 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!”
This new edition features a cover by Dean Ormston with colors by Dave Stewart. It collects Black Hammer #1-13, the Giant-Sized Annual, sketchbook extras, and more, with artwork by Dean Ormston and David Rubín, as well as Dustin Nguyen, Emi Lenox, Nate Powell, Matt Kindt, Ray Fawkes and Michael Allred. It arrives in stores Oct. 24.