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Title: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on September 25, 2016, 04:52:31 AM
A pretty cool book. A good Lemire title  ;D

Basically, a group of heroes fought a Darkseid/Galactus type bad guy and somehow, we are not sure yet, the hero Black Hammer saved the world and the rest of the group of heroes, but now they are stuck in a small town and can not get out. What? Yeah, its crazy, but really good. Not an action book, but a real cool new book with JLA/Avengers characters, and homages, like-

-Golden Gail - Who can transform into a hero by shouting "Zafram" but is now, since being sent to the small town, stuck being 11 years old  :D
-Colonel Weird - An Adam Strange/Dr. Strange blend of crazy? We haven't seen much of him yet
-Abraham Slam - A, from what I can tell so far, Superman/Captain America leader guy
-Madam Dragonfly - Either a Scarlet Witch or perhaps a very odd Zatanna mixed with Mantis. Another we have not seen for more than a few panels, as of now.
-Talky Walky - Haha. A robot who is trying to save them all from what Hammer had to do to save them. He is trying to contact the "outside" world. Oh and as he is an android, I am thinking a Red Tornado and Vision mic? I guess? A Partner of Colonel Weird however, so ... maybe his name is a clue to another analogy I am missing?
-Black Hammer - The hero that died saving them all in the first place. A Batman/ Thor analogy? Very little shown on him yet.

And then, this past issue #3 focused on our last hero of the group Barbalien (the character from Mars who has flight, intangibility and shape changing ability as some of his power set. See? I told you JLA  :D) really was a great issue as it showed us a little bit of his fellow Martians and what they think of Humans.

Give it a look see.


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2016, 01:30:41 PM
I'll add this to my wish list.  Sounds good and I like Lemire generally.


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on September 25, 2016, 01:34:45 PM
Bonus! The first two issues have already dropped to $1.99.  That automatically puts them at the top of my purchase list.

Those covers look awesome.  I'm looking forward to checking it out.  Hopefully the interior art is just as good.


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on September 25, 2016, 06:30:32 PM
The art is very similar to the covers, for the most part ... A little cleaner, but not much  :D


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on October 24, 2016, 06:51:56 AM
Issue #4

Yep, a good title here. And yes, Abraham Slam is certainly the
Captain America
analogy  :D

A great issue of this "family" trying to get along and deal with their situations. And that ending? Oh boy oh boy oh boy!!

8 outta 10 Back talkin' robots
 :D :D


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on October 24, 2016, 07:34:52 AM
Cool!  I've got the first three issues in my list to read.  I'll have them done tonight or tomorrow.  Can't wait to read your spoilers once I'm done.


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on October 24, 2016, 06:37:30 PM
Just finished issue 3.  Your right, this is a great book. Love the similarities to the JLA.

I'm sooooo tempted to grab issue 4 at full price.   :-\


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on October 25, 2016, 06:13:50 AM
I'm sooooo tempted to grab issue 4 at full price.   :-\

And I understand why. However, allow me to try and save you a little bit of money ... maybe ... at least for a month ;D.

There is nothing that happens here, even as good as the issue was, that can't wait for a month. The trick is going to be next month, maybe. I say that as this past issue (#4) was pretty much self contained, but just had a cool last page that leads itself to being something that the following issue MAY will go into. But it could also not be addressed until 3 or 4 more issues down the road.

Let's try this. Wait on buying issue #4 until it is cheaper and I will let you know about that time if they do follow up on that last page of issue #4 inside issue #5 and you can then decide if you want to pay full price for THAT issue as it may be the one you would want to pay full price for anyway.
 8)


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on October 25, 2016, 06:44:27 AM
Sounds like a good plan!


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on March 10, 2017, 02:39:42 PM
Issue 5

Wow. This was the best issue yet.  I'm not sure I want to keep going. I don't see anything gripping me the way this issue did.  So sad.


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on March 10, 2017, 09:02:50 PM
Issue 6

Aaaand this was great too.  I love this series.


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on March 11, 2017, 04:04:16 AM
Issue 5

Wow. This was the best issue yet.  I'm not sure I want to keep going. I don't see anything gripping me the way this issue did.  So sad.

Such a great issue!!! A mixture of Adam Strange and Dr. Strange!!! Man, it was good. And yes, kinda sad. Love the name of his lost love, Eve Argo. So many ways to take that name. First female and a ship of discovery, searching for the Golden Fleece? A beginning and the Constellation? Love that name. But again, sad.

But good!!
 :D

Issue 6

Aaaand this was great too.  I love this series.

Finally more on Madam Butterfly and her "Cabin of Horrors"!!  :) Really interested in this character and the relationship with Abraham. Oh, and another sad story with Butterfly and Swamp Thing Bog Whatcha-macall'it  :D (I don't think he had a name after the transformation, but hey, BW works)
 ;D

(Hope you are reading this, Jimmy!!!!!!!!!!!!)
 8)


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on March 26, 2017, 10:46:39 AM
Issue #7

THE BEST ISSUE YET!!!!!

Jimmy, I swear, if you are not reading or have at least not given this title a try you are missing out on some of the greatest "big two" comic homages/references/twists that I have seen.

Now that doesn't make the book, the story is also really well done, but the characters are fantastic tweeks or twists on some great old Marvel and DC characters. This issue we get to meet characters like -
"Starlok" (Odin and Highfather combined) who fights his evil dark brother "Anti-God" along with his son "Escaper" (who can escape any trap or cage), Whiptara (Sort of a Valkyrie and Lashina mixture) and of course, their teleporting "Warpie" (who you guys just have to see ... HAHAHAHAHAHA)

Seriously, try this book. Such a grand change of pace.

10 outta 10 - Amalgams that don't make the story, but enhance it!!!!!!
 :)


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on March 27, 2017, 08:31:23 AM
Issue #7

THE BEST ISSUE YET!!!!!


Better than issue 5?  I didn't think that was possible!  I may have to pay full price!


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on March 27, 2017, 09:31:47 AM
Issue #7

THE BEST ISSUE YET!!!!!


Better than issue 5?  I didn't think that was possible!  I may have to pay full price!

Well, honestly, I may be bias a tad as I love the homages/references of older characters so much that it adds to the story for me. Is the story better? Maybe not, but it was worth reading for "Warpie" alone  :D (and the origin story of another character)

That said, I say save when you can, my man. Go ahead and wait for the price to drop. I mean if you wait for three isues to drop in price, your fourth one is free essentially
 :D


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on March 28, 2017, 09:50:56 AM
I went back and read this again, to get a great feel for it and I think the way it was written ... who it was about ... Man, I can't talk about this without going into detail, so ...
Let me know when it goes on sale and you grab it, Jeff.
 ;D
And Jimbo, just flip through issue #6 or #7 ... or #3 or #5 or #2 of this series  :D and let me know what you think. Or, just make it easier on us all and buy the series.
 :D :D :D :D
Including the Annual
 :D


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on March 28, 2017, 10:25:31 AM
I agree Jimmy - this is one you need to be reading.


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on March 29, 2017, 03:03:38 AM
I agree Jimmy - this is one you need to be reading.

And to make it easier ... HERE (http://www.instocktrades.com/TP/Dark-Horse/BLACK-HAMMER-TP-VOL-01-SECRET-ORIGINS/NOV160051) ya go, Jimmy  ;D


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jimmy T on March 30, 2017, 07:22:02 PM
This one, huh? Sounds like a comixology buy to me!! ;)


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on April 01, 2017, 11:01:52 AM
Jeff, Variant cover to issue #9  :D

HERE (http://cbr1.imgix.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BKHMR-9-FC-FNL.jpg?auto=format&cs=tinysrgb&q=20&w=864&h=1241&fit=crop)

 ;D Can't wait for this origin!!!


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on April 02, 2017, 05:45:33 AM
Jeff, Variant cover to issue #9  :D

HERE (http://cbr1.imgix.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BKHMR-9-FC-FNL.jpg?auto=format&cs=tinysrgb&q=20&w=864&h=1241&fit=crop)

 ;D Can't wait for this origin!!!

Sweet!  I can't wait.  I was surprised when I found out that ....
Talky Walky is a girl!


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on April 02, 2017, 09:42:48 AM
Jeff, Variant cover to issue #9  :D

HERE (http://cbr1.imgix.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/BKHMR-9-FC-FNL.jpg?auto=format&cs=tinysrgb&q=20&w=864&h=1241&fit=crop)

 ;D Can't wait for this origin!!!

Sweet!  I can't wait.  I was surprised when I found out that ....
Talky Walky is a girl!

Me too !!!
Well most likely
 :)


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on July 11, 2017, 09:49:55 AM
And this great universe grows larger -
As seen HERE (http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/sherlock-frankenstein/)  8)


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on July 11, 2017, 03:44:50 PM
And this great universe grows larger -
As seen HERE (http://www.multiversitycomics.com/news/sherlock-frankenstein/)  8)

Sweet!  And my wallet says "Ugh"!


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on July 12, 2017, 06:54:44 AM
And my wallet says "Ugh"!

 :D ;D


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on August 17, 2017, 07:29:52 PM
Black Hammer Giant Sized Annual
Black Hammer 9 & 10


Man I love this series!  The Giant Sized Annual was a trippy story.  Love it when we follow the Colonel in the para-verse.

9 & 10 drove me crazy!
After watching the Colonel "kill" Talky Walky in 9, issue 10 gave us no answers. But then gave another cliff hanger!

Killing me waiting on each issue to come out!


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Jeff on October 11, 2017, 10:33:15 AM
Issues 11, 12, and 13

Aaaaaaaaa!  Iím completely caught up and I want to read more!

And I liked the Sherlock Frankenstein preview.  Looks like it will tie in / enhance the current story in Black Hammer.

This is definitely one of my top comics.  When does the next issue come out!?!?!?!?


Title: Re: Black Hammer
Post by: Perry on November 05, 2017, 08:01:56 AM
When does the next issue come out!?!?!?!?

April 2018
 :-\

Sherlock Frankenstein -

A typical first issue with little more than set-up and a reveal that will certainly come into play at some point, but really enjoyed this for, if nothing else, expanding the reach that is Black Hammer.

While the art here isn't as pleasing to my eye as the regular series, it is not horrible either. However, there is a two page spread that is very confusing to read. It starts off fine, but then towards the end, you are not sure where to tell your eyes to go. The page set-up is kinda cool as it "spirals" around from top left, to the right, down the right side and turns at the bottom, but there it kinda leaves us curious and pondering as to where to go. Just slightly, but enough to take me out of the comic for a second. It looks like we should continue around the spiral, following the characters around the steps, but the dialog boxes don't quite add into that function. At least not for me.

Other than that one issue the art is okay. It fits the tone and the way they decided to draw the prison ... let's just say there is a familiar essence to this building that I won't spoil here, but I want to know if anyone else "sees" the same thing I do. Maybe it is just me as it is an abstract look that I am catching, but man I think it is what I see. Just another nod to all the past hero comics and cartoons of the past that this series is so well known for.

Damn I love this universe!!!