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Black Hammer. Volume 1, Secret origins

Format: Print Book 2017
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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Brentwood Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL Black Hammer #1
Location  Brentwood Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Call Number  YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL Black Hammer #1
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Graphic Series GRAPHIC SERIES Black
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Graphic Series
Call Number  GRAPHIC SERIES Black
Carnegie Library of Homestead Graphic Novel GN Blac
Location  Carnegie Library of Homestead
Collection  Graphic Novel
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Monroeville Public Library Display Graphic Novel BLA
Location  Monroeville Public Library
Collection  Display
Call Number  Graphic Novel BLA
Northern Tier Regional Library Young Adult Graphic Novel YA GRAPHIC BLACK
Location  Northern Tier Regional Library
Collection  Young Adult Graphic Novel
Upper St. Clair Township Library Graphic Books GRAPHIC BLACK HAMMER
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Graphic Books
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CLP - Lawrenceville Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
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Collection  Graphic Novels
Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City - Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien - now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village 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! Collects Black Hammer #1-#6.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly 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.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Superhero comics.
Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :2017
Edition First edition.
Other Titles Secret origins
Black Hammer :
Contributors Lemire, Jeff, author.
Ormston, Dean, artist.
Stewart, Dave, illustrator.
Klein, Todd, illustrator.
Dark Horse Comics, publisher.
Language English
Notes "This volume collects issues #1-#6 of the Dark Horse Comics series Black Hammer"--Title page verso.
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781616557867
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