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C2E2 2018: Jeff Lemire and Wilfredo Torres Explore the Future of Superheroes

Nolan Smith 3 months ago
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By Staff Reports

Dark Horse is excited to announce the next adventure in Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s beloved Black Hammer universe, The Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer. The Quantum Age follows Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil and Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows as the latest installment in the greater Black Hammer universe.

Moon Knight artist Wilfredo Torres joins Black Hammer co-creator Jeff Lemire in this new six-issue series full of new superheroes. Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy) and Doctor Star letterer Nate Piekos complete the impressive creative team. Wilfredo Torres and artist Christian Ward (Black Bolt) provide the futuristic cover and variant cover.

In the world of the Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer series—but a thousand years in the future—a collection of superheroes, inspired by the legendary heroes of Black Hammer Farm, must band together to save the planet from an authoritarian regime. The Quantum Age follows a young Martian as he works to reform The Quantum League to save the world, while also solving the riddle of what happened to the great heroes of the twentieth century. Black Hammer fans can sneak a peek of The Quantum Age heroes in Dark Horse’s 2018 Free Comic Book Day Gold Offering months before the new series is set to launch!

The Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1 goes on sale July 4, 2018, and is available for preorder at your local comic shop. Fans can also pick up Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 at comic shops on April 18, 2018!

Praise for the Black Hammer universe:

“Masterfully plays with all the many tropes and genres of superhero fiction over the past few decades.”—Entertainment Weekly

“A real treat for Black Hammer fans, one that builds a fully realized world in a way that the main series has merely hinted at.”—Multiversity Comics

Black Hammer is one of the most refreshing corners of the comic book industry. These spin-off series have proved to be completely necessary in building this world into something bigger.”—Monkeys Fighting Robots

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