Over the previous 12 months or two, Jeff Lemire and a wide selection of creators have crafted a handful of spin-offs serving to to flesh out the Black Hammer universe. Now, it is going again to the fundamentals for the creator and his new collaborators. In June, Black Hammer: Reborn will hit cabinets characteristic the return of Lucy Weber as the first character of this story.
The final time we noticed Lucy, she was simply coming into her personal because the hammer-wielding hero in Spiral City within the Nineteen Nineties. When Reborn comes out, readers will shortly see the story has superior to the current, the place Weber has hung up her superhero costume with the intention to begin a household.
According to Lemire, a 20-year time bounce was a development he felt suited Weber finest. He even went the size to draft a number of scripts carrying the story ahead instantly after Black Hammer: Age of Doom, earlier than in the end deciding the time-jump was a necessity to maneuver issues ahead.
“The middle-aged Lucy just opened up all sorts of questions and stories for me and made her a much more complex character to explore,” Lemire tells us. “I loved the idea of seeing Lucy at the end of Black Hammer: Age of Doom as the world’s greatest superhero and living up to her father’s legacy and then jumping ahead and finding her in a very different place.”
He provides, “She’s no longer Black Hammer. What the hell happened to her?! That’s the story, exploring those intervening years and unlocking the secret of how it all went wrong. We will see all the key moments that got her to this place, as the series will play with multiple timelines. So we will see lots more stories in this earlier time period and not just Lucy Weber stories.”
That thriller will likely be solved over the subsequent 12 months. The author tells us he has no less than 12 points deliberate for the Reborn line, and there are extra tales to be informed on the opposite facet of that. No matter the case, Lemire reassures us, the Black Hammer world lives on previous Reborn.
“There is more on the other side for sure. These first 12 issues bring everything together,” the author provides. “All the various characters and spin-offs converge around Lucy, so in that sense, it is the culmination of all the stories so far. But what happens after these first twelve will change everything and flip the whole universe on its head.”
As for what followers can count on, a number of of the aforementioned Black Hammer spin-offs lead on to Reborn. If you’ve got been maintaining with Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy and Colonel Weird: Cosmagog, these tales lead straight into the primary challenge of this new story — and that is simply the tip of the iceberg.
Lemire confirms that followers may even see the return of Cthu-Lou, Sherlock Frankenstein, and — consider it or not — the resurgence of Anti-God in some unspecified time in the future in the course of the first 12 points of this new title.
“I have a deep love for the history of superhero comics and, at this point I am very very invested in this universe I’ve created,” the author says. I’ve put a lot into it and spent so a few years constructing it, so the very last thing I wish to do is simply flip it into one other generic mainstream superhero title.”
He concludes, “That pushes me to strive and do one thing completely different with it if I’m going to maintain telling Black Hammer tales. I really like that problem, persevering with to deliver my very own private perspective to those tales.”
Black Hammer: Reborn #1 hits comedian shops on June twenty third. The challenge is now obtainable for pre-order by means of your native comedian retailer.