Dark Horse Comics has already announced a bunch of news ahead of Emerald City Comic Con, but this is the biggest yet. The runaway hit, Black Hammer, will soon meet the Justice League. The crossover with DC Comics will be fronted by Black Hammer co-creator and writer Jeff Lemire and artist Michael Walsh (Spider-Man, Star Wars). Walsh will also provide covers, along with variants from Andrea Sorrentino with colors by Dave Stewart, Yanick Paquette with colors by Dave Stewart, Yuko Shimizu, and Jeff Lemire with colors by Dave Stewart.
The story will center around a strange man arrives simultaneously on the Black Hammer Farm and in Metropolis. Both worlds are warped as Starro attacks! Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash, Wonder Woman, Superman, and more crossover with Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, and the rest of the Black Hammer gang! In a press release from Dark Horse, Lemire said, “Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice is a project that I still can’t believe is actually real, even though I’ve written the whole series already. Everyone who knows me and knows Black Hammer is aware of my love of the DC Universe. Getting this great opportunity to work with an artist like Michael Walsh to bring the Black Hammer and DC universes together for a special story was just too much fun. I’m incredibly excited about the story and think fans of both universes will enjoy reading it as much as Michael and I enjoyed creating it.”
Black Hammer has been very popular with fans and critics since it’s inception, spawning several spinoffs within it’s own story. This seems like a win-win for both sides here, and I will be very interested to see how these characters interact. This might just end up being the biggest news of ECCC weekend, and it hasn’t even started yet!
Issue 1 of this five issue crossover event goes on sale July 10, 2019 at your local shops and digital retailers.