Black Hammer, Vol. 2 by Jeff Lemire

Black Hammer, Vol. 2

When a visitor from the outside world arrives on the Farm, looking for the Black Hammer and bringing news of Spiral City to its Golden Age heroes, everything changes. Her arrival stirs up old memories and awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison. - Jeff Lemire's (Descender, All-New Hawkeye) most earth-shattering work yet! - Indomitably illustrated by Dean Ormston (Lucifer, 2000 AD) and Da...


Details Black Hammer, Vol. 2

TitleBlack Hammer, Vol. 2
ISBN9781506701981
Author
Release DateJan 2nd, 2018
PublisherDark Horse Books
LanguageEnglish
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Superheroes, Fantasy, Comic Book, Science Fiction, Comix, Adult
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Reviews Black Hammer, Vol. 2

  • Philip
    2018-02-13
    4.25ish stars.Maybe my favorite on-going title. Great character work and a solid, clever plot that deftly balances Golden Age superheroes with New Age struggles. It makes the '90s flashbacks feel like the '40s but it works. This is a big improvement over the first volume; now that the character studies are out of the way, it leaves a lot of room to delve into the plot and expand personalities. Good artwork, not my personal favorite, but it works ...
  • David Schaafsma
    2018-01-31
    One of the best ongoing comic series, winner of the 2017 Eisner award for best ongoing series, based in part on the trust they had that this team would create a great story. Lemire seems increasingly to bring together two things he loves: 1) Realistic, character-driven stories based in the bleak and desolate northern Canadian towns he knows well, and 2) superheroes. It’s both a tribute to Golden Age comics for the geeky True Supe Fans, and an e...
  • Donovan
    2018-02-17
    An almost Twilight Zone continuation of interpersonal drama, sharp dialog, black humor, and the increasingly exciting mystery of why the inhabitants of Black Hammer Farm can’t leave post-Crisis. The artwork is shared by David Rubin, whose cleaner style accommodates the vintage tone.
  • Ivan
    2018-04-15
    After three months of reading Manga it's good to finally read something that has color. Not much is happening in this volume but writing and melancholic atmosphere are amazing enough to earn this volume 5 stars and place on favorites shelf.
  • Chad
    2018-01-08
    Black Hammer's daughter arrives and she's not OK with being stuck on the little farm as the rest of our tragic heroes have been. While she investigates the town we delve deeper into each character's backstory. Lemire has done such a fantastic job of reintroducing these archetypes of our youth with just enough of a tweak to keep you coming back for more. Ordstrom's moody art fits the setting and I really enjoyed David Rubin's fill in issue for the...
  • Red Panda
    2017-08-28
    Seriously great stuff; even the 'fill-in' issues are worth five stars. I love this book...
  • Artemy
    2018-05-05
    That's more like it! I didn't fall in love with the first volume of Black Hammer, the story was too uneventful and the characters felt derivative. Fortunately, I thought the second one was an improvement.The main storyline finally starts moving as we meet a new character, the daughter of the hero Black Hammer. The characters start to question the place they're stuck in, some make rash decisions, and one of them doesn't even survive til the end of...
  • Jedi JC Daquis
    2018-01-31
    With so many great titles in this comicbook era, it is easy to overlook this genius work written by Jeff Lemire. Black Hammer: The Event combines Lemire's themes of sadness, family and transcending yearning for love and acceptance with sci-fi and drama in this yet another great volume. Black Hammer's main strength is in the deep yet troubled personalities of the Golden Age heroes who were trapped in a strange rural town for a decade. The way they...
  • Richard
    2018-01-30
    I enjoyed this second volume of Black Hammer even better than the great 1st volume! An unexpected visitor from the outside world has appeared on the farm, not only sparking a bit of hope for escape in our heroes but also sparking old memories. Similar to the first installment, it's structured by cutting back and forth between the present times and flashbacks to the past in our heroes' lives. But while in the first book, the flashbacks were used a...
  • Roy
    2018-03-14
    Loving this series!! It has amazing plotting, some great artwork, complex characterisation without being overbearing. Ends with a great cliffhanger. So so good.
  • Berna Labourdette
    2018-05-22
    Es díficil ser objetiva con este tomo, porque es una oda a los superhéroes de la golden age. Es ingenua, pero intrigante,  los personajes están muy bien delineados y la parte gráfica está cuidadísima, en especial cuando dibuja David Rubín. Lo otro agradable, es que si bien podemos hacernos alguna idea de qué es lo que va a pasar, siempre hay sorpresas, como el final de este tomo. Muy buena. 
  • Elizabeth A
    2018-03-23
    Book blurb: Once they were heroes. Now, banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City lead simple lives in a timeless farming town.The thing with people is that you never really know what they'll do in a given situation. In this installment, the stranded superheroes suddenly have a visitor to the farm. Who is she, and how did she get there? Also, if she could get there, can they leave the same way? Oh, the ques...
  • Stewart Tame
    2018-02-28
    Things are moving along at a decent pace. The newcomer who showed up at the end of the previous volume brings news of the outside world. The back cover copy claims that she, “... awakens new hope in the marooned heroes and they make a new attempt to escape their strange prison.” That's not really true, or at least not for all of them. What we do get are more flashbacks to the incidents leading up to their imprisonment, as well as a look at wh...
  • Wing Kee
    2018-01-26
    A beautiful melancholy tale. World: Fantastic art the tone is very must informed by it and it's fantastic. The world building continues to be both so nostalgic and fresh at the same time. It's Lemire's signature small town, it's a DC love letter. It'd beautifully tragic and brilliant. Story: A continuation of the slice of life of these heroes trapped where they are. It's the small stories, the past the present the emotions are all real and relata...
  • GrilledCheeseSamurai
    2017-09-10
    I love how happy this depressing story makes me.Holy shit. Talk about not catching a break. I mean really, Lemire, would it kill ya to just throw one of these characters a bone?Black Hammer is one of my pulls that I get really excited for each month. Within these first two volumes, I have grown to care about each and every character in the book. I feel their plight, I feel their pains, and at times I almost feel guilty for taking so much joy in w...
  • Shadowdenizen
    2017-12-21
    4.5 stars.
  • Diz
    2018-05-17
    Black Hammer continues to be one of the best character driven superhero comic books on the market today. Bits of the mystery are revealed, but there are still lots of questions left. There's a surprise at the end that really makes me want to get ahold of volume 3 as soon as I can.
  • Chris Lemmerman
    2017-12-21
    [Read as single issues]With the heroes of Black Hammer firmly established, we can now begin to explore their pasts as they work to escap-Oh, wait, no, they're happy where they are. But someone definitely isn't. Black Hammer's daughter is new in town, and she's not about to let the heroes of old go down without a fight.God, these characters break my heart. Everything about their backstories is tragic, and the twist on each character archetype is j...
  • Paul
    2018-01-14
    Just brilliant. My favorite current comic.
  • Juan Carlos
    2018-03-22
    ¿Puedo decirlo? ¿Puedo, puedo? Porfa, porfa, porfa... Lemire es el Kirby actual.Seguimos con éste peculiar grupo de superhéroes encerrados en la granja dentro de ese extraño pueblo que parece artificial.Seguimos conociéndolos un poco más gracias a esos magníficos flashbacks con los cuales Lemire va desgranando el pasado de cada uno de ellos de forma que llegamos a empatizar con cada uno como si fueran personas reales. Lloramos, reímos y ...
  • Nicola Mansfield
    2018-01-05
    Excellent follow-up volume. We met everyone in vol.1 and now in vol. 2 everything starts happening. What they've been waiting for is finally arriving. Bad things are happening and we know who it is. Two members of the family do dreadful things that shock us They feel vindicated but if the others find out it will be even worse. A new Black Hammer discovers their new identity. And the book ends on a significant note, making us excited for the next ...
  • Rumi Vd
    2018-03-22
    I read alot of comics, but this one is really high on my favorites list. the writing is superb, the art is fantastic, and the story is getting better and better, bring on the next volume !!
  • Molly
    2018-06-02
    I never know what to expect from Black Hammer, and that's largely how I like it. The characters are well developed, complex, and fascinating. I'm really excited to see where this story goes.
  • Matt
    2018-04-25
    WHAT!?!?! JEFF how ya do me like that!?! It has been 10 years in this lil farm town, some of the supes have accepted their fate while others push to find a way out. The two people in question are Col Weird (who saw Talky Walky was about to do something through building probes) and Madame Butterfly ( who has given the no f*#ks about the town anymore). Lucy Weber makes a discovery and the volume ends.... Oh the longing!! WHY JEFF WHY!!!
  • Chad Jordahl
    2018-01-20
    All around excellent. Lots of art extras.
  • Rod Brown
    2018-01-31
    This is a very well done wallow in comic book superhero nostalgia. I'm still not sure how this will appeal to anyone who is not a middle-aged fanboy like me who read almost everything DC published in the '70s and '80s. Even I'm having a little trouble with the pacing, as a plot development obvious from the first few pages doesn't occur until the last page of the story. The pages in between are fine, but in general I'm losing patience with stories...
  • Pop Bop
    2017-11-18
    Character FirstSo, all of Black Hammer's superhero companions have been trapped in some dullsville pocket universe for the past ten years. Hammer's daughter, Lucy, is somehow transported into that bland nowheresville as this Volume 2 opens, and being the good reporter she is, she pokes around and starts asking questions. Apart from some flashbacks about the early days of some of the heroes, (Colonel Weird, Black Hammer, Barbalien, Abraham Slam, G...
  • Zedsdead
    2018-01-19
    I continue to delight in the shifting styles, the way the illustration, speech patterns, even the fonts change depending on what period and genre is being evoked. Plot points:(view spoiler)[--Black Hammer's daughter Lucy appears out of nowhere but has no idea how she got there or what she was doing.--Black Hammer's backstory as [Thor].--The battle against Antigod which led, in a burst of light, to the heroes' imprisonment.--Colonel Weird's backst...
  • Derek
    2018-01-07
    Part deconstruction. Part loving homage.Part gentle parody.Writer Jeff Lemire has created a comic about comics but one that never becomes annoyingly precious or meta. Lemire never seems satisfied with being merely intellectually cute. The reflective nature of his work here serves a purpose: he uses comic book tropes to ask questions about identity - who we are and who we believe ourselves to be. The differences between the two can be devastating....
  • Ignacio
    2018-03-25
    A ratos me ha agradado, otros me habría sentido estafado de haber pagado cuatro pavos por alguna de sus entregas; hace treinta años no habrían dado ni para complementos de aquellos tebeos de 16 y 17 páginas que se acompañaban de una historieta de 5 para llegar a las 22. Sin embargo el rollo nostálgico-postmoderno tiene su atractivo y depara momentos entrañables, caso del esfuerzo de reinvención de un personaje entrado en años por hacerse...