Journey to “The Quantum Age” as Jeff Lemire Expands the “World of Black Hammer” w/ Wilfredo Torres

The Quantum Age - From the World of Black Hammer #1

JEFF LEMIRE AND WILFREDO TORRES
EXPLORE THE FUTURE OF SUPERHEROES

Dark Horse’s New Series Journeys Into “The Quantum Age”

The Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1 Main Cover by Wilfredo Torres

Dark Horse Comics has announced the next adventure in Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s beloved Black Hammer universe, The Quantum Age: From the World of Black HammerThe 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 Variant Cover by Christian Ward

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Praise for the Black Hammer universe:

“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

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

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

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!

 


About Black Hammer:

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!

About Dark Horse:

For more than thirty years, Dark Horse Comics has proven to be a solid example of how integrity and innovation can help broaden a unique storytelling medium and establish a small, homegrown company as an industry giant. Founded in 1986 by Mike Richardson, the company is known for the progressive and creator-friendly atmosphere it provides for writers and artists. In addition to publishing comics from top talent, such as Eric Powell, Mike Mignola, Geof Darrow, Brian Wood, Gail Simone, Stan Sakai, and Guillermo del Toro, and comics legends, such as Will Eisner, Milo Manara, Kazuo Koike, Neil Gaiman, and Frank Miller, Dark Horse has developed its own successful properties, such as The MaskGhostX, and Barb Wire. Its successful line of comics, manga, and products based on popular properties includes Dragon AgeBuffy the Vampire SlayerAliensConan, Tomb RaiderHaloThe Witcher,SerenityGame of Thrones, and Avatar: The Last Airbender. Today, Dark Horse Comics is the largest independent comic book publisher in the US and is recognized as one of the world’s leading entertainment publishers.

 

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