DC and Dark Horse Announce Black Hammer/Justice League Miniseries
The Justice League is about to meet some of the most subversive characters ever to grace the indie comics landscape. Via The Hollywood Reporter, DC and Dark Horse Comics are partnering up for a brand new limited series. Starting this summer, DC’s iconic team of superheroes will cross paths with the cast of Dark Horse’s Black Hammer.
Black Hammer co-creator and occasional Justice League scribe Jeff Lemire is scripting the series, which is titled Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice and will run for five issues. Michael Walsh, a veteran of Marvel’s Star Wars books, is handling the artwork. The first issue kicks off with “the arrival of a mysterious stranger, the warping of reality and the mind-controlling threat known as Starro.”
“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,” Lemire said in a statement. “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.”
Although a lot of mainstream comic readers may not be familiar with Black Hammer, that might change pretty soon. The series was optioned as a television series from Legendary Entertainment last fall. Legendary has indicated that they plan to produce films based on Black Hammer as well.
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 goes on sale on July 10. You can check out the first issue’s cover below. Will you be picking up a copy of the series’ first installment? Let us know in the comment section below!