JUSTICE LEAGUE/BLACK HAMMER Crossover Confirmed
There were rumors brewing last year, but now we have a confirmation that DC’s Justice League is crossing over with Dark Horse Comics’ Black Hammer universe in a new limited series scheduled to debut this July untitled Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice. Black Hammer. Co-creator/writer Jeff Lemire will be writing this series, with art by Michael Walsh and colorist Dave Stewart.
Lemire told IGN.:
The joy of Black Hammer, for me, and I presume many of its fans, is to read superhero comics that are character driven without endless tie-ins and events. So, I don’t want Black Hammer to become that, but this was an excellent opportunity to tell a really fun story and, hopefully, to bring Black Hammer to a bunch of new readers. I have too many stories of my own that I still want to tell.
Obviously, I want [Black Hammer] to continue to grow and evolve autonomously. But that doesn’t mean that this is just a throwaway ‘imaginary story’ either. It will have an emotional impact on both sets of characters, and there is one other aspect that will have a more lasting effect, but I can’t spoil that here.
According to IGN, Hammer of Justice begins when a “strange man” simultaneously arrives in DC’s Metropolis and the Black Hammer farm which somehow leads to both universes being warped.
Walsh will draw the interiors as well as covers, with additional cover artists to include Andrea Sorrentino, Yanick Paquette, Yuko Shimizu.
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 (of 5) is scheduled to go on sale July 10 as a co-production of DC and Dark Horse Comics.