Black Hammer Reborn #6

Dark Horse Comics

Written by Jeff Lemire

Art by Malachi Ward and Matthew Sheean

Colors by Malachi Ward

Letters by Nate Piekos

The Rundown: Skulldigger’s role in stopping a multiversal threat is revealed.

Skulldigger tracks two crooks planning something big and proceeds to get the information from them the only way he knows how. In the aftermath, one of them escapes when an object hurtles across the sky and lands on a nearby rooftop. After discovering that the object is Andromeda, Skulldigger finds himself being attacked by another Andromeda and barely escaping with their lives.

Back at Skulldigger’s base, Doctor Andromeda awakens and explains what is happening and how their world is connected to others with something unknown trapped at the center. After telling his story, Andromeda enlists Skulldigger’s help to stop his double from unleashing a grave threat to their world. Back in the present, Black Hammer and Skulldigger face off against a team of villains and Skulldigger has an unusual plan that will require them to be captured so they can be taken to the person he’s seeking.

The Story: Lemire starts bringing all of the story elements together brilliantly in a story that caught me by surprise in its depth and complexity. Lemire uses the character of Skulldigger brilliantly and the backstory informs so much of the motivation of the character and the circumstances that brought him into the life of Black Hammer. I cannot wait to see where this story goes next and how it evolves both its plot and characters.

The Art: The artists do some great work with the visuals in the issue. The imagery is fun and vibrant with a classic comic look and feel.

Black Hammer Reborn #6

8.7

8.7/10

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