Black Hammer Visions #6
Dark Horse Comics
Written by Cullen Bunn
Art by Malachi Ward and Michael Sheean
Colors by Dave Stewart
Letters by Nate Piekos
The Rundown: Louis Kaminski is just trying to make a decent living despite the dark destiny that awaits him.
As a dark creature grows beneath the city, its avatar is no where to be found. One of its loyal servants is sent to retrieve the avatar so that he can take his place at the creature’s side when the stars align to bring forth its power.
Unfortunately, that avatar is Louis Kaminski and he doesn’t want any part of it. Already dealing with the fact that people don’t want to hire a man who looks like a squid, he has bigger problems like his pregnant wife who wants him to find a job, his inability to drink away his problems and now an army of cultists preparing for the end of the world.
The Story: Cullen Bunn crafts a story that is undeniably hilarious from start to finish. The dialogue is fantastic and the circumstances are so absurd that they are endearing. I laughed all through this story that is so delightfully offbeat and unique. Louis is such a great everyman character and his travails are entertaining because of his spirit and resolve. I was almost disappointed that the issue ended because I wanted more of the character and his story.
The Art: Ward and Sheean deliver some beautiful art throughout this issue. The characters look amazing and the style is perfect for the comedic elements and tone of the plot.