Dark Horse Comics has announced a new 12-issue series from the Black Hammer-verse, Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy, launching this December from the creative team of Jeff Lemire, Tonci Zonjic, and Steve Wands. In addition, the publisher has announced Black Hammer 3 for $1 reprint, a single comic collecting three Black Hammer #1s to help new readers jump into the popular universe.
Check out the press release below for more info.
MILWAUKIE, Ore. (July 19, 2019)— Dip your toe into the Black Hammer-verse with the Black Hammer 3 for $1 and Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy from Dark Horse Comics! Explore the weird, wonderful, ever-expanding world created by acclaimed writer Jeff Lemire (Berserker Unbound, Ascender) and veteran artist Dean Ormston (Black Hammer, The Sandman).
Black Hammer 3 for $1 is a perfect intro to three great storylines in the Black Hammer–verse for just one dollar! This three-in-one anthology features the first issues of the original Black Hammer run, Sherlock Frankenstein, and Quantum Age, collected together in a 72-page discount package! Featuring art by artists Dean Ormston, David Rubín, and Wilfredo Torres, Black Hammer 3 for $1 is your one-way ticket to Spiral City and beyond!
And if you’re already well versed in the Black Hammer-verse, then you won’t want to miss the debut of the newest hero to stalk the streets of Spiral City in Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy! Written by Black Hammer co-creator Jeff Lemire, with art by Tonci Zonjic (Lobster Johnson, Spectacular Spider-Man) and letters by Steve Wands (Berserker Unbound, Thanos), Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy is the latest installment in the ever-expanding Black Hammer-verse.
Teased in The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia, this tale of dark tragedy finds Spiral City trapped in a vicious cycle of crime, corruption, and violence. With the heart of the city at stake, a vigilante rises in Skulldigger. However, when the nefarious Grimjim escapes from prison, will Skulldigger and his ward, Skeleton Boy, be enough to save Spiral City? Be sure to find out in Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy #1.
Black Hammer 3 for $1 goes on sale November 06, 2019, and Skulldigger + Skeleton Boy #1 (of twelve) goes on sale December 11, 2019. Both are available for pre-order at your local comic shop.