Jeff Lemire Signs With Legendary To Bring Black Hammer To Film And TV

by Olly MacNamee

The New York Times has reported that Jeff Lemire has just signed on the dotted line with Legendary Entertainment  to produce his indie favourite and Eisner Award winner, Black Hammer for film and TV.  That’ll explain why he doesn’t need work from the Big Two for the foreseeable future (he leaves The Terrifics with issue #14 but still has one more Black Label project yet to come before he’s finally done).

Once they were heroes, but the age of heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City–Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien–now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

Black Hammer was first published by Dark Horse in 2016 with artist Dean Ormston, after a very long gestation period, ending with issue #13, before Black Hammer: Age of Doom launched earlier this year.

Lemire told The New York Times that “Black Hammer, (is) not just one book. It’s a whole universe with multiple books — and it will be multiple projects for film and television,” adding that “Black Hammer is my love letter to superhero comics as an indie comic.” And, with Lemire also aiding with the writing of the series, here’s hoping the quality of the comic is transferred over to both the big and small screen.
Read the full NYT article here.

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