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A Black Hammer Recommended Reading Order
Last Updated: May 2022

Black Hammerthe critically acclaimed action-adventure series by creator Jeff Lemire (Essex County, Sweet Tooth) with art by Dean Ormston (Lucifer, 2000 AD) and colors by Dave Stewart (Hellboy)continues to expand, featuring work by a variety of talented artists and more collaborators.

While there are many points where a new reader could enter the Black Hammer-verse, we’ve put together a suggested reading order in the graphic below.

You can see all Black Hammer titles hereincluding past single issues, upcoming single issues, or you can narrow your search to see only the collected graphic novels (like those shown in the graphic below).

More Black Hammer Comics are ongoing now and coming soon, which you can see here. We’ll update our reading guide again when these newer titles are also collected!

Click on the graphic to download a larger PDF version.

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 purgatory, a strange stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!

This is a must-read tale of Golden Age heroes faced with modern-age drama.


Black Hammer continues to be the best new comic series around. Actually, scratch that: it’s the best comic book series around period.”—Nerdist

Black Hammer is a dynamite-sounding project. Given Lemire’s savvy as a writer and a creator, this sounds right up his wheelhouse.”—Multiversity Comics

“Lemire has done it again, collaborating with some incredibly talented artists in Ormston, Stewart, and Klein to create a powerfully exciting book.”—Comicosity

“A great debut from a creative team that seems to be in lock step about the kind of story they want to tell.”—Newsarama

“If you think there’s no room left in your life for another superhero comic, Black Hammer might just prove you wrong.”—IGN

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