Jeff Lemire développe l’univers de sa série Black Hammer avec l’annonce de la publication de plusieurs mini-séries dérivées. Illustrée par David Rubin (Le Héros, Aurora West…), la première s’intitule Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil.
Jeff Lemire : “While working on Black Hammer, I found myself having more and more ideas for other types of superhero stories. The main Black Hammer story continues to be the spine of these ideas, but I found them branching off into new directions and new characters as well. It occurred to me that there was a whole history here, a whole superhero universe all of our own, that I could explore and create within. So, Dean Ormston and I have decided to expand the world of Black Hammer and create an avenue to tell these other stories. The first miniseries will be Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, which will be illustrated by the incomparable David Rubín.”
“The World of Black Hammer has become my favorite place to be. The last thing I want to do is exploit the fans of Black Hammer with needless spin offs or tie-ins that they have to read to get the whole story. So, these new miniseries, like the regular ongoing Black Hammer series, will stand alone and tell complete, self-contained stories.”
Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil #1 sortira le 18 octobre.
“The universe created by Jeff and Dean in Black Hammer is a very rich one and full of possibilities, I feel lucky to have been able to contribute and expand it with my work.The most fun and enriching has been to design a lot of the supervillains, they are always the most fun to draw in any story, and they bring something new and faithful to the universe created by Dean and Jeff.”
SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN & THE LEGION OF EVIL: FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #1 (MIKE MIGNOLA VARIANT COVER)
Lucy Weber, daughter of the Black Hammer, grew up to become an investigative reporter for the Global Planet. Now she’s on the hunt for the true story about what happened to Spiral City’s superheroes after they defeated Anti-God and saved the world. All answers seem to lie with the dangerous super villain tenants of Spiral City’s infamous asylum. As she gets closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of her father’s greatest foes, and learns how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City’s greatest hero.
Variant cover by Mike Mignola!
Genre: Superhero, Science-Fiction, Crime, Action/Adventure
October 18, 2017
FC, 32 pages; Ongoing
7 61568 00214 0 00121
SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN & THE LEGION OF EVIL: FROM THE WORLD OF BLACK HAMMER #3
Written by: Jeff Lemire.
Art by: David Rubin.
Covers by: David Rubin, Duncan Fegredo.
Description: After discovering that Sherlock Frankenstein held a secret super-villain meeting right before Black Hammer disappeared, the trail of clues leads Lucy Weber to one of her father’s greatest archenemies – the Metal Minotaur.