This preview of BLACK HAMMER: Age of Doom #12 is FULL of SPOILERS for the series. #JustSaying

My favorite comic over the last year is probably Black Hammer, the award-winning story of an assemblage of superheroes stranded in a pocket universe that includes only one sleepy farm town.  As Age of Doom (and I assume the entire series) comes to a close, I will take this occasion to speak on my experience as a fan of the series.

Black Hammer already had an Eisner Award by the time I saw this preview with a black female hero with a sledgehammer facing off against a giant demon and his satanic legions...

It was love at first sight.

But Lucy Weber was only the latest Black Hammer, and this was the beginning of Volume 3.

The issues that came before lay out a twisting and turning mystery about how (and why) this assemblage of super heroes came to be exiled... PLUS the origin, identity, and final fate of the previous Black Hammer(s).

Thanks to an Amazon gift card I got for doing a guest strip for a friend, I bought the first two Black Hammer volumes.  So I have barely just met Lucy's character (she's awesome) but I'm at least two volumes behind, so I probably shouldn't have read this preview.

But I did anyways.

Okay.  It says a lot that knowing the answer to the most important question about the series will not stop me from buying the rest of the series.  If you're smart, you'll buy it too.

Black Hammer delivers everything I used to love about superhero comics in a way that appeals to me now that I am kinda over the Big Two.

If Age of Doom really is the end of Black Hammer (and how could it not be?), then I can only hope someone rips off creates a character inspired by Lucy Weber for me to fixate on.  

If no one does, I might have to...

-"some AX"
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