Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows – Black Hammer’s new spin-off

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L’universo di Black Hammer si espande ancora, arriva a Marzo 2018 “Doctor Star”

Dopo appena due numeri di Sherlock Frankenstein (ne avevamo parlato qui) l’universo di Black Hammer, serie Dark Horse creata da Jeff Lemire e Dean Ormston, si arricchisce di un nuovo spin-off.

Il titolo di quest’ultimo sarà “Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows”. La mini-serie sarà composta da 4 numeri e ad affiancare Jeff Lemire stavolta ci sarà Max Fiumara, disegnatore di Abe Sapien sempre per Dark Horse. Dave StewartNate Piekos(Umbrella Academy: La suite dell’apocalisse) cureranno rispettivamente i colori e il lettering della serie. Sono già stati annunciati i nomi di alcuni artisti che collaboreranno alla serie realizzando delle cover variant. Fra questi Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, J.G. Jones, Dustin Nguyen e Annie Wu. La mini-serie dovrebbe essere pubblicata in America il 7 Marzo del prossimo anno.

Qui sotto trovate il comunicato ufficiale della Dark Horse (fonte):

New “Black Hammer” Spinoff Miniseries from Creator Jeff Lemire and Artist Max Fiumara

Following the success of Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Eisner Award-winning series Black Hammer and its spinoff series Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, Dark Horse is excited to announce the next installment in the Black Hammer universe, Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows.

Abe Sapien artist Max Fiumara joins Jeff Lemire in the new four-issue miniseries. Award-winning colorist Dave Stewart (Hellboy) and talented letterer Nate Piekos (Umbrella Academy: Apocalypse Suite) round out this super creative team. Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows will feature variant covers by Declan Shalvey, Jordie Bellaire, J.G. Jones, Dustin Nguyen, and Annie Wu.

Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows is a dual-narrative story that chronicles the legacy of the Golden Age superhero Doctor Star. An aged crime fighter desperately wants to reconnect with his estranged son, who he hoped would one day take the mantle of Doctor Star. Over the course of the story we learn his World War II-era origin, how he got his powers, his exciting astral adventures, the formation of some of Black Hammer’s greatest heroes, and more in this heartbreaking superhero tale about fathers and sons.

“Dean and I were thrilled to see the fan response to Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil,” New York Times bestselling writer Jeff Lemire explained. “We’re very excited to continue to expand the Black Hammer universe with Doctor Star, with Max Fiumara as the artist. This new series examines a difficult relationship between a father and son, which I think many people will relate to.”

The first issue (of four) of Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows goes on sale March 7, 2018 and will be available for preorder at your local comic shop on December 20, 2017.

Doctor Star #1 Variant Cover

Praise for Black Hammer and Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil:

“Every so often, you read a comic that grabs hold of you and won’t let go. Its world is fascinating, its characters are captivating and its art is mesmerizing.”—IGN

“Masterfully plays with all the many tropes and genres of superhero fiction over the past few decades.”—Entertainment Weekly

“With Sherlock Frankenstein & The Legion of Evil, the world of Black Hammer gets richer, deeper, and a hell of a lot more fun.”—Nerdist

“A real treat for Black Hammer fans, one that builds a fully realized world in a way that the main series has merely hinted at.”—Multiversity Comics

About Black Hammer

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!

Cover images shown: Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows main cover by Max Fiumara, top left.
Variant cover by Declan Shalvey and Jordie Bellaire, bottom left.