Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer will crossover this summer with the Justice League in a five part mini-series titled Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice. Lemire will write, with art by Michael Walsh and colorist Dave Stewart.
Despite doing a crossover event, Lemire wants Black Hammer fans to know he won’t be turning Black Hammer into a constant event book in the vein of Justice League.
“The joy of Black Hammer, for me, and I presume many of its fans, is to read superhero comics that are character driven without endless tie-ins and events,” he noted. “So, I don’t want Black Hammer to become that. But this was an excellent opportunity to tell a really fun story and, hopefully, to bring Black Hammer to a bunch of new readers. I have too many stories of my own that I still want to tell.”
Lemire also noted that this is an in-continuity story and will affect the Black Hammer universe.
“Obviously, I want [Black Hammer] to continue to grow and evolve autonomously,” he said. “But that doesn’t mean that this is just a throwaway ‘imaginary story’ either. It will have an emotional impact on both sets of characters, and there is one other aspect that will have a more lasting effect, but I can’t spoil that here.”
Black Hammer/Justice League: Hammer of Justice #1 is set to release July 10.