Dark Horse Comics and DC Comics have announced a five-issue Black Hammer/Justice League crossover that will be written by Black Hammer co-creator Jeff Lemire and drawn by Michael Walsh (Spider-Man, Star Wars).  Lemire will get to work with some of biggest DC heroes including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and The Flash, all of whom appear headed for Black Hammer farm to interact with the likes of Golden Gail, Colonel Weird.

Black Hammer/Justice League #1, which is slated to go on sale on July 10, 2019 will feature covers by Michael Walsh, Andrea Sorrentino, Yanick Paquette, Yuko Shimizu, and Jeff Lemire.  See the Gallery below for images of the covers by Sorrentino, Paquette, Lemire, and Shimizu.

It should be interesting to the worlds of Spiral City and Metropolis collide, given the former’s satirical commentary on the occasional narrative excesses of the latter.  There is no doubt that Black Hammer, Hammer, which won the Eisner as “Best New Series” in 2017 (see “Saga Stands Out at 2017 Eisners”), is hot, the property is currently in development at Legendary Entertainment (see “Legendary Envisions Multiple Adaptations for Lemire’s Black Hammer”).

And Lemire’s work is definitely in demand in Hollywood.  Sony has acquired film rights for A.D.: After Death and Descender (see “Sony Acquires Film Rights for 'A.D.: After Death'), Essex County is in development for a TV series (see “Jeff Lemire's 'Essex County' In Development”), and The Underwater Welder has been optioned for a movie as well (see “'Escape From New York,' 'Power Rangers 2,' 'Archer & Armstrong,' 'Suicide Squad 2,' More”).