The sprawling universe and multi-generational timeline of the world of Eisner Award-winning series Black Hammer can be overwhelming, so Tate Brombal and Jeff Lemire have compiled a special one-shot covering the world, releasing on July 10 from Dark Horse Comics.

The World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia is a 40-page one-shot including detailed biographies of the series heroes, villains, and supporting characters.  Written by Lemire and Brombal, the guide is illustrated by David Rubín, Wilfredo Torres, Tyler Crook, and Christian Ward among others.

MSRP is $3.99.

Black Hammer's universe will continue to expand in July with the launch of the Black Hammer/Justice League crossover miniseries (see "'Black Hammer/Justice League' Crossover").