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Black Hammer: The End #2 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

Family turmoil takes a toll on Black Hammer Farm as Lucy and Rose go head-to- head over their family legacy while at the same time multi-dimensional conflicts emerge that may pull our heroes out of limbo.

Black Hammer: The End is the next era of the Black Hammer Universe; a six- issue event series by Jeff Lemire and Malachi Ward that pulls the Black Hammer world into crisis.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
22 pages
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6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Un Cómic Más

    Great issue with great mystery twists.

    Malachi Ward offers a very real and textured look that gives him an interesting dynamism where he achieves a different look for each alternate world that the comic narrates.

  • 100

    Black Hammer, by design, is an examination of the genre that made comics something we go out of our way to read each and every week. Because of that, it’s best when being overly meta – something that is most certainly the case in Black Hammer: The End #2. Even though this issue doesn’t include a panel of action, it’s intimate set pieces helps craft an incredible commentary both on superhero comics and the medium as a whole. The plot doesn’t move forward all too much but with a script on display like this one, this is comics at its best.

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    Black Hammer doesn’t go into some really big fights or huge moments here as the biggest moment is the reveal at the very end that’s just a bit of text. But what this issue does is to deliver some good character material and highlight the scale of the battle ahead. More time with this cobbled-together team is intriguing but there’s also the power of the argument between Lucy and Rose which showcases how Lucy has done her best to just not be involved with all of this, often for good reason, but the ripple effect of it as well. I’m not looking forward to losing more stories of these characters when this series ends but I’m enjoying the time I get to spend with them here and seeing them work through all the complications that come from everything that has happened before. Definitely exciting times ahead.

  • 75


    This book spent most of its first arc trying to paint Newburn in a very specific light. And rather than undoing that in this latest storyline, it’s evolved to become a story about what it really means to be a morally ambiguous anti-hero (of sorts). The kind of book that confronts our assumption of who might be cool and why, and what this game might look like in our increasingly complicated world. Newburn is changing in front of our very eyes, and the process so far has been a profound confrontation. I’m excited to see where it goes — even if I’m also a tad scared to see Harvey Dent’s monologue effectively come to life.

  • 75


    If you’re sick of stories about the multiverse, stop here and don’t pick up this limited series. If you are a die-hard fan of the Black Hammer universe and MUST see how the story ends (or ends for now) you can proceed. But the story is obviously familiar, and the illustrations are disappointing.

  • 70

    Derby Comics

    After reading the debut issue as my first experience with the Black Hammer franchise, the second issue provide more context and world-building that filled in some gaps. Jeff Lemire and Malachi Ward and providing such a smart meta-commentary on the superhero/multiverse trope that is undeniably enjoyable and such an easy read to jump into for new fans.

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