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Black Hammer: The End #4 (of 6)

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Generally favorable ratings

Based on 5 critic ratings.

As the hellamental monsters are unleashed upon Spiral City by the world destroyer Anti-God, the heroes and villains of the world unite to put an end to this madness once and for all.

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
25 pages
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5 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Un Cómic Más

    This last chapter raises the level of tension and emotion, where Lucy will have no choice but to be Black Hammer.

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

  • 84

    The Fandom Post

    Black Hammer inches closer to the end and there’s a lot of good stuff going on here. The big action material is fun with all the variations of the familiar characters but also upending things with the Anti-God makes for some chilling moments. I’m continuing to feel weird about anything with Insector but I’m enjoying it more than I thought I would. It’s the material with Lucy that delivers the best here as we see how she handles dealing with Abe and the others is a lot of fun with what it does and some of the awkward elements. The series has a lot going for it into it with two more installments to go and I’m excited to see how the team pulls it all off in the end.

  • 80


    Jeff Lemire’s homage to Crisis on Infinite Earths ups the stakes by striking down characters left and right. Yet even with some strong artwork, the long-running franchise feels tired.

  • 75


    Moving into the penultimate issue (#5), the direction seems pretty clear. And even as it feels really “simple” — boiled down to a few key characters and narrative pillars — I think that’s for the best. Because I know all this multiversal magic is great, but it’s ultimately a proper smorgasbord that can be distracting. We’ve had the razzle dazzle, and #4 seems like the point where it all narrows down and becomes clear as to what it all means and who plays the biggest role. In doing so, it’s honored that insanity and excitement before by giving us what this book does best: inventive tales of unlikely heroes trying to save the day.

  • 70

    Even though this mini-series is titled The End, it feels like there’s no end in sight for the tale at hand. Lemire’s signature web of mystery grows tenfold at the detriment of a tight, clean plot. Things just kind of exist here as the universe tries to decide what it wants to do with Anti-God.

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