Content Graphic Novel Club: Black Hammer, Vol. 1: Secret Origins
"Once they were heroes, but the Age of Heroes has long since passed. Banished from existence by a multiversal crisis, the old champions of Spiral City--Abraham Slam, Golden Gail, Colonel Weird, Madame Dragonfly, and Barbalien--now lead simple lives in an idyllic, timeless farming village... from which there is no escape! But as they employ all of their super abilities to free themselves from this strange purgatory, a mysterious stranger works to bring them back into action for one last adventure!"
The first chapter in Jeff Lemire ( The Underwater Welder, The Complete Essex County, Animal Man) and Dean Ormston's ( Lucifer) acclaimed series, this intimate character study combines a wonderful mix of metafictional superhero stories with the drudgery of dealing with family and small-time life (and healthy doses of horror, sci-fi and even romance to boot!). Not to be missed!!
Hosted by comics über-geek David Wolff, this group is fun and accessible for adventurous readers who are curious about the medium, and interesting for even the most die-hard fans. Since graphic novels are quick and engrossing, this could be a great book club for you if your reading time is limited, or are looking to expand your horizons. We read a diversity of titles that show the range of the art form while giving us plenty to talk about. Selections are generally for mature readers, and are available at our usual 10% book club discount. No need to sign up, just show up!