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  • Published: 22 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781506705262
  • Imprint: Dark Horse Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $29.99

Sherlock Frankenstein & the Legion of Evil: From the World of Black Hammer



This mystery set in the world of superheroes follows a reporter investigating what happened to her father: The Black Hammer, from New York Times bestselling author Jeff Lemire (Descender, Underwater Welder, Old Man Logan).

All answers seem to lie in Spiral City's infamous insane asylum where some of its dangerous super-villain tenants reside. As she gets closer and closer to the truth she uncovers the dark origin stories of some of Black Hammer's greatest foes and how they tie into the puzzle of what happened to Spiral City's greatest hero.

Collects issues 1-4 of the Sherlock Frankenstein series.

  • Published: 22 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781506705262
  • Imprint: Dark Horse Books
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: $29.99

About the author

Jeff Lemire

Award-winning Canadian cartoonist Jeff Lemire is the creator of the acclaimed monthly comic book series SWEET TOOTH published by DC/Vertigo and the award winning graphic novel Essex County published by Top Shelf. Now one of DC Comics cornerstone writers, Jeff was prominent in the publisher's recent New 52 line-wide relaunch as the writer of GREEN ARROW, ANIMAL MAN and FRANKENSTEIN: AGENT OF S.H.A.D.E. He has also written the monthly adventures of SUPERBOY, THE ATOM, and JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. In 2008 Jeff won the Schuster Award for Best Canadian Cartoonist and The Doug Wright Award for Best Emerging Talent. He also won the American Library Association's prestigious Alex Award, recognizing books for adults with specific teen appeal. He has also been nominated for 5 Eisner awards and 5 Harvey Awards. In 2010 Essex County was named as one of the five Essential Canadian Novels of the Decade. He currently lives and works in Toronto with his wife and son.

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Praise for Sherlock Frankenstein & the Legion of Evil: From the World of Black Hammer

“David Rubin brings this whole thing to life in stunning fashion…. With Sherlock Frankenstein and The Legion of Evil, the world of Black Hammer gets richer, deeper, and a hell of a lot more fun.” — THE NERDIST "I'm totally in love with the awesome BLACK HAMMER universe! And with SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN master storytellers Jeff Lemire and David Rubín have just made that universe even more awesome!!" —  Gabriel Hernández Walta (THE VISION, DR. STRANGE) [David Rubin] is truly one of the most imaginative stylists working in comics today.”--COMICS BEAT “SHERLOCK FRANKENSTEIN is a gorgeous expansion on one of our favorite comic foundations.”--PASTE MAGAZINE “A must-read affair.”--NEWSARAMA “A real treat.”--MULTIVERSITY “A masterfully executed book with excellent writing, deep characters, and incredible art.”--COMIC CRUSADERS “Very intriguing.”--ROGUES PORTAL “If you’ve seen Rubin’s work as an artist before, there’s no further sell necessary. He captures mood and atmosphere in his line work that’s remarkably sensitive and subtle, and yet his work also seems infused with an irreverent sense of humor that can shift seamlessly into deeper emotion and out again at the service of the story being told.”--COMICON "I’m not sure what I can tell you about Sherlock Frankenstein that you can’t already see.  An inventive, atmospheric book brought to life by the dizzying talents of artist David Rubin, Sherlock Frankenstein draws you into its bizarre world — populated by the strangest, most beautifully drawn characters.  It’s hard not to love this book."  —  John Arcudi (DEAD INSIDE, RUMBLE) “The world of Black Hammer is a genuinely intoxicating one.”--MONKEYS FIGHTING ROBOTS “An absolute joy.”--BIG COMIC PAGE “It’s incredibly hard to build a shared superhero universe that can draw readers in the same way that corporately owned, decades-old universes can; only Astro City and Invincible have really succeeded in having a similar longevity. The creatively displayed by Jeff Lemire and all of his collaborators across the Black Hammer line of titles puts this franchise on par with those two and does the most important thing a superhero comic can do. It makes you want to come back next month to see what happens next.”--CBR

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