Magazine article Screen International

Legendary Entertainment to Adapt 'Black Hammer' Comic Books

Magazine article Screen International

Legendary Entertainment to Adapt 'Black Hammer' Comic Books

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Series centres on superheroes stranded in timeless town.

Legendary Entertainment will adapt Jeff Lemire’s Eisner Award-winning Black Hammer comic book series into television and film.

Lemire will serve as an executive producer with Dean Ormston, the co-creator and illustrator of the comic series from publisher Dark Horse Comics about superheroes stranded in a timeless town after they attempt to save Spiral City from the Anti-God.

A press release issued on behalf of Legendary said, “In Black Hammer, the characters come first, and the super hero aspects become the canvas to tell their stories.”

The comic book debuted in 2015 and the series has won two Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, including best new series in 2017.

In addition to the Black Hammer universe, Lemire has also published graphic novels Essex County and Sweet Tooth. …

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