THE EISNER AWARD-WINNING BLACK HAMMER UNIVERSE EXPANDS AGAIN WITH COLONEL WEIRD AND LITTLE ANDROMEDA
‘House of Slaughter’ Writer Tate Brombal Helms a Groundbreaking Fantasy Series That’s ‘Little Nemo’ Meets ‘The Little Prince’ Premiering Today Exclusively on Jeff Lemire’s ‘Tales from the Farm’ Substack!
SAN FRANCISCO, CA–Substack’s expansive comics program adds another exclusive series with the introduction of Colonel Weird and Little Andromeda, a new weekly original comic bringing together a host of creators to tell self-contained stories of beloved Black Hammer characters Colonel Randall Weird and Dr. James Robinson. The two will appear together in a series of dimension-hopping cross-world capers in Lemire’s Tales from the Farm newsletter beginning today!
“Colonel Weird continues to take on a life of his own as both a fan favourite and my own personal favourite Black Hammer character” says Jeff Lemire. “It’s a wonderful, strange dream come true to see so many talented artists interpreting the Colonel, and Tate and Ray have done a great job anchoring the whole thing and building a surprising new chapter that fans will love.”
Writer Tate Brombal says “I feel like the luckiest guy on the planet to be welcomed back into the Black Hammer universe! And this time nothing is off-limits, as we take this unlikely duo across worlds and genres in a project that could only be possible in this format. It’s truly a dream come true for a writer to work with so many artists of this caliber. And from the beginning, Colonel Weird and Little Andromeda was designed to be the best possible canvas for our artists to cut loose and showcase their art form. So, strap in for a breathtaking, formative tale that is integral to who Colonel Weird and Doctor Andromeda become. Fans of Black Hammer and the comics medium will NOT want to miss out on this!”
Space-faring adventurer Colonel Weird sets forth on a journey to save his superhero colleagues from their rural purgatory by entering the Para-Zone only to find himself paired with the much much younger Doctor Andromeda on a series of fantastical adventures through assorted worlds and dimensions!
Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston’s Black Hammer premiered in 2016 and has since grown into a full-fledged universe of characters, with ten collected editions and eight different spinoff series, as published by Dark Horse Comics. The series has racked up four Eisner Awards, as well as both a Ringo and Tripwire Award at the time of publication.
The weekly series is set to include an all-star artist lineup of some of the best creators in comics today: Ariela Kristantina, Ray Fawkes, Andrea Sorrentino, Marguerite Sauvage, Yuko Shimizu, Dani, Tyler Bence, Nick Robles, Shawn Kuruneru, Tyler Crook and written by Tate Brombal (Barbalien, House of Slaughter. The first chapter premiers today as part of Lemire’s Tales from the Farm newsletter, home to the ongoing original series The Last Days of Black Hammer, as well as the all-new Fish Flies, which are both running weekly now!
About Jeff Lemire:
Jeff Lemire is the award winning, New York Times bestselling author of such graphic novels as Essex County, Sweet Tooth, Underwater Welder andRoughneck; as well as co-creator of Descender with Dustin Nguyen, Black Hammer with Dean Ormston, Plutona with Emi Lenox, and Gideon Falls with Andrea Sorrentino. He also collaborated with celebrated musician Gord Downie on the graphic novel and album The Secret Path, which was made into an animated film in 2016. Jeff has won numerous awards including an Eisner Award, A Canadian Screen Award and a Juno Award. Jeff has also written extensively for both Marvel and DC Comics. Many of his books are currently in development for film and television, including both Descender and A.D. After Death at Sony Pictures, Essex County at the CBC, Gideon Falls at Mythos Studios and Plutona at Waypoint Entertainment, for which Lemire is writing the screenplay.
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