NewThe World of Black Hammer Reading Order

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Jeff Lemire’s brilliant reimagining of classic superhero tropes.

Black Hammer, vol.1: Secret Origins
Reprints Black Hammer #1-6 (July 2016 – December 2016).
Black Hammer, vol.2: The Event
Reprints Black Hammer #7-11 & 13 (March 2017 – July 2017 & September 2017).
Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil
Reprints Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil #1-4 (October 2017 – January 2018) & Black Hammer #12 (August 2016).
Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows
Reprints Doctor Star & The Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows #1-4 (February 2018 – June 2018).
Black Hammer ’45: From the World of Black Hammer
Reprints Black Hammer ’45 #1-4 (March 2019 – June 2019).
Most of this series takes place in 1945, but it is placed here based on the dating of the framing sequence.
Black Hammer: Streets of Spiral
Reprints Black Hammer Giant-Sized Annual #1 (January 2017); Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise #1 (December 2018); Free Comic Book Day 2019: Black Hammer #1 (May 2019); World of Black Hammer Encyclopedia #1 (July 2019).
It is not entirely clear when the stories in the volume are set, but it is placed here as the Encyclopedia contains spoilers for earlier stories.
Black Hammer, vol.3: Age of Doom, Part I
Reprints Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1-5 (April 2018 – September 2018).
This volume includes a brief crossover with one of Lemire’s other works, Sweet Tooth.
Black Hammer, vol.4: Age of Doom, Part II
Reprints Black Hammer: Age of Doom #6-12 (October 2018 – September 2019).
Black Hammer / Justice League: Hammer of Justice!
Reprints Black Hammer / Justice League: Hammer of Justice! #1-5 (July 2019 – November 2019).
While this story appears to take place much earlier (possibly between Secret Origins and The Event), it also contains spoilers for Age of Doom, hence its placement here.
The Quantum Age
Reprints Quantum Age #1-6 (July 2018 – January 2019).
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