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Review Brew: The Quantum Age: From the World of Black Hammer #1

  • Writer: Jeff Lemire
  • Artist, Cover Artist: Wilfredo Torres
  • Colorist: Dave Stewart
  • Letterer: Nate Piekos
  • Variant Cover: Christian Ward
  • Publisher: Dark Horse
  • Publication Date: July 04, 2018

 

A dystopian future with a Totalitarian government. Dark alleys where secret information is exchanged. Echos of a long gone team of heroes that could possibly set things right, if only could be found and reassembled. A member of an invading alien race that wanted nothing to do with the aggression but now wants to help clean up the mess. Welcome to the Jeff Lemire created world of The Quantum Age. 

Spiral City in 3041 is a locked down metropolis, with a full curfew in effect. That doesn’t stop Trev from venturing out to obtain the info he is looking for. He is looking for heroes. There was a time that the Quantum League watched over planet Earth, protecting it from enemies both foreign and domestic. Thanks to the mass invasion by the Martians, those golden days are gone. Trev is on the search for members of the long extinct League to step up to the plate once again and restore the planet to it’s former glory. Considering who he really is, that feat may be more difficult than anything he has ever done.

Jeff Lemire ( Essex County) is the master at creating engaging fantasy landscapes, and he lays the foundation for another triumph with The Quantum Age. The reader is immediately thrust into the peril of the present, treated to flashbacks of how we got here, and returned to the main plot of trying to get the band back together. Multi-Eisner Award winning artist Dave Stewart’s work is always a treat to behold, with his muted style that draws the reader in, then blows their mind with his remarkable depth and attention to detail. Looks like the duo has another hit on their hands.

4.5  Erb Powers out of 5

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About Pauly D (660 Articles)
Paul hails from Central Connecticut where he was a child of the 80’s. A lifelong lover of all things Sci-Fi, Paul is particularly fond of anything to do with Star Wars and Star Trek. He is also a huge Stephen King Fan. When he is not writing for PCU he is spending time with his wife and two geeky daughters.
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