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Advance Review – Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise (one-shot) (Dark Horse Comics)

Advance Review – Black Hammer: Cthu-Louise (one-shot) (Dark Horse Comics)

Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Writer: Jeff Lemire Artwork: Emi Lenox Colours: Dave Stewart Release Date: 12th December 2018 In addition to its Eisner Award-winning (and recently optioned for television and movies) main series, Black Hammer has been churning out some absolutely spectacular spin-offs in recent months, from Sherlock Frankenstein and the Legion of Evil to Doctor Star and the Kingdom of Lost Tomorrows.  And Cthu-Louise, a new one-shot on sale next month from Dark Horse comics, sees them doing something a little different – a spin-off from a spin-off.  It’s spin-ception, baby! This self-contained story from Jeff Lemire and Emi Lenox takes a look at Cthu-Louise, the daughter of Cthu-Lou, a member of the aforementioned Legion of Evil.  With Lou having long since retired from his rather uninspired run at being a super-villain, his daughter – whose tentacle-clad face is a sad reminder of her father’s run-in with her Lovecraftian “Grandpa” in the sewers beneath Spiral City – is struggling to fit in at school, finding herself the target of some fairly vicious bullying. All Louise wants is to look like everyone else, and it’s this desire that helps push the remarkably well-crafted narrative forward.  I’m always impressed when writers [...]



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