EXCLUSIVE: Rafael Albuquerque Covers Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1

American Vampire and Huck artist Rafael Albuquerque has entered the world of Black Hammer with a variant cover for Dark Horse Comics' Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1, seen here first on CBR.

The cover is an exclusive available only to retailers at the 2018 Diamond Retailer Summit, happening April 4-April 6 at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, directly preceding the city's C2E2 convention (which takes place April 6-April 8). Black Hammer: Age of Doom #1 is scheduled for release on April 18, from the Black Hammer team of writer Jeff Lemire and artist Dean Ormston.

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Here's the solicitation copy for the latest entry in the Black Hammer saga: "Picking up immediately where we left off -- Lucy Weber has become the new Black Hammer and right as she's about to reveal to our heroes how they got stuck on the farm and can escape she vanishes. Now our new Black Hammer finds herself trapped in a gritty world filled with punk rock detectives, emo gods, anthropomorphic humans, absurdist heroes, and many more weirdoes, in a mad world in which there is no escape!"

Dark Horse will also provide retailers with a copy of the Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander #1 convention exclusive variant, which will also be available for sale to C2E2 attendees. The wraparound cover is on thick stock, and stamped with metallic gold foil highlights.

Xerxes: The Fall of the House of Darius and the Rise of Alexander, the five-issue follow up to Frank Miller's 300, is scheduled to debut with its issue out on April 4, the same week as C2E2 and the Diamond Retailer Summit. The series is is written and drawn by Miller, with colors by Alex Sinclair.

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