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Jeff Lemire's Black Hammer Series Optioned by Legendary

Jeff Lemire and Dean Ormston's popular post-modern superhero series Black Hammer has been optioned for television and film by Legendary Entertainment.

The Eisner Award-winning series tells the story of the heroes and villains of Spiral City through the past and present with a revisionist sensibility exploring the human condition of its extraordinary characters as its pushing past conventional boundaries of the superhero genre.

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Created by Lemire and Ormston, the series debuted in July 2016 through Dark Horse Comics and has since spun-off into four separate miniseries expanding the series' world and history, each written by Lemire and featuring their own acclaimed art team.

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Lemire and Ormston will both serve as executive producers on the planned adaptation of their award-winning series.

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In the meantime, the next two installments of the Black Hammer universe will be released this month with Black Hammer: The Quantum Age #4, written by Lemire and illustrated by Wilfredo Torres, being released on November 14 and Black Hammer: Age of Doom #7, written by Lemire and illustrated by Rich Tommaso, being released on November 21 both published by Dark Horse Comics.

(via Deadline)

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