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Indie comic Black Hammer gets major film, TV deal

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Black Hammer, first published by Dark Horse in 2016, was created by the writer Jeff Lemire (above, in his studio in Toronto) and the artist Dean Ormston.

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The Black Hammer universe includes the main series and three miniseries, so far, that take staples of the superhero genre (like magic words that grant special abilities) and turn them on their head.

A foul-mouthed 9-year-old with a taste for booze and cigarettes. An alien shape changer struggling with his sexuality. An addled space explorer out of sync with time. These are some of the colourful characters of the comic book series Black Hammer, and they are now potential stars of film and

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