The latest issue of Black Hammer focuses on Col. Weird and Talky Walky, while the two teams finally meet in Ghostbusters 101.
Ghostbusters 101 3
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Dan Schoening
It’s a Crisis on Two Worlds, as the dimensional portal that the guys in grey have in the firehouse has finally malfunctioned! And we finally get to see the two Ghostbusters teams interacting, as they try and figure out what’s going on.
Our most concise explanation, though, comes from Egon, who explains why the same Ghostbusters logo has permeated through multiple universes. Egon?
Writer Erik Brunham clearly gets a kick out of the Jillian Holtzmann character, as she gets a good amount of screen time here. Her quirkiness – along with the ridiculousness of Kevin – seems to fit in best within the world of the IDW Ghostbusters. The new series continues to be a lot of fun, and the potential for craziness going forward here is pretty high. After a slow start in terms of story, I think things are about to pick up.
Black Hammer 9
Written by Jeff Lemire
Art by David Rubin and Dave Stewart
This issue, with guest art from David Rubin, gives us the origin of the Col. Weird-Talky Walky team, as Weird is effectively ending it.
With every issue of Black Hammer, I hope that we get some answers to the myriad questions that have popped up. But instead, every issue seems to add more questions to the pile. The reader is just as lost as Talky Walky is… though given Weird’s penchant for flip-flopping through time, he may be pretty confused, too. Obviously, writer Jeff Lemire has a plan, as the final page of the issue hints to, but we aren’t privy to it just yet.
That’s ok, though, because I’m pretty invested in the story so far and I can’t wait to see where it goes.