THE HARLEM SHADOW returns in his second issue with a pair of stories that further define his LEGENDARY RUN as this country’s FIRST BLACK SUPERHERO!!! “GISELLE” tells the story of an abusive husband and his unfortunate encounter with THE HARLEM SHADOW. “THE MIDNIGHT SUN” reunites us with NIGEL WHITE, the ace news reporter who was rescued by THE HARLEM SHADOW from underworld thugs and now has made it his personal mission to chronicle the exploits of Harlem’s new hero. We also meet the enigmatic owner of the MIDNIGHT SUN, Walter Rhodes, and discover his plans to exploit the appearance of a masked black man!!! It’s all part of “BIRTH OF THE COOL” Part Two.
Brian Williams – Creator, Editor, Writer
Rodolfo Buscaglia – Artist
Chris Colbert – Cover Artist, Design
Derek King – Letterer, Title Design

"The Harlem Shadow not only brings to life the rich culture, art, fashion, music and creativity of the Harlem Renaissance through the first black superhero of the era – but it also exposes the same grittiness and glamour that heavily influences the modern-day hip-hop community."

– Russell Simmons –


The Harlem Shadow issue 3 is out and available in our shop as a digital download. Two incredible tales in one book!

SOULHAMMER COMICS ( formerly Ravenhammer comics ) exists for one reason…to create ICONIC BLACK SUPERHEROES!!! This website will be the headquarters for all things concerning the creation, the illustration and the writing behind the heroes of  THE HAMMERVERSE. Classic story arcs, epic lore and top notch artwork is what we promise here at SOULHAMMER. Will all the characters be black? No. This a truly diverse universe of superheroes from all different walks of life but with a focus on the characters of color.