The Quantum Age written by Jeff Lemire, art by Wilfredo Torres, colors by Dave Stewart, and letters by Nate Piekos
One hundred or so years after the events of the Black Hammer main series, the Earth is part of a galactic alliance and has a new team of heroes, The Quantum League. They were inspired by Black Hammer's team and even include a distant descendant of Black Hammer, who gets herself on the team through plucky insistence. The team is very successful until Martians attack the Earth in a homicidal rampage that forces the team to make a hard decision. The team breaks up after that. Twenty-five years later, the world has slipped into a dictatorship. A new hero wants to get the Quantum League back together to make things right. But is it a fight that they can even win?
The book has some intriguing ideas but the story meanders a bit and isn't as satisfying. The ending is original but disappointing, mostly because their scheme to achieve victory is unconvincing and impractical. The writing uses the reluctant/disillusioned superhero trope for too many characters (basically, all of them). The future isn't that bad, is it?
Slightly recommended--it's an interesting story that falters in the execution.