Review – Black Science #6 (Image Comics)

blackscience_6Publisher: Image Comics
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Matteo Scalera
Release Date: 30th April 2014

Intense. Epic. Unexpected. Just a few words that easily describe the latest installment of Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera’s science fiction tale. I’ve been a fan of this comic since it’s very beginnings, and it continues to deliver with every single issue. While it’s probably not easy to jump in right now as a lot has taken place, if you fancy a good read you should definitely go grab the first five issues (and this one!) on your next trip to your local the comic shop

This issue picks up right where the last one left off with Grant and Kadir plummeting to what you assume is their demise. We find the crew in yet another new universe, which gives Scalera the opportunity to create yet another breathtaking new environment with new inhabitants and obstacles. There are plenty of revelations which come to light in this issue concerning Grant’s relationship with Kadir and why he did what he did to cause the current predicament. The story arc continues to ramp up and by the end of this issue I had no idea where the story is going next, but I absolutely cannot wait to read the next chapter!

Rick Remender’s storytelling continues to grow and grow throughout this series. This issue is a perfect showcase of his skills to develop a story that just keeps developing. Throughout this issue you learn a lot about the two main characters but also you get to see how these revelations effect the lesser characters and the affect it has on the story as a whole. This story arc, from my perspective, is no where near reaching its peak but it just keeps building and building and leaving this reviewer impatiently awaiting each new installment.

Matteo Scalera’s artwork alone would sell this comic to me; one look at his artwork and you can help but be mesmerized. His style is distinctive and unique to him and is full of life as it jumps off the page. His artwork tells the story at a near cinematic pace. It’s as if he captures each and every action beat and pivotal moment needed to tell the story in each panel. Also, with the vivid colours he uses the images just pop and jump right off the page and into your imagination.

Rating: 5/5.

The writer of this piece was: Shane Hoffman (aka “Hoff”)
You can also find Hoff on Twitter.

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