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Review – Black Science #9 (Image Comics)

BlackScience09_CoverPublisher: Image Comics
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Matteo Scalera
Release Date: 8th October 2014

How can you not absolutely love a science fiction comic that every issue has new environments and new creatures to gaze upon in awe? Black Science is not only a masterpiece not only of science fiction writing but also includes visuals that would make even the forefathers of comic art tip their hats in admiration.

Rick Remender has taken on a big endeavor with this story; the fact that almost every issue takes the readers to a brand new universe requires that he fill that universe with creatures and a plot for each world. You would think this would be a daunting task but thankfully, Remender hasn’t slowed down a bit during the first nine issues. Not only is the story still progressing from where it started in issue one but we are also introduced to another version of Grant McKay and set up to find out just who he is and which universe he comes from. I could write word upon word about how great the writing is hey, but why not pick it up and read it for yourself?

As far as Mr. Matteo Scalera goes, all I can say in short is wow! But seriously, if the writing duties on this book didn’t have enough challenges, Scalera with each issue gets to pull out all the stops and bring whatever his imagination can create for each new creature and world. And every issue he does an incredibly stunning job. You get to see new environments, any of which could be the backdrop for a movie, and the creatures rival those created for other forms of media. I can’t say enough about this artist’s abilities to create new and interesting forms of life and environments. To have these two creators on the same project is, to me, a match made in heaven. I honestly can’t wait to see the continued adventures of our dwindling number of time jumpers and find out what’s in store for them next!

Rating: 5/5.


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


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