Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Black Science # 1 by Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera & Dean White

The good news: Scientists have discovered a way to travel inter-dimensionally, forever changing science and the world that we know. The bad news: Most of the things that live in those other dimensions want us all dead.

That is the conundrum facing Grant McKay and his team of researchers, who get stranded "Lost in Space" style within multiple dimensions, most of them extremely dangerous.

McKay is a broken man, struggling with the fact that he's put his family in danger, he's cheating on his wife, and yes, he probably smokes too much weed. He has to put all of that behind him, however, if he's going to get them all home alive.

Most of the dialogue is through Mckay's inner thoughts, and it is here that we experience his fears, his hopes and his brilliant mind. It is an effective way to keep the reader confused yet ravenously interested in figuring out what's going on.

The action in Black Science #1 is non-stop, Scalera has achieved greatness in his ability to disturb and entrance readers at the same time. The desperation that courses through McKay and his team is palpable, the people that inhabit the other dimensions are frightening and the monsters, well, they're absolutely terrifying.

I can't really say enough about the artwork in Black Science, it's unlike anything I've ever come across. It is so vivid and real and crackling with energy that I defy anyone to say that they don't feel like they are in these worlds, living out this unbelievable nightmare.

I cannot wait to get my hands on the next volume of this mind-bending action-adventure. I highly recommend it.


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