Black Science #1 Review

by @mikebiyad on Nov 27, 2013

Will you delve into Black Science?

The Good

Black Science follows Grant McKay, a scientist, as he goes into an alternate dimension. The writing in this book is pretty cool, and has a noir feel to it, since it is being narrated by Grant in what appears to be the future.

The art in Black Science isn't anything to go crazy for, but definitely has a dark tone to it, setting the overall dark feel to the book.

The Not So Good

Although this book may have decent writing and art, overall it does not do anything much to impress. I really don't know what kind of audience Remender was looking for when he created this. The book is very confusing and often I wondered to myself what exactly is going on. Being that this is the first issue to the series, it would have been nice to see a bit of a back story, or more of an introduction to the characters, and where exactly they were. Instead this book jumps right into the action, and although that sounds cool, it's not.

There are also a few parts, mainly being the fact that Grant is fighting mutant frogs and running from a sea of turtles, that really just make this book a bit lame.

The Bottom Line

Overall, if you miss Black Science #1, you really won't be missing anything at all. This book has some promise however, and hopefully the next few issues give us a bit more of an explanation of what exactly is going on. If you're a fan of Remender, or like picking up Image books in hopes that they will turn into something great, than I'd say there's no harm in picking this one up. If you're just looking for a new series to jump onto, this may no be for you. I'm giving Black Science #1 a 2.8/5, in hopes that this series may turn into something a bit better than it is now. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

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Black Science #1
Released November 27, 2013
Writer Rick Remender
Artist Matteo Scalera
Cover Artist Matteo Scalera

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