Black Science #7 Review

Will Black Science continue to be the kind of spontaneous and exciting series that made fans flock for arc one? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

THE SECOND ARC OF THE SMASH SCI-FI HIT BEGINS HERE! The mystery of the onion’s truth unfolds the deeper one travels. The mythology of the Eververse unveils new truths and new dangers. The team is hurled to a seemingly alien world that holds the key to their true purpose. For what is magic but science that we don’t yet understand?

BlackScience07_Page1Black Science is back for a second arc, and following the president it’s set it does so in a huge way. Jumping right into a chaotic experience we see our main characters captured by a race of eyeless dinosaurs, with their survival resting on the shoulders of the dastardly Kadir. In traditional Black Science fashion things don’t go smoothly for the gang in what’s best described as Jurassic Park crossed with Gladiator where the dinos talk.

Rick Remender has astounded me with his creator owned work, as though I’ve loved the fruit of his Marvel labours it pales in comparison to the likes of Black Science and Deadly Class. In this issue Remender shows how the Anarchist League of Scientists are coping following the death of leader Grant McKay. What compelled me most about Remender’s writing however is the way he’s transitioned Kadir from a antagonist into the hero of our story, with his determination to keep his promise to McKay.

Matteo Scalera is a wonderful artist and its on stuff like this that you get to see the full extent of his skill. The dark and gritty tone that he gives through his sketch like pencils is really impressive, with there being plenty of energy throughout. He also manages to deliver striking inks, and along with the dynamic layout it really is eye catching. Rounding things off we get stunning colours from Dean White, with his sleek palette adding adding a dark yet vivid finish to Scalera’s art.

Black Science is back with a bang as our group of explorers find it ever hard to return home. With stunning art and compelling writing this is a must have for comic fans. Highly recommended.

  • + A cross between Jurassic Park and Gladiator… 'nuff said!
  • + Kadir is becoming a more likeable character.
  • + Stunning art from Matteo Scalera.
  • + Rick Remender is killing it with his creator owned work.

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