Black Science #12

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
7.1Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Stranded deeper in the Onion than ever before, lost in the void, the Dimensionauts set out on a bold new course: no longer merely explorers on the frontier of forbidden science, can they become saviors of the Eververse?!

Strap in for the start of the second year of BLACK SCIENCE, as RICK REMENDER (DEADLY CLASS, Captain America) and MATTEO SCALERA (DEAD BODY ROAD, Secret Avengers) take you on a sci-fi high adventure a billion dimensions deep!

  • 8.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Neil McCulloch Mar 10, 2015

    After a 2 month hiatus, Black Science #12, returns to winning form with issue twelve whilst also doing a great job of bringing new readers up to speed. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Barry Donnelly Mar 1, 2015

    The issue ends on an interesting reveal that will certainly set the groundwork for this forthcoming arc, I only wish this issue had done more for us to build up to it and make the reveal a little more clear, visually, so it could grip the reader more effectively. Black Science is a fantastic series and Rick Remender deserves to be held to a high standard. To best appreciate this single issue my suggestion would be to read issue 11 immediately before reading 12 as this is not a very friendly jumping on point and not a good example of Black Science at its best. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joe Tower Mar 10, 2015

    Take myrecommendation, and buy the issue for the dense prologue and quick ignition. To delight in the specificity of really responsible sci-fi world-building. Or for Matteo Scalera (Deadpool, Valen the Outcast) and Moreno Dinisios (Dead Body Road, Resurrectionists) splashy, almost whimsical, messy and freneticpanels. But if youre going to GET INTO it, Id say buy the farm. Go back. Re-read. Get into it. Eat it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Mar 4, 2015

    Black Science is heading in an exciting direction, and again, the most interesting part is the many universes they visit. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 4, 2015

    Art wise, Scalera again gives the book its distinctive edge, his pencils brash and fluid. At times his embellishment goes a bit overboard for the scene at hand, but said flair aids in keeping the quieter scenes visually arresting. The real challenge to the issue is the switch in colorists. Moreno Dinisio does an able job filling Dean White's impressive shoes, but unfortunately the change doesn't entirely escape notice. Dinisio's colors prove a bit muddier than we're used to, his concert with Scalera strong but not quite on the same level as of yet. He does manage to strike the appropriately off kilter alien tone, so in a few issues we could be singing a different tune. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Jonathan Bryant Mar 9, 2015

    Remender ends the issue with a grandiose promise to flip the book's entire premise on its head at the conclusion of this third arc. It's both exciting and disappointing, because few are likely to have wrapped their heads around the current one. Black Science #12 does little to advance the plot, but it's a tantalizing enough morsel (alongside promises of exploring sideliners like Shawn and Chandra) to keep readers invested in what is sure to be a miserable Roman vacation. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Russ Dobler Mar 3, 2015

    Remender tries valiantly to remember that "every comic is someone's first," but for better or worse, his writing is just too layered to be condensed. Some long-term readers might find that rewarding, others may instead long for virtue in simplicity. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Andr Habet Mar 7, 2015

    The only reason I keep coming back to this comic at this point is the artwork, and that doesn't feel like sufficient enough motivation to stick with it much longer. Scalera does world building so well through his visuals that it feels like such a shame that we don't get to linger in the worlds he creates for more than a few issues. He has a knack for creating uniquely designed architecture and costumes for each dimension without relying while Dinisio colors this world in browns and reds to reflect the violence of this dimension's recent activities. Given Remender's promise and his great track record, I feel I can give Black Science another issue before deciding whether to keep it on my read while during laundry list. Read Full Review

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