Black Science #3

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera, Dean White Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 21 User Reviews: 20
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Shell-shocked and battered, Grant McKay and his team are stranded on the front lines of the European savages' final standoff against the Sons of the Wakan Tech-Tanka. Will this inverse manifest destiny claim the life of a member of the Anarchist League of Scientists? Or will they be betrayed by one of their own?

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Jan 28, 2014

    If you like science fiction, great storytelling or just plain great artwork in your comics then I highly recommend this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Refueled - superiorchris Jan 30, 2014

    Remender continues to take my money. His creator owns series have not failed to captivate me. This issue is full of character and plot developments that are paving the way to the origin of the series. Scalera and White are just killing the art. The make dark worlds look pretty. Black Science #3 is high intense action that can't be missed! If you need a new series this is the one to grab this week. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Kelsey 'The Editor' Rasmussen Feb 6, 2014

    Although I personally found it difficult to keep track of the multiple timelines, flashbacks, narrators, etc".I can admit to being a complete comic book "noob" who probably has no idea what I am even doing. If you've been follow Black Science from the beginning, I strongly urge you to pick up issues #3. If you haven't been reading Black Science from the beginning, why are you reading a review about Black Science #3? Go away. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jan 29, 2014

    Matteo Scalera and Dean White area visual dream team. For three issues now, we have been singing their praise and for good reason. This is a stunning comic, visually unlike any other book out there and it's all because of the combination of these two dudes. Alone they are mighty, together they are unstoppable. I just want to taste each page of this comic; I want to cook it in a quesadilla and absorb its essence. It's that good. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Jan 30, 2014

    Matteo Scalera and Dean White are as much to blame about Black Science being so good as Remender is. Their art is fantastic,weird and it keeps us hooked. They bring all of the insane stuff we're witnessing to life, helping us make sense of this story's twisted nature, combined with the vivid colors that are ever present, Black Science remains one of Image Comics' best looking comic books. If you're not reading it, then you're doing it wrong. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Andrew Ziegler Feb 4, 2014

    Black Science #3, I can only hope, is a strong start to a sprawling series. And while I say this, the danger facing our heroes feels so real that it almost appears as if they wont survive another issue. Of course, most of them certainly will, but not without giving us a good scare first. So much has happened in just three short issuesI know so much about these people and their predicament that it feels like Ive read ten! I cant wait to see what Remender and Scalera have in store for 2014. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jan 29, 2014

    Remender moves forward, backward, and outward all at once proving that Black Science is an absolute triumph of the medium that pushes the limits of what is possible to create truly unique character drama amidst the backdrop of dimension hopping insanity. I cant recommend it enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Jan 29, 2014

    This issue has only scratched the surface for what we can come to expect with Black Science. It's clear that Remender, Scalera, and White are firing on all cylinders in capturing our interest –mentally and visually –that I can't wait to see how much further this series can push the envelop of this genre. If readers have been on the fence with this series, this issue will cement what Black Science is going to be all about and hop on board now before you get left in another dimension. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Jan 29, 2014

    Black Science # 3 is jsut another great installment of this young series, and leaves the reader wanting more and more awesomeness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Feb 5, 2014

    I'm not going to say that the improvements between issues 2 and 3 were as impressive as the improvements between issues 1 and 2 because that simply isn't the case. However, this isn't to say that Dark Science #3 is bad. It just continues to do things right, and if you can count on a comic to keep doing things right, then you have nothing to worry about. The only thing I'd like to see done differently in the next issue is less flashback and more focus on the story in the moment. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Geeked Out Nation - Sam Burgess Jan 29, 2014

    Even after only 3 issues the very creative team behind Black Science has created one of, if not the, best sci-fi epics I've read. I feel like I have never read a comic quite like this, the book hits the genre right in the sweet spot and it is so fun to read. Just like the last 2 issues I want to read the next one straight away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jan 29, 2014

    While the blurred focus of Black Science is unnerving, Remender and Scalera are executing a very challenging brew of ideas. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Jan 30, 2014

    Black Science is different than anticipated but Remender’s signature is laced throughout. A thrilling sci-fi adventure with stunning art, but at the very core a story with characters that everyone can relate to. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Nick Rowe Jan 28, 2014

    Black Science is easily one of the most engaging and thrilling reads on the shelf. Issue three continues a welcome president of involved reading, stories which can balance pace and offer a considerable time spent reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Feb 4, 2014

    Although Deadly Class mastered the art and/or the Zen of cool here, Black Science #3 proves that this series is not too far behind in reaching that level. What would make this even cooler is seeing some of the real black science and the twisted machinations it brings. The book hasnt gone deep enough into the depths of truly hellish and immoral stuff. Other than that, its still pretty damn good. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Jan 30, 2014

    This isn't exactly a spotlight issue; multiple threads are being developed, and the backstory is gradually taking shape. There's still a lot of potential to be paid off, and for the moment, the impact and scope of Scalara and White's work is keeping things engaging. Time will tell how enlightening “Black Science” really is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Feb 1, 2014

    This series is off the road and stuck in the ditch. Why you would create a comic series about a crew that hops between realities and then spend more time on the love-lives of the characters and pre-adventure back-story is beyond me. Still salvageable because the art is strong and the basic ingredients are in place, but I think the Remender is just interested in different things than I am. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Jan 28, 2014

    Telling a large story as a writer often means that there are times you need to get information to the reader or get the characters from one situation to another and this is the issue that does that. Most of the events we see in issue three is simply information that had already beenhinted at or could have been reasoned out by the reader within the context of the story. Ultimately the group finds a way to save Grant from his injuries and in the end that's what this issue was all about. You have to break a few eggs to make a cake or some shit like that, and this issue is that egg used to make a bigger better cake. As a single issue it was a bit of a lull but in context of the larger story it was probably needed for what's coming next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Marykate Jasper Feb 3, 2014

    All this aside, "Black Science" is shaping up to be a complicated, page-turning piece of work. It's a fine return to science fiction for Remender, and a wonderful example of how well comics can present the fantastic. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Jan 30, 2014

    Rick Remender's story feels like it's running in place as the idea of anarchist scientists seems put aside and the characters lack any real definition. The scientists have become standard adventurers and the comic feels like a retread of Lost in Space as the characters all fit into neatly into the roles of the space family Robinson. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 29, 2014

    The art is impeccable with great colors, but I'm not sold on what the story is trying to say. If you find yourself a bit lost maybe that's the intention, but it's not conducive to keeping your attention. Read Full Review

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