Black Science #4

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera, Dean White Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 19
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Grant McKay and his team of Dimensionauts are given a short reprieve when the Pillar drops them not into a hellish warzone or an alien swampland but a...hotel? Just don't trust the room service; there's more to this place than meets the eye.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Feb 25, 2014

    Do yourself a favor and pick this comic up while its still early in issues, get caught up and stay along with me for the adventure! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Hero Nuggets - Kelsey 'The Editor' Rasmussen Feb 27, 2014

    I love where this story is going. It has some incredible scifi themes, and I am excited to discover the mystery of Black Science. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Feb 27, 2014

    Its a book that commands attention with a signature look and tone that is rarely seen within American comics but as firmly supplanted itself within the ranks of Image's new creative boom. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Feb 24, 2014

    Black Science is the action-packed sci-fi thriller that you have been asking for; striking art, compelling characters and a gripping story all in one book. This team of creators are showing off their experienced skills and hitting us with everything they have. Every single issue has been magnificent to read and no one issue has felt less superior to another. Black Science just keeps getting better as it goes on, sucking you as a reader, deeper into its inter-dimensional abyss. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 2, 2014

    Great issue. This series seems to be a little inconsistent, but it has the potential to hit a 10/10 issue and you can't say that about every series. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Feb 28, 2014

    Rick Remender continues to be one of today's top writers, specially when dealing with dark adventures featuring broken characters. Black Science is all of that, with other dimensions and crazy aliens involved. Plus, you get beautiful art. What's not to like? Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Feb 26, 2014

    Black Science is one of the best books on the stands today, and it is no surprise why. Simply put you would be hard pressed to find a comic series that can pull off the high concepts along with the perfect mix of action, dialogue and character moments. This book has become appointment reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 26, 2014

    Issue #4 closes out the series' first story arc. Our heroes make a last, desperate stand as they wait for the Pillar to activate. Sacrifices are made, and it's a testament to how quickly and capably Remender has fleshed out his cast that the consequences hit home. By the end of this issue, the overarching conflict of the series becomes more clear. We have our cast of heroes (and sleazeballs), we have our stakes, and the only question is just how strange and surreal the journey will become from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Feb 25, 2014

    After the high intensity opening half Remender slows the action down and brings the crew to a new imaginative alien place in time. Filling it full of different species and diversity. While the pace is slower the drama only gets deeper. Alliances are formed, secrets are revealed and new threats are introduced. Black Science is a must read for epic sci-fi fans but also fans of great comics. Remender and Scalera are a team that create deeply strange and beautiful fantasy with all the action and adventure that will get your blood pumping. Remender throws all caution to the wind and barrels full-force into epic sci-fi territory with amazing characters and deeply engaging storytelling. Don't pass on Black Science and add to your pull-list immediately! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Feb 28, 2014

    Black Science so far has been the book to draw me into Sci-Fi and is my number one read every week that it comes out. The creative talent do a superlative job every issue and each new read feels like an adventure into the unknown. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Feb 27, 2014

    Black Science continues to mesmerise and stands head & shoulders above the rest. This is truly epic sci-fi, equal to the works of Alfred Bester and Philip K Dick. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - William Mercado Feb 26, 2014

    I gotta say I love this book. Remender's writing is killer. It holds true to actual dialogue for the given situations. I could actually hear people saying things these characters are babbling, joking or screaming hysterically. This is only enhanced by the stellar illustrations by Scalera which are tight and gritty. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Graphic Policy - Geo N Feb 26, 2014

    The amazing thing about Black Science is the art by Matteo Scalera and Dean White that transports the reader into each of these pages and into each of these dimensions. White's painted art matches perfectly with the story being told during the rescue/escape scene. The way Scalera draws the characters makes you really feel their emotions especially during (Spoiler) Ward's nal moments and Kadir's sense of guilt. It blows my mind how I nd myself staring at each page for so long in awe and realize how immersed I am in this world they (with writer Rick Remender) created. Black Science has proven itself as a top book worthy of anyone's Pull-List. This particular issue may have lacked in certain areas of dialogue but it sets up a grander story to be told in issues to come. And I can't wait for those issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Zackery Cote Feb 26, 2014

    Thus far, Black Science seems to be doing just about everything right. I get a feeling about what I would like to see next, and the comic delivers. I wanted more explanation after the first issue, the second issue delivered. I wanted more internal conflict after the second issue, the third issue delivered. I wanted less flashback in the fourth issue, and it has delivered. This is definitely a sign of good writing. The team behind Black Science clearly knows how to tell a good story, and they're proving it with every installment. My only hope for the next issue is that the characters get to enjoy their new surroundings a bit before being thrust back into some terrifying situation. Obviously they must get into another tense scenario at some point, but they, like the readers, deserve a bit of rest after all the frenetic action of the past three issues. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Feb 26, 2014

    This issue typifies the addictively unpredictable feel of the series; there's no way to know where everyone will end up next, what kind of challenges and dangers they will face, or who will start acting up. There's even the introduction of a mysterious new character, although there's a pretty good indication as to who it just might be, which stands to add a whole new dynamic to future issues. "Black Science" #4 delivers what the entire series has so far: surprises and suspense amidst a contemporary take on a classic sci-fi scenario. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Refueled - ironmarco Feb 27, 2014

    This issue is full of suspense and action and it proves that no one is safe, and not everyone is on the same team. The team dynamic is a little hard to read at this point since it's still fairly early in the series but the main roles are present and that's enough to work with on the reader's end. This book has been pretty unstructured so far, which was enjoyable and built tension in the beginning, but the ending points to a definitive conflict that we'll see come to fruition in the near future. This series is definitely unlike anything else out there and it's only limited by the imagination of its creators and I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Feb 26, 2014

    The horrors that lie in wait with chapter five of Black Science is almost too exciting to fathom. The team is finally back together and united around getting back home, but something tells me that harmony wont last long. Read Full Review

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