Black Science #5

Black Science #5

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera, Dean White Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 17
9.0Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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Grant discovers the truth about the Pillar's sabotage, tearing his team apart just as they are launched into a dimension of mad gravity and violent monkey ghosts! How do you survive insanity when you can't trust anyone around you?

  • 10
    Comicosity - Nick Couture Apr 7, 2014

    Black Science a special kind of book. Not often do we see a series this refined, thought-provoking, and gorgeous. It's a gem. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Apr 8, 2014

    It's really heating up, and we're finally starting to see the big picture of what the series is actually about. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Apr 1, 2014

    When the stakes are this high, and so well told at that, we can deal with a curveball every so often. Read this series. Immediately. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Apr 2, 2014

    BLACK SCIENCE has a structure that feels like an addictive tv drama; it's peppered with flashbacks that deliver context at just the right time, but the story drives ever forward, even as fragmented dimensional paths give the middle finger to linear narrative. The characters, too, buck linear, one-dimensional arcs, and their emotional states are as complex as their paths through the eververse. Everyone lies, everyone reacts, and sabotage is just a symptom of the journey's tumult. Interpersonal drama is at the core of this book, even if it's branded as sci-fi adventure, and that's what makes BLACK SCIENCE such a compelling read. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Apr 1, 2014

    It's simple. Black Science is hitting it's pace and moving from simply interesting and intriguing to being fully immersed. Issue five knocks it out of the park and if you haven't jumped into this time travelling, sci-fi, action world Remender has created you are doing yourself a disservice and missing out on some of Remender's best work to date. Black Science is the sci-fi tale we've been waiting for and it over delivers on quality and entertainment. Black Science is as smart and highly addictive as any comic in stores right now! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Andrew Ziegler Apr 1, 2014

    Black Science is a story that really represents the best of what comic books have to offer. Like the brilliant work of science fiction that it is, there are oddities in there that would be very hard to do justice on the silver screen. The constant changes in setting between extremes, the occupants of these various and strange dimensions, the movements and action that plays out so well in these pagesof course, all of it could be done with modern special effects. I guess the point Im trying to make is that the creative team is doing such a damn good job, that I really couldnt imagine it any other way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Apr 2, 2014

    Yet again, Remender and his team do an incredible job at building their world outward to create a memorable and engaging adventure that never stops to catch its breath. The characters while despicable almost across the board are engaging and intoxicating. So watching Grant become his own biggest saboteur is nigh impossible to resist. The onion keeps getting peeled back, and with every new layer comes a multitude of questions. I couldnt be happier with this book. My only complaint is waiting a month between chapters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Geo N Apr 4, 2014

    I can't say enough about how incredible this comic book is. The colors, the ink and the story all combine to make something truly amazing, You definitely will not be disappointed picking up this book. The first arc comes to a dramatic close at the end of this month before the Trade captures all six issues together if you would rather wait for that; if you can wait that long. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Capeless Crusader - tattoogirlreads Apr 1, 2014

    Some other major stuff happens in this one but I just can't tell you without ruining the fun. So go, buy this book, support these creators, and enjoy their world. It's worth the money. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - William Mercado Apr 3, 2014

    Remender and Scalera remain on top of their game and deliver another fine issue here in Black Science #5. Full of twists and turns, sci-fi tropes and old world intrigue, Black Science has yet to fail. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Apr 6, 2014

    Black Science is a series performing to its highest potential. With the stakes getting higher and the plot bringing new and fantastical elements this seems to be primer for great things to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Guilherme Jacobs Apr 7, 2014

    Black Science #5 takes the foot off the gas, but that doesn't mean the quality isn't here. Great reveals with beautiful art, seriously, do you need anything else? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 8, 2014

    A strong issue that advances the plot quite a bit. Not as much fantastic action as other issues, but I guess we can't always eat ice cream. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 2, 2014

    Regardless of setting, Matteo Scalera and Dean White keep this book looking awesome. Scalera's work is endlessly dynamic and expressive, offering a grungy sci-fi aesthetic with the hints of darkness and horror inherent to his work. And White seals the deal with his colors, giving every panel a sense of life and vitality amid the grunge and heavy texture of Scalera's pencils. These two are fast becoming one of the more effective art teams in the industry. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Mar 31, 2014

    Black Science has really perfected the cliffhanger ending; this latest one is no exception and is probably the best one yet. The next issue cannot come soon enough; Black Science is such an addicting read. Remender and Scalera make for a great creative team and it seems that this series is a perfect match for both of their particular artistic strengths. Sci-fi fans take note; this is a fantastic series really worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Apr 1, 2014

    If there's anything that continues to hold Black Science back, is that it's still not the most accessible book in the world - there's a lot of backstories, a lot of action, and not a whole lot of differentiation to identify each character. (Indeed, Remember rarely introduces them by name.) There are a lot of small tweaks that could be made to the writing and the art to make this book a more user-friendly experience, as readers spend a disproportionate amount of time trying to make out the action rather than to enjoy it. But if you're an adventurous reader who values style over smoothness, Black Science #5 is still an impressive read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Apr 11, 2014

    Again the Black Science crew do a great job with this issue both in terms of narrative and art. Although a slower issue the intrigue is building and the promise for the future is shown for all to see. If you have not heard of Black Science and you love comics then you really owe it yourself to pick this book up. Read Full Review

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