Black Science #7

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera, Dean White Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 13
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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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?

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jul 30, 2014

    Altogether, Black Science#7 got me pumped as hell to see this series back from its brief hiatus by hustling along a curvaceous narrative path that may borrow some tried-and-true Remender tricks, but does more than enough to keep me guessing and wanting more. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 30, 2014

    This is an epic in the making, but it side steps the black holes that most comic book epics fall into. Namely feeling lackluster issue to issue but forming a solid whole upon completion. *Cough* Hickman *cough*. Remender keeps things interesting every single month and storms ahead full speed with reckless abandon. I feel like Im inching farther and farther off the edge of my seat with each issue that passes. By the time this series has ended Ill be hanging off the very edge of existence. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Jul 29, 2014

    Terrific art, sharp-as-hell dialogue and dripping with ingenuity, this series continues to be one of the best things Image is putting out, and that's saying something. If not proof positive that Remender is one of the finest sci-fi writers working, it certainly proves that he's up there. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jul 30, 2014

    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. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jay Bamberhil Jul 30, 2014

    Black Science looked like it was going to be a sci-fi, anthology type book in the vein of the old "Lost in Space" series. Instead, it has been so much more than I had imagined. It still feels like we have barely scratched the surface, and it's pretty clear the creative team has a plethora of ideas waiting in the wings. This is one of the most imaginative comics being published and issue #7 might just be the best issue of its short run. With this issue, I feel like I know the characters better and am invested in their survival. I can't wait to see what happens next, although I'm done trying to guess what I think. It's better just to hop on board and enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jul 29, 2014

    Without Black Science #7 your batch of comics this week would be significantly less awesome and thats never a good thing. Remender, Scalera and White are churning out one masterful issue after another. This week sees the series take a crucial and compelling change in direction and the sleight of hand required to pull this off with any sort of authenticity speaks to the story-telling prowess of this team. This comic sneaks up on you and becomes one of the best of the week. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Joel Raivid Jul 30, 2014

    This series continues to be one of the strongest of 2014. It combines everything a reader would need, want and ever dream about. It really pushes the boundaries in terms of what a creative team can do especially in light of the cliffhanger of the last issue and the state of play in this issue because of that cliffhanger. And despite the slight tonal change this issue the reader is still given a fast paced, thought-provoking, adrenaline driven issue that finishes on such a cliff-hanger (literally) that we cant wait to be entertained again next month. Or this week even, Low #1 anyone? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - David Staniusz Aug 4, 2014

    For those of you who have been waiting for more Black Science here it is in all its glory, its one of the best books on the shelves, do not deprive yourself of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jul 30, 2014

    Black Science #7 is one well crafted comic and fans of the series will absolutely love this issue. The creative team continues to pull no punches in this story, and #7 hits hard after the break, hammering home that nobody is safe in this series. Prepare for a thrill ride, Black Science is back! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Jul 31, 2014

    This book is just fun. The story is exciting and the art is beautiful. Isn't that all we really want from a comic book anyways? Go out and pick this one up now because if you aren't then you are missing out on one of the best books on the stands right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jul 30, 2014

    It’s back, people. Black Science has returned and it doesn’t hold back any punches. Prepare yourselves for an emotional plunge and return to this beautiful multiverse. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 30, 2014

    Black Science remains at the top of my read pile and there seems no slow down even with the loss of McKay. I'm looking forward to see the worlds we will explore but most of all whom among the team will be able to survive their current predicament and those we do not yet know. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 31, 2014

    Given the shocking events of last issue and the subsequent hiatus that followed, no one would have faulted writer Rick Remender had he decided to ease into the book's next arc. Of course, being Remender, issue #7 does the exact opposite, immediately returning his characters to the same high danger, higher stakes adventures we've come to expect. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jul 31, 2014

    "Black Science" #7 is a major game changer for the book, and an incredibly strong start to its second arc. Picking up with a fun Star Wars-esque immediacy, filled with action and danger, the book hits the ground running and never lets up. All the while we're treated to another of sci-fi worlds born in Matteo Scalera's brilliant mind. Admittedly the book's fast paced nature and focus on action packed hijinks doesn't leave much time to catch up with the cast after the last arc and the long break. However, Kadir receives a heavy dose of development and is quickly rising to fill Grant's shoes. Ultimately, the issue is just a blast to read.When the story ends, screeching to anabrupt and disheartening stop, you'll be left begging for the next chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jul 29, 2014

    Black Science continues to be a fascinating read, and one I'm consistently impressed with both in terms of its narrative and visual delivery. This is a great book, and we're lucky to have it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Jul 30, 2014

    This issue was definitely worth the wait, it even feels like they were never gone. Black Science is a series that really scratches that high-concept science fiction itch that a lot of comic readers are always dying for. Welcome back, Black Science. Now please give us the next issue! Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Aug 4, 2014

    As the first issue in this arc, "Black Science" #7 has room yet to grow and tackle some of the emotional loose threads it left at the close of the last story, even if it does not do so here. With Kadir's strong narration and a lot of fast-paced action, Remender and Scalera give us some strong -- if not quite perfect -- character development that makes for a good, solid read. Read Full Review

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