Black Science #8

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera, Dean White Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 14
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Trapped in a fantastical dimension, the Anarchist League of Scientists discover a race of bizarre creatures that hold the mysteries of the Eververse...and a startling discovery behind the Pillar's deeper mythological significance.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Aug 26, 2014

    This is still one of Images best monthly titles. Seriously, weve said it before, and Ill reiterate it again – if you dig imaginative sci-fi, this is a series you that should have a high priority on your pull list. A wonderfully inventive story that puts a neat twist on the usual dimension hopping malarkey, terrific dialogue as always from Remender, and astonishingly good artwork to round it all off, there are few better comics out there right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Aug 26, 2014

    With every turn of the page, you become more engrossed inthis story. Despite the shift in main characters, Remender and Scalera are making us care all over again, and doing it even more effectively. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Aug 27, 2014

    A strong follow-up to the previous issue. Well balanced mix of character arcs and world-building. Peppered with a unexpected reveal. Highly enjoyable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Aug 26, 2014

    Black Science #8. as usual, continues to blast forward providing thrills, chills, and just the right amount of tender moments to make this a must-buy. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Nerds On The Rocks - Jonathan Schultz Aug 26, 2014

    Great issue; one of my favorite series on shelves right now. If youre not reading this, you should be. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Aug 26, 2014

    Black Science continues to be one of Image's must haves, as though the pace has dropped in this issue, the intrigue is still there. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Oct 8, 2014

    Visually, Scalera remains a perfect match for Remender in terms of storytelling. This and past issues may not have the stoney sheen that its very first issue enjoyed, but there is no denying the artist's atmospherically-blotted, hurried mastery of both action and expression. This may be a book about infinite worlds, but there is simply no other book that enjoys the same visual relish that this one does. As long as Scalera and Remender team up to deliver a story that begs me to read it further, I'll be here to enjoy the dark art of Black Science. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 27, 2014

    Remender, Scalera, and team are doing a fantastic job of keeping a dimension-hopping sci-fi story active, interesting, and emotionally grounded beyond the first arc, and BLACK SCIENCE continues to be a must-read. It's occasionally tricky to keep up with current locations and action (it's a wide, wild universe!) but the human core of the story keeps things on a steady course. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Aug 26, 2014

    We all want to make our dads proud in one way or another, but regrettably, for the time being, Pia and Nate McKay don’t have that chance anymore - but instead of crumbling and accepting their fates, they buckle down and trudge forward. Fueled by the words of their father, they rage against their surroundings and their own limitations, truly becoming their own people and every inch the people their father hoped they would be. Black Science #8 has quite a lot going for it, wrapped around gorgeously and moodily rendered pages. While previous issues have presented bone crunching action, high ideas, and plenty of intrigue, Black Science #8 shows that this title can still be great even without all of these elements, as long as it replaces them with a genuine human story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Aug 28, 2014

    It's clear that Remender has a clear vision as to where the story is going next, but in order for Black Science to continue its streak of excellence he'll need his remaining cast to step up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Brandon Stines Aug 28, 2014

    Black Science #8 is another fitting entry into Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera's science-fiction saga, taking a break from the frenetic action to showcase some solid character work as the team mourns the loss of some of their own. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Aug 27, 2014

    Last issue was all spectacle with Kadirs valiant rescue attempt but this issue is all character. Nate and the Shaman fundamentally take over as the stars and boy do they shine. While I miss Grant immensely the series high level of quality has not wavered an inch. As the book continues Im sure well see many characters come and go, some well before their time, because not one character is infallible. The star of the show and true backbone of the series is and always will be, for lack of a better word, The Multiverse of “Black Science.” Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Drew Bradley Aug 29, 2014

    Every panel is an amazing work of art, and it's always a little sad when the group leaves a world behind, never to be seen again. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Aug 29, 2014

    "Black Science" #8 is a frustrating comic. Will this work better in a few months when the storyline's complete and it exists as "Black Science Volume 2" instead? Almost certainly. But taken just as "Black Science" #8, though, it's just not quite there. In the future, it's be great to see a little more attention on making each issue something worth reading in its own right. Read Full Review

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