Black Science #9

Black Science #9

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Matteo Scalera, Dean White Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 10
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Conflict is the only constant, as the Dimensionauts are embroiled in a brutal war which threatens to engulf the fantastical land they are stranded in. But how can they uncover the horrible truth about the Pillar when every second is a fight to survive?

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Shane Hoffman Oct 8, 2014

    As far as Mr. Matteo Scalera goes, all I can say in short is wow! But seriously, if the writing duties on this book didnt have enough challenges, Scalera with each issue gets to pull out all the stops and bring whatever his imagination can create for each new creature and world. And every issue he does an incredibly stunning job. You get to see new environments, any of which could be the backdrop for a movie, and the creatures rival those created for other forms of media. I cant say enough about this artists abilities to create new and interesting forms of life and environments. To have these two creators on the same project is, to me, a match made in heaven. I honestly can't wait to see the continued adventures of our dwindling number of time jumpers and find out what's in store for them next! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Oct 7, 2014

    Black Science #9 is another solid entry into this amazing creator owned series, with the new developments being utterly mesmerizing. The issue isn't however without it's faults, trying to do too much in such a short space. Nevertheless the positives well outweigh the negatives and this issue comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Oct 7, 2014

    Black Science continues to be one of the strongest stories on the shelf, and it's showing no signs of slowing down. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Oct 8, 2014

    Black Science #9 delivers another installment of pulse-pounding action as well as the finely tuned character drama that we've come to expect. Consistently this comic has managed to change and evolve and perhaps this has occurred too quickly for some readers, but it cant be said that these creators are happy with stagnation. With spectacular artwork that includes tons of spreads and dynamic panel designs, this is one of Images best series, page-for-page. Remender and Scalera are crafting what is perhaps the best work of both of their careers a greater compliment cannot be made. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Oct 13, 2014

    This remains an incredible beat of storytelling from both creators as at first glance this page does not seem entirely important but in actuality sums up how far we've come with these characters, how dire their circumstances remain, and how more and more it seems unlikely that they will actually be ‘found'. This one line echoes so many characters in the series perfectly that it's shocking (Grant, His Wife, Grant's children, Kadir etc.). Speaking of these characters, this issue also opens up another slew of questions in it's final arc, depicting a gorgeously rendered chase sequence between a new Kadir(?) and an unknown pursuer. This opens up a plethora of new questions as we (the reader) are entirely unaware of which version Remender and Scalera are showing us and leaving it entirely vague and unanswerable as to when the original versions are going to be found. 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
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Oct 10, 2014

    Despite a slightly disappointing ending and a lot of sideways momentum, Black Science is still great. If this is an issue that disappoints me, then I have no real reason to complain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 7, 2014

    Although Black Science #9 is a somewhat uneven issue that jumps between a variety of threads working to move each forward just a little, it still manages to be an exciting new chapter in the series. Remender and Scalera continue to bring their best work to each page of this comic, providing a deeply human cast of characters set in a thrilling adventure. Taken individually, each segment of this issue can be read as a showcase for what makes Black Science a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 7, 2014

    Although Black Science #9 is a somewhat uneven issue that jumps between a variety of threads working to move each forward just a little, it still manages to be an exciting new chapter in the series. Remender and Scalera continue to bring their best work to each page of this comic, providing a deeply human cast of characters set in a thrilling adventure. Taken individually, each segment of this issue can be read as a showcase for what makes Black Science a great comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 8, 2014

    Rick Remender's latest trip through the Onion is a sporadic one, the narrative bouncing around a number of different characters in ways equal parts puzzling and enticing. His tale is so stuffed with big ideas and lofty musings that some of the urgency of recent issues has started to wane. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Oct 18, 2014

    To check out Matts about.me, click here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Infinite Comix - Jonathan Bryant Oct 10, 2014

    Black Science #9 proves that through the tears of sadness and occasional frustration, this series is very much an onion worth peeling. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Jason Lapadula Oct 7, 2014

    There is a certain brilliance to the approach of this issue, though. Saving a giant bombshell for the end, Rick certainly has a way with cliff-hangers. Not quite the fill-a-buster its always been, but informative none-the-less. Read Full Review

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