REVIEW: Black Science #30 – Coming Home to Roost

REVIEW: Black Science #30 – Coming Home to Roost

After this many issues of Black Science, you’d think that writer Rick Remender and artist Matteo Scalera would have run out of ways to raise the stakes, but if Black Science #30 proves anything, it proves that the level of cataclysmic jeopardy dogging Grant McKay’s every decision can always go from bad to worse. Reminder and Scalera’s impressive ability to invent new and more apocalyptic situations to thrill readers is matched only by their laser-sharp…

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Image Comics Dominates January Trade Sales Behind Return of Saga

Image Comics Dominates January Trade Sales Behind Return of Saga

Diamond Comic Distributors, the largest comic book distribution company in the world and the benchmark by which the market is judged, has released the rankings for Trade Paperback sales in January, showing a huge win for independent comics publisher Image Comics. Of the Top 10 Trade Paperbacks, Image landed seven spots, including four of the top five. The only non-Image book in the top five was the hardcover collection of The Death of Wolverine from Marvel…

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REVIEW: Black Science #10 – The Comic Doth Protest Too Much

REVIEW: Black Science #10 – The Comic Doth Protest Too Much

Written by: Rick Remender Art by: Matteo Scalera and Dean White Published by: Image Comics $3.50 While reading “Black Science #10” it occurred to me that to a certain extent we can reasonably know what to expect from this series with each issue. As with anything related to comics, that can be a great thing and a bane for the series. It’s great that we can expect outlandish worlds and trippy story-telling, which traverse splendidly…

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REVIEW: Black Science #9 – Back on Track

Written by: Rick Remender Art by: Matteo Scalera and Dean White Published by: Image Comics $3.50 Ever since Black Science lost its lead character in Grant McKay, the series has been staggering a little bit and searching for a foothold in a new hero for us to invest in. By the end of this issue that problem is resolved and storytellers Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera are back on the path to greatness. This series…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #7” A New Leaf

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #7” A New Leaf

Written by: Rick Remender Art by: Matteo Scalera and Dean White $3.50 Published by: Image Comics Rick Remender, Matteo Scalera and Dean White are back after a short break, and “Black Science #7” may be one of the most captivating issues of the series to date. Remender deftly scripts some compelling character work and sets up where we’re going. Meanwhile, Scalera and White continue to produce arguably their best work ever. Black Science is a…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #6” Makes A Bold Move

ADVANCE REVIEW: “Black Science #6” Makes A Bold Move

The last issue of Black Science ended with a cliffhanger, as Grant literally jumped into danger, enraged by what he suspected was Kadir’s sabotage of the pillar. This issue gives us an answer to the classic cliffhanger question (“What happens next?!”), and more. Black Science has flaws to it, and those are present in this issue. The characters’ inner monologue is used to convey backstory, mental state and exposition, and the level to which it…

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Advance Review: “Black Science #5: Lies, Lies, Lies”

Advance Review: “Black Science #5: Lies, Lies, Lies”

Grant and company are still stranded on the seemingly peaceful alien dimension and they are relatively safe. Except that they’re not. They never are. As always, there is a race to be at the pillar on time. This pressure in the story ensures that the reader is anxious with the characters and that they are rapidly turning pages and sorely disappointed when they get to the last page. It’s never enough. Something pretty cool happens…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Fear and Loathing in Space, the Old West, and England

ADVANCE SCOUT: Fear and Loathing in Space, the Old West, and England

SITUATION: When it comes to looking through the massive list of exciting new series and excellent ongoings, no one does it better than the crew here at Capeless Crusader. This week I reached out to our tremendous team of staff writers for their ideas on what merited inclusion, and they turned in a great line-up that runs the gamut from terrifying science fiction horror to quirky magical team-ups. So, without further ado, here are the…

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Review: “Black Science #4” Packs Punch

Review: “Black Science #4” Packs Punch

What have you heard about Black Science? I’ve pretty much heard only two fields: “It’s okay but not really my thing” or “It’s fantastic; let me loan you my copy so you know the joy that is Black Science and will continue to buy your own stuff from here on out.” Which are you? I’m the girl that would loan you my copy. I’m so impressed with every issue. The story is intense and complicated,…

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REVIEW: Black Science—What are you really made of?

REVIEW: Black Science—What are you really made of?

It’s really interesting to see what the creators of Black Science will do with a single issue. In issue #1 we read about a hectic race back to the pillar. People get saved, war ensues, life musings too, and page one to the last it’s all taken place over about ten minutes. That was an amazing way to start off a series. I was lucky someone at my comic shop didn’t really care what I…

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