Review: “Black Science #2”

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I picked up issue one of Black Science because someone at my comic shop told me, “You want something different? You want something exciting? Get Black Science.” I didn’t even flip through it; I just put it in my pile. It’s not so often that people recommend stuff to me like that. I usually get “Hey, you might like this. It’s got…”—the same guy I talk to every week, that recommends something new every week, was practically shoving it in my hands. I got the impression he might have bought it for me if I didn’t. So I got it.

He was right. The first issue was a super-fast-paced read. You’re watching ten minutes of this guy’s life as he runs through an alien world trying to get back to “the pillar” to save his children. Some pretty awful things happen, but you barely have a chance to register it before he’s on to the next obstacle. He has to be because he only has ten minutes.

I don’t know who thought this up, but it was a great idea. It packs a lot of punch for a first issue. That said, I was really excited to get a chance to read “Black Science #2” so quickly. In issue #2 we find out what is really going on. Grant is a scientist who has pushed the limits and dove into this realm called black science when “punched through the walls of reality.” This allowed them to travel to other dimensions (I guess), but now someone has sabotaged the pillar (the thing that gets them from point A to point B), and the location and duration they’ll be at that location are completely random. They don’t know how to get home. So now, you not only have dimension (?) travel but also everyone pitted against each other placing blame.

It’s a super good read. I can’t wait for the next issue. The art is half the fun too. Everything is so beautiful. If you want something that will really hook you in from the first page, get this.