Black Science Volume 4 Godworld TP NM Rick Remender Matteo Scalera 1st print


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PUBLISHER Image Comics
WRITER Rick Remender
ARTIST Matteo Scalera
COVER ARTIST Matteo Scalera
128 pages
Full Color
Graphic Novel

Following the catastrophic final jump of the Pillar, the last Dimensionaut is stranded in the furthest reaches of space, adrift on the wreckage of his former self. Before he can reclaim his mantle as protector of the Eververse, he must first overcome the demons that lurk within his own soul.

Collects Black Science #17-21.

Rick Remender is the writer/co-creator of comics such as Deadly Class, Fear Agent, Black Science, Seven to Eternity, LOW, The Scumbag, Tokyo Ghost and Death or Glory. During his years at Marvel he wrote Captain America, Uncanny X-Force, Venom and created The Uncanny Avengers. His work at Marvel Comics is the basis for major elements of Avengers: Endgame, Falcon and Winter Soldier, and Deadpool 2.

He served as lead writer/co-showrunner on SyFy’s adaption of his co-creation Deadly Class with the Russo Brothers, wrote/developed video games for Electronic Arts such as Bulletstorm and Dead Space, and served as an animator on films such as The Iron Giant and Anastasia.

He currently curates his own publishing imprint, Giant Generator, at Image Comics while writing the film adaptation of Cary Fukunaga’s Tokyo Ghost for Legendary and serving as executive producer on Fear Agent being developed by Matt Tolmach Productions and Point Grey through Sony for Amazon.

After an outstanding debut, which was interesting and wildly imaginative, I felt like this series dragged its feet through the second and third volumes. The art made it easy to keep buying, but I felt like it wasn’t living up to the potential this world-hopping premise. This volume made me feel like the story is back on track and headed towards an actual conclusion.

It’s mainly about what Grant has been up to, and it delves into his past and the roots of his chronic family dysfunction. It’s definitely a bit heavy-handed and laden with cliches, but I felt like Remender just managed to pull it off. More interesting is the latter part of the book, which deals with what Rebecca has been up to. We get a good glimpse of these characters’ motivations, and it’s very good stuff.

There was a key moment that made me groan, but the series has earned enough good will to let it slide. And there’s something kind of problematic with the resolution to Rebecca’s story, but I’ll charitably let that slide too, since her story is so darned compelling. This has the chance to be a really excellent series if Remender can stay on track, and this book gave me the hope that we’re heading there.


Collects Black Science # 17-21. Near mint condition, 1st print.