Hi folks, this is a bit unusual post for me, because I don’t have a huge history of reading comics. Somehow I was always wordy, both in reading and writing. That being said, I could not resist the temptation of the premise and the artwork of the Black Science. Have you seen that old cheesy TV show Sliders? Well, I happen to be an old fan of it. I guess, it was my portal into the sci fi world. I was in the middle school or so when the reruns were on our TV and the wild horses would not drag me away from the screen, when the unfortunate four travelers leaped around the parallel universes. Maybe the reason that Black Science grabbed me is that it struck that old sentimental chord.
The story starts off with a genius Grant McCay and his fellow scientists traveling to the parallel universe, and much like in Sliders, the device is broken. There is a lot of suspense as to who damaged the device, and a lot of nasty personal details about the protagonist’s failed marriage, the fait of his children, so it is also a soap opera of sorts. The story is fast paced, with some unique takes on the well-established science speculations, and with a moody, doomed overtone that envelopes the characters.
Aside of an interesting story, Black Science is a work of art. It is so well made, that someday I want a boxed set of it, as a collectible item (at this point I am reading it on a Kindle).
Speaking of the digital version, I recommend to read it on the larger screens, my Kindle Fire does not do it justice. Now that I have a giant iPad Pro, this is the way to go about reading, as the artwork truly shines on this large screen.
Hope you find this brief review helpful. What is your favorite comics series?