Monday, August 18, 2014

Black Science, Vol. 1: How to Fall Forever by Rick Remender (Writer), Matteo Scalera (Artist), Dean White (Colorist)

This book collects BLACK SCIENCE issues #1-6

Think Reed Richards if he was a prick and ran around on Sue Storm. Grant McKay is a super brilliant, genius scientist who has done what every science geek out there dreams of [not time travel, but close]; he has created a way to travel through the multiverse [suspense music here], they call it the onion in the book, but I’m sticking with multiverse.

For 10 years he has been neglecting his family and working like mad, for 8 of those years he has been cheating on his wife [this always comes into play later on in any series, so keep it in mind]; McKay has been building the Pillar, the device that makes it all possible.

But, something has gone horribly wrong [can’t say I didn’t see that coming] and now McKay, his two kids, his mistress [also a scientist on his team], his team and the corporate guy are all stuck; travelling from universe to universe with no way home.

The book ends in a cliffhanger to get you hooked; but the reason the book lost points with me is that in the first 10 pages they kill of two members of the crew, McKay keeps going on and on with his kids about how he’ll get them all home and everything will be okay in their family, and in the meantime while his kids are one room down, he’s with his skank.

The main character is too unlikable for my taste; but other than that, the concept is great, it has infinite potential and the illustrations are just WOW.

Rating 4 out of 5

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