Black Science #26
Black Science #26
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Matteo Scalera
Colorist: Moreno Dinisio
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Cover Artists: Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio
Black Science #26 provides another visual feast. From melancholy to racey and nightmarish, this one runs the gamut with another wild and imaginative story. Yet this one is just the beginning of a new direction for the story. While Block is turning the myriad morass of dimensions into a bizarre business without limits, Pia is on the hunt for what might be her last hope. However, hope doesn’t always pay off. Or at least it doesn’t always pay off without some trial and tribulation.
The issue opens with Pia dealing with her reality. Her mom has married into a lie and is trying to avoid truth for something much easier to accept. On the brink of accepting her withering lot in life, Pia is granted a respite. Her tracking device pings with the coordinates of another dimensional traveller. Her hope is that it’s her brother and a way out of the mess she and her father are in. Regardless of the outcome, she’s off to Hong Kong for an adventure. The outcome brings about the start of a new storyline that’s as promising as it is horrifying.
Elsewhere this issue highlights block and his nefarious business. Block is without a doubt a person without morals or scruples. His storyline shows just how unsavory of a person he is as he turns down his family in favor of scantily clad women gathered from around the Eververse. He surrounds himself with different versions of himself, the alternate copies from other dimensions. The funny thing is that he can’t even do business with himself as he’s such a selfish egotist.
Throughout the issue, Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio do a great job of bringing it all to life. Their artwork has such a superb style and quality that makes it stand out. They walk the line between reality, something not quite normal, and a touch of animation. It sucks you into the panels and creates a visual feast for the eyes. I really love the art style and this issue provides some good panels.
Black Science #26 climbs out of the well of depression the previous issue was digging into, and brings about some new possibilities. With a nice story and great artwork, I give it a five out of five metal bikinis.
Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.