Black Science #28

Black Science #28

Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Matteo Scalera
Colorist: Moreno Dinisio
Letterer: Rus Wooton
Cover Artists: Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio

Black Science #28 picks up the pace with the story as things plunges into new frontiers and utter doom. The first half dives heavy into the universe of superheroes to the point of parody. The second half brings back a familiar face for some delicious conflict. While a parasitic plague that steal souls is creepy, it doesn’t have the same identifiability as the villain that returns to this issue. Some things are just classic.

The issue opens with the Legion of Ethical Champions in the Great Scientific Cathedral. It introduces some more superheroes and reveals their plan to stop the parasitic plague. It’s a little sappy, and the heroes are way over the top, but it’s all by design. This squad of do gooders live in the perfect city and their on the edge of victory. However, there’s one unexpected element that shows up. It’s the kind of kernel of chaos that can lead everyone to their doom if they don’t learn to adapt. Regardless of the outcome, it leads to some great storytelling.

To be honest, the first half of the issue was a bit much and it wasn’t to my liking. The whole superhero thing was way over the top and I was having a hard time adjusting to it. Thankfully the unexpected switch-up brought things around. The return of a familiar antagonist made the story easy to slide into again. I also liked the themes they were playing with as one conflict turned into another. The superheroes were faced with a decision none of them were prepared to deal with. As things come to a head, the whole world is set to be destroyed. And that’s where the issue leaves you hanging.

As usually, the artwork holds up really well with the story, offering its own unique style to bring the comic to life. Each page offers great imagery. The flow between the panels is easy to follow along with. It just works. And every now and then a panel just presents imagery that draws the eyes in for a deep drink of goodness. It’s delicious artwork.

While the issue started off a little rough, it ended strong. I give it a solid four out of five metal bikinis.

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Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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