This has to be the least amount of time the first issue of a comic book has wasted getting right to the action. By least amount of time, I mean zero amount of time. Within the first page, an astronaut couple is running through a strange forest being chased by humanoid frogs riding giant eels. The chase never slows down until the last page and then it starts over again. Basically, writer Rick Remender and artist Matteo Scalera have taken the same approach as Mad Max Fury Road and make the whole story a chase scene in a strange environment and place as much bizarre images as possible. The result is Black Science, a non-stop rush of pure awesomeness. Black Science has the advantage of being released first and the disadvantage of not having a ground breaking trilogy behind it. That and it being part of the underappreciated medium of comic books.
“It wasn’t until I’d met everyone else’s measure of success that I realized I’d failed myself” says our hero Grant McKay “More importantly, I failed you.” He’s referring to his wife Sara. Despite her warnings, Grant obsessively dwelled into the field of forbidden science or black science. With his family by his side, he created portals into a chain of possible dimensions. And now he lives to regret it when his family and co-workers join him in a strange intergalactic dimension. And now Sara and Grant are running through a swamp of lightning being chased by anthropomorphic frogs, with only 10 minutes to get to the crew before they teleport out of there.