Black science. Volume 1, How to fall forever

Format: Print Book 2014
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"A must-read for Remender's fans or anyonethrilled by bizarre and compelling sci-fi." Starred Review - Booklist

" There is a lotof meat to this book. Plenty for everyone to like, or dislike. The dangers arereal. People die. The worldbuilding is solid even though we're jumping throughdifferent realities. Each of those worlds pops off the page and has their owndistinct look and feel." - Kirkus

"This is a solidadventure tale..." - PW

GrantMcKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally donethe impossible: He has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriersof reality. But what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos. Now Grantand his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alienworlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable darkrealms. The only way is forward, through the madness of the lightning sea-swampand a futurepast trenchworld, where the Sons of the Wakan Tech-Tanka wagenever-ending war on the savages of Europe! How did the Anarchist League ofScientists end up this deep in the onion? And, who among them sabotaged thePillar?

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Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* Right at the start of this new sci-fi comic, scientist Grant McKay lops the head off an electro-toad and uses its jarring electric blue tongue as a whip against his amphibious enemies. And that's just the beginning of the strange beauty in Remender's latest. As the lead researcher of the Anarchist Order of Scientists, McKay has fractured the rules governing interdimensional travel and taken his expedition (including his family) into other worlds. What begins as an accomplishment of science and wonder quickly becomes a nightmare when McKay realizes the machine that brought them here is now jumping between dimensions at random intervals. Remender is masterful when it comes to internal monologue, particularly here, when giving voice to the inner struggles of this timid, regretful scientist. His writing is both high-concept and descriptive, and it never loses sight of its humanity. Scalera perfectly echoes the off-the-wall story, drawing in sharp angles, losing the viewer in trees of geometric shapes, and using a brilliant palette of candy colors that pop against black backgrounds that swallow deeply etched faces, lurking figures, and imaginative creatures in their shadows. A must-read for Remender's fans or anyone thrilled by bizarre and compelling sci-fi.--Spanner, Ben Copyright 2014 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Fantastic voyages, whether in SF or comics, seldom go smoothly for their crews, and this one is a killer. Scientist Grant McKay, his family, and colleagues set out on a desperate journey when his dimension-hopping invention is sabotaged and they're catapulted into deadly parallel worlds. The book jumps directly into an action sequence; multiple flashbacks piece together the story as it progresses, filling in the blanks on the "Dimensionauts" and their pasts. The thrill of the story is found not only in the lethal, imaginative other earths, but also in the dysfunction and brutal infighting of a group torn apart by lies and accusations. Not everyone on this team will survive the journey, but can any of them get home? Is there a reality where it all didn't go so wrong? The rapid-fire dialogue from Remender (Fear Agent, Uncanny X-Force) matches the constant barrage of broken promises and misguided alliances in his story. Scalera and White's art is similarly angular, with bold colors and Japanese speed lines that keep the action at breakneck speed. This is a solid adventure tale with a dark undertone that stands in stark contrast to comics' usual optimistic view of knowledge. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Scientists -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Imaginary places -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Voyages and travels -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comics.
Action and adventure comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Berkeley, CA :Image Comics,2014
Other Titles How to fall forever
Contributors Remender, Rick, author.
Scalera, Matteo, artist.
White, Dean (Dean V.), artist.
Image Comics, publisher.
Audience Rated M / Mature.
Language English
Notes "Black science created by Rick Remender & Matteo Scalera."
"Originally published in single magazine form as Black science #1-6."
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781607069676 (pbk.)
1607069679 (pbk.)
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