Black Science

Black Science

Volume 1, How to Fall Forever

Graphic Novel - 2014
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"Grant McKay, former member of The Anarchistic Order of Scientists, has finally done the impossible: he has deciphered Black Science and punched through the barriers of reality with his creation, the Pillar. But something went wrong, and now Grant and his team are lost, barreling through the boundless expanses of the Eververse, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds."--Page 4 of cover.
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Image Comics, Inc., [2014]
ISBN: 9781607069676
1607069679
Branch Call Number: x
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly illustrated ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: How to fall forever

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LucasHill
Apr 22, 2017

This is not exactly thrilling me - the narrative is disjointed - but I might continue.

Michael Colford Oct 04, 2016

Well-structured Sci Fi/Adventure tale of a mixed batch of corporate/scientists/military folk who are bouncing haphazardly across dimensions trying to find their way home. Motivations are suspect, people die, everyone is a little morally ambiguous. At first characters seem fairly stereotypical, but Remender breaks conventions and throws a few curve balls. The art isn't really to my liking, which detracts a little from my overall appreciation of the story. Compelling enough that I want to read volume 2.

AL_JOSHUAS Aug 08, 2016

A scientist discovers a way to travel through time and space to different universes, but things go wrong when the machine that moves them is sabotaged. An interesting twist on the multiverse idea. As always Remender writes and interesting story with great characters. I'm curious to see where this one goes in vol. 2.

AL_ERIKA Jul 18, 2016

"It wasn't until I'd met everyone else's measure of success that I realized I failed myself."
^This is the first line in this book. One sentence that can sucker punch you in the gut and make you so intrigued to find out the truth behind it.

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sadieoldenkamp
May 26, 2016

A darker version of what would happen if you mixed "Rick and Morty" with the tv series "Sliders." Well done, and constant action goes throughout.

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StarLord21
Nov 06, 2015

I really love Rick Remender's books! He starts with great characters (you might not see at first) then add some drama and sci-fi. With a theme that centers the story. I enjoyed "Low" more but this is a good read.

forbesrachel Aug 15, 2015

Like these travellers, we get picked up and dropped right into another dimension. Explanations for why they are there, and how the Pillar works wait for later because there are a few more immediate concerns. Grant McKay, along with his fellow researchers, and his children were ill-prepared for this journey and the dangers they might encounter. Worse yet, someone sabotaged their dimension shifting device, which not only prevents them from reaching home, but it now makes jumps at random intervals. The destinations are far-reaching variants on our own, including a warzone where the Germans are fighting a technologically superior group of aboriginal peoples, to a peaceful city where the inhabitants are hardly human. Further complicating this mess is the mistrust amongst the group, alternate versions of themselves, and the quick lose of several members. At this point it seems questionable whether any of them will survive, and this doesn't even take into account that their travel is creating holes in the layers of the universe. The story is full of action, but there is some food for thought too. Remender touches upon the wisdom of creating such a machine; would it be used to the benefit of humanity, or to our detriment? He also looks at human nature through his vastly different characters; even those that die early on get their time. The art is full of many of those sci-fi colours one would expect, and because of the dimension hopping nature, cultures have unique design choices. The whole look is united by heavy inks. Black Science's first volume is an intense roller-coaster ride straight to the end.

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cemoreno1
Jan 14, 2015

BLACK SCIENCE VOL.1: HOW TO FALL FOREVER collects issues #1-6. Grant McKay, leader of the League of Scientist, has finally found a way to use black science in order to travel through other dimensions thanks in part to his invention, The Pillar.
It is part Sliders (Remember it?), Lost in Space, Quantum leap and some Star Wars. A must read brought by Image Comics!!!!

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Apr 23, 2015

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