New Arc Begins in Black Science #22 From Image Comics
, the sci-fi pulp adventure epic from writer Rick Remender and artist Matteo Scalera, returns for a new arc with Black Science
#22 in July. The Image Comics series will bring back the crew of time and dimension travelers headed by Grant McKay in the five-part story “We Say Goodbye to Ourselves.” Black Science
combines elements of classic sci-fi adventures like The Black Hole
with a more contemporary approach to complex storytelling.
In Black Science
#22, Grant has become desperate to rescue his daughter, leading him to make a dangerous decision that could threaten a peace established between three advanced races, putting all of the dimensions in peril. “We Say Goodbye to Ourselves” is said to have a bigger sense of action and will likely still incorporate the complicated characters and surprising twists that have made the first twenty-plus issues of the series stand out.
Rick Remender is known for his work with Marvel Comics (Captain America
, Uncanny Avengers
, and others) but he has been writing a number of series for Image Comics for a few years, including LOW
and Deadly Class
. With Black Science
, he teamed up with Matteo Scalera (Deadpool
), an artist with a distinctive, wiry style and a dynamic sense of action.
Remender said that the new arc is in a very different direction. “A hard-earned optimistic appraisal might just lead to a hard-earned victory for Grant McKay. All of the pieces we've set up begin to converge. A new cast member will take the spotlight. An encounter with a strange sorceress will lead to a character defining choice that will change one Dimensionaut forever. We have more exciting new worlds, illustrated masterfully by Matteo, that alone is worth the price of admission.”
#22 will be published by Image Comics on July 6th
. Four trade paperback volumes of the series have been released by Image with the fourth, Godworld
, just coming out in late May. Also available is a hardcover omnibus, The Beginner’s Guide to Entropy
, which collects the first three arcs of Black Science.