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Black Science #40

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.


The last surviving members of the Anarchist League of Scientists are reunited, and every decision they make splinters out a trillion possible universes. Is this a new beginning? Or the end of everything?

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
30 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100

    Black Nerd Problems

    As the epic, universe spanning story nears its end, Remender and Scalera spare no expense in putting the pedal to the floor and delivering twists and turns at breakneck pace. Issue #40 demonstrates why this is easily one of the best books in comics.

  • 100

    Monkeys Fighting Robots

    Every step this series has taken in a new direction, with every new chapter that starts, it continues to develop in ways that keep us on our toes. Black Science is pure science-fiction imagination come to life and delivered to readers in a beautiful package that isn’t easy to predict.

    Grant McKay is far from the hero we’re all accustomed to in comic books and Black Science is far from what is to be expected from comic book stories. It’s a shame that the end is near but it’s going to be a hell of a ride getting there.

  • 90

    Multiversity Comics

    Solid art and perfect comedic timing add a good balance to the apocalypse going down in “Black Science” #40, making this comic an enjoyable literary cocktail.

  • 40

    Much of this issue is focused on an assault where good layouts and top-notch style still struggle to overcome all of the dialogue heaped on the action. Characters walk through their histories and motives, as well as the central themes of the story like a team of narrators-in-training. There’s no nuance to a tale that continually announces the nuanced ideas it is supposedly about. Top all of that off with a twist that essentially marks this issue as filled before the finale and it’s all enough to make one wonder why Black Science needed to run as long as it has. This is one series that should have ended while the getting was still good, quite some time ago.

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