Black Science #33
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Matteo Scalera
Colorist: Moreno Dinisio
The last few issues of Black Science have been nothing short of extraordinary, and issue #33 is no different. The two things that make issue #33 a marvelous issue is the continuing evolution of Grant McKay and the stunning art of Matteo Scalera.
Grant McKay has come a long way as a character since the first issue of Black Science and it shows in this issue. When Grant is first introduced, he is shown as being selfish and never wanting to take responsibility for anything but all that has changed now. During a heated exchange with Kadir, Grant tells Kadir that all of the destruction could have been prevented if Kadir had not hired him. Kadir says Grant just doesn’t want to responsibility for his part, but Grant knows he is responsible and accepts his part in the chaos. Grant is a changed man and it’s one of the highlights in this issue, but this issue wouldn’t be complete without the excellent artwork of Matteo Scalera.
Matteo Scalera continues to draw one the most beautiful books on the stands today. Of course his action sequences are amazing, but he knows how to draw heart felt and tearjerker moments as well. In this issue, someone very close to Grant dies, read the issue if you want to find out who, and it just tears Grant apart. The heartbreak is all over his face and Matteo Scalera does a superb job on that panel. The art is never lacking in this book and with Moreno Diniso on colors, this book will continue to be one of the most magnificent books on the stands.
Black Science #33 has everything you could want in a single issue. It gives you great action sequences, character development, and you’ll definitely feel a tad bit sad, but it’s worth it. I have picked up every issue of Black Science and have not regretted that decision at all. It may be 33 issues in, but don’t let that stop you from enjoying a great issue from a great series.