Get Started In BLACK SCIENCE

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated Jun 2019

BLACK SCIENCE is a 2013 Image comic book series from writer Rick Remender and Italian artist Matteo Scalera that tells the story of a group of 'dimensionauts' hopping between alternate dimensions, facing hostile threats in those dimensions (and from each other), and trying to repair their dimension-hopping device in order to return home. It is a dark and gritty series born of its namesake, 'Black Science,' and showcasing some bizarre realities, where anyone can die--even main characters...as there are always alternate versions to fill the void. If you were a fan of the Sliders television show from the 90's, you will surely enjoy this faster-paced and more violent version of that plot construct.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the current series to help you get started with Black Science comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

As with most creator-owned series, the story is generally contained in a single ongoing series and subsequently collected into trade paperbacks. The series will end with issue #43.

PublisherFrequencySeries 
IMAGEOngoingBLACK SCIENCE [2013]

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Black Science. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Black Science.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
BLACK SCIENCE #41
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Feb 2019BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #41 SCALERA CVR A  (NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF, Part 3 of 5)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
BLACK SCIENCE #42
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Mar 2019BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #42 SCALERA CVR A  (NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF, Part 4 of 5)UNAVAILABLE$2.59
BLACK SCIENCE #43
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Jul 2019BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #43 SCALERA CVR A  (NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF, Part 5 of 5 (series end))UNAVAILABLE$2.59

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Black Science comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Black Science. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
BLACK SCIENCE VOL 01: HOW TO FALL FOREVERQuick ViewMay 2014BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 01: HOW TO FALL FOREVER
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BLACK SCIENCE VOL 02: WELCOME, NOWHEREQuick ViewJan 2015BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 02: WELCOME, NOWHERE
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BLACK SCIENCE VOL 03: VANISHING PATTERNQuick ViewAug 2015BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 03: VANISHING PATTERN
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BLACK SCIENCE VOL 04: GODWORLDQuick ViewMay 2016BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 04: GODWORLD
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BLACK SCIENCE VOL 05: TRUE ATONEMENTQuick ViewDec 2016BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 05: TRUE ATONEMENT
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BLACK SCIENCE VOL 06: FORBIDDEN REALMS AND HIDDEN TRUTHSQuick ViewJul 2017BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 06: FORBIDDEN REALMS AND HIDDEN TRUTHS
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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BLACK SCIENCE VOL 07: EXTINCTION IS THE RULEQuick ViewMar 2018BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 07: EXTINCTION IS THE RULE
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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BLACK SCIENCE VOL 08: LATER THAN YOU THINKQuick ViewOct 2018BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 08: LATER THAN YOU THINK
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
BLACK SCIENCE VOL 09: NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELFQuick ViewSep 2019BLACK SCIENCE [2013-TPB] VOL 09: NO AUTHORITY BUT YOURSELF
  
UNAVAILABLE$11.04
      
BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE EDITION VOL 01: THE BEGINNERS' GUIDE TO ENTROPYQuick ViewFeb 2016BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE EDITION [2016-HC] VOL 01: THE BEGINNERS' GUIDE TO ENTROPY
CURRENT PRINTING
  
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BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE EDITION VOL 02: TRANSCENDENTALISMQuick ViewOct 2017BLACK SCIENCE PREMIERE EDITION [2016-HC] VOL 02: TRANSCENDENTALISM
  
PRE-SALE$49.99
$42.49

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Black Science, if it's within your budget.

  • BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #1  (1st appearance of Black Science)

Origin Story

The original presentation of an origin story or a retelling/recounting of it can be a good place to get started with a character or subject. Black Science does not have a typical superhero-style origin story. The basic premise of the series is established in the first story arc.

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Black Science comic books. As with most creator-owned, Image series, the story is generally contained in a single ongoing series and subsequently collected into trade paperbacks.

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Black Science, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags.

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  • BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #1   (1st appearance of Black Science)
  • BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #2   (early issue)
  • BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #3   (early issue)
  • BLACK SCIENCE [2013] #4   (early issue)