BLACK SCIENCE VOL. 1: THE BEGINNERS’ GUIDE TO ENTROPY REMASTERED (2018) by Rick Remender (hardcover)
I love this fucking book. Had no idea I would as it was a blind buy. The first trade paperback sat on my shelf for a year or more without ever being cracked open, but when this GIGANTIC collection of the first 16 issues was released I had to pick it up.
So, blindly jumping into a massive, Encyclopedia-sized graphic novel, I had no idea what to expect.
We’re on a interdimensional road trip of sorts with some self-proclaimed Dimensionauts. This group of scientists (and their boss and some children) are jumping through dimensions using their “pillar” that they’ve created in hopes of discovering cures for illnesses and ways to better their dimension on their Earth. Of course, whenever anyone plays with dimensions, time, other worlds and so on… there comes a bit of trouble.
The fairly unlikable but somehow sorta likable character of Grant McKay is (or was) a selfish asshole who put his work before his family, and in the events that transpire, his work pushes him closer than ever to his family. I think Black Science is a great, GREAT read, and this giant edition really showcases the beautiful artwork and colors. I recommend this for anyone who has even the slightest interest in true sci-fi with some real emotional depth.