Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Graphic Novel Mini Reviews: Black Science: How To Fall Forever & Saga Vol.1

Title: Black Science Volume One: How to Fall Forever
Author: Rick Remender (writer). Matteo Scalera and Dean White (artists)
Published by: Image Comics on May 28th 2014
Genre: Science Fiction
Format: eARC
Source: Netgalley
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*I received a copy of this book free from the publisher via Netgalley  for review consideration, this in no way affects my opinion of the book.*

Goodreads Synopsis: Anarchist scientist Grant McKay has done the impossible! Using the Pillar, he has punched a hole through the barriers between dimensions, allowing travel to all possible universes. But now Grant and his team are trapped in the folds of infinity, the Pillar sending them careening through a million universes of unimaginable adventure, sanity-flaying danger and no way home...
Presenting the first mind-warping chapter of the critically acclaimed sci-fi epic by superstar creative team of writer RICK REMENDER (Uncanny Avengers, Captain America) and artist MATTEO SCALERA (Secret Avengers).

My Thoughts: This was a very interesting read, it is kind of like Sliders ( for the uncontrolled dimension hopping) meets Star Wars (for the weird creatures). The story goes straight into the action and at first this left me a little confused but it is not long before I had a firm grasp of what was happening.

What really makes this book is the character dynamics, there are so many different personalities thrown together, people that normally would not choose to spend time together. This creates tension and helps to keep the story moving. Also, the need to know what is going to happen next and what world and what strange creatures they will encounter keeps you turning the pages.

The art took a little while to get accustomed to but once I did I realised that it very much goes with the story and is really quite stunning.

Overall, this is a very fun, dimension hopping scifi story and I will definitely be looking out for the next volume.

Title: Saga Volume One
Author: Brian K. Vaughn (writer) & Fiona Staples (artist)
Publisher: Image

Goodreads Synopsis: When two soldiers from opposite sides of a never-ending galactic war fall in love, they risk everything to bring a fragile new life into a dangerous old universe. 

From New York Times bestselling writer Brian K. Vaughan (Y: The Last Man, Ex Machina) and critically acclaimed artist Fiona Staples (Mystery Society, North 40), Saga is the sweeping tale of one young family fighting to find their place in the worlds. Fantasy and science fiction are wed like never before in this sexy, subversive drama for adults. 

My Thoughts: OMFG THIS IS SO, SO GOOD, like argh I don't have words for how good it is. 

I loved all the characters, even the 'bad' guys, they are all so real and awesome, regardless that they have horns, are dead with half their body missing or have TVs for heads. 

The story is narrated by a baby, well, when the baby is all grown-up that is. She tells how her awesomely badass parents had to fight to stay alive, stay together and to keep their newborn. They are both soldiers from opposing sides who deserted so they could be together and they both have bounties on their heads. 

This is most definitely adult, there is bad language from the get go, violence, blood, gore and sex. The art is gorgeous and definitely adds to the enjoyment of the story. Basically I love everything about this book and I cannot wait to get my hands on the rest of the series.

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