Three years after Rick Remender and Matteo Scalera began work on what has become their crown jewel, BLACK SCIENCE, Oni Press have announced a premiere hardcover edition, due to hit shelves this February.
The Edition will feature the first three story arcs of the epic sci-fi fantasy, as well as a raft of extra material, such as character designs, cover mockups and behind-the-scenes development. BLACK SCIENCE is a phenomenal piece of work and this Edition will be a welcome addition to any fan of solid, intelligent sci-fi.
From the Oni Press press release:
EARLY BONUS CONTENT FROM BLACK SCIENCE DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION, VOL. 1 REVEALED
The glorious oversized hardcover will hit shelves this February 2016 and feature tantalizing extra material
New York Times bestselling writer Rick Remender (DEADLY CLASS, LOW, TOKYO GHOST) and Matteo Scalera tease a few pages from the forthcoming BLACK SCIENCE DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION, VOL. 1, set to hit stores this February.
This premiere hardcover edition will collect the first three story arcs of the beloved, pulp science fiction world-hopping adventure and feature an array of tantalizing extra material for fans to enjoy.
BLACK SCIENCE follows Grant McKay, former member of the Anarchist League of Scientists, who has finally done the impossible; he has deciphered “Black Science” and punched through the barriers of reality. However, what lies beyond the veil is not epiphany, but chaos.
Now Grant and his team are lost, living ghosts shipwrecked on an infinite ocean of alien worlds, barreling through the long-forgotten, ancient, and unimaginable dark realms. The only way is forward. The only question is how far are they willing to go—and how much can they endure—to get home again?
“This hardcover commemorates the three-year anniversary of when we started production on the book,” said Remender. “Everyone involved has worked tremendously hard to make this prestige hardcover edition a must-have for fans of the book and new readers. It’s wall-to-wall with extras and all that lush art by Matteo Scalera, one of the most talented guys in comics. When you see Matteo’s work at this size you’ll be blown away.”
BLACK SCIENCE DELUXE HARDCOVER EDITION, VOL. 1 (ISBN: 978-1-63215-493-4) hits comic book stores on Wednesday, February 3rd and bookstores on Tuesday, February 9th, and will be available for $49.99. It can be ordered by retailers from Diamond Book Distributors with Diamond Code SEP150588. It can be pre-ordered now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and IndieBound.