Radiant Black –“A sharp, thoughtful, relentlessly entertaining superhero debut, and a must-read for fans of the genre looking for something new.” —SYFYWIRE
Customer frenzy for the highly anticipated superhero series Radiant Black by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ultraman, C.O.W.L.) and Marcelo Costa has rocketed the title to instant bestseller status with the first issue sold out at the distributor level the week of release. Image Comics will rush the first issue back to print in order to keep up with the inertia for the series and the reprint will feature a stunning new cover by artist Carlos Dattoli.
“To say that Marcelo, Becca, Michael and I are thrilled with the initial reaction to Radiant Black, would be a massive understatement,” said Higgins. “As a writer, one of the things I pride myself on is the promise of the premise. Which is why we’re so excited to reveal this stunning new cover by Carlos Dattoli. Issue one is all about the introduction of Nathan, dealing with very grounded problems in the here and now. But as you can see from the stunning piece by Carlos, the scale of his life and problems are about to get a whole lot bigger.”
Radiant Black #1 introduces Nathan Burnett who has just turned thirty. Things aren’t great: He’s working (and failing) at two jobs, his credit card debt is piling up, and his only move… is moving back home with his parents.
But when Nathan discovers and unlocks the ethereal, cosmic RADIANT, he’s given the power to radically change his fortunes!
There’s just one problem: The powers don’t belong to him. And the COSMIC BEINGS who created them want them back… by any means necessary.
Radiant Black has been compared to Higgins’ previous work revitalizing the Power Rangers brand with his thirty plus issue run on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including the smash hit Shattered Grid, for a contemporary superhero mentality similar to the iconic Invincible series by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. Kirkman himself calls Radiant Black, “the perfect superhero comic for anyone missing Invincible.”
Radiant Black #1 second printing (Diamond Code JAN218000) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 10.
Radiant Black #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Select praise for Radiant Black:
“The perfect superhero comic for anyone missing Invincible, or anyone who hated Invincible, or anyone who never read Invincible… the perfect superhero comic for anyone… Fall in love with superheroes again. Read Radiant Black!” —Robert Kirkman, The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song, Fire Power
“Bright, smart and too much fun—classic saturday morning superhero greatness remade for a new generation!” —Scott Snyder, Nocterra, Undiscovered Country
“The most fun I’ve had reading a new superhero comic in years. It’s the sort of book I’ve been dying to have on my pull list again.” —James Tynion IV, Batman, The Department Of Truth
“A sharp, thoughtful, relentlessly entertaining superhero debut, and a must-read for fans of the genre looking for something new.” —SYFYWIRE
“Instantly relatable, but it’s also a lot of fun…Accessible and entertaining, Radiant Black proves there’s plenty of life and new directions in a well-worn genre.” —Comic Book Resources
“One debut you should not miss.” —ComicBook.com
“Doesn’t feel like a revival or a reboot—this is a superhero for right now. I can’t wait to see where it’s going.” —Kurt Busiek, Astro City
“The spiritual successor to Invincible—a brand new superhero for Image Comics with gorgeous art, clever dialogue, and a wonderful mix of the human and the fantastic. Check it out!” —Joe Henderson, Skyward, showrunner of Lucifer
“Higgins’ most powerful and, more importantly, most personal story to date. An original Image superhero series for the next generation.” —Ryan Parrott, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Dead Day
“Brought me back to that same feeling I had when I first read Invincible: the tone and feel of classic old school superhero comic book joy, updated and filtered through a modern lens. A fantastic creative team elevating each other’s work from panel to panel.” —Robbie Thompson, Meet the Skrulls, Teen Titans, Supernatural
“A fresh take on a classic setup—dreams withering, a frustrated young man is forced to move back home and in with his parents to get his life together. A drunken night and a shocking unearthly experience hint at major consequences to come. I loved this perfectly executed first issue.” —Christopher Golden, Baltimore and Joe Golem: Occult Detective
“Amazing dialogue. Incredible reversals. Surprising twists. All with a strong character arc at its center… A blast from start to finish.” —Marc Guggenheim, Arrow, X-MEN Gold
“I would absolutely recommend to folks missing Invincible or who want a fun and hilarious action comic to add to their pull list!” —Leila del Duca, Wonder Woman: Tempest, Afar, Sleepless
“I loved this. It’s got that rich, character-driven early Ultimate Spider-Man, Invincible vibe. Superheroes should be fun.” —Alex Paknadel
“A modern hero story that really hits home—especially for those of us that feel like we still haven’t hit our stride or gotten as far along in life as we should’ve.” —Brian Buccellato, The Flash, Sons of the Devil
“What a breath of fresh air… Bridges the gap between who we are and what we all aspire to be. It is sleek, unique, and oh so prescient.” —David Gallaher, Convergence: Green Lantern Corps, Ghost Recon: Breakpoint
“The spiritual successor to Invincible—a brand new superhero with gorgeous art, clever dialogue, and a wonderful mix of the human and the fantastic. Check it out!” —Joe Henderson, Skyward, showrunner of Lucifer
“An excellent superhero romp with slick art and an extremely cool looking hero—looking forward to reading more.” —John McCrea, Hitman, Dead Eyes
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