Image Comics Review: Radiant Black #1

by Kendra Hale
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Review: Radiant Black #1


[Editor’s Note: This review may contain spoilers]

Written By: Kyle Higgins 

Art By: Marcelo Costa

Letters By: Becca Carey


Review By: Kendra Hale 



Radiant Black is a series that I have been waiting to start, and that time has finally come. Kicking off with the origin, Radiant Black #1 takes off at a good pace and leaves readers wanting more. Kyle Higgins is passionate about this project and promises us great things to come. But let us start with the beginning, and dive in a bit. 

Nathan Burnett is feeling quite low. A struggling writer, he has gotten himself into debt on his journey to grasp his dreams. Nathan finds himself moving back into his parents place and is fighting with his feelings of inadequacy. His friend Marshall takes him out on his first night back, but things don’t end the way they should, with him helping Marshall get home. In the distance something strange has appeared, changing Nathan.  He is now able to do incredible things…but he is not alone.

Radiant Black #1
Radiant Black #1
Radiant Black #1
Radiant Black #1


I love when a creator gives you the chance to know them through their work. Kyle Higgins gives us that and so much more with this first issue. We get a peek behind the scenes of how this book came to be and what the message is. Flawed, yet always rising to the challenge. The artwork, as well, is genuinely fun to look at. And the suit concept? Love it! The fight with the helmet was wonderful. Marcelo Costa has brought the words to life in a way that draws you in and makes you stand at attention. 


I know I say this a lot but I need more and I intend to hold on tightly to the bursting at the seams promise for Radiant Black #2. I see you Kyle. 



This first issue gives us a promising beginning. We have a relatable main character in Nathan Burnett that, even in this brief beginning, has you rooting and hoping the best for him. I loved every moment and was left ready for the next bite. I look forward to learning more about the world and just what Nathan has found himself attached to. 


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