Bestselling writer Kyle Higgins and superstar artist Marcelo Costa team up for Radiant Black. This all new, ongoing superhero series is set to launch from Image Comics in February 2021.
In the announcement, Higgins said:
This is the comic book I’ve been waiting my whole life to make—being able to build this with Marcelo Costa, Becca Carey, and Michael Busuttil is a dream come true. Radiant Black is both a love letter to the superhero stories I love as well as a statement on what I think superheroes can be for a whole new generation.
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 #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 10:
Cover A by Michael Cho – DEC200009
Cover B by Eduardo Ferigato & Costa – DEC200010
Cover C Blank cover – DEC200011
Cover D (1:10 incentive) by Costa – DEC200012
Cover E (1:25 incentive) by David Finch, Jimmy Reyes & Costa – DEC200013
Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red has been an excellent example of where digital comics, and especially digital firsts, are going when it comes to comic publishers. An anthology series from DC Comics, each week has seen a new stand-alone chapter from a different creative team. They have varied in tone with both the story and the art. The DC Digital First series has shown off the creativity of comics and how much the teams bring to it. Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Fourteen, “Fixer-Upper” is the latest chapter and an interesting one in many ways.
Written by Jordie Bellaire, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Fourteen has Harley Quinn following the Joker’s clues to an ending that’s unknown. Through her puzzle quest, she reflects upon her relationship. Unfortunately, the abusive relationship between Harley and the Joker has been a plot point all too often explored in this anthology series. But, that doesn’t mean the comic is bad in any way.
Instead, Bellaire gives us a really self-reflection. Harley goes through Joker’s motions exploring her relationship and history with him. Not only does she contemplate her position, she also reflects on why the Joker is drawn to her. This creates a very interesting read and by the comic’s end, a place of empowerment. The comic feels like a “journey” for Harley in the physical and emotional sense. We get her logic as she explores the whys of her dance with an abusive other. It’s all presented in an almost puzzle form as Harley unlocks what’s ahead of her in numerous ways.
Greg Smallwood handles the art duty with Becca Carey on lettering. There’s a horror aspect to the comic as she explores a rundown house and its surrounding areas. It’s also a rather fitting setting, a metaphor of her experiences with the abusive Joker. What’s also interesting is the focus on Harley. This isn’t a comic full of crazy action sequences. Instead we get tight panels with clear focusing on how the art reflects the narrative. A close-up of Harley’s face adds to her contemplation. The highlighting of a deranged letter reflecting on the Joker’s thoughts about his on-again off-again significant other. A dropped letter begins the process of Harley moving on with her life. Each panel is deliberate and thought out in its presentation.
Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red Chapter Fourteen is an interesting entry in the anthology series. While the exploration of Harley’s relationship with the Joker is a little tiring, the details of this take stand out. It’s a digital comics that feels like every aspect has been really thought about in how it ties into and tells the story and Harley’s journey. It’s the type of story where you’d debate the details in English class. While it doesn’t tread new ground it’s also a solidly executed story.
Bettie Page is back and better than ever, with a new alternate history twist making her a true Hollywood star in the making – and suspect to a murder!
Writer Karla Pacheco brings her kickass skill and sensibilities to another iconic babe, building up a new yarn for Bettie that’s part pulp noir, part pin-up, stylized yet realistic. She’s joined by Italian artist Vincenzo Federici, who’s drawn the “Dark Angel” before. Rounding out the team are colorist Rebecca Nalty and letterer Becca Carey.
In this series, Bettie has moved from New York to Hollywood sometime around 1954. She’s transitioned into more minor acting working, with theater success and bit parts in B-movies. Though she’s still challenged navigating the sticky swamp of producers, perps, pumps, and pushers who call La La Land home and want a piece of the pie – and Bettie. The question is – does Bettie Page find trouble, or does trouble find her? Signing on for a supporting role in a “tastefully sensual” fantasy film set on an idyllic tropical island, she’s wrapped up in a new environment and colorful cast of characters. Until someone is murdered and a massive storm hits!
For such an iconic woman, a crop of all-star artists are contributing covers! Junggeun Yoon leads the pack, joined by Kano and of course the legendary Joseph Michael Linsner. Riki Le Cotey marks a first with a cosplay cover. The real-life Bettie herself is featured on two photo cover variants, one nice and one naughty. Plus a slick homage to Frank Miller from Stephen Mooney.
Written by PAUL LEVITZ Art by MJ KIM Colors by ULISES ARREOLA Letters by SIMON BOWLAND Cover A by AMILCAR PINNA Cover B by JON DAVIS-HUNT Cover C by BECCA CAREY Preorder Edition Cover by JEREMY HAUN On sale JANUARY 22 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+
Chaos strikes the Big Apple as The Visitor targets a group of revolutionary international scientists!
BOOM! Studios has revealed today a first look at Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8, the official prelude to Hellmouth, the historic Buffy and Angel comic book event, from Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and acclaimed artist David López.
The road to Hellmouth begins in Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8, where the Slayer meets Angel for the very first time! Buffy’s on patrol at her school’s Halloween dance, but instead of demons and monsters, she finds a stranger in a mask who seems to be watching her every move. Meanwhile, across town, someone close to the Scooby Gang makes a fateful decision that has dire consequences for Sunnydale, and leads directly to the event that will change Buffy and Angel’s lives forever in…the HELLMOUTH.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 features a main cover by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, and acclaimed artists Kevin Wada, Becca Carey, Daniele Di Nicuolo, and more; as well as a Hellmouth Connecting Cover by artists Kelly & Nichole Matthews. It comes to shelves September 4, 2019.
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artists: David López, Sas Milledge Cover Artists: Main Cover: Marc Aspinall Spotlight Cover: Kevin Wada Chosen One Cover: Sonia Liao Preorder Cover: Becca Carey Incentive Cover: Michael Walsh Unlocked Human Cover: Miguel Mercado Unlocked Vampire Cover: Miguel Mercado Colorist: Raúl Angulo, Sas Milledge Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Price: $3.99
With time and options running out quickly, Buffy must turn to the new face in Sunnydale, someone she doesn’t fully trust—ANGEL! If you’re expecting sparks to fly, you’re probably guessing wrong…but fists and stakes just might!
Publisher: BOOM! Studios Writer: Jordie Bellaire Artist: David López Colorist: Raúl Angulo Letterer: Ed Dukeshire Cover Artists: Main Cover: Marc Aspinall Spotlight Cover: Kevin Wada Chosen One Cover: Alexa Sharpe Preorder Cover: Becca Carey Incentive Cover: Ethan Young Unlocked Human Variant: Miguel Mercado Unlocked Vampire Variant: Miguel Mercado Price: $3.99
Nothing will ever be the same after the attack on Xander. But with the Mistress Drusilla and Spike closer to opening the Hellmouth, Buffy is out of time to save her friend—and everyone else in Sunnydale!
BOOM! Studios has unveiled three Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 covers by Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall, and artists Kevin Wada, and Becca Carey. This game-changing issue of the acclaimed series will debut in stores September 4, 2019.
While the Slayer and the rest of the Scooby Gang were fighting to save Xander’s soul, the Mistress Drusilla and her lieutenant Spike were busy searching for a way to open the gates of the Hellmouth so they could flood Sunnydale, then eventually the world, with demons and hell on Earth. And they’re close. Can Buffy stop them in time to save the world from utter destruction?
High school is hell, as Eisner Award-nominated writer Jordie Bellaire and acclaimed artist David López, along with series creator and story consultant Joss Whedon, reimagine the groundbreaking pop culture phenomenon for a new generation of comic book fans.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer #8 features three main covers. Buffy and Angel meet at a Halloween party on Mondo illustrator Marc Aspinall’s cover. Fan favorite artist Kevin Wada’s cover features Anya, the proprietor of Sunnydale’s hottest underground magic shop. And artist Becca Carey pays tribute to the season two episode, “Halloween.”