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Image’s Massive-Verse is throwing a party ahead of C2E2

Join the Massive-verse team for a comic book event like no other! On Thursday, August 4 at 7 PM at the Embers Tap House in Lockport, Illinois, fans will have an exciting opportunity to meet up with the Massive-verse creators, including: Kyle Higgins, Melissa Flores, Marcelo Costa, Eduardo Ferigato, Ryan Parrott, Igor Monti, Mat Groom, Joe Clark, Alec Siegel, Laurence Holmes, and Michael Busuttil, and the Circle Guy News crew—for a Massive kick off to c2e2!

Fans who attend will enter Existence with unique narrative experiences that shine new light on the Radiants, visit the real world—reel world?—locations portrayed in the pages of Radiant Black (including Embers and the Roxy theatre in downtown Lockport), and partake in unique photo opportunities and surprise giveaway items.

Then, on Friday, August 5 at 1 PM at the McCormick Place Convention Center, c2e2 attendees are invited to head over to room S401 for the Across the Massive-verse panel. The Image Comics Massive-Verse is only getting started—and this panel is the only place to find out what’s next! Join Higgins, Ferigato, Parrott, Flores, Chen, Groom, and Busuttil for an exclusive Q&A guaranteed to spill the secrets of the Massive-Verse!

Higgins and Costa’s breakout hit Radiant Black took superhero storytelling to new heights when it launched—but Radiant Black isn’t the only character inhabiting the Massive-verse. There’s a whole universe for readers to explore! Characters like Rogue Sun, Inferno Girl Red, The Dead Lucky’s Bibiana—and more yet to be revealed—all occupy the Massive-verse. Each of them has a different story to tell, different adversaries to face… and they each occupy a very different corner of this shared universe.

Massive-verse C2E2 Party

Radiant Black gets animated with a new short featuring Will Friedle!

The MASSIVE-VERSE now includes its own original animated short, courtesy of Tiger Animation and Black Market Narrative. Last week, discerning fans were treated to an exclusive animation of their beloved Radiant Black characters created by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa.

Tucked within the pages of the recent Radiant Black #15 release was a QR code that sent readers to an exciting, animated Radiant Black video featuring the voice of Will Friedle.

Higgins and Costa’s breakout hit Radiant Black took superhero storytelling to new heights when it launched—but Radiant Black isn’t the only character inhabiting the MASSIVE-VERSE. There’s a whole universe for readers to explore! Characters like Rogue Sun, Inferno Girl Red, The Dead Lucky’s Bibiana—and more yet to be revealed—all occupy the MASSIVE-VERSE. Each of them has a different story to tell, different adversaries to face… and they each occupy a very different corner of this shared universe. 

Radiant Black #15 is on sale now at comic book shops and available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of what the MASSIVE-VERSE has in store with Ryan Parrott and Abel’s Rogue Sun, Cherish Chen, David Lafuente, and Miquel Muerto’s Radiant Red, and Melissa Flores & French Carlomagno’s upcoming The Dead Lucky on sale Wednesday, August 3.

Radiant Black #16 features a cover by Vlad Legostaev to support Ukraine Efforts

Ukrainian artist Vlad Legostaev is teaming up with Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa for an exciting Radiant Black variant—the proceeds for which will go toward supporting The Ukraine Humanitarian Fund relief efforts.

In Radiant Black #16—for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Piece by piece, Marshall has managed to dismantle the EpicFront empire.

Radiant Black #16 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 27:

  • Radiant Black #16 Cover D by Legostaev – Request it from your local comic shop on PREVIEWS PullBox (Diamond Code FEB228639)
Radiant Black #16

Cherish Chen joins artists David Lafuente and Miquel Muerto for Radiant Red

Writer Cherish Chen joins artists David Lafuente and Miquel Muerto for the upcoming Radiant Red. This new, five-issue miniseries reunites the fan-favorite creative team behind Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa’s Radiant Black #6 issue and expands the Radiant Red character’s story. It is set to launch this March from Image Comics

To her students, Satomi Sone is a diligent middle school teacher. To her fiancé and parents, she’s the rock of their family. To the world, she’s Radiant Red, a criminal turned matter-absorbing superhero.

But with a mysterious stranger in her classroom, a nosy reporter on her doorstep, and $2.5 million hidden in the air vents of her house, she’s going to have to decide who she is, and quickly—before the world chooses for her.

Radiant Red #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 16. 

Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Alex Sinclair, and Alex Ross Team Up for Astro City: That Was Then

Bestselling creative team Kurt Busiek, Brent Anderson, Alex Ross, Alex Sinclair, and Comicraft team up for the return of Astro City in an all-new special out from Image Comics this March—the Astro City: That Was Then… one-shot.

And a host of top Image creators welcome the series back to Image—where it all began—with a stunning lineup of variant covers by Erik Larsen, Marcelo Costa, Leandro Fernández, Jamie McKelvie, Chip Zdarsky, and Rob Guillory.

These highly collectable covers bring Astro City characters together with popular classic and current Image Comics series, including Savage Dragon and Samaritan, Radiant Black and the Confessor, The Old Guard and Cleopatra, Beautie in full The Wicked + The Divine style, Quarrel and Crackerjack in a Sex Criminals homage, and Tony Chu and the First Family’s Rex in a Chew-style trip to Beefy Bob’s.

Astro City: That Was Then… features new and existing heroes and launches a mystery that will drive the forthcoming Astro City series. Who were the Jayhawks? How did they inspire five teen sidekicks looking for answers to hit the road in a rickety crime mobile in 1969? And how will this affect Astro City in the present? It all begins here. And don’t miss the Astro City Metrobook, collecting the first three years of the acclaimed series!

The Astro City: That Was Then… one-shot will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 30. 

The Superhero World of Radiant Black Expands with Two New Series

Two momentous new releases will join Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa’s Radiant Black in the Image Comics superhero universe in February 2022.

The month will kick off with an eye-melting, page-turning crossover superhero event in Supermassive one-shot by writers Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott, and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna. Then, fans will be primed and ready to return to comic shops to get their hands on the pulse-pounding new ongoing series launch—Rogue Sun by writer Ryan Parrott and artists Abel and Chris O’Halloran.  

These two epic superhero drops will leave Radiant Black fans breathless and provide a jolt of high octane action to new readers interested in jumping in on the excitement. 

First, 2021’s hottest new superhero Radiant Black launches into his first ever crossover event with the Image Comics debut of Inferno Girl Redspinning out of the highly successful Kickstarter—which is coming to Image later next year and the first appearance of Rogue Sun! Power Rangers: Shattered Grid architects Higgins, Parrott, Groom and Manna and colorist extraordinaire Igor Monti, unite for a one-shot, extra-length story so big it can only be called—Supermassive.

Next, Rogue Sun kicks 2022 into high gear when rebellious teenager Dylan Siegel discovers that the late superhero Rogue Sun was his estranged father, Marcus—and that he’s inherited his father’s mantle. Tasked with protecting our world from the forces of the supernatural—and solving his father’s murder—Dylan will be forced to come to terms with the man he’s spent the majority of his life hating. This new ongoing series is a supernatural murder mystery that explores the complicated bond between father and son and cements itself squarely in a corner of the Image Comics superhero universe. 

Supermassive one-shot will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 2: 

  • Cover A by Manna & Monti – Diamond Code DEC210098
  • Cover B by Marcelo Costa, Abel, Durso – Diamond Code DEC210099
  • Cover C 1:25 copy incentive – Diamond Code DEC210100
  • Cover D 1:50 copy incentive – Diamond Code DEC210101

Rogue Sun #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 16: 

  • Cover A by Declan Shalvey – Diamond Code DEC210054
  • Cover B by Goñi Montes – Diamond Code DEC210055
  • Cover C 1:10 copy incentive by Abel – Diamond Code DEC210056
  • Cover D 1:25 copy incentive by Daniele Di Nicuolo – Diamond Code DEC210057
  • Cover E 1:50 copy incentive by Booth – Diamond Code DEC210058

Radiant Black #10’s Blacklight Edition Revealed!

Bestselling series Radiant Black by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa will add a gleam of the fantastic to issue #10 of the series with a special Blacklight Edition treatment. Image Comics has revealed an early look at the issue—which is set to hit shelves this November.

Printed with blacklight-reactive fluorescent inks—and exclusively recolored for this purpose by the excellent Igor Monti—these pages will cast the story in a whole new light and will never be reprinted. 

Welcome to Existence. In Radiant Black #10, Marshall finds himself trapped in an unimaginable infinity beyond space and time. But how? And why? Can he make it out? And what is Catalyst?

Radiant Black #10 Blacklight Edition (Diamond Code SEP210065) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 24. 

Review: Last Flight Out #1

Last Flight Out #1

Last Flight Out #1 is an interesting debut. The comic centers on a man who is completely unlikeable. There’s little when it comes to any redeeming qualities. In fact, the series is about escaping a dying Earth and part of me wants him to be left behind so he suffers. But, after reading the first issue, I still want to see where this goes.

Marc Guggenheim takes us to another doomed Earth. This one has been ravaged by climate change and disease like COVID. Arks are being constructed to escape the planet with the third and last to take off in a day. The architect behind those arcs is an utter asshole and horrible father who neglected his daughter after his wife, her mother, died in a car accident. Is it any surprise she ran away and might not want to leave the planet with her father?

Last Flight Out #1 is set up as a journey of a father who is attempting to reach his daughter before disaster. But, it reads about a rich, privileged asshole who endangers a group of soldiers so he can force his daughter to do something she probably doesn’t want to do. I’m sure there’ll be twists and turns in there but right now, I’m hoping a soldier accidently caps the main character in the head during the journey.

What’s really interesting about the series is the small details Guggenheim includes. There’s of course the info about how the world has gone to crap but it’s the small mentions of what has been done to build these arks to escape. There’s the use of social media discussions to echo the denial that is currently dooming our world. The strained relationship and want of escape is something so many of us are experiencing and so many of us want to do. Guggenheim captures some of the current zeitgeist in this science fiction tale.

The art by Eduardo Ferigato sets up the world nicely. We’re mostly presented a bubble of wealth and privilege. The series is clearly taking us elsewhere so the change between what we’ve witnessed and what we will witness will be interesting. Joined by Marcelo Costa on color and Diego Sanches on lettering, the art does a solid job of delivering an emotional coldness throughout. There’s a calculated decision in everything it feels like and that feels reflected in the characters, none of whom feel warm beyond the small child neglected.

Last Flight Out #1 is an interesting comic. The main character is one we want to die. I’m cheering for the military with him to just put a bullet in him and head back to the ship before it takes off. I want something bad to happen. But, I’m also intrigued as to where this is going. Is there any redemption? Will there be a “happy” ending? With such a bleak, cold opening, here’s hoping the comic delivers a little hope and happiness.

Story/Co-Creator: Marc Guggenheim Art/Co-Creator: Eduardo Ferigato
Color: Marcelo Costa Letterer: Diego Sanches
Story: 7.0 Art: 7.5 Overall: 7.35 Recommendation: Read

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review


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Radiant Black #7 Sells Out as it Kicks Off a New Arc

Radiant Black #7 by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa has sold out completely at the distributor level. This issue marks the beginning of a new story arc in the bestselling series and will be fast-tracked for a reprint by Image in order to keep up with the high rate of reorder activity.

Picking up after the previous story arc’s jaw dropping cliffhanger, Radiant Black #7 follows Radiant Black as his life just got a whole lot more complicated. Pursued by a new enemy and not sure who to trust, will our hero escape with his life? Or is this the beginning of the end for Radiant Black?

Available at comic book shops on Wednesday, September 22:

  • Radiant Black #7, second printing – Diamond Code JUL218737
  • Radiant Black #8 Cover A by Felipe Watanabe – Diamond Code JUL210256
  • Radiant Black #8 Cover B by Jose Carlos – Diamond Code JUL210257
  • Radiant Black #8 Cover C 1:25 by Tyler Kirkham – Diamond Code JUL210258
Radiant Black #7, second printing

Radiant Black #5 has hooked readers requiring a reprint after a sell-out

Radiant Black by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa is being rushed back to print again—for a second time, issue #5 has sold out completely at the distributor level.

This latest issue in the popular superhero series introduces to the team the critically acclaimed colorist Natália Marques and fan-favorite artist Eduardo Ferigato alongside Higgins and Costa.

Radiant Red remains at large. Red needs to be stopped before anyone else gets hurt. But after the events of issue #4 left Lockport—and the world—reeling, is Radiant Black up to the task? And will he be in this fight alone? Radiant Black #5 is an extra-length, explosively climactic conclusion to the first story arc of the series.

Radiant Black #5 third printing Cover A (Diamond Code JUN218650) and Radiant Black #5 third printing Cover B black & white 1:10 copy incentive (Diamond Code JUN218651) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 18.

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