"Power Rangers' Meets 'Invincible' in New Superhero Series 'Radiant Black' by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa
Bestselling writer Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ultraman, C.O.W.L.) 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.
“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,” said Higgins. “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.
In an exclusive scoop on the announcement of the series by io9, Costa added: "Radiant Black has two things that I love—superheroes and Sentai. When Kyle told me he wanted to mix these two worlds, it was immediately interesting to me. I knew we had the opportunity to create something very special here, especially because of the characters and the timely challenges we're building for them."
Eric Stephenson, Publisher & Chief Creative Officer at Image Comics said also: "It's been a few years since Kyle first pitched the idea of a new superhero series, but from the moment he mentioned it, I was in. Kyle's superhero work speaks for itself—especially his epic run on Power Rangers and the hugely successful 'Shattered Grid' event—so the idea of Kyle taking the skills he'd honed on work-for-hire superheroes and developing something of his own just seemed right to me. We've spent a lot of time talking superheroes over the last couple years, and it's been incredible to watch this all come together!"