Radiant Black #27 Review: Radiant$ Black

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We’re reviewing two issues that are tied together: Radiant Black #27 and Radiant Black #27.5 from Image Comics. Both are written by Kyle Higgins and Joe Clark, with the former featuring art by Eduardo Ferigato, and the latter with art by Thobias Daneluz.

We reviewed the book on the Stack podcast. But in the interest of highlighting more about the title, here’s a summary of the conversation with our thoughts. And if you prefer the longer audio version, that’s below as well!

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Radiant Black #27 Review:

In one title, Nathan is Radiant Black. In the other, Marshall is Radiant Black. The dual comic experiment continues to diverge in story in these issues, as the characters make vastly different choices while still being tested for their powers. And same with the previous issue, this one provides a serious gut punch.

Kicking things off, host Alex Zalben noted that while the previous issue mostly paralleled action in the two books, here there are some serious deviations — and in particular, you should read them first #27, then #27.5. “Read in that direction because… What a gut punch,” Zalben said.

Pete LePage called the art in the two issues “streamlined” and “futuristic.” And on the story, he expressed excitement over having no idea where this event will go. “They’re doing a great job,” LePage said.

“I’m so emotionally involved in this,” Zalben continued. “This is one of the boldest experiments we’ve got going in comics right now. It’s so impressive how they’re rolling this out… The art feels complimentary, and it’s just really well plotted out action sequences throughout.”

Radiant Black #27 Official Synopsis:

THE CATALYST WAR CONTINUES! Nathan and Marshall face the consequences of their decisions. In the rubble of skyscrapers, the second trial begins.RADIANT BLACK is a Massive-Verse series.

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