Published on January 15th, 2021 | by Adrian Gunning
RADIANT BLACK PAYS HOMAGE TO POPULAR POWER RANGERS HELMET COVERS WITH MONTES VARIANT
The eagerly anticipated forthcoming superhero series Radiant Black by Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Ultraman, C.O.W.L.) and Marcelo Costa will launch from Image Comics with a nod to the popular line of Power Rangers helmet covers. Goñi Montes will lend his talents for a highly collectible 1:50 limited homage variant to spike the adrenaline for readers over the forthcoming superhero series.
Radiant Black boasts early comparisons to Higgins’ previous work revitalizing the Power Rangers brand with his thirty plus issue run on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including the smash hit Shattered Grid, for a contemporary superhero mentality similar to the iconic Invincible series by Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. Kirkman himself calls Radiant Black, “the perfect superhero comic for anyone missing Invincible.”
The Hollywood Reporter also recently revealed the Radiant Black trailer, featuring an original song, titled “Radiant,” by the band Crisis Couture.
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.
“I’ve told this to Goñi over the years, and it’s absolutely true—his very first helmet covers directly inspired my take on how to reimagine Power Rangers for a contemporary, ongoing comic book,” said Higgins. “His covers are so iconic, and in my opinion, one of the biggest reasons our series found an audience. I’m so honored for Goñi to join us on Radiant Black.”
Radiant Black #1 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, February 10:
- Radiant Black #1 Cover A Cho – DEC200009
- Radiant Black #1 Cover B Ferigato & Costa – DEC200010
- Radiant Black #1 Cover C Blank cover – DEC200011
- Radiant Black #1 Cover D 10 copy incentive Costa – DEC200012
- Radiant Black #1 Cover E 25 copy incentive Finch Reyes & Costa – DEC200013
- Radiant Black #1 Cover F 50 copy incentive Montes Helmet – DEC208079
Radiant Black #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.