Radiant Black #18

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Stefano Simeone Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 21, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 10
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It's 1979. Wendell George graduates from Purdue with a degree in engineering and plans for the future. It's 2020. Wendell George discovers a cosmic artifact in a donut shop. It's 2023. Everything has fallen apart.

Series writer KYLE HIGGINS is joined by Chicago sports radio star LAURENCE HOLMES and rising-star artist STEFANO SIMEONE (Good Luck, Megaman: Fully Charged) for the secret origin of RADIANT YELLOW!

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Sep 21, 2022

    Radiant Black #18crosses through time and space to tell Radiant Yellow's origin story, providing an unconventional yet emotional narrative. Should Wendell follow in the footsteps of his fellow Radiants and receive a spinoff series, I look forward to seeing how his perception of time continues to affect the Massiveverse. Plus, I like seeing more of him as he's a really cool character. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Sep 21, 2022

    Radiant Black #18 is everything I love about comics wrapped into one issue, and I couldn't recommend it more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 21, 2022

    The first deep-dive into Radiant Yellow's world shows us an entirely different perspective than Red, Pink, or the Radiant Blacks, but it's one that is both creative and a great read. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    Comic Watch - Dustin Gebel Sep 24, 2022

    Radiant Black #18 is an attempt by the creative team to play with the books format and structure. It succeeds in the small picture, but at least in a digital reading ecosystem, the concurrent timelines are hard to follow. The actual emotional arc and plot are strong and help deepen Wendells character, but the presentation tries to mimic his Radiant powers but instead undercuts the flow of the story. Paired with Simeones art that sells the world-weariness of this character thats seen the future, the issue had the chance to be a strong character study. Instead, it's a decent story that swings for the fences, but its experimental structure hinders more than it helps. Read Full Review

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