Radiant Black #2

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Marcello Costa Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 27
8.2Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

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Yesterday: Nathan found an alien artifact that turned him into a superhero. Today? His dad says he has to get a job, so driving for rideshare company Drivr it is. Oh, and there's also someone else out there robbing banks with powers like his. That's probably important.

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale Mar 31, 2021

    If you want something fresh, fun, real, and just genuinely enjoyable"this is it. Radiant Black is only two issues in and that is all I need to be invested. I have loved everything I have seen. Nathan Burnett is a relatable character in extraordinary circumstances and is easily rooted for. I cannot wait to see what is next! Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings Mar 25, 2021

    Radiant Black #2 builds upon the first issue, featuring challenges both personal and superhuman for its fledgling hero. With hints of more conflict between Nathan's civilian and superhero lives in future issues, I hope the creative team continues on this path they've set upon. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Mar 17, 2021

    Radiant Black continues to develop into a very good comic book series. I find most people like a good origin story and this is one I think lots of people will enjoy and even connect with. Nathan is a normal guy who can suddenly do extraordinary things and his journey towards heroism is turning into a fun and entertaining trip which I'm sure will have a few bumps along the way but I am 100% along for that ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Mar 22, 2021

    "Radiant Black" #2 takes a good step towards an interesting new series. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - David Weber Mar 19, 2021

    A breathtaking issue that sets a strong tone for the series and wholly immerses readers into the story. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Comicbook Dispatch - ozwoods Mar 26, 2021

    Radiant Black #2 is starting to find its footing as it really starts to build this new superhero. The blend of grounded elements with the superhero action feels pretty good here and the art and colors from Marcelo Costa look great. There are a few hiccups in the comic but nothing too bad. The story ends up being surprisingly wholesome and mature with the main character and shows there are great things in store for this series and its hero. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Mar 17, 2021

    Costa delivers some great art throughout the issue. The characters look great and the fight between Nathan and the mystery man is well choreographed. There are some thrilling visual moments and I can't wait to see more of them. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Mar 17, 2021

    'Radiant Black' #2 continues Nathan's growth as a superhero with some familiar and enjoyable to read growing pains. The existence of someone else with similar powers provides some fantastic visuals as Nathan looks for answers. This may be all-too-familiar for longtime comic book fans who've seen these kinds of origin stories before but frankly, it's still very entertaining. 'Radian Black' is comfort food for the nerd soul.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Mar 17, 2021

    The action is big, but it's the evolving and at times tense relationship between Nathan and his father that acts as the book's foundation, and as long as that balance is maintained, Radiant Black looks to be a winner month in and month out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 17, 2021

    Most issues slow down in issue 2 cause readership problems as writers cram in backstory or plot threads, keeping it crisp, clear and simple adds more here than some five or ten-issue series have so far. Oh, and the answer always is more raisins. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 17, 2021

    Radiant Black #2 isn't bad at all. Unfortunately, Nathan is a bit of a depressing character. We see a bit of him coming out of that towards the end of the issue and hopefully that's part of what Higgins is going for. The comic is really well done, it's just a bit of a downer missing that escapist joy the spandex and flight brings. And maybe that's part of the point of it all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AIPT - Alex Curtis Mar 18, 2021

    Radiant Black is most alive when it's reveling in energy-soaked action and wordlessly conveying emotion. Unfortunately, most of the issue bluntly hammers its points across in flat ways in both story and art. But there are enough bright spots to keep Radiant Black from being a lost cause. Read Full Review

  • 5.6
    Comic Crusaders - M.R. Jafri Mar 17, 2021

    There is simply no reason for readers to return other than trust that the arc will take a turn for something more dramatic to what this book currently is: a young man who is completely giving in to all the authority figures in his life. Read Full Review

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