Radiant Black #3

Writer: Kyle Higgins Artist: Marcello Costa Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 21, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 11
8.0Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

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Okay, that's it. Nathan's getting down to business today: he's finally working on his novel. All he needs is some solitary writing time-no "helpful" parents, no superhero social media, and definitely no alien voices beaming an unintelligible language into his brain. That's not too much to ask for, right?

  • 10
    DC Comics News - Kendra Hale May 13, 2021

    One of my favorite moments consists of no art at all and is what sets Radiant Black #3 apart and makes it entirely unique and aware of the medium. It's the pages that are solely the computer screen showcasing Nathan's short story. It truly sets readers into the mind of Nathan. I look forward to seeing what more is to come from this series. It is a high recommend. Read Full Review

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

    Radiant Black #3is the perfect look into the writing process and continues to be a standout in the world of superhero comics. I cannot recommend this book enough to fans old and new, as there's something for everyone here. And with the next issue promising to yet again change Nathan's life, the book is clearly ready to shift into a higher gear. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Reg Cruickshank Apr 20, 2021

    Radiant Black continues to be a book that's got my interest piqued. Indie superhero stories are a dime a dozen, and it's not easy to stand out in such a sea of talented creators putting their own spin on the genre. But what Higgins and Costa really manage to do is grab you, and make this world feel fresh and exciting. I can't wait for more to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Matthew Aguilar Apr 21, 2021

    Here's hoping the series doesn't shy away from more issues of this ilk moving forward, because it truly sets the series apart from everything else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nine Panel Press - Hank Rea Apr 22, 2021

    'Radiant Black' #3 proves this isn't "just another hero origin story" and something that Higgins has put a lot of thought into. It's about being who you want to be and following your dreams. Sure, super powers are cool but have you ever written an entire chapter before lunch? Higgins took a risk here and maybe I'm biased as a writer but it pays off in further developing Nathan as a person. It's no surprise that 'Radiant Black' is a runaway hit and it's not just the familiar super heroics that makes it so exciting. Higgins has added a personal touch to this story reminding us that characters can be multifaceted and mirror its audience.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    BGCP - Michael Lennox Jun 17, 2021

    It's incredible how they use an issue where nothing really happens but you feel fulfilled at the end of the issue. This will frustrate some of the action junkies that comics attract but this works well, slowly drawing the story arc forward with real-life stupid situations and banal conversations all of which make up a large chunk of all of our lives. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally Apr 21, 2021

    Costa has a beautiful visual style and that comes across the detailed panels. While there isn't much action to be had, the everyday beauty comes across in the visuals. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Apr 25, 2021

    RADIANT BLACK #3, available from Image Comics on April 21st, 2021, gives readers a deep look into the struggles of writer's block. Unfortunately, you can't help feeling the creative team had their own block in making this third issue. There's no story, the superhero alter-ego shows up for 3 pages to change a tire badly, and whatever plot was established in the first two issues is completely ignored. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Caffeinated Critique - James Stone Apr 21, 2021

    This was a major step in the wrong direction for this series. The pace was like a snail with no development and no actual story to talk about other than the creation of the name Radiant Black which was as uneventful as this issue. Let's hope this is a blip and issue 4 comes back with the same standards set in issue 1 & 2. Read Full Review

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