Review: Radiant Black #3 (Image Comics)

Writer: Kyle Higgins
Artist: Marcelo Costa
Letterer: Becca Carey
On Sale: 21st April 2021

Ever imagined what superheroes do on their day off?


I found the first two issues to be fantastic as we explored the origin story of Nathan becoming Radiant Black so it was quite disappointing for this issue to be so uneventful. This issue slowly trudged it’s way through a writing day for Nathan as he tries to forget his super powers and get back to being an author. I could have got behind this for a few pages or even half the issue but a full issue of this really slowed the pace and changed the tone of this cracking series.


Much like the story, I have been a big fan of the art work in this series but due to a very static issue there isn’t a lot to write about this issue. Nathan spends a lot of time at his computer either writing or attempting to write and other than a quite trip out to pick up a car not a lot happened that required the art to shine.

Lettering was very key this issue with a lot of self thoughts and Nathan debating to himself the direction his book should take.


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.

I read this via an advance preview copy issued by Image Comics and received no incentive to review this comic. All images are courtesy of Image Comics and their respective owners.

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