The second arc in the Radiant Black series is finally here, and if you thought the first chapter was dope, well, wait until you get a load of this issue. The last time we saw Marshall (the surprise main protagonist) back in issue #5, the climax introduced many new radiants fleeing from supercharged versions of themselves who want to kill everyone, including Marshall, and take their radiant abilities. If that weren’t enough, Marshall is still emotionally dealing with the hospitalization of his best buddy, Nathan. So now he has to combat somehow this unknown force that could jeopardize everything he knows and loves. Radiant Black #7 continues to stack the deck against Marshall, proving that being a hero is far from a cakewalk.
Radiant Black #7 is a fantastic issue that wastes no time showcasing the superb action-packed illustrations and strategic talents of Marcelo Costa. Most of the book sees Marshall and his newly met acquaintances duck and dodge through portals from Syndey to Toyko to stay one step ahead of the sword-wielding radiant who plans on ending them all.
That doesn’t mean that this is an issue you can skip or skim through, though — the dialogue provided by Kyle Higgins leads to some insightful bits of information between the characters and even manages to slip in some humor and pivotal moments, like Marshall putting his beef on hold with Red Radiant, who’s responsible for the building falling on Nathan.
The cherry on top goes to Natalia Marques for providing an out-of-this-world assortment of colors that bring the danger and exciting panel moments to life.
Radiant Black #7 takes the series to new and exciting territory, and I can’t wait to see what the creative team behind the book has in store for readers this go-round. If you’re not already reading Radiant Black, you should be because it’s incredible.
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