Writer Cherish Chen, artists David Lafuente and Miquel Muerto are teaming up for a new five issue mini-series, Radiant Red, spinning out of Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa’s Radiant Black #6 issue and expanding the Radiant Red character’s story.
Radiant Red co-creator, Higgins spoke exclusively with io9:
“The last time we saw Satomi in Radiant Black, she and Marshall had finally buried the hatchet—but that doesn’t mean all her problems have gone away,As her life gets more and more complicated, we’re delighted to have Cherish, David, and Miquel back together to continue what we started in Radiant Black—and Satomi’s story is just getting started.”
“To her students, Satomi Sone is a diligent middle school teacher. To her fiancé and parents, she’s the rock of their family. To the world, she’s Radiant Red, a criminal turned matter-absorbing superhero.
But with a mysterious stranger in her classroom, a nosy reporter on her doorstep, and $2.5 million hidden in the air vents of her house, she’s going to have to decide who she is, and quickly—before the world chooses for her.”
Writer, Chen, told io9:
“Radiant Red is an endlessly fascinating character in an ever-expanding universe, so the chance to carve out Satomi’s corner of the world with master storytellers like David and Miquel and our whole team of collaborators is a total dream come true. I hope fans will enjoy the journey we’re going on with Satomi—it’s a wild one.”
“I’m incredibly proud of this book. I think I’ve done my best job ever, you are not ready for Miquel’s amazing colors and I cannot wait for you to discover Cherish’s incredible talent for characterization and drama.”
“What I find interesting from all the Radiant universe, is that the normal moments have the same importance as the super moments, and finding colors and resonances between the two faces of these stories, is truly excitingWith this incredible team and the total freedom and confidence that they gave me, I feel like I’m growing with each page along with Satomi’s journey.”
Radiant Red #1 will be available on Wednesday, March 16th from Image Comics, in print and online.