is written by Ryan Parrott “ROGUE SUN #1”, illustrated by Abel, colored by Chris O’Halloran, and lettered by Becca Carey. It’s revealed by Image Comics. Dylan Siegel by no means knew his father, Marcus Bell, and the information that Marcus has perished doesn’t precisely deliver tears to his eyes. However, when Dylan and his mom attend the studying of Marcus’ final will and testomony, Dylan learns a stunning secret: Marcus was the superhero Rogue Solar—aka New Orleans’ best defender. And Dylan has inherited the Solar Stone, which gave Marcus his powers, leaving him to wrestle with a heroic legacy and a few extremely sophisticated emotions towards his father.
This sequence is a part of Image Comics’ efforts to launch a new superhero universe, spinning out of the success of Radiant Black. Very similar to Radiant Black co-creator Kyle Higgins, Parrott takes his historical past as a Power Rangers author and applies it to his creator-owned work. And if Radiant Black was “Invincible meets Energy Rangers,” Parrott writes this story as “Batman Past meets Kamen Rider with a splash of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” That’s a good way to maintain this universe recent: some heroes battle intergalactic threats whereas others battle the monsters that go bump in the dead of night. The selection’s the spice of life, particularly in fiction.
There’s additionally the matter of how Parrott writes the sequence’s protagonist. I can’t mince phrases right here: Dylan is just a little asshole. His first scene options him actually shoving one other child right into a locker to, and I quote, “defend him from bullies.” And he sees superheroism as much less of an altruistic avenue and extra of a “golden ticket” for him and his mother. A part of the enjoyment of a superhero story, particularly a creator-owned one, is watching its protagonist develop, and I sit up for Dylan’s development as a hero and character.
Abel designs an insanely cool swimsuit for Rogue Solar, giving him jet black armor paying homage to a medieval knight. And becoming with the “Solar” theme, golden orange flames continuously pour from Rogue Solar’s neck and chest, leading to blazing trails at any time when he throws a punch or takes off. Rogue Solar’s first supervillain is the gentleman thief referred to as Suave, who’s often dressed to the nines save with a shiny Cobra Commander-style helmet and a glowing purple rapier. Abel additionally attracts a two-page sequence that includes a tokusatsu-inspired transformation for Dylan; pictures within the background trace the enemies Marcus and now Dylan must face, together with werewolves and zombies.
Rounding out the creative group are See and O’Halloran, the previous having served as the primary letterer on Radiant Black. See’s lettering takes on an extra jagged type, particularly relating to the mysterious being who murdered Marcus; the phrases “Rogue Solar” additionally encompass Dylan when he transforms. O’Halloran shrouds New Orleans in darkness, which provides to the supernatural vibes of the ebook; the one types of mild come within the morning or when Rogue Solar takes off, turning into a golden-orange streak of sunshine.
ROGUE SUN #1 is a blazing, daring entry into Picture Comics’ new superhero universe, selecting to floor its supernatural adventures by specializing in the connection between a father and his son. In case you love Radiant Black, I undoubtedly suppose you need to choose this sequence up. The picture proves that it’s greater than prepared to dip again into the superhero sport and craft heroes that may stand with the titans in Marvel and DC’s universe.
ROGUE SUN #1 shall be available wherever comics are offered on March 2, 2022.