PORTLAND, Ore. 12/23/2021 — Rising star writer Cherish Chen joins artists David Lafuente and Miquel Muerto for the upcoming Radiant Red. This new, five-issue miniseries reunites the fan-favorite creative team behind Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa’s Radiant Black #6 issue and expands the Radiant Red character’s story. It is set to launch this March from Image Comics.
"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," said Higgins in an exclusive scoop with io9 on the series' announcement. "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.
“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,” said Chen to io9. “I hope fans will enjoy the journey we're going on with Satomi—it’s a wild one.”
Lafuente added: "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 exciting," said Muerto. "With 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 at comic book shops on Wednesday, March 16.
Radiant Red #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.