Rogue Sun #1: Image Comics Review

Feb 28, 2022

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Rogue Sun #1 main cover

Radiant Black’s growing universe, now known as the Massive-Verse, is turning into something special, and the greatest addition to the group might be Rogue Sun. The design for this character is outstanding. There’s an edge to Abel’s art style, which fits the tone of the story very well, and it separates the book from Marcelo Costa’s style in Radiant Black.

Image Comics
Written by: Ryan Parrott
Art by: Abel
Colors by: Chris O’Halloran
Letters by: Fonografiks

Speaking of the story’s tone, Ryan Parrott does something very cool with the main character. Dylan Siegel is not a nice guy. Maybe in time he will be, but he is not someone you’d expect to be handed a superhero mantle. (That’s not a spoiler, for those who haven’t read the synopsis for Rogue Sun #1 yet.) Like anyone else, circumstances have led Dylan to be the type of person he is at the start of this story. Still, it isn’t always easy to feel empathy for the kid, and we all knew someone like that growing up.

On top of cool art and an interesting main character, Rogue Sun has potential to provide a lot of tension with the bizarre relationships Dylan has with those “closest” to him. With Parrott coming off his impressive Mighty Morphin-Power Rangers Eltarian War event, he has loads of momentum combined to go with total creative power, making this a very promising title after a strong start to the series.

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