April, 2020 - I think I'm going to shut From My Bookshelf down for a while; maybe for good. I've been putting this together for quite a few years now and it's starting to feel a bit more of a chore. I'll keep my Goodreads connected, but with the state of the world right now, I just want to read without worrying about making sure I post something about it. Who knows - when the world starts to make some semblance of sense again, I may start actively posting here again. Until then, as always, happy reading!

Monday, August 30, 2021

Radiant Black, Vol 1: (Not So) Secret Origin by Kyle Higgins, et al

Radiant Black, Vol. 1 Radiant Black, Vol. 1 by Kyle Higgins
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Gave me some definite INVINCIBLE vibes, with a dash of POWER RANGERS thrown in for a colorful visual cue. A good start to the series, but made the (IMO) irritating jump from person discovers they now have super powers and within moments have decided that they know this is meant for something important and they are going to do good by these powers. I’ve never felt like that kind of immediate jump to that kind of life-altering decision seemed realistic in that situation. To me, that kind of storytelling is a little on the weak side. At least we’re eventually given a somewhat more grounded backstory on one of the other characters in the book and how/why they came to the decision on how they’d use their powers. Kept me interested enough to want to read the next volume, so it wasn’t all that bad. Thanks to @this_is_edelweiss and @imagecomics for providing a free digital copy in exchange for a review.

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