The Radiant Black Massive-Verse, co-created by Kyle Higgins and Marcelo Costa, has been animated in a new short from Tiger Animation and Black Market Narrative. An animated short that readers of Radiant Black #15 were able to access through a QR code to be found inside the issue.
Higgins told IGN:
“For as long as I can remember, superheroes have been an important part of my life. But while I pursued a career in comic books and filmmaking because of them, it was animation where I fell in love with them. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Batman: The Animated Series, X-MEN, Spider-Man, Gargoyles, Batman Beyond…say what you will about the ’90s, it was a pretty golden age for one of our favorite mediums.
One of the goals with Radiant Black has always been to find ways to both celebrate the things that we love while also pushing the boundaries and conventions of what we think a modern superhero book can be. The opportunity to build an in-universe short film like this, working with an amazing cast of collaborators, has been very special.
It also brings things full circle, giving Alec [Siegel] and myself the chance to revisit the world of C.O.W.L. and our short film that inspired it, The League. Rick Cramer and Reginald James even came back to voice Geoffrey and Blaze, some 15 years after we made the original short film with them. Oh yeah and then, you know, throw in Mr. Batman Beyond himself, Will Friedle? So schway.”
Radiant Black #15 is on sale now from Image Comics