New Massiveverse series, after the crossover that featured Rogue Sun comes its series. And to boot, nothing better than killing the protagonist!
Second series of the new superheroic universe of Image that is published in Spain by Norma Editorial. Rogue Sun is not a hero to use, it is a family tradition that is inherited. The defender of New Orleans against the supernatural threats that have always existed in this world. Popular, recognized, and dead. A story about family love, secrets and betrayals, the story of a teenager forced to grow up to be a father he hates and a hero he doesn’t understand.
Dylan is a young teenager who flirts with girls and abuses the nerds of his high school, he is not exactly a person of ideals and the truth is that he leaves a lot to be desired in his choices. But fate wants him to be the heir to the powers of Rogue Sun, a hero who defends the city from him, and who is actually Marcus, the father who abandoned him along with his mother years ago. The youthful rebellion together with the hatred towards that man who created a perfect new family forgetting his own, make seeing his ghost trying to guide him neither comfortable nor happy.
Ryan Parrot has brought the Power Rangers franchise to cartoons with great success. The key has always been relationships and feelings, and a lot of wild action. In Rogue Sun, he is in complete control and there is no set line to follow, so his total freedom gives him freshness and, above all, strength when considering tougher concepts than in the world of colorful teenagers and their giant robots. .
There is a lot of hate and a lot of love in the series, from the son to the father, from the son to the mother, from the mother to the father and from the new family to the old one. All these exchanges of feelings are mostly hard and short, and very well developed, as is adolescence. This comic is an old-fashioned coming of age, just as Radiant Black looks like a 21st century Spiderman, Rogue Sun would be the answer to Nicieza and Bagley’s New Warriors in the 90s. Unsurpassed traumas and more fury than inspiring phrases.
If Parrot knows how to rock, Abel is not far behind. His drawing is aggressive, fast and dynamic. Compositions that set a fast pace even in the dialogues, this is a comic that is the life of a teenager, so it works at that pace. A very powerful work for this author who had left quality samples in DC and here confirms that he is an artist of the future.
Rogue Sun is the second Massiveverse series published by Norma. And he couldn’t be more different from Radiant Black, one a confused post-college adult, the other a rude rebel. It’s like looking at two very different inspirations: classic ’60s comics versus feisty ’90s brutality.
Rogue Sun 1. CATACLYSM
Title: : Rogue Sun 1. CATACLYSM
URL : Milcomics
Author : Ryan Parrott / Abel / Chris O’Halloran / Natalia Marques
Format : Paperback
Publication date : 2023-06-01
ISBN : 9788467958423
Description : Yesterday: New Orleans’ great hero, Rogue Sun, was assassinated. Today: Rebellious teen Dylan Siegel discovers that Rogue Sun was his absent father, Marcus…and that he inherited the Sun Stone that grants him powers. Tasked with protecting our world from the forces of the supernatural (and solving the murder of his father), Dylan will be forced to come to terms with the man he’s spent most of his life hating.
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