The Massive Universe created by Kyle Higgins has been a lot of fun to see how it has developed over time. The Massive Universe has developed into its own publishing line within Image Comics. That includes Higgins bringing in other creators like Melissa Flores, Ryan Parrott, and Mat Groom to develop comic books within the Massive-Verse. Now Higgins, Parrott, Flores, and Groom are collaborating for a Supermassive: One-Shot, following up on a similar one-shot from 2022. This one-shot will be happening between the characters from Radiant Black, Rogue Sun, and Dead Lucky series. Find out how that goes with our advance review of Supermassive: One-Shot.
Writer: Kyle Higgins, Ryan Parrott, Melissa Flores, and Mat Groom
Artist: Daniele Di Nicuolo
Colorist: Walter Baiamonte
Letterer: Becca Carey
“A doorway has opened. Beyond it lies the Holy Grail. Yes, that Holy Grail. But why are RADIANT BLACK, ROGUE SUN, and THE DEAD LUCKY all so desperate to get their hands on it—and who is the mysterious woman who stands in their way?” – Image Comics
The entire creative team behind Supermassive: One-Shot delivered exactly what was promised. We got a big event crossover all told inside one oversized comic book issue. With the big event comic book culture dominating Marvel and DC Comics plans it was refreshing to consume an epic story all in one comic book.
What makes Supermassive: One-Shot such an amazing experience to read was that it never felt that Higgins, Parrott, Flores, and Groom condensed a six-issue story into one comic book. That is never the focus. Things are paced in a way where we go from the introduction right into the reason this crossover happening. There is no wasted time. Every scene is purposeful to get over the experience of reading a big event crossover comic book.
And you can see from the writing how Higgins, Parrott, Flores, and Groom treated this as a collaborative effort. All the characters from Radiant Black, Rogue Sun, and The Dead Lucky are given the time so even if you missed out on reading one of their titles you won’t feel lost. The voice for every character is captured in a way that you immediately get even more invested when they all interact with each other.
As strong as the writing is a lot of the credit for the success of Supermassive: One-Shot has to go to artist Daniele Di Nicuolo and colorist Walter Baiamonte. Nicuolo and Baiamonte are the perfect art team to bring together all these Massive-Verse characters into one comic book. Each character is captured how you expect them to look and act in their respective titles. Then there is the impressive action that takes what we’ve seen in all the Massive-Verse comics to another level. The scale of the action is exactly what you want to get hyped for seeing how all these end up working together in their own ways.
Supermassive: One-Shot delivers everything you can want from an epic big event crossover comic book. This is a must have for fans of the Massive-Verse. And even if you haven’t experienced the Massive-Verse comic books this one-shot gives you a great idea for why you should be Radiant Black, Rogue Sun, and The Dead Lucky.
Story Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10
Art Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10
Overall Rating: 9 Night Girls out of 10