Image Comics Announces ‘Inferno Girl Red’ And A First Look

by Olly MacNamee

Inferno Girl Red by artist Erica D’urso (The Mighty Valkyries) and writer Mat Groom (Self/Made, Ultraman) is coming to Image Comics in January 2023. A new character who original debuted in the crowdfunded graphic novel Inferno Girl Red and joins the Massive-Verse in her own three-issue miniseries.

For more on the original Inferno Girl Red graphic novel check out my interview with Matt Groom discussing Inferno Girl Red here. and Erica D’urso here.

Or, read the full synopsis below and grab a first look at the debut issue:

“A new school, new relationships, new possibilities—for any teenager, big moves are both challenging and exciting. But it’s something else entirely for Cássia Costa in Inferno Girl Red…because an ancient cult and their army of demons has ripped her new home of Apex City out of the universe and cast it into darkness!

To have any hope of saving it, Cássia must survive the worst night of her life, embrace a secret legacy, and find the courage to fight when all seems lost—as the blazing light of hope in the dark, Inferno Girl Red!”

Groom spoke directly with io9:

“This book is about Cássia deciding who she’s going to become, in a dark and uncertain world. And it parallels a question we’ve been asking ourselves as creators: what are superhero comics going to become? What should they become? Inferno Girl Red is the next stage of the Massive-Verse’s urgent, electric and heartfelt response to that.”

D’urso added:

“More than a superhero story, it was important to me that the environments and the emotions of the characters were real to those who will read Cassia’s story. Because IGR mainly tells of the need to believe even in what does not seem tangible to us, whether it is the trust that someone feels for us or a simple magical bracelet fallen from the sky.

In Inferno Girl Red, teamwork is essential—both in the story and amongst us creators,” said colorist Igor Monti. “Internal and external conflicts are easier to overcome if there are people we can trust to help us unlock our true power. Working on this book, I learned what Cássia does in the story—all it takes is a spark of hope to unleash that power.” 

Higgins, the co-creator of the Massive-verse added:

“When Mat first pitched me Inferno Girl Red, long before Radiant Black was on stands, it was the quickest ‘Yes’ of all time. From the beginning, this was a project that I wanted to do whatever I could to help make real—I could not be more proud of the book that Mat, Erica, Igor, Becca, For The People and Michael have built. This is a bold, striking debut from a creative team that I think a whole lot of people are going to fall in love with.” 

Inferno Girl Red #1 will be available on Wednesday, January 25 with the following covers:

  • Cover A by Erica D’urso & Igor Monti
  • Cover B by Francesco Manna
  • Cover C by Nicole Goux
  • Cover D (1:10) by Nicola Scott & Annette Kwok
  • Cover E (1:25) by Eleonora Carlini
  • Cover F (1:50) by Marcelo Costa & Erica D’urso

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