PORTLAND, Ore. 02/03/2023 — Image Comics is pleased to unveil an exciting collaboration between Massive-Verse’s The Dead Lucky and dark wave band AL1CE in the form of an electrifying video trailer for the upcoming The Dead Lucky, Vol.1 by Melissa Flores (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) and French Carlomagno (Radiant Black). This highly anticipated trade paperback release will collect issues #1-6 of the comic book series and be available from Image Comics in March.
AL1CE captures the tone and drama of the series and brings the artwork to life through their talents.
“The Dead Lucky is an inspired and deeply moving story by our truly gifted friend, Melissa Flores," said Tash Cox of AL1CE. "My favorite stories are the ones that leave specific imprints on your heart, and we all felt those tugs on ours when diving into The Dead Lucky universe through the eyes of Bibiana. Our intention in creating the music is to weave similar feelings that we had felt when reading Melissa’s powerful story. We are so honored and grateful for the opportunity of this beautiful collaboration.”
The Dead Lucky, Vol. 1 is set in a changing San Francisco and is centered around tech consortium MORROW. MORROW is buying up land—their peacekeeper robots looming on every corner—and wherever Morrow isn’t, the local gangs are.
Bibiana Lopez-Yang is changing too. The incident in Afghanistan that killed her platoon left her with a unique power to control electricity—but haunted by the ghosts of those she lost. With some unlikely friends, Bibi might just have a chance to save her city. But against an enemy this powerful, it won’t be enough to be good. She’ll have to be lucky.
Flores added: "When I set out to collaborate with an artist to create The Dead Lucky theme song, there was honestly only one choice I had in mind: AL1CE, who I’d been a fan of for years. I’m so flabbergasted and thankful that they said yes! AL1CE has written and performed a captivating and haunting song that perfectly sums up the complex emotion behind this book. And it’s an utter bop! I can’t wait for the fans to love it as much as I do."
The Dead Lucky, Vol. 1 (ISBN: 978-1534324664) will be available at local comic book shops on Wednesday, March 22 and independent bookstores, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and Indigo on Tuesday, March 28.
The Dead Lucky is also available across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.
AL1CE is a unique blend of electronic dance, dark wave, and rock music. With surrealistic and fantastic imagery, AL1CE creates a dreamy, intimate, and dark yet cathartic experience for fans, exploring universal themes of the sacred feminine and masculine, yin and yang, challenges and transcendence. Their musical influences range from Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, to modern dark electronic pop and the heavy, dark vibes of Tool.
AL1CE prides itself on delivering a dynamic and immersive live performance, with highlights including headlining the Anime Expo Convention in Los Angeles (an international anime festival attracting over 100,000 attendees annually), representing the U.S. State Department as cultural envoys in Uzbekistan and Algeria, performing annually at the Labyrinth of Jareth Masquerade Ball (North America's largest costume ball), and extensively touring throughout North America.
They have been touring constantly since 2016 and are currently embarking on a "Shadows and Light" tour in the Spring of 2023 which will take them all the way out to the Northeast and Midwest regions of the United States. You can catch all of their tour dates at https://www.ilikealice.com. Finally, you can join their "Mad Hatter Army" and become an AL1CE Mad Hatter by signing up at https://army.ilikealice.com.