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RADIANT BLACK’S MASSIVE-VERSE EXPANDS WITH YA SERIES INFERNO GIRL RED LAUNCHING IN JANUARY 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. 10/21/2022 — From creators Erica D’urso (The Mighty Valkyries) and Mat Groom (Self/Made, Ultraman), the saga of the newest Image Comics superhero begins in the upcoming Inferno Girl Red, which originated in 2021 as a successful Kickstarter campaign. Now this three issue miniseries is coming to Image and is perfect for a Young Adult/Teen audience and will join Radiant Black, Rogue Sun, Radiant Red, The Dead Lucky, Radiant Pink, and C.O.W.L. in the expanding shared Massive-Verse of superheroes this January.

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!

“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?" said Groom in an exclusive on the announcement at io9. "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 further detail: “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."

Kyle Higgins & Marcelo Costa’s breakout hit Radiant Black took superhero storytelling to new heights when it launched in 2021—but Radiant Black isn’t the only character inhabiting the growing Massive-Verse. Each character has a different story to tell, different adversaries to face… and they each occupy a very different corner of this shared superhero universe. Now’s the time to get into the Massive-Verse.

Higgins 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 at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 25:

  • Cover A by Erica D’urso & Igor Monti - Diamond Code NOV220038
  • Cover B by Francesco Manna - Diamond Code NOV220039
  • Cover C by Nicole Goux - Diamond Code NOV220040
  • Cover D (1:10) by Nicola Scott & Annette Kwok - Diamond Code NOV220041
  • Cover E (1:25) by Eleonora Carlini - Diamond Code NOV220042
  • Cover F (1:50) by Marcelo Costa & Erica D’urso - Diamond Code NOV220043

Inferno Girl Red will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and Google Play.

Also available in the Massive-Verse:

  • Radiant Black by Kyle Higgins & Marcelo Costa
  • Rogue Sun by Ryan Parrott & Abel
  • Radiant Red by Cherish Chen, David Lafuente & Miquel Muerto
  • The Dead Lucky by Melissa Flores & French Carlomagno
  • Radiant Pink by Meghan Camarena, Melissa Flores, & Emma Kubert
  • C.O.W.L. by Kyle Higgins, Alec Siegel & Rod Reis