Inferno Girl Red is the next story taking place in the world of Kyle Higgins’s tokusatsu-inspired comic, Radiant Black. This new story comes from the mind of Marvel’s The Rise of Ultraman co-writer, Mat Groom with art by Erica D’Urso who previously worked on art for Captain Marvel.
Inferno Girl Red is about a troubled teen genius, Cássia Costa, who finds her home, Apex City, has been taken over by a demonic cult. When a magic dragon bracelet attaches to her arm, Cássia must set aside logic and believe in the power of the bracelet in order to harness its power and save her city. The following preview images were originally provided to IGN.
Mat Groom provided the following comment in a press release:
“I’ve been working on this story for about three years now. I’ve always thought it was worthwhile, but I was never certain it would work… until I met Erica D’Urso. Erica is just wickedly talented. You can see that in her work on James Bond, Captain Marvel and Xena: Warrior Princess. But it was her energy, her tremendous passion, that made me believe. Erica loves Cássia, and Cássia’s world… and that love infuses every part of this project. There’s nobody I would rather be co-creating this world with.”
Kyle Higgins is an editor on the project and has worked on BOOM! Studios Power Rangers comics in the past including Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Saban’s Power Rangers: Soul of the Dragon. Groom added the following on the topic of working with Kyle Higgins and Inferno Girl Red‘s connection to tokusatsu:
“Kyle and I share a passion for the Japanese tokusatsu genre, which is a big influence on Inferno Girl Red, along with British boarding school dramas and American superhero comics. There’s little coincidence that Cássia was first introduced to the world in the back of the first issue of Kyle’s series, Radiant Black. In fact, the connections between Radiant Black and Inferno Girl Red may run deeper than you think…”
The book will first be available as a hard-cover exclusive to Kickstarter when the campaign launches. If the project is fully funded, Image Comics will publish a trade paperback collection. One bonus perk being offered on the Kickstarter is an art print bundle featuring new works by Marcelo Costa, Darko Lafuente, Doaly, Francesco Manna, Eduardo Ferigato, Dash O’Brien–Georgeson, Federico Sabbatini (with Martina Fari), Wil Sur, Kath Lobo, Serg Acūna, Eleonora Carlini, Tiffany Turrill, Nicola Scott, Nicole Goux and Valeria Favoccia.
As of the time of writing, the Kickstarter is not live, but fans can sign up to be notified when the project launches. In addition to Groom, Higgins and D’Urso, the team behind the comic includes coloring by Igor Monti, lettering by Becca Carey and design group For the People. Inferno Girl Red is coming soon from Image Comics.