Inferno Girl Red Launches Book Two On Kickstarter
Mat Groom and Erica D’Urso are returning to Kickstarter to tell the next chapter of Inferno Girl Red in Inferno Girl Red: Book Two.
In 2021, Mat Groom of Marvel's Ultraman and Image's Ultramazzive, with Erica D'Urso of Captain Marvel and Xena: Warrior Princess kickstarted the 125-page graphic novel Inferno Girl Red: Book One, combining high school super-heroic drama with Japanese tokusatsu superheroes, and British boarding school fiction. Now, they're returning to Kickstarter to tell the next chapter of Inferno Girl Red in Inferno Girl Red: Book Two. The new campaign gives readers an opportunity to access both Inferno Girl Red: Book One and Book Two in either digital or oversized hardcover forms. And they will be revealing all on Friday at this San Diego Comic-Con panel.
Image Comics: The Future of RADIANT BLACK's The Massive-Verse, Friday 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM Room 5AB
Join Massive-Verse superstars Kyle Higgins (Radiant Black, No/One), Brian Buccellato (No/One), Melissa Flores (The Dead Lucky), Ryan Parrott (Rogue Sun), and more special, celebrity surprise guests as the crew unveils exciting new developments and announcements in store for the Massive-verse this year and beyond!
Groom and D'Urso will be joined by the entire original creative team, including colourist Igor Monti, letterer Becca Carey, editor Kyle Higgins and design agency For The People. "I'm beyond excited to return to the world of Inferno Girl Red," said Mat Groom "In many ways it's an allegory for the modern teenage experience – coming of age in a world with cataclysmic disaster looming, being told by older generations that it's up to them to solve the problems they didn't create. What does it take to succeed despite this pressure? And how can you embrace the radical belief needed to achieve the seemingly impossible without falling into dangerous self-delusion?"
"Two years ago when Mat and I launched the Inferno Girl Red Kickstarter, we couldn't have imagined the reception we'd receive," said Erica D'Urso. "Not only was our campaign funded on the first day, we were fortunate enough to have Image Comics bring Inferno Girl Red to comic and book stores. The amazing response of the Kickstarter and comic-reading community confirmed what we already believed: this is a story worth telling, and a world that's worth diving into."
When her new home of Apex City was ripped out of existence and cast into darkness, Cássia Costa had to embrace an ancient power to become the legendary hero Inferno Girl Red. She rose to the challenge, pushing herself farther than she ever thought possible – but though Cássia protected the city from its first major threat, it cost her dearly. Now, still reeling from a heartbreaking loss, Cássia must forge a relationship with a new mentor, and expand an unlikely team – because the consequences of her previous "victory" have come back to haunt her, and a villainous duo is on the rise! A fraught potential romance beckons, a long-held secret threatens to be revealed, and an unimaginable choice could see Apex City left defenseless! Can Cássia navigate it all… or even survive it all?
The Kickstarter edition of Inferno Girl Red: Book Two will have the same oversized, deluxe hardcover format, and a new, exclusive Kickstarter-only cover with Kickstarter exclusive behind-the-scenes materials. This edition will feature 120 pages of story (with behind-the-scenes materials and informational pages additional to this page count).
"When Marcelo and I created Radiant Black, the mission we gave ourselves was to redefine what superhero comics could be – to try and create something genuinely new, that could make superheroes feel fresh and modern again," said Radiant Black co-creator and Inferno Girl Red editor Kyle Higgins. "Then, as I looked to expand its world and create The Massive-Verse, I was looking for the same thing, but expressed in different ways. Right away, Inferno Girl Red fit that bill – it has an electric, passionate energy, and it genuinely speaks to the modern teenage experience. Because of this, I wasn't surprised that so many people responded to Inferno Girl Red: Book One… and I can't wait for readers to see how Mat, Erica and the team have expanded and pushed the world in Inferno Girl Red: Book Two."