A new school, new relationships, new possibilities—for any teenager, big moves are both challenging and exciting. But it’s a whole other thing for Cássia Costa…because an ancient cult and their army of demons has ripped her new home of Apex City out of our 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!
From creators ERICA D’URSO (The Mighty Valkyries) and MAT GROOM (SELF / MADE, Ultraman), the saga of the newest Image Comics superhero begins here!
INFERNO GIRL RED is a Massive-Verse series.
But Why Tho?Inferno Girl Red #1 gives its titular heroine a blazingly bold debut while keeping the elements that have made the Massiveverse a smash hit. I’d definitely recommend picking it up, as it’s a comic made for young adult fiction readers and superhero fans alike.
Lyles Movie FilesInferno Girl Red is yet another quick hitting, engaging Massive-Verse read that shouldn’t take long to find and expand its audience. This was a promising debut and one that has me anxiously awaiting the next installment.
AIPTFrom top to bottom, Inferno Girl Red is a terrific beginning for a new hero in the ever-expanding Massive-Verse. Each panel and page are packed full of personality, fun, and tremendous spectacle. Cássia and the exciting characters around her make Apex City come alive. Thanks to a talented creative team, Inferno Girl Red issue #1 is a true blast and an exciting start for a new superhero.
Geek'd OutCreators Erica D’Urso and Mat Groom have created a fascinating protagonist in Cassia. For one, she’s very pragmatic and rational, traits which conflict greatly with her newfound power that relies heavily on belief and spirituality. Secondly, as successor to the original IGR, she becomes a legacy character with seemingly no real ties to her predecessor, which begs the question: why her? While we may not get the answer til the next chapter, there’s still plenty of fun and drama in this deluxe first issue to justify the wait. As entertaining as the story may be, the book’s biggest strength is the art by D’Urso and colorist Igor Monti. D’Urso imbues personality with every, single character, from Cassia’s roommate Hariette to the random onlookers during the big action scenes. The dynamic between Cassia and her mother is a joy to behold, both in how they’re written and drawn; the body language alone conveys so much about their relationship and just makes the book come alive. The character designs are just flawless, and while we see relatively little of the title character (both past and current incarnations), the tokusatsu-inspired designs add a whole other layer of excitement to an already excellent read.
Major SpoilersMuch like Radiant Black and Rogue Sun, Inferno Girl Red: Book One #1 provides a familiar grounding for a superhero story (especially for the tokusatsu fans in the audience), but takes unexpected turns throughout, and the art is both nuanced and beautiful, with equally beautiful coloring by Igor Monti adding up to a well-deserved 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. The story features enough potential that I hope that this three-issue miniseries isn’t the last we see of Inferno Girl Red.
ComicBook.comThe Massive-verse has grown exponentially since over the past year or two, and with every new addition the world becomes that much richer, and Inferno Girl Red couldn't be a better example of that process in action. Writer Mat Groom captures you attention immediately with the relationship between Cassia and her mother, and seeing a mother and daughter navigate this journey together in this way is something we don't get much of these days in comics. Both of them are delightful together, but also feel like their own people a part, and Cassia as a lead is endearing and relatable. Artist Erica D'Urso and colorist Igor Monti deliver on the small emotional moments but also kick things into high gear when the action picks up, and while we don't get to see Inferno Girl Red very often, the moments she is on screen are fantastic. This was a stellar introduction to what promises to be a fan favorite, and issue #2 can't get here soon enough.
Multiversity ComicsA great sense of comforting familiarity with some fresh twists and wonderfully crafted characters makes for one of the most enjoyable new comics this year.
POP: Culture and ComicsOverall, it’s an interesting book with some stunning visuals. I have questions about the plot holes but I’m hoping these will get sorted in the next issue. It’s a solid 3 POPs out of 5 and I’m curious how this limited series pans out.