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Mat Groom and Erica D’Urso Launch Inferno Girl Red on Kickstarter

From Mat Groom and Erica D’Urso comes Inferno Girl Red, an all-new original graphic novel that combines high school super-heroic drama with the dynamic storytelling and world-building of Japanese tokusatsu superheroes, and the intrigue and relationship drama of British boarding school fiction. A Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund this all-new 100-page, hardcover superhero graphic novel by Groom, D’Urso, colorist Igor Monti, letterer Becca Carey, editor Kyle Higgins, and design group For The People,  will run through May 5th, 2021.

We all need something to believe in. Especially Cássia Costa. An ancient cult and their army of demons have stolen Cássia’s home, Apex City.  When a magical dragon bracelet rockets into her life and affixes itself to her arm, Cássia’s the only person equipped to stop the cult from offering the entire city to their dark lord. There’s just one catch…

The magical bracelet is powered by belief, and Cássia — an intensely pragmatic, rational girl – doesn’t have much to spare. She’ll have to find something to kindle her faith, though, and fast —because she has a secret legacy to live up to. Because her mother’s life is on the line. And because Apex City needs Inferno Girl Red.

In Inferno Girl Red, Cássia’s not shy– but bouncing around from city-to-city as her Mom bounced from job-to-job meant it was hard to make friends… and any friends she did make disappeared pretty quickly once they found out who Cássia’s mother was. So instead of socialising, she focused on learning– showing a particular aptitude for science. Now Cássia has a chance for a fresh start in Apex City. Her impressive test scores have earned her an invitation to the world-famous entrepreneur Doctor Janine Caro’s prestigious boarding school for promising young minds. There, Cássia starts to settle in. She starts to make friends. She starts to see a future for herself.

But when a magical bracelet blasts through a window while Cássia is studying late one night, everything changes. Cássia’s quickly drawn into a strange war that she previously only heard about from her mother… 

The Inferno Girl Red Kickstarter campaign features the oversized, deluxe format hardcover (7 x 11 inches) with an exclusive, Kickstarter-only cover and Kickstarter-edition-exclusive concept art, as well as a RADIANT BLACK/ INFERNO GIRL RED team-up print by RADIANT BLACK artist Marcelo Costa and INFERNO GIRL RED artist Erica D’Urso and fourteen collectible INFERNO GIRL RED giclee art prints by 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!

Preview: The Trials of Ultraman #1 (of 5)

The Trials of Ultraman #1 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna, Eduardo Ferigato, Gurihiru (CA) Art Adams
Rated T+
In Shops: Mar 17, 2021
SRP: $4.99

Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved – but, also, forever changed.

Now…come the consequences.

Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don’t necessarily have faith in the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned!

That’s a good thing…right?

The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN begin here!

The Trials of Ultraman #1 (of 5)

Kaiju are Unleased in the Trials of Ultraman Trailer

The Kaiju have escaped their vault. Only one hero dares to stand between humanity and these unstoppable monsters. Now begin The Trials of Ultraman!

Following his hit Marvel Comics debut, The Rise of Ultraman, Ultraman’s incredible saga will continue next month in a brand-new series. The Trials of Ultraman will see the return of writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom, artist Francesco Manna along with Eduardo Ferigato and Gurihiru, and colors by Espen Grundetjern as they dive even deeper into the fascinating Ultraman mythos. The new installment will pick up directly after Ultraman’s explosive battle with Bemular. Ultraman may have saved the world but now come the consequences. Earth’s greatest defender will have to contend with a suspicious populace, hidden enemies, and the mysterious return of a long-thought-lost comrade! The RISE is over and now Ultraman must face his greatest challenges yet. Check out the thrilling action to come in an all-new trailer, featuring never-before-seen artwork!

The adventures of the mysterious warrior beyond the stars continue! Don’t miss this exciting new chapter when The Trials of Ultraman #1 hits stands on March 17th with a cover by Arthur Adams!

Preview: Rise of Ultraman #5 (of 5)

Rise of Ultraman #5 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Jorge Molina
Rated T+
In Shops: Jan 06, 2021
SRP: $3.99

With every step comes an earthquake. With every breath comes fire that melts steel. Witness calamity incarnate: BEMULAR!!
But even if ULTRAMAN can slay this dark beast and prevent catastrophe, it will be too late to prevent the birth of a new world – leaving one final decision to be made, that promises to forever change the destiny of humanity.

Rise of Ultraman #5 (of 5)

Ultraman Faces His Greatest Challenge in The Trials of Ultraman

Earlier this year, Marvel collaborated with Tsuburaya Productions to bring readers The Rise of Ultraman, a thrilling comic series that introduced the pop culture icon to new fans and delighted longtime Ultraman enthusiasts. Following this soaring debut, the Ultraman saga will continue this March in The Trials of Ultraman. The all-star team behind The Rise of Ultraman, writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artist Francesco Manna, return to continue to explore the fascinating Ultraman mythos.

The new installment will pick up after the epic conclusion of The Rise of Ultraman. Ultraman narrowly averted a catastrophe decades in the making. The world was saved – but, also, forever changed. Now…come the consequences. Much of the populace regard their defenders with suspicion. Enemies hide in plain sight, and even those closest to Shin Hayata don’t necessarily trust the Giant of Light. But at last, a long-thought-lost comrade has mysteriously returned! The RISE is over. The training wheels are off, and the stakes have never been higher. THE TRIALS OF ULTRAMAN begin here!

Don’t miss latest adventures of one of humanity’s greatest heroes when The Trials of Ultraman #1 hits stands this March!

The Trials of Ultraman

Preview: Rise of Ultraman #4 (of 5)

Rise of Ultraman #4 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Jorge Molina
Rated T+
In Shops: Dec 09, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Overrun by Kaiju and pinned behind enemy lines, Kiki could really use the help of the newly merged Ultraman – but what went wrong with the merging process, and how will that impact our hero?
With that to deal with, Shin must also decide whom to trust – the benevolent-seeming but deeply secretive USP or the bitter whistleblower Dr. Yamamoto… And a wrong choice could cost him everything he holds dear!

Rise of Ultraman #4 (of 5)

Preview: Rise of Ultraman #3 (of 5)

Rise of Ultraman #3 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Jorge Molina
32 PGS./Rated T+
In Shops: Nov 04, 2020
SRP: $3.99

Overrun by Kaiju and pinned behind enemy lines, Kiki could really use the help of the newly merged Ultraman – but what went wrong with the merging process, and how will that impact our hero?

With that to deal with, Shin must also decide whom to trust – the benevolent-seeming but deeply secretive USP or the bitter whistleblower Dr. Yamamoto… And a wrong choice could cost him everything he holds dear!

Rise of Ultraman #3 (of 5)

Preview: Rise of Ultraman #2 (of 5)

Rise of Ultraman #2 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna (CA) Jorge Molina
Rated T+
In Shops: Oct 07, 2020
SRP: $3.99

The histories of two worlds, the experiences of two lives, and the destinies of two heroes must reconcile as Ultra and Man struggle to become one – and if they don’t, neither will survive!
And as Shin fights for his life, Kiki searches for a way to save him – a search that will bring her one step closer to the dark secret of 1966!

Rise of Ultraman #2 (of 5)

Preview: Rise of Ultraman #1 (of 5)

Rise of Ultraman #1 (of 5)

(W) Kyle Higgins, Mat Groom (A) Francesco Manna, Michael Cho (CA) Alex Ross
Rated T+
In Shops: Sep 09, 2020
SRP: $5.99

In darkness there lurks Kaiju – terrifying and unfathomable monsters. Between Kaiju and the rest of us stands the United Science Patrol!

But who are these enigmatic defenders, and how do they perform their miracles? Shin Hayata and Kiki Fuji have spent half a lifetime trying to find out – and their quest is about to drive them toward a decades-old dark secret and put them on a collision course with a mysterious warrior from beyond the stars!

Kyle Higgins (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Mat Groom (Self/Made) and Francesco Manna (AVENGERS) reimagine the classic origin of a pop culture icon as THE RISE OF ULTRAMAN begins!

Rise of Ultraman #1 (of 5)

It’s the Rise of Ultraman in September at Marvel. Get a Look at the Debut Trailer

Ultraman’s incredible legacy expands next month when Marvel Comics and Tsuburaya Productions team up for The Rise of Ultraman #1, a comic series reimagining the fabled beginnings of this iconic hero. Crafted by an all-star cast of talent including writers Kyle Higgins and Mat Groom and artists Francesco Manna, Michael Cho, and Gurihiru, The Rise of Ultraman will retell the origins of the Earth’s mysterious defender against the terrifying Kaiku and promises to entertain both longtime enthusiasts and newcomers to the fascinating world of Ultraman. Get your first look at the action that awaits in a thrilling trailer for the debut issue before it lands next month!

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