Comic Review: Inferno Girl Red Vol. 1 (Image Comics)

From Image comes a well-organized, multi-segmented comic title: Inferno Girl Red. We have Book One of three. Writer and Artist team Erica D’Urso and Mat Groom have us in an […]

From Image comes a well-organized, multi-segmented comic title: Inferno Girl Red. We have Book One of three.

Writer and Artist team Erica D’Urso and Mat Groom have us in an SUV leaving Apex City. Mother and daughter are relocating, and travelling by highway. It’s a convenient device for a bit of back story. It’s well handled right from the start, this book: we get to hear about the characters while they are in transition, and the going is mysterious and dramatic right away. Within six pages of this 60-pager, there is action and drama.

It’s the origin and adventures of the reluctant superpowered Cassia, Inferno Girl Red, and her fight against a cult, with strangely dangerous, transformed animals from another dimension.

I thoroughly enjoyed the brilliant colour (Igor Monti with Lorenzo Tammetta and Sabrina Del Grosso) application, the well-defined characters, the poses, the pacing, and the facial features. It’s okay to like to read a readable book, one that grabs us and takes us into brightly coloured and scary places, one which blows colours onto the page and spectacular fight scenes across the gutters of space. The lettering (Becca Carey) is brilliant, the writing crisp and clear.

This one is a winner, Part one is complete, and now we shall await breathlessly for Part two, next month!

Additional features in this issue are concept sketches and character designs.
Image Comics, Inferno Girl Red, Book One #1, $5.99 for 57 pages of content.

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!