Radiant Black’s Massive-Verse Expands With New Series ‘The Dead Lucky’

by Olly MacNamee

Up and coming writer Melissa Flores (Power Rangers) unites with artist French Carlomagno (Power Rangers) and colourist Mattia Iacono (Radiant Black) for an all-new series, The Dead Lucky, set in the Radiant Black’s Massive-Verse. And coming this summer from Image Comics.

“In The Dead Lucky, San Francisco is changing. Tech consortium Morrow is building the city of the future with “peacekeeper” robots looming on every corner—and wherever Morrow isn’t, the Salvation gang is. Bibiana Lopez-Yang is changing too. She came back from Afghanistan with PTSD and the ability to control electrical currents. If she can hold it together, she might be the hero San Francisco needs. But against an enemy this big, it isn’t enough to be good. She’ll have to be lucky.”

Flores and company spoke with with io9 about this new series:

“The opportunity to introduce Bibiana and The Dead Lucky to the Massive-verse with such fantastic collaborators as French, Mattia, Becca and the Massive-Verse team, is an honor that can’t be understated. When we meet Bibi, she lives between worlds, culturally, physically and mentally. Stricken with survivor’s guilt, she’s untethered; lonely and lost in her past, drifting without purpose. I can’t wait for the world to experience her superhero journey.”

Kyle Higgins, who co-created the series Radiant Black and the Massive-Verse with Marcelo Costa, added:

“One of the best things to come out of my time on Power Rangers was getting to work with Melissa, who continues to impress me as a storyteller and a natural world builder. When she pitched me The Dead Lucky it was a no brainer. What she, French, Mattia and Becca have put together is a fascinating look at technology, grief and our need to connect…plus some killer superhero action, of course. I can’t wait for people to explore the next corner of The Massive Verse!”

Carlomagno added:

“It was exciting to be able to bring Melissa’s characters to life. Readers will quickly realize how complex Bibi is and I’m sure they will love her. Having the opportunity to be co-creator of this series gave me the chance to do exactly the pages I had in mind with complete freedom and that’s why it was also great working with Mattia, with whom a fantastic chemistry was immediately born that made the pages even more alive!”

The Dead Lucky #1 will be available on Wednesday, August 3rd from Image Comics. Now for a first look:

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