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Sunday, July 11, 2010

New This Week: Scarlet

Superstar Marvel scribe Brian Michael Bendis (Ultimate Spider-Man, New Avengers) returns to the realm of creator-owned comics with Scarlet, out this week on Icon!  Joining him is talented artist Alex Maleev (Daredevil, Spider-Woman), bringing his gritty photorealism to the table on what promises to be an exciting exploration of revolution and vigilantism.

Issue one opens with our titular heroine strangling a policeman to death in an alley.  She breaks the fourth wall to explain to us, over the next 28 pages, who she is and why she's doing what she's doing.  According to Bendis's afterword, this is just the beginning of a project pretty vast in scope, with a unique perspective on the common theme of questioning the American judicial system and the ethics of taking the law into one's own hands: at the end, Scarlet turns to us and says we're going to help her in her quest to right the wrongs of the land.  I for one am interested in where this complicity in her actions is going to take us.

Get in on the ground floor of what's sure to be the Next Big Thing in alternative comics- pick up Scarlet #1 today!

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