Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Scarlet #2 [2010] by Brian Michael Bendis & Alex Maleev

A young Portland girl along with her boyfriend becomes the victims of a very corrupt society. Her innocent boyfriend is killed by a corrupt copy and labeled as a teen drug dealer in the press. Scarlet finds the courage to realize the world is broke and fights back. She tries to make sense of the madness that has spilled into her life by going after the corrupt officers. Scarlet confronts one of the officers who quit after her case and understands the system. She then goes after the one that killed her boyfriend and gets her revenge and prepares for her revolution. Brain Michael Bendis insight into this lost character reminds me of the early days of his Daredevil run when Matt Murdock’s identity was revealed. He exposes the layers of emotions within the character to justify the actions that take within his stories. Bendis walks us through Scarlet’s mindset with Alex Maleev’s storytelling. This is a compelling new series that is expanding and evolving with each issue.