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THE AWARD WINNING, BEST SELLING POWERHOUSE CREATIVE TEAM BEHIND DAREDEVIL, HALO, AND THE AVENGERS UNLEASH THEIR BOLDEST PROJECT YET! SCARLET! This is the comic experience of the year! The first creator-owned series by one of the most successful teams in all of modern comics. Scarlet is the story of a woman pushed to the edge by all that is wrong with the world...A woman who will not back down...A woman who discovers within herself the power to start a modern American revolution!!

Scarlet, Book 1

Author: Brian Michael Bendis,Alex Maleev

Title: Scarlet, Book 1

ISBN: 0785152512

ISBN13: 978-0785152514

Publisher: Marvel (July 20, 2011)

Language: English

Subcategory: Graphic Novels

Size pdf version: 1983 kb

Size epub version: 1447 kb

Size fb2 version: 1629 kb

Rating: 4.2/5

Pages: 184 pages


Reviews (7)
Dawncrusher
Why? No one would tell Scarlet why. Scarlet was just living her life. A member of society who was just going about her own business, doing what she was supposed to do when her boyfriend was killed, right in front of her and no one could tell her why. Scarlet went in search of the answer and finds herself the leader of a social revolution. The system is broken. People in positions of power are abusing their authority. Scarlet is the new series from Marvel Comics' Icon imprint by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

The story starts with a bang and quickly builds from there. Scarlet's world was shattered when a crooked police officer shot and murdered her boyfriend but as she starts to expose the corruption she becomes a figurehead for the disenchanted. Scarlet becomes notorious for her actions and the people support her.

Echoing the breakdowns in society today, the story of Scarlet takes a stand against the injustices of society's leaders and the abuses they are perpetuating. With the powers that be abusing their positions for their own personal gain and their own self serving ideologies, there is only so much people will take. The feeling of helplessness that Scarlet feels pushes her to take extreme measures. Confronting those responsible for the unjust crime against her sends her spiraling into the position of igniting a social revolution.

Brian Bendis has Scarlet break the fourth wall to narrate her story. Scarlet talks directly with the reader explaining how this all happened. Telling the story this way utilizes Bendis' uncanny knack for dialogue and separates it from anything else he is currently writing. The book moves along at a fast pace which enhances the dramatic tension of the story.

Alex Maleev's art is highly detailed and different from his work on Moon Knight. The art has a photo realistic look to it with heavy shading and shadows on each page. The pictures set the mood for the story. The reality is harsh and the artwork conveys it beautifully with each page. Scarlet is drawn in a way that shows her attractiveness but she is not a model or a fantasy woman. She is real and grounded into reality.

The decision: The creative team of Bendis and Maleev brought the real world to super hero comics in Moon Knight and Daredevil, but with Scarlet they take the realism to a new level. Scarlet is a hyper-realistic look at what happens when society is so broken the people can't take it any longer.

The hardcover edition collects the first five issues of the series.
Dawncrusher
Why? No one would tell Scarlet why. Scarlet was just living her life. A member of society who was just going about her own business, doing what she was supposed to do when her boyfriend was killed, right in front of her and no one could tell her why. Scarlet went in search of the answer and finds herself the leader of a social revolution. The system is broken. People in positions of power are abusing their authority. Scarlet is the new series from Marvel Comics' Icon imprint by Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev.

The story starts with a bang and quickly builds from there. Scarlet's world was shattered when a crooked police officer shot and murdered her boyfriend but as she starts to expose the corruption she becomes a figurehead for the disenchanted. Scarlet becomes notorious for her actions and the people support her.

Echoing the breakdowns in society today, the story of Scarlet takes a stand against the injustices of society's leaders and the abuses they are perpetuating. With the powers that be abusing their positions for their own personal gain and their own self serving ideologies, there is only so much people will take. The feeling of helplessness that Scarlet feels pushes her to take extreme measures. Confronting those responsible for the unjust crime against her sends her spiraling into the position of igniting a social revolution.

Brian Bendis has Scarlet break the fourth wall to narrate her story. Scarlet talks directly with the reader explaining how this all happened. Telling the story this way utilizes Bendis' uncanny knack for dialogue and separates it from anything else he is currently writing. The book moves along at a fast pace which enhances the dramatic tension of the story.

Alex Maleev's art is highly detailed and different from his work on Moon Knight. The art has a photo realistic look to it with heavy shading and shadows on each page. The pictures set the mood for the story. The reality is harsh and the artwork conveys it beautifully with each page. Scarlet is drawn in a way that shows her attractiveness but she is not a model or a fantasy woman. She is real and grounded into reality.

The decision: The creative team of Bendis and Maleev brought the real world to super hero comics in Moon Knight and Daredevil, but with Scarlet they take the realism to a new level. Scarlet is a hyper-realistic look at what happens when society is so broken the people can't take it any longer.

The hardcover edition collects the first five issues of the series.
Unde
I really enjoyed this read. Anyway I got drawn in very soon through the story telling and art. She directs the story to us, somehow we are involved. It really felt as though this was a real person in the way. Many times I can tell that a male author is trying to write in on a woman's perspective, but in this case I had to double check to see if the author was male or female. Could be we have a similar way of thinking, despite gender, though. I also found myself looking at the art and not being able to tell 100% what everyone is thinking in each scene. The reason why I like this, is because I'm getting the opportunity to use my imagination which allows me some surprise as the story develops. I'm very excited for the next book in this series. I definitely recommend this read to anyone I know. I'm not sure what a comic book connoisseur would say, but a chick who reads graphic novels on occasion, a book from time to time, and watches a lot of movies enjoyed it. Do what you will with that.

Side note: (I purchased it because it has a badass chick on the front and I liked the art. I'm not really sure what the cover has to do with the story yet or the significance of the X's and O's though. so Hugs and kisses.)
Unde
I really enjoyed this read. Anyway I got drawn in very soon through the story telling and art. She directs the story to us, somehow we are involved. It really felt as though this was a real person in the way. Many times I can tell that a male author is trying to write in on a woman's perspective, but in this case I had to double check to see if the author was male or female. Could be we have a similar way of thinking, despite gender, though. I also found myself looking at the art and not being able to tell 100% what everyone is thinking in each scene. The reason why I like this, is because I'm getting the opportunity to use my imagination which allows me some surprise as the story develops. I'm very excited for the next book in this series. I definitely recommend this read to anyone I know. I'm not sure what a comic book connoisseur would say, but a chick who reads graphic novels on occasion, a book from time to time, and watches a lot of movies enjoyed it. Do what you will with that.

Side note: (I purchased it because it has a badass chick on the front and I liked the art. I'm not really sure what the cover has to do with the story yet or the significance of the X's and O's though. so Hugs and kisses.)
Wohald
Let me start off by saying that I am not old fashioned about content in books. I have bucked my own administration when they tried to censor me on a book I wanted to use in my classroom. That being said, the content of this book is explicit. I wouldn't get it for anyone under 18. I had intended to give it to my 14 year old nephew. That is not going to happen. I don't think this book belongs in the children's department.
Wohald
Let me start off by saying that I am not old fashioned about content in books. I have bucked my own administration when they tried to censor me on a book I wanted to use in my classroom. That being said, the content of this book is explicit. I wouldn't get it for anyone under 18. I had intended to give it to my 14 year old nephew. That is not going to happen. I don't think this book belongs in the children's department.
thrust
A little insane, this book takes you into the mind of a young girl who is wronged by police. The artwork is fantastic. The writing is clear and purposeful. This book is a little too extreme. But there is a clear excitement here. I can't really recommend it because they are taking too long create sequels. Its probably not the deepest story ever told either. Excellent artwork though.
thrust
A little insane, this book takes you into the mind of a young girl who is wronged by police. The artwork is fantastic. The writing is clear and purposeful. This book is a little too extreme. But there is a clear excitement here. I can't really recommend it because they are taking too long create sequels. Its probably not the deepest story ever told either. Excellent artwork though.
Ghordana
wow! crazy!
Ghordana
wow! crazy!
Brightfury
Great story that moves along with the art style! I love the team behind it!
cant wait for the second volume!
Brightfury
Great story that moves along with the art style! I love the team behind it!
cant wait for the second volume!
blac wolf
This is a gritty graphic novel about a girl who see's how screwed up the world can be, and decides to do something about it. If you like comics like "Kick-Ass", "Y: the Last Man", or "Wanted" (which is sooooo much better than the movie they made 'based' on the book, for those of you who have seen the film but haven't read the graphic novel) you'd probably really like "Scarlet" as well.

Written for an adult audiance, "Scarlet" tells the story of a girl who has been wronged by people in power, and how she begins her journey towards showing the world just how corrupt and evil people can be. One of the most intriguing things about this book is that the protagonist, Scarlet, speaks directly to the reader in a 'fourth wall' busting style often avoided in graphic novels (except for Deadpool of course, who regularly talks to the reader).

I read this book all in one sitting, and my only real disappointment is that Book 1 ends right when things are about to get really good, so I am anxiously awaiting Book 2's release.
blac wolf
This is a gritty graphic novel about a girl who see's how screwed up the world can be, and decides to do something about it. If you like comics like "Kick-Ass", "Y: the Last Man", or "Wanted" (which is sooooo much better than the movie they made 'based' on the book, for those of you who have seen the film but haven't read the graphic novel) you'd probably really like "Scarlet" as well.

Written for an adult audiance, "Scarlet" tells the story of a girl who has been wronged by people in power, and how she begins her journey towards showing the world just how corrupt and evil people can be. One of the most intriguing things about this book is that the protagonist, Scarlet, speaks directly to the reader in a 'fourth wall' busting style often avoided in graphic novels (except for Deadpool of course, who regularly talks to the reader).

I read this book all in one sitting, and my only real disappointment is that Book 1 ends right when things are about to get really good, so I am anxiously awaiting Book 2's release.
Got this book for my husband as part of his birthday present. He loved the illustrations and the story line. Great price, great book.
Got this book for my husband as part of his birthday present. He loved the illustrations and the story line. Great price, great book.

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