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stolisomancer ([personal profile] stolisomancer) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2010-07-21 13:57

Scarlet #1

Okay, so this is Bendis and Alex Maleev.

For those who aren't familiar with it, Bendis and Maleev's run on Daredevil is one of the best runs on a superhero comic in the last decade, and it probably deserves a spot on a few all-time lists. I'll be the first one to tell you that Bendis's superhero output at Marvel doesn't play to his strengths, but crime books really do.

Scarlet is an original crime book by the two of them, published through Marvel's Icon label, about a woman who sets out to start a second American Revolution.


Maleev is modeling Scarlet in this story off of a real woman, who's listed in the credits as "Iva." He's apparently doing the full run on art, up to and including color.

A year before the start of the comic, Scarlet is dating a guy named Gabriel, who she describes as the "perfect boy." They're in college.

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The cop gets a little too grabby while frisking Scarlet, trying to find a stash she doesn't actually have, so Gabriel decks him. They run away, laughing like morons.

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She wakes up weeks later in the hospital, to find the cop has become a local hero for shooting a "teenage druglord"... and she snaps.
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[personal profile] milleniumrex 2010-07-21 21:24 (UTC)(link)
So...isn't this just Punk Rock Punisher Girl?
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[personal profile] milleniumrex 2010-07-21 21:31 (UTC)(link)
One of the concepts I always found interesting about Punisher is the idea that really, he was just pointed in the right direction. The tragedy set him up in a way that aids societal order. If a different tragedy had happened, he would be out there killing superheroes, or cops, or whoever had taken his family from him.

[personal profile] darkknightjrk 2010-07-21 22:27 (UTC)(link)
And that was one of the interesting thing about the whole "Punisher Kills the Marvel Universe" thing--while a lot of it was just "hurrhurr let's have Punisher kill superheroes in any way we can!" there were some interesting ideas on revenge and how far one goes to get it, specifically with them having Frank and Matt Murdock be the same age and being semi-childhood friends.