|stolisomancer (stolisomancer) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2010-07-21 01:57 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||creator: alex maleev, creator: brian michael bendis, title: scarlet|
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.
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.
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.