Scarlet #6

Scarlet #6

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: February 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.95 Critic Reviews: 5
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Scarlet's call to arms has been heard all over the world. And the world reacts. Can a modern revolution gain traction? And what will the government do to shut her down?

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori-Griffith Feb 11, 2013

    I often say that irregular schedules on comics are instant death for me. If I cant depend on a regular monthly (or even bi-monthly) release schedule, its not worth it for me to invest time and energy in a book. Throw that out the window here. Do I desperately want this book monthly (and word has it issue #7 is following very closely on the heels of #6)? Hell yeah. Would I wait as long as it takes to get this level of sublime beauty and thoughtful story at my local comic stand? Absolutely. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 7, 2013

    The return of “Scarlet” is definitely something to be celebrated. This was and still is a great book, and there's honestly never been a better time for a book as dark or politically charged as this one. The America that exists in 2013 has grown to such a place that its nice to see two prominent creators creating a book that is not only a fine piece of fiction but a locked and loaded rifle, ready to fire. While it could certainly stand to ground itself more back into our world versus just getting lost in its own, this is certainly a can't miss comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 6, 2013

    One problem from the first storyline that has largely been addressed in this issue is the disparity in how Alex Maleev renders the many characters on the page. While there's a clear reliance on photo-reference throughout, in the first five issues Maleev's main characters seemed almost too real relative to their surroundings and fellow Portlanders. There was a bit of an uncanny valley effect at work. But here, Maleev's work is a little more stylized and more consistent in how it presents Scarlet's world. The storybook interlude also allows Maleev a chance to break away from realism and toy with watercolors and other effects. Overall, this issue bodes well for what is essentially the second volume of the series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Feb 11, 2013

    We are watching an almost too realistic portrayal of politics and power unfold in a supposed fictional Portland, Oregon. But in that short year between issue #5 and #6, there was a massive paradigm shift in how we view our saviors and revolutionaries. And to be perfectly honest, I'm not sure Scarlet, and by extension Bendis or Maleev are up to the task. As new fathers, the both of them, they see the world so very differently than their title character. In that, Scarlet now walks without guidance in her own book. She's still asking the questions, but her creators may not have the answer. Scarlet #6, is both compelling and frustrating. Not unlike modern American life. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Feb 11, 2013

    Still, it's a book filed under "interesting" rather than "great." Bendis and Maleev are a creative team always worth reading and it's clear that the scale of this series is about to change dramatically, which is compelling in itself -- but right now, it feels a little like "Scarlet" #6 was a more attractive idea than it is a physical comic. Read Full Review

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