Scarlet #5

Writer: Brian Michael Bendis Artist: Alex Maleev Publisher: Marvel Icon Release Date: March 30, 2011 Cover Price: $3.95 Critic Reviews: 3
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Scarlets message of rebellion and revolution has gone global, and she comes face-to-face with her supporters and detractors. What will the world look like when someone stands up and says, Enough? How far will the authorities go to bring her down, and is it too late? Another startling chapter in the runaway-hit comic series from the Eisner Award-winning team that brought you DAREDEVIL and NEW AVENGERS!

  • 8.5
    IGN - Mar 30, 2011

    Maleev turns in another nice round of work here, getting the chance to flex a bit beyond the talking heads that he's generally been relegated to since issue #1. Scarlet #5 has multiple 2-page spreads laced throughout, most of which Bendis leaves to be heavily reliant one Maleev's visuals. Just as he did on Daredevil so many years back, the artist rises to the occasion. Both chaotic and beautiful, Scarlet #5 is, hands-down, Maleev's best work on the series to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Apr 5, 2011

    Admittedly, Bendis might not be quite getting stuck into all that yet, preferring instead to throw a lot of these ideas in our lap and ask us to make up our own minds about how we feel about Scarlet and her mission, as well as the mission of those who would prevent her from achieving her goals. However, these first five issues (comprising the entirety of Book One) provide an excellent setup for what I hope is a long series that will examine the idea of social revolution from many different angles. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Apr 4, 2011

    "Scarlet" #5 concludes the first book of the series and, rather than a strong conclusion to the title's opening chapter, it reads like a set-up for the next. The plot moves characters mechanically into place, ready for issue six to pick them up and put them into new motions. The final three pages, though, contain some very strong writing by Bendis that shows this is a book that's about more than just the broad plot. There are characters here and it's a shame they didn't come out much in this issue. Read Full Review

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