For those of you girls out there who still believe Bella Swan to be an acceptable role model, I ask, no I plead for you to read Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev's Scarlet from Icon. Keep in mind, I don't hope that after finishing the first few issues you will somehow turn into a sexy female version of Charles Bronson. That would frighten me. I just pray that you will stop debating between an imaginary sexy vampire and a smoldering werewolf. That frightens me more.
The story wasn't selling me yet, but I enjoy it when these two guys work together, so giving them a chance on a second issue wasn't a concern.
I have no idea if this has been optioned for a film, but it should be. It has the chance to be a fairly polarizing story, and on the big screen it could make a lot of people talk, as well as provide an excellent role for some lucky actress. Until then, I'm going to continue to enjoy it on a monthly (fingers crossed) basis. There is nothing else like in on the market today. Despite it's $3.95 price tag, a Bendis title is always worth it, thanks to it's content and consistently entertaining letters column.
As I sat down to write this, my current shipment from DCBS arrived, and there in all it's glory was Issue Three. I'll be sure to let you know how that was as well.
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