Tuesday, November 09, 2010

CBR Review: Scarlet #3

I recently reviewed Scarlet #3 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "Three issues in, Scarlet finds itself walking a fine line between compelling tale of resistance and unintentional bad joke. The eponymous lead continues her quest to fight against corruption, but comes close to becoming a caricature, someone to roll your eyes at and dismiss instead of someone to relate to and root for. Part of the problem lies in the storytelling and convenient shortcuts taken in the name of expediency. Last issue, it was an awkward and forced conversation between Scarlet and a corrupt police officer’s former partner. Here, it’s the participation of her dead boyfriend’s best friend. The ideas behind the series are intriguing, but the execution doesn’t do them justice always."

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