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Preview: Green Arrow #47

Green Arrow #47

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) German Peralta (CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Dec 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Oliver Queen is in for the shock of his life-in the electric chair! The vigilante Citizen kidnaps Oliver and subjects him to the court of public opinion on a worldwide broadcast, and a guilty verdict means a death sentence. It’s up to Black Canary and attorney Kate Spencer to rescue Ollie so he can expose Citizen’s true identity and prove his own innocence. And they might even have a chance with a little help from Green Arrow…what the what now?

Preview: Scarlet #4 (of 5)

Scarlet #4 (of 5)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Nov 28, 2018
SRP: $3.99

It is true? Has Scarlet surrendered? Did the new American Revolution fail already? It’s the unthinkable! Or is it? Discover the truth in the latest explosive chapter of the epic story set in a world we may soon find ourselves in, as those pushed by corruption decide to push back. From writer Brian Michael Bendis and artist Alex Maleev, the creators who brought you the Eisner Award-winning Daredevil and Iron Man!

Preview: Green Arrow #46

Green Arrow #46

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) German Peralta (CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Nov 07, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Green Arrow finds himself in the crosshairs and caught in a crossfire: on one side, would-be populist vigilante Citizen, who’s out to make the one percent pay. On the other, the citizens of Seattle, who mob Green Arrow wherever he goes. While Black Canary investigates Citizen’s real identity, Oliver’s corporate lawyer and confidant Kate Spencer deals with a free-falling Queen Industries. It’s not a good time to be Oliver Queen OR Green Arrow…until our hero becomes taken with an insane plan to thwart Citizen once and for all.

Review: Scarlet #3 (of 5)

Scarlet has fought back against the corruption that destroyed her life-and now the next American revolution is underway! The city of Portland has been shut down-or, in the eyes of some, taken hostage-and Scarlet must decide how far she is willing to take her crusade. Enter Kit, the woman who will reduce Portland to rubble.

It’s weird to read and review a comic about revolutionaries (or terrorists depending on your side) on a day when some is sending bombs to likely political opponents in real life. Written by Brian Michael Bendis, Scarlet #3 describes itself as telling the “story of a generation pushed too far in an alternative world we may soon find ourselves in.” Except, it doesn’t feel all that alternative at all and that we’re in the beginning stages of the world Bendis created so many years ago.

When Scarlet began, it was a response to the situation of the time which gave rise to the Occupy Movement. It was Occupy gone to the extreme of militancy. Since then, while the book slumbered awaiting a return, Black Lives Matter, Standing Rock, the Women’s March, March for Science, and so many more movements have risen up and mostly simmered down. Scarlet is what happens when that spark finally happens and it questions what comes after the revolution?

And this is specifically looks at that spark, the first gunshot, the moment that takes things to the next level. And again asks, what’s next?

It’s an interesting issue that explores how this, all of this comic and the real world movements, are born out of abuse by those in power, those with privilege. And it shows that some just won’t stand for it anymore and whether consciously or unconsciously, we’ll fight back.

The art by Alex Maleev, with lettering by Joshua Reed, is amazing as always. There’s a reality to it all despite the destroyed American city. We, the reader, can still connect and relate to everything. This doesn’t feel like a foreign future but a reality we can experience now. Reed’s lettering too is key as Scarlet has a habit of talking directly to the reader and with subtle switching of the speech bubbles, a different tone and experience is had.

There’s something surreal about this issue’s release today of all days and it feels as though it’s as pertinent to today’s political situation as it was when the series debuted 8 years ago. It’s the rage many of us feeling and a reality many of us would like to see happen. All it’ll take is a spark and some inspiration. But for now, we can imagine that revolution kicking off and experience that possible reality on the printed page.

Story: Brian Michael Bendis Art: Alex Maleev
Lettering: Joshua Reed Design: Curtis King, Jr.
Story: 9.0 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.0 Recommendation: Buy

DC Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Scarlet #3 (of 5)

Scarlet #3 (of 5)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Oct 24, 2018
SRP: $3.99

From the Eisner Award-winning team that brought you Daredevil and Iron Man comes the latest chapter in their critically acclaimed series SCARLET. Scarlet has fought back against the corruption that destroyed her life-and now the next American revolution is underway!

The city of Portland has been shut down-or, in the eyes of some, taken hostage-and Scarlet must decide how far she is willing to take her crusade. Enter Kit, the woman who will reduce Portland to rubble.

SCARLET tells the story of a generation pushed too far in an alternative world we may soon find ourselves in as created by writer Brian Michael Bendis (SUPERMAN and ACTION COMICS) and artist Alex Maleev.

Preview: Green Arrow #45

Green Arrow #45

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Oct 03, 2018
SRP: $3.99

In this Heroes in Crisis tie-in, Oliver Queen is forced to take a hard look at himself and evaluate his methods after he fails one too many times trying to do the right thing. It’s a dark, depressing stroll down memory lane for the Emerald Archer, as Oliver must come to grips with how he’s hurt the people around him. This issue guest-stars members of the Justice League and the Titans, but are they there to console Ollie…or condemn him?

Preview: Scarlet #2 (of 5)

Scarlet #2 (of 5)

(W) Brian Michael Bendis (A/CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Scarlet has declared war against those who would abuse their power against innocent people-and that war has shut down the city of Portland and brought the eyes of the world upon her. But as the revolution grows, will it slip through her fingers? Oh, and the president is on the phone. It’s another blistering chapter of a world we may one day find ourselves in from the creators that brought you the Eisner Award-winning Daredevil and Iron Man.

Preview: Green Arrow #44

Green Arrow #44

(W) Julie Benson, Shawna Benson (A) Javi Fernandez (CA) Alex Maleev
In Shops: Sep 05, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Green Arrow is used to firing at targets-but he’s not used to having the bull’s-eye on his own back! Social justice vigilante Citizen calls out Oliver Queen as one of his next marks, so now Ollie’s fighting a two-front battle in both his private and crime-fighting lives. Green Arrow must protect the others whom Citizen has named in his scheme to eradicate corruption from Seattle, while simultaneously dodging the attacks aimed at him-luckily, he’s got Black Canary and Kate Spencer watching his back. Unfortunately, they can’t save him from everything…

Review: Scarlet #1

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got the return of Scarlet!

Scarlet #1 is by Brian Michael Bendis, Alex Maleev, Joshua Reed, Curtis King, Jr., Michael McCalister, Michael Gaydos, Iva, and Alisa Bendis.

Get your copy in comic shops today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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