Bendis and Maleev to Launch Creator-Owned ‘Scarlet’ [C2E2]
Top-tier Marvel creators Brian Michael Bendis and Alex Maleev — who previously teamed up for a critically-acclaimed “Daredevil” run and the recent “Spider-Woman” (motion) comic — will be launching a creator-owned title called “Scarlet” through Marvel’s Icon imprint in July.
The project will be Bendis’s first creator-owned project since “Powers,” and he describes Scarlet, the titular character, as a woman who “is pushed down by a very corrupt government and finds herself with the strength she didn’t know she had to fight back, and her fight actually sparks a new American Revolution.”
Bendis insists that while some people may interpret the book as a political statement, “it’s not, it’s about this person. And much in the vein of ‘Alias’ or my work on ‘Jinx’ it’s hopefully a very strong female protagonist who doesn’t always have the right answer and struggles with it.”
The book will be ongoing, but Bendis says he has planned a finite run, though he hasn’t yet decided how many issues the story will span. “Scarlet” will also feature alternate covers from artists including Mike Deodato, Leinil Yu, David Mack, Mike Oeming, and Joe Quesada.