When I had the pleasure of being presented this 1st issue of Scarlett: Heavy is the Head, by Sinister Crimes Studios, for review, I was intrigued by the cover art. Sinister indeed. Boy, was I right. However, while the art is good, and readily captures the essence of the story, it is by far the story that steals the show.
Terence Sykes and D.M. Eason do a marvelous job of depicting the main protagonist, Mitchell Coltrane, and his initiation into the role of the new Scarlett…a vigilante hell-bent on correcting injustice. I’m not going to give away the story line (I hate spoilers) so you’ll have to pick this book up and read it for yourself, but this writing duo keeps you on the edge of your seat with every turn of the page. The family man Coltrane is depicted alongside the vigilante Coltrane/Scarlett, without skipping a beat from the intensity of the story. Very well done.
The artwork by Terence Sykes is good. Be prepared for graphic fight scenes (this ain’t your baby’s comic book) that perfectly depict the story line and will have you jumping to join in the foray. Trust me….it’s a good thing. This is definitely a series to watch and one I personally intend to follow.
Overall. Independent comic at its best. Damn good! I’d give the story a solid 9/10 and the art a solid 8/10.
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