Creepy Scarlett is back better than ever. Issue 1 delves into a bit more of her backstory which involves Samurai swords, mystical emeralds and of course, candy. Although not answering all of the burning questions as to who Creepy Scarlett really is, this first issue gives nice little hints as to what kind of character Scarlett has the potential to be (good or evil?). Set in 1919, the issue tells the story of the Emerald of Lucifer and how Scarlett came to learn to perfect her weapon skills. Although slightly historically inaccurate, the issue flows nicely with humor peppered throughout. The action scenes are arguably the strongest aspect of the whole issue complete with swinging Samurai swords, fallen foes and epic showdowns.
As writer Graeme Buchan perfects the story arc for Creepy Scarlett, I find myself wanting more. There is so much to be learned of how Scarlett doesn’t age, her relationship with Mr. Ted (a teddy bear) as well as her fetish for candy. This sense of mystery is not a hindrance but rather a hook for potential fans to continue to support this independently made comic.