Scarlet is about a twenty-somethings girl whose boyfriend is murdered in front of her by a crooked police officer. For no reason. Likewise there is no reason (other than bearing witness) that said cop then shoots Scarlet in the head. She survives, but her life is destroyed. What’s worse is that it is destroyed for no reason – Scarlet and her friends were merely in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Upon her recovery, Scarlet’s epiphany is that she does not want to live in a world where people have to endure events such as these. She decides what she has to do, does it, and inadvertently becomes the icon for a revolution.
The series often breaks the fourth wall in that the protagonist talks to the reader of the comic.