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Scalped Vol. 1: Indian Country Paperback – August 1, 2007
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I'll be honest the story didn't appeal to me while reading reviews of it but once I started reading I was hooked.
R.M. Guera's artwork is masterful, he captures the somber mood of the reservation in every page. I find it easy to get detached from the story when the artwork doesn't work well with the writing but in Scalped the two elements merge perfectly.
I strongly suggest giving Scalped a try, I for one can't wait for more.
It isn't long before the main "villain" is introduced, Lincoln Red Crow. Red Crow is the Council Tribal President and essentially runs the reservation. His introduction leaves no question as to how ruthless a character he is but I don't like to use the label of villain to sum him up, hence the quotation marks above. Again, putting it mildly, he's complicated. In describing these two characters, I do hope I'm implying the excellence in Aaron's writing and characterization. All the characters in this book are, at best, morally grey.Read more ›
If Amazon allowed half-star reviews, I would give Scalped a 4.5. It is definitely a work for adults that should be kept away from impressionable children. The series contains lots of very violent scenes or torture and murder, hardcore drug abuse, domestic violence and sex. Reading Scalped feels like watching a particular compelling crime-drama. Comparisons could certainly be made to the Sopranos. I thinking about other comic-series, Azzarello's 100 Bullets comes to mind, although Scalped is much more compelling and plausible. It could be compared to Ed Brubaker's Criminal, but with a single narrative plot.
RM Guera draws approximately 80-85% of the issues. His artwork is dark and gritty and provides great ambiance for a very dark story. The story has a great plot with twists that, unfortunately, I felt were somewhat predictable. The most impressive part of Aaron's plot is how tight it is. The ending ties up and is dependent upon every single story detail, no matter how minor it seemed at the time, that was developed throughout the entire volume. I imagine Aaron plotted the entire thing before even scripting the first issue.
Where Scalped really shines is the characterization.Read more ›
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It feels like it tries too hard to be gritty to have any personality of its own. I love the setting. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Jonathan Chance
This volume is primarily exposition and "world building," but it is still remarkable. The story is sad, beautifully drawn, and feels genuine. Read morePublished 15 months ago by CaitlinIsTemp
Interesting start to a series. Some of the characters seem very stereotypical at this point but hoping as I get deeper into things that will changePublished 15 months ago by Chad Hammel
Great TP. Can't wait to get the rest of them but unfortunately, Amazon doesn't carry any volumes but the first! What's up with that?Published 16 months ago by Gregg DeBeck
I just got my copy of Scalped Vol 1: Indian Country last night and churned my way through it in one sitting. It was impossible to put down. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Vandal
Dashiell Bad Horse, the protagonist of Scalped shares his name with one of the heavyweights of detective noir literature, Dashiell Hammett (author of Red Harvest, the Thin Man,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by stutron
The story: A violent, sociopath named Dashiell Bad-Horse, with anger issues and bleak past returns to his home on an Indian Reservation after fifteen years away. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Callum Scott
As another reviewer put it, "It doesn't get any better than this." What doesn't? Comic books. Crime fiction. Westerns. And political fiction too. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jonathan E. Haynes
Jason Aaron is the best comics writer currently working and Scalped is a work of genius on the same level as James Ellroy's Underworld USA trilogy and The Wire. Read morePublished on November 27, 2013 by Keith Rawson