Scalped #1

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Mar 1 | 2007

Writing: Jason Aaron
Colour: Lee Loughridge
Letters: Phil Balsman
Art: R.M. Guera
Cover: Jock

Bad Horse returns to Prairie Rose Reservation after 15 years causing a scene that attracts the attention of Chief Red Crow who hires him to join his police force.

Holy crap, what a shocking cliffhanger! It didn’t even occur to me to question why Bad Horse had been away, or his reasons of return, especially since he stated he was just passing through, but the cat is outta the bag now. This is probably going to turn into a big, bloody conflict pretty soon, since we’ve had scalps and violence already and Vertigo is always willing to please.

Guera’s art is always a joy to stare at. It just really puts the icing on our visceral modern western. That it’s even a modern western tickles me. I love gritty westerns, so it’s nice to see something like this in modern times and I do love the crime element. I can’t wait to see what happens to out big chief.

TPBs of this are in my future. I need more of it and hopefully it will continue to deliver over the next 59 issues I missed merely because I didn’t know what it was and thought I wouldn’t like it…

I have a lot to catch up on.

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