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Scalped Vol. 1 : Indian Country
by Jason Aaron and R. M. Guera and Lee Loughridge and Phil Balsman


Overview - Jason Aaron, the up-and-coming writer of the critically acclaimed series The Other Side teams with gritty artist R.M. Guera for an intense crime drama that mixes organized crime with current Native American culture. Fifteen years ago, Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in hopes of finding something better.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Jason Aaron, the up-and-coming writer of the critically acclaimed series The Other Side teams with gritty artist R.M. Guera for an intense crime drama that mixes organized crime with current Native American culture. Fifteen years ago, Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse ran away from a life of abject poverty and utter hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in hopes of finding something better. Now he's come back home armed with nothing but a set of nunchucks, a hell-bent-for-leather attitude and one dark secret, to find nothing much has changed on "The Rez" -- short of a glimmering new casino, and a once-proud people overcome by drugs and organized crime. Is he here to set things right or just get a piece of the action?

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781401213176
  • ISBN-10: 1401213170
  • Publisher: Vertigo
  • Publish Date: August 2007
  • Page Count: 126
  • Dimensions: 10.14 x 6.74 x 0.32 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.44 pounds

Series: Scalped #1

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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Crime & Mystery

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 69.
  • Review Date: 2007-08-27
  • Reviewer: Staff

Aaron's reservation setting, described by a character in the first chapter as a “third world nation in the heart of America,” is perfect for a story of crime and family. Dash Bad Horse has come back to the reservation he ran away from at age 13. Now he enforces the law in a land where many have given up hope. Bad Horse is also an undercover FBI agent, put back in his home so federal authorities can take down crime boss and casino owner Lincoln Red Crow. Aaron masterfully depicts Bad Horse's tortured split psychology. The character is tough as nails and switches quickly between displaying likable and unlikable behavior. The family dynamics, which includes Bad Horse's activist mother and Red Crow's wild daughter, could come off as soap opera, but Aaron knows how to use personal relationships to explain character and setting. The world of the Prairie Rose Reservation is full of life thanks to the art of Guera, somewhat in the vein of Eduardo Risso's on 100 Bullets. His characters contain a certain amount of grace no matter how ugly the situations get. The second story collected in the book is the flashback-heavy “Hoka Hey,” which shows that Aaron has a complex history planned for these characters. (Aug.)

 
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