Scalped #1

Scalped #1

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: R. M. Guera Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 3, 2007 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
10User Rating

Fifteen years ago, Dash Bad Horse ran away from a life of poverty and hopelessness on the Prairie Rose Indian Reservation. Now, he's come back home to find nothing much has changed on "The Rez." So is he back to set things right--or just get a piece of the action?

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - J. Montes Feb 8, 2008

    This book is hardcore, probably the most hardcover Vertigo book I've read since Garth Ennis' Preacher. It's full of testosterone, politics, sex, and things you probably see on an episode of Cops. There's a lot of tension in this book and there's usually something that hits the fan in each issue. If you can find these back issues at your local comic store, do not hesitate to pick them up. You can also pick up the first trade paperback, “Indian Country” which collects issues #1-5 for $9.99. Consider me on for the ride. If you're interested giving this book a read, issue #1 is available as a free download from DC Comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Martijn Form Jan 5, 2007

    Oh and by the way, one guy already got scalped in this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jan 4, 2007

    This introductory issue paints life on the Lakota reservation as one of perpetual violence, anger and betrayal. It's a harsh place, and that depiction is understandable. But what's uncomfortable about it is that there doesn't seem to be any kind of oasis of peace, any icon of a better way of thinking, to be found. Everyone seems prone to violence; even the group dedicated to opposing the corruption is armed to the teeth. Every character seems so harsh, so damaged. Is it realistic? Maybe it is, but it doesn't feel that way. There's a need for some small bit of calm in this cultural storm, an honest character, a peaceful character. Come to think of it, what's missing is a spiritual character, which would very much be in keeping with the Native American culture that's so vital to this story. Read Full Review

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