Scalped #21

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: R. M. Guera Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 17, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.7Critic Rating
10User Rating

A new arc begins with "The Gravel in Your Guts" part 1! Chief Red Crow sits atop an empire amassed through murder and intimidation, but will the death of a friend make him change his ways? Dino Poor Bear is a young kid just scraping by, hoping to make a better life for himself, but how far is he willing to go to get what he wants?

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Timothy Callahan Sep 22, 2008

    I'm oversimplifying "Scalped" by comparing it to its influences, because "Scalped" is much more than just a series of homages, but its powerful influences run deep and inform a series that's a thrill to read each month. I've been championing "Scalped" for well over a year now, and sometimes I think I might be exaggerating its appeal just to encourage new readers to check it out. But then I pick up the new issue and realize that it's even better than I can express. It's a truly layered work of sophisticated crime fiction, and I love every page of it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 17, 2008

    The storytelling this month is as strong as it's ever been on the series. Dino and Chief red Crow are both compelling figure, and they carry the story magnificently. Truthfully, there are no bad characters in this book. Even the mindless thugs and addicts have something to offer the story. And, of course, it's great to have R.M. Guera back on the book. His art meshes perfectly with Aaron's writing, and the end result is one of the very best crime dramas on the market. I say some variation of this statement this all the time, but your pull list is incomplete without a smattering of Scalped. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Erik Norris Sep 19, 2008

    The tension to Scalped continues to rise yet keeps everything at a cool simmer just waiting for the eventual eruption. Ive been the reviewer of Scalped for some five months running, maybe even more, and I continue to praise this series month in and out. Its almost making me look bad because I keep recycling the same sentences with different structures. Just buy Scalped. You know what, next month that might just be my entire review. Read Full Review

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