SCALPED #17

Review by: mrmister


Size: pages
Price: 2.99

This concludes the 6-issue Dead Mothers arc which has been incredible.
A great first page which like many of Scalped’s best pages has
absolutely no text. Aaron is often happy to let Guera’s art speak for
itself and it almost always works perfectly. We don’t get to see a long
drawn out confrontation between Dash and Diesel, but what transpires
should be pleasing to fans of the series. Like most good writing or at
least writing that I enjoy the distinctions between hero and villain
are never black and white, but rather quite gray. Nothing about this
comic is black and white as evidenced by the story’s “villain” Red Crow
who is easily the most compiling “bad guy” in comics right now. The
scenes involving Red Crow in this issue both at the funeral for Gina
and afterwards are great and help to further blur that good/evil line
even more. The ending of the issue is done beautifully and again
features no text whatsoever which really forces readers to digest what
they are seeing on the page. I was not thrilled about the reveal in the
epilogue, but I trust the book enough to know that it will deliver. You
have no excuse to not read this book.

Story: 5 - Excellent
Art: 5 - Excellent

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