Review by: DenverDave

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Avg Rating: 4.7
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Written by JASON AARON
Art by R.M. GUERA
Cover by JOCK

Size: 32 pages
Price: 2.99

I don’t know, maybe I’m just in a cranky mood, but I’m not raving about either Wolvie and the X-men or Scalped this week.

For Scalped, apart from the opening sequence, with an awsome artistic story telling, wordless, camera shifting, use of mirors and shadows extravaganza — I felt the art was a little sub-par (which is still awesome, but just not award winning as usual). As for the story, I’m losing a sense of the urgency.. why is everyone freaking out about a murder of a women 20 years past when there are 10 deaths in every issue and no one seems to care about those people, so why the urgency to solve Gina Bad Horses murder now?

I think I’ve heard Aaron say he didn’t have this far plotted out in the story when he started, (correct me if I’m wrong) and it shows. He’s got too many balls and characters in the air, and it’s all coming to a head in an unnatural way.

But maybe I’m just in a cranky mood. We’ll see how I feel about Aguaman.

Story: 3 - Good
Art: 3 - Good


  1. You might be cranky.

    I actually know where you’re coming from because I’ve gotten that way once in a while with Scalped, but I thought this issue was great. As far as solving Gina’s murder goes, I think a lot of it is just because of the personal nature of it. These characters have a lot of history which has been well documented, and there’s also the issue of her as a Native American activist which all of the characters have some emotional investment with.

  2. I can understand giving the story a 3, but you must be on crank if you’re giving Guera’s art a 3.

  3. Did I totally misread that? I thought Gina’s death happened in the current storyline, not 10 years in the past…?

    I’ve been really feeling the loss of those 2 pages per issue since DC enacted that. The story & art still seems all there, but just a little like it’s crammed into the pages. I feel like I remember the pages breathing a lot more a few years ago.

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