Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Graphic novel review: Scalped Vol 1. by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guéra,

Scalped Vol 1.

by Jason Aaron, R.M. Guéra, Brian K. Vaughan (Introduction)

Paperback, 126 pages

Published August 1st 2007 by Vertigo

I just finished reading a Star Wars graphic novel that I thought was super above average and thought I wanted to check out the author, when I was looking at his titles in the about the author Scalped sounded interesting for sure. When I looked at a short blurb on my library's website I was hooked.

Dashiell "Dash" Bad Horse is one of the coolest comic characters I have encountered in a long time continuing a tradition of anti- heroes that DC's vertigo line has brought into the world that includes John Constantine. Bad Horse does not make a friendly first impression. If I had to make a comparison to explain what this book is I would say the story is like a crazy combo of the TV show Justified, Thunderheart and native american gangster tale. The political edge to the story gives something different.

Excellent dialogue, plotting and pace I was hooked 30 pages in and I hope the quality keeps up because I will keep reading. Best graphic novel I have read in years. Would make an excellent TV show but in the mean time don't miss out on this amazing story. If you like political/crime/ noir fiction you will love this book.

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