Friday, May 23, 2008

Scalped #17 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Scalped #17, about which I write the following sentences: "It's that precision, those moments which seem both specific and universal, that help make this series so impressive. If it were a typical crime comic, it would start and stop with its central conceit: an undercover FBI agent working inside a corrupt reservation. But that's merely the skeleton of a fully fleshed out world in this series -- a world in which the 'evil' Red Crow sincerely mourns the loss of Bad Horse's mother, while the 'good' Agent Nitz literally pisses on her grave. A world in which one son is silently zipped up in a body bag while another silently weeps on his mother's front steps. These aren't high-concept characters on a collision course with destiny. They are children, men, and women trying to claw their way through a violent and uncertain future."

Read the entire review HERE.

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