Friday, February 13, 2009

Scalped #25

by Jason Aaron
Art by R.M. Guera

This issue marks both the beginning of the third year of Scalped, and the start of a new arc, 'High Lonesome'. This is consistently the best comic being published by Vertigo, and this issue is the perfect place for a new reader to start reading the series with.

This entire issue is devoted to a card-counter, who goes by a number of different names, using a number of disguises. He has now come to the Prairie Rose Reservation, and a chance encounter with one of the regular cast members of the book sets off a plan for his 'one last big score'.

I can't praise enough what Aaron does every month with this series. He has a knack for creating believable, complex characters. The art is suited perfectly for the book, and does much to support the down-at-the-heels life of the Reservation.

The sales numbers on this book are low. If you've been thinking about checking out Scalped, this is the month to do it. You don't need to know a single thing about this series to enjoy this issue fully.

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