Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scalped #58

Written by Jason Aaron
Art by RM Guera

Jason Aaron is determined to make sure that nobody comes out of this series, which has two issues remaining, in a good place.  For a while there, it looked like he may have been planning a nice, happy ending for many of his characters - Dash was going to restart life on the reservation, and Lincoln was going to find his redemption through prison.

Now, with this issue, Lincoln is a free man again, after questions about Dash's killing of Diesel make the press.  Dash himself is on the run, hiding from the police and FBI, and pursuing Catcher.

Dash and Lincoln have a late night meeting at Dash's mother's grave, and resentment and anger boils over, leading to a massive shootout.  Elsewhere on the res, Dino Poor Bear asserts his own leadership over Lincoln's former foot soldiers. 

This series continues to be a gripping and nuanced read, as it moves towards its big conclusion.  I am going to really miss this book and these characters after it concludes.

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