Monday, August 30, 2010

CBR Review: Scalped #40

I recently reviewed Scalped #40 for CBR and, in the process, wrote the following sentences: "At the center of Scalped #40 is a four-page scene that isn’t like any other scene done before in Scalped. In it, Wade, Dash Bad Horse’s father, is confronted by Red Crow (flanked with two bodyguards) over his return to the reservation. It’s a playful scene with Wade clearly having fun screwing with Red Crow, because he’s not afraid of him. He’s not trying to make Red Crow think that he’s not afraid, he simply doesn’t care. But, he also isn’t looking to make Red Crow afraid of him. He’s just Red Crow’s old rival for Gina Bad Horse’s affections and he won, a fact that he likes rubbing in Red Crow’s face. It’s so low stakes compared to the regular death and violence that permeate Scalped that a simple, playful scene like this stands out to such a degree."

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