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Scalped, Vol. 5 by Jason Aaron
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Just a hair below the first four books, because it’s somewhat scattered. But the writing is as good as ever. Once again, Aaron takes time to flesh out side characters and give them complexity and pathos, while using flashbacks to excellent effect. I find it interesting that the first half of Scalped has relatively little plot progression. It’s been much more concerned with characterization and establishing history. So it’s highly impressive that Aaron has never once dipped into exposition dumping. That’s the mark of great a great storyteller. I suppose the plot will move faster in the second half, now that we know the characters and things are shifting into place (those reveals in the last two issues are sure to ramp up the drama).

The issue about Nitz was my favorite here. Aaron has never been shy about his Garth Ennis influence, but this issue particularly reminded me of the man’s work, what with its meditation on male friendship and honor.

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