by Stephen Schleicher
By the issues end the pawn shop owner has seen the error of his ways, and sacrifices himself to save young Buckaroo from the foreign agent, who may or may not be Buckaroo’s great grandfather. This was one of the more interesting aspects of the story, and since it is clear the writers intend to rewrite Buckaroo’s history, it is one i hope they are able to explore in a future issue or arc.
As a story by itself, Origins is a really good read and would earn 4 Stars easily. The art is also really well done for an indie title, and Amin Amat deserves 4 Stars for delivering here. But the fan boy in me, just can’t get away from the fact that the creators are retconning their own creation, and I have to dock the issue a full star because of this. This brings the final score to a solid 3 Stars out of 5.
I asked Amin if they were indeed Indians rather than Latinos or something else. His reply:
Having worked on Peace Party and knowing your views, I made sure to keep them as true to form and not gimmicky or stereotypical in any way. Which in turn made for a nice little scene not just with the children on horseback but with the group that accompanied Buckaroo's mom as well.
Although the Apache presence wasn't as grand as I wished it could be. I'm hoping that in the next installment more can be shown about the Apache customs and traditions since Buckaroo is staying with the tribe for sometime.
The Indians appear in roughly half the comic. I'd say they look a bit generic but not stereotypical. I'm glad to see PEACE PARTY is having a little influence somewhere. <g>
For more on the subject, see Comic Books Featuring Indians.