On the positive side
On the negative side
There's a second-level problem with things like the "Crazy Horse" name, the dancers in feathered bonnets, and the vulgar epithets. No one in the comic ever protests them. The implication is that the Lakota people accept the degradation of their culture because they themselves are degraded. They're so mired in crime, violence, and corruption that they think nothing of these ongoing offenses.
SCALPED apparently is getting a lot of praise these days. For instance, my local comic shop named it one of the best series of the year. I can sort of see why. If you know little or nothing about Indians, you might think, "Wow, this is a great drama and a powerful indictment of the reservation system."
These days most comics aren't worth the steep price of admission, in my opinion. SCALPED isn't the exception to this rule. But people should take advantage of Aaron's money-back guarantee and check it out. If you can't get enough of the nonstop violence in books such as PUNISHER or PREACHER, this comic may be for you.