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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 194

Here is the latest cool comic book moment in our year-long look at one cool comic book moment a day (in no particular order whatsoever)! Here‘s the archive of the moments posted so far!

Today continues SCALPED WEEK!!! All cool comic book moments from Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra’s awesome series, Scalped!

We continue today with a nice early twist in the series…


As we saw yesterday (which, like today, featured Scalped #8 by writer Jason Aaron and artist R. M. Guéra, Diesel seems to be your standard goon/thief/what-have-you, and a definite thorn in the side of our “hero,” Dashiell Bad Horse.

However, things aren’t all they appear to be.

First, we take a flashback to a rough part in Diesel’s background before the twist is revealed…

That Diesel is working for the FBI, as well, is a really great twist (and is “the” moment, I’d say).


I read the first few trades from my local library, it wasn’t my cup of tea.. but that was definitely a cool moment.

that moment was a shock for me for had disel acting the way he does due to him not being considered one of his tribe and getting no breaks in life only to read he is working for the feds proving things are not what they seem in scalped

That was a real “oh shit!” moment, though I’m kinda still waiting for the fallout from it…

Tom Fitzpatrick

July 13, 2009 at 2:56 pm

Well Mutherfrack!!! ;-)


July 13, 2009 at 7:47 pm

Him being an agent kinda makes his actions in Dead Mothers a little unbelievable, but then again, Scalped is one crazy over the top thrill ride, so I let it slide.

I love Scalped but ever since watching Dr. Horrible I find it a little hard to take Bad Horse seriously.


I wonder if the Kickapoo membership thing has any basis in reality. Or if it’s another “literary device” that makes Indians look corrupt and venal.

There were no large-scale Indian casinos 26 years ago, so no membership battles over casino payments. That much is certainly false.

P.S. See http://www.bluecorncomics.com/scalped.htm for more thoughts on SCALPED’s portrayal of Indians.


July 14, 2009 at 4:59 pm

I thought the comments in one of the reviews that link says ‘The readers’ likely conclusion is: Screw those greedy Indians’, is horrifically patronizing – possibly even more than the reviewer felt the book was.
It’s not a network tv show – people reading the book can actually think, and have the ability to discern the difference between fact and fiction.

Don’t worry, FunkyGreenJerusalem, Rob Schmidt is well known for sucj melodramatic conclusions. A similar thing happened with “New Moon”. Now, I’m no fan of “Twilight”, but I don’t think they are pursuing racist agendas like Mr. Schmidt would suggest. For example, did you know that Jacob and co walk around shirtless because the producers and director are trying to subconsciously instill among white readers the idea that allNative Americans are still to savage and poor to wear clothes? And I just thought it was about young hunks flashing some skin to please the fangirls…

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