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A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments – Day 197

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!

As I went through my Scalped collection, I realized that I had made a pretty horrible miscalculation. You see, I have a week here for Scalped moments, but Scalped just has way too many good moments for me to possibly do a representative week’s worth of moments. For instance, the Dead Mothers arc is FILLED with them. So since I can’t fit them all in, I won’t. I’m just going to show you three more cool comic book moments from Scalped to finish the week, and I’ll return occasionally to feature other cool comic book moments from the book.

Today we look at probably the most hardcore ending Scalped has ever had (and the book is not exactly butterflies and rainbows, ya know?)


Davide Furnò did a few fill-in issues, including this issue, Scalped #20, which is the finale to a short story about Dash reeling from the events of Dead Mothers (where his mother was murdered and he solves the murder of a prostitute, but the murderer is Diesel, who Dash can’t touch due to Diesel working for the FBI – then Dash sees the child of the prostitute attempt to kill Diesel himself, only for Diesel to kill the young boy instead).

Dash has been seeking refuge in the arms of Carol Bad Crow, daughter of Chief Bad Crow. She, though, has her own issues, including a heavy duty drug addiction (this arc shows her background and the tragedy SHE’s gone through in her life) that Dash does not seem to really understand.

Well, after a confrontation with Diesel, we get the following…

Jason Aaron doesn’t mess around, does he?

“The” moment, of course, is that twisted ending.

Furnò does a nice, moody job filling in for Guéra.


Still makes me shudder. I keep asking: How much further can Dash fall? Great moment!

Tom Fitzpatrick

July 17, 2009 at 3:00 am

I like the tats.

Just how twisted IS that?


that moment to me showed how the whole series is more extreme and that dash has become a fallen character not to mention Disel telling dash i am the only one you can trust in the end chilling

I wonder how many of SCALPED’s Indians aren’t killers, criminals, or drug users. A minority, I suspect.

Probably not, but it’s a crime comic set on an Indian reservation. I’m thinking the cast would tend towards killers, criminals, and drug users thanks to its genre.

Rob’s been voicing the same gripes over and over in every single post about Scalped… We GET it, man!

Anyway… This was a great moment, though I’m really not fond of Furno’s art at all.


July 19, 2009 at 5:52 pm

I wonder how many of SCALPED’s Indians aren’t killers, criminals, or drug users. A minority, I suspect.

Probably all the hundreds of people living on the reserve, shown in any street scene or working at the Casino, who aren’t involved in the crimes.
Why aren’t they focused on more?
Because the book is about the criminals!

Again, most readers can figure this out on their ownsies!

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