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Today continues SCALPED WEEK!!! All cool comic book moments from Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra’s awesome series, Scalped!
I figure I’ll end the week on two scenes from the finale of the second year of Scalped (#24), spotlighting Chief Red Crow.
To set the scene, to finance the building of his casino, Red Crow has gotten into bed with some Asian gangsters, and they’ve sent along one of their men, the absolutely insane Mr. Brass. We first meet Brass when Red Crow meets him in his hotel suite, where Brass introduces himself and asks Red Crow to have someone clean up the mess in his room (the mess being two decapitated people in Brass’ bed).
Red Crow has put up with it all, because he knows he can’t start a war with the Asian gang.
In addition, he has been tasked with taking care of a “soul bundle” in honor of Gina Bad Horse – the idea being that if he takes control of the “soul bundle” and lives a harmonious and pure life for one year, her sould will be safe.
Well, Red Crow can’t put up with Brass’ behavior, especially after Brass tortures Dino Poor Bear, a boy who Red Crow sees a lot of himself in. So, as Popeye might say, he can’t stands it anymore …
This leads to a shootout and fight, with Red Crow killing the other bodyguard, as well. So finally, it’s him and Brass…
“The” moment for me is definitely that end bit.
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