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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v14n21 (05/28/2015) » Section: Graphic Traffic

Scalped Deluxe Edition Vol. One

In the heartland of America lies its biggest shame, a smattering of places that are the equivalent of Third World nations, full of murder, suicide, alcoholism, rampant drug use and extreme poverty. One of these places is the Prairie Rose Reservation in South Dakota, home to members of the Lakota tribe and the setting for Jason Aaron and R.M. Guera’s crime epic Scalped.

Black Orchid

A recent New York Times review describes Neil Gaiman as “a writer of considerable gifts and transcendent ambition.” High praise, and well deserved. Gaiman is one of the most popular fiction writers publishing today. But in 1988, he was virtually unknown in this country. Until, that is, he burst on the scene with the publication of Black Orchid. In the first pages, Gaiman does away with Black Orchid, an obscure and somewhat lame character from the DC Comics universe.

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