CBR's 100 Best Comics of 2008

SCALPED placed at #3, and here's what their reviewers had to say:

Jason Aaron pulls no punches and is unafraid to really delve into his characters as they struggle with the reality of living on an Indian Reservation. - Reviewer Chad Nevett

So much more than just a Vertigo crime comic, Jason Aaron & R.M. Guerra's "Scalped" tells a complex story of family, corruption, and destiny. This is the best monthly series on the stands, and if you're not reading it, you are missing out on something special. - Columnist/Reviewer Timothy Callahan

I worried that Aaron's workload would cause this title to suffer. I worried he didn't have the skill to pull together this complex web of characters and to make them real. I worried he didn't have the balls to make this as dark and tragic a story as it demanded. Now I just read the book.
- Contributing Writer Alex Deuben

Aaron and Guera's Native American crime saga, “Scalped” is the pulpy four-color equivalent of HBO's highly acclaimed series "The Wire." The intriguing cast of characters and powerful and often heart breaking stories make “Scalped” the best comic series I've read all year. - Staff Writer Dave Richards

4 comments :

Anonymous at: 5:06 PM said...

Good for you, Jason. You deserved the praise all the way.

Two things, though : keep your feet on the ground keep up the good work.

BrikHed at: 8:03 AM said...

Congratulations - I am a big fan of this book and the recognition is well deserved.

Swands at: 2:50 PM said...

I couldn't agree more, if I didn't get comped, Scalped would be one of the few books I'd buy monthly, even if someone else lettered it.

Shannon Cronin at: 9:03 AM said...

This is what I wrote over on the CBR boards the day this list was posted.

"Even though I have problems with this top 100 list, the fact that CBR recognized "Scalped" as one of the best, is truly excellent. This has to be one of the most underrated (based on what I have seen of the sales figures) titles out there right now. It is not only one of the best reads of 2008 but possibly one of the best titles of all time.

Congrats to Jason Aaron for this."

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