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Jason Aaron bids Scalped farewell, teases more creator-owned work

Following the conclusion this week of Scalped, writer Jason Aaron took to his blog last night to offer his final thoughts on the acclaimed Vertigo crime drama, thank his readers and promise more creator-owned work in that same vein. However, it may be a little while before he tackles a story of that scale.

“I will do more stories like Scalped, that’s for sure,” he wrote. “My next creator-owned project is already in the works, and I think it’s something that will appeal to anybody who enjoyed the exploits of Red Crow and Bad Horse. I actually hope to start writing the first issue next week. But I don’t think I’ll be turning right around and jumping into another 60 issues series. Scalped represents more than six years of my life. I don’t have another journey like that in me just yet. Someday, yes. I think I even know what that next big one will be. But it’ll just have to wait for a bit.”

Debuting in 2007 from Aaron and artist R. M. Guéra (with covers by Jock), Scalped focused on Dashiell Bad Horse, an undercover FBI agent who returns to the fictional Prairie Rose Indian Reservation in South Dakota after 15 years to infiltrate the criminal operation of Chief Lincoln Red Crow and find evidence linking him to the murders of two agents in 1975.

“Lots of people have been asking me how I feel about the series wrapping up, if I’m sad to see it end. I suppose I will miss writing those characters from time to time,” Aaron wrote. “And I will definitely miss working with the team behind Scalped (though hopefully we can all get together again someday). But as far as the actual series goes, no, I’m not sad to finally be done. It’s time. Time to give people of Prairie Rose the ending they’ve always had coming. Time to hopefully pay-off all the years and dollars you beloved readers have spent following their adventures.”

The final Scalped collection, appropriately subtitled “Trail’s End,” arrives in November.

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Nicely done, Jason Aaron and R. M. Guéra and the entire Scalped Crew. You created one of H*** of a masterpiece. DC Comics do the right thing and reprint the run in a series of Hard Covers.

An extraordinary story that actually stuck the landing. This series will be on my shelf for a long, long time. if you haven’t read it yet, now is the time, its finished and its awesome!

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August 24, 2012 at 6:07 pm

“a series of Hard Covers”? Pffff. One will suffice

Anything creator own by Aaron, I am there! I hope that he and R.M team up again on one of the projects. R.M’s art is dirty pretty. Love it!

I want Scalped “Deluxe edition”. I want it soon.
Support for your new creator owned series.

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