Eli Katz wrote:That's why I'm such a fan of Scalped. Aaron makes sure that even secondary characters are fully developed and given hidden motivations. The book is amazing because it balances plot twists and violence with careful characterization.
Few books are like that. Only the best superhero runs manage to accomplish this balance. The Lee-Conway-Wein years on AMS come to mind, as well as Bru's run on Captain America.
Is it fair to compare a book on only 15 issues to one with nearly 50? A lot of the characters in Scalped remained pretty undeveloped for a long time, like Shunka for example, until his 2-issue arc, he seemed like a generic heavy, but then we found out thathe's gay
and explore all the issues surrounding that, and suddenly he's a whole new character. It's the same with Nitz, and Catcher. I'm not saying AV will definitely become as nuanced and deep as Scalped, because very few comics are, but it may do so in time, or at least become deeper than it is.