By Jason Aaron (writer), R.M. Guera (art), Guilia Brusco (colors)
Jason Aaron wastes no time getting to the nitty gritty of this issue. We learn right from the beginning how Bad Horse’s mother died. He plays it cool, but there’s one panel where we actually see him show a hint of sadness. I like how R.M. Guera sneaks that panel in, barely giving us a glimpse of how he feels deep down inside.
Bad Horse meets with the kid whose mother was killed last issue. The kid possesses all the qualities and traits Bad Horse had at his age. Determined not to let the kid go down the wrong path, he does his best to console him. Bad Horse also confronts FBI Agent Nitz who finally confesses that Diesel’s an undercover agent. The fact remains that Diesel is a murderer, but Nitz says to let it go and to only deal with Red Crow.
There’s a lot of frustration in the air, and it’s not just affecting Bad Horse. Each character portrayed in this issue is doing some kind of grieving and it all ends with (at last) the appearance of a character we’ve been waiting a long time for. This book is back to full steam and I’m loving every minute of it. (Grade: A-)