Indian Country, a graphic novel, is written and drawn in the hard boiled tradition. Everything is dark. Relationships are difficult. Violence is an everyday occurrence. Dashiell Bad Horse has returned to the reservation after being away for years. He is hired by the local Indian reservation police but he is actually undercover for the FBI. There are competing interests at stake, which Bad Horse must balance. Bad Horse has history with many of the people. No one is happy. This is a successful series and the story line moves and shifts in the Indian culture vs. a dominant culture. I enjoyed it.
May 24, 2012