Scalped, the acclaimed comic book series written by Kansas City’s Jason Aaron, has been nominated for a Spinetingler award in the category Best Crime Comic/Graphic Novel.
Scalped is an on-going crime comic book series published by Vertigo Comics. It is set on a fictional, modern day Indian reservation in South Dakota. The story centers on undercover FBI agent Dashiell Bad Horse and his interactions with tribal Chief Lincoln Red Crow.
Jason Aaron, originally from Alabama, has lived in suburban Kansas City for several years. In addition to Scalped, he writes several series for Marvel Comics, including Wolverine, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine and PunisherMAX.
The awards are presented by Spinetingler magazine. “The mystery & crime field is large and varied and we think that this diverse selection of books represent some of the best that it has to offer,” Spinetingler‘s non-fiction editor Brian Lindenmuth wrote. “Selections were tough and after some difficult decisions some very good books just barely missed the cut.”
Voting for the Spinetingler awards is open to the public, and polls are open through April 30th. The Spinetingler site has more details about voting and the full list of nominees.