I'm going to assume that you would have liked it quite a bit if it ended at the second of the last issue where all surviving characters are in a mexican stand-off in a building engorged in flames.
*Suspicious Feli glare*
As I said, I don't think it's necessarily a bad ending, just.......a little dissapointing, and I wasn't even asking for a happy ending.
That said, I am going to suggest a controversial issue:
What if Aaron had told Scalped.......................WITHOUT DASHIELL BAD HORSE ?
I was thinking about this a bit the week before, what if the story had been simply about the "battle" between Catcher and Red Crow ?
Aaron could've expanded Gina, Red Crow and Catcher's background more deeply, and with a few tweeks to Catcher's character (you know, the murdering and all), you could've turned his story into a tale of redemption.
Obviously, Catcher would've been nowhere near as appealing as a main protagonist as Dashiell was, but I think that for the purposes of where the story headed, Dash was a fucking third wheel in the last stand-off, mostly because the idea that truly resonated at that moment (for me at least), what was really at stake in that stand-off was the future of Prairie Rose, it was sort of a message about how the only way to move forward was to completely obliterate the two "totems" that held it back from truly becoming the place it could be, that it deserved to be; and while I loved Dash's character, I felt he was completely out of place at that point, for the last issue to center around him was, to me, quite the gigantic Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
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