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Scout is a comic book series by American writer, artist and musician Timothy Truman. It was published by Eclipse Comics starting from 1985.

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Publication information
PublisherEclipse Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateSeptember 1985 – October 1987
No. of issues24
Main character(s)Emanuel Santana
Creative team
Created byTimothy Truman
Written byTimothy Truman
Letterer(s)Timothy Harkins
Colorist(s)Sam Parsons
Editor(s)Cat Yronwoode
Collected editions
Volume 1ISBN 1-933305-95-9
Volume 2ISBN 1-933305-60-6

The story stars a Native American Apache named Emanuel Santana. The setting of the series is a dystopian United States that has become a Third World country.

Publication historyEdit

Twenty-four issues of the first series were published.

After the series ended, a short comic featuring Santana's marriage ceremony was published inside Timothy Truman's first album release entitled Marauder by his band The Dixie Pistols.

Two mini-series were published that 'bridged the gap' between the two Scout series: New America and Swords of Texas, each 4 issues long. While Truman oversaw them, others wrote and drew them. A one-shot 'Scout Handbook' was also published.

A new series entitled Scout: War Shaman continued Santana's adventures after having two children and being widowed. The series ended with issue #16, after Scout is killed. Further series were planned, Scout: Marauder and Scout: Blue Leader, but never appeared. Scout: Marauder, described as "the first volume in a new graphic novel series," was successfully funded on Kickstarter in 2018.[citation needed]


A history of ecological excesses had led other nations to levy vast sanctions against the US for "stealing" world resources.

Author Michael A. Sheyahshe noted in Native Americans in Comic Books – A Critical Study, that "Scout is presented in a respectful and genuine manner with tribally specific cultural ties."[1]

Collected editionsEdit

Eclipse printed two trade paperback collections of the comic: Scout: Four Monsters (#1–7), and Scout: Mount Fire (#8–14).

As well, Dynamite Entertainment published a series of reprints:

Film adaptationEdit

In October 2016, Christopher MacBride is set to adapt and direct for the big screen for Studio 8. Jon Silk and Hell or High Water’s Braden Aftergood will produce the film and Truman will serve as a consultant.[2]


  1. ^ Sheyahshe, Michael (2008). Native Americans in Comic Books – A Critical Study. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-3565-4.
  2. ^ Busch, Anita (October 24, 2016). "Studio 8 Gets Into Comic Book Action With 'Scout' For Filmmaker Chris MacBride". Deadline. Retrieved July 13, 2017.

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