[Louis Riel] has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel.Time Magazine
A provisional government is formed with Riel as president; the violence simmering under the surface of events finally takes a casualty.
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If you love to read a gripping story, if you are awed by the talent of an artist, then look no further: Chester Brown's Louis Riel is comix history in the making, and with it, history never looked so good.The Globe and Mail Book Review
[Louis Riel is] the starkly told story of a crucial figure in Canada's history—yet one whom most Americans have probably never heard of. It's a credit to Brown's plainspoken artistry and flair for narrative that it's a page-turner till the end.The Boston Phoenix
[Louis Riel] is an ingenious comic and a major achievement.Publishers Weekly, starred review