[Louis Riel] has the thoroughness of a history book yet reads with the personalized vision of a novel.Time Magazine
The penultimate issue of Louis Riel! The last issue saw the brave Metis and their leader locked in a losing battle with the superior numbers of the Royal Canadian Army. Louis and his right-hand man Gabriel Dumont flee the scene to regroup with the surviving rebels and plot their next move against the government.
But Fortune has abandoned the Metis cause and soon Louis is in chains--brought to trial for treason. Louis is a passionate and inspired leader but his erratic behaviour makes everyone, even his own people, believe he is vainglorious and mad. Louis is not just on trial for his life--treason is punishable by death--but he must defend himself against the verdict of history.
Praise for Louis Riel 9
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