SOUTHERN BASTARDS TP VOL 01 HERE WAS A MAN (MR)
(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Jason Latour
Welcome to Craw County, Alabama, home of Boss BBQ, the state champion Runnin’ Rebs football team…and more bastards than you’ve ever seen. When you’re an angry old man like Earl Tubb, the only way to survive a place like this…is to carry a really big stick.
Collects SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1-4
WOW! Wow. Jason Aaron is a genius. Working in a comic book shop, I tell customers on a daily basis, “I’ve yet to read anything by Jason Aaron that I didn’t love.” I don’t just love Southern Bastards, I f*$&ing adore it!
Jason Aaron and Jason Latour have worked together on previous titles (Wolverine and Scalped), but they are a finely tuned team on Southern Bastards. The book has a color palette similar to that of Italian comic book artist Francesco Francavilla (Afterlife With Archie). Though Latour’s pencils and inks have an embellished-yet-unfinished feel, like unto those of Brazilian comic book artist Rafael Albuquerque (American Vampire). Despite the similarities to his contemporaries, Latour brings some of the most vile and imaginable characters to life in pages that feel wholly new and original.
Southern Bastards Volume 01 is Friday Night Lights meets Walking Tall meets Full Metal Jacket (which was written by Aaron’s cousin Gustav Hasford). Fans of Aaron’s Scalped will fall into this book like ice cubes into sweet tea.