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SOUTHERN BASTARDS, early praise and excitement for the new crime series abounds

Posted on April 4, 2014 by Kat Salazar

Welcome to Craw County, Alabama: breeding ground for bastards and the setting of Jason Aaron (Scalped, Wolverine, The X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder) and Jason Latour’s (​Loose Ends, Wolverine & The X-Men, Django Unchained) new ongoing crime series SOUTHERN BASTARDS. Comic creators and critics everywhere have already dubbed this forthcoming crime series a must-read. SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 arrives in stores on 4/30 and is available for $3.50. It can be pre-ordered using Diamond Code FEB140475.

Advance praise for SOUTHERN BASTARDS:

"Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's Southern Bastards #1 was exactly the kind of pulp goodness I live for." 
—Ed Brubaker (FATALE, Captain America)

"Can I just take a second to recommend Southern Bastards by the mighty Jason Aaron? Literally the best book I've read this month. Order!"
—Mark Millar (STARLIGHT, JUPITER'S LEGACY, Kick-Ass)

"Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour made me both terrified and homesick. Fantastic start, boys." 
—Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye

"Southern Bastards is perfection. There's this great, slow menace to it. Southern Bastards #1is a perfect comic for you if you like to read... anything."
—Scott Snyder (WYTCHES, Batman)

"You need Southern Bastards. Jason Aaron is back to southern-fried grit and Jason Latour is showing he’s one of the best cartoonists of our generation." 
—Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, Punisher)
 
“The gushing about Southern Bastards is completely on point. Jason Aaron nails it (as usual), but Jason Latour is the rocketship here.” 
—Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST, Avengers)
 
“This series both pokes fun at and honors their shared roots. Aaron's gritty noir storytelling blends perfectly with Latour's sharp artwork, creating the ideal setting for a mesmerizing, down home crime story.”
—Comic Book Resources
 
Southern Bastards #1 is an engrossing first issue, an unnerving introduction to what looks to be dark, violent, and sad. In other words, exactly what you want Aaron and Latour to be doing. A proper Southern Gothic hiding in the skin of a trash genre, Southern Bastards is a must-read.” 
—ComicsAlliance
 
Southern Bastards is totally worthy of insane hype. This is a book crafted with care on every level. It’s poignant and brutal. It’s over the top in all the right ways and completely subdued at the same time. It’s a beautiful dance in pacing that effortlessly shows how comics should be and need to be done.” 
—Bloody Disgusting

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