SOUTHERN BASTARDS is a hit on both sides of the Mason-Dixon
Posted on April 28, 2014 by Kat Salazar
The first issue of the hit Image Comics southern crime series SOUTHERN BASTARDS, written by Jason Aaron (Scalped, Wolverine, The X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder) and drawn by Jason Latour (Loose Ends, Wolverine & The X-Men, Django Unchained), has sold out instantly at the distributor level.
In SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1, readers are welcomed to Craw County, Alabama—a breeding ground for bastards and the setting for gritty, deep-fried crime.
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 #1 is 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.”
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that the first issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of SOUTHERN BASTARDS #1 (Diamond Code MAR148275) will release on 5/28.
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2 will release on 5/28 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code MAR140601.
More of Southern Bastards
Southern Bastards #9
June 17, 2015
The Summer of the Bastards begins with a new arc, as the Runnin’ Rebs are gearing up for the big homecoming game against arch-rival Wetumptka County. And what better way to start homecoming week than with a murder?
Southern Bastards #8
April 1, 2015
The final chapter in the story of how the worst football player in Craw County rose to become “Coach Boss,” and the terrible bloody price he had to pay along the way. Don’t miss the chilling conclusion of “Gridiron,” the second arc in the seminal southern crime series.
Southern Bastards #7
February 11, 2015
As a kid, Euless Boss had football in his blood. But all football ever did for him was make him bleed. Until the day he met a strange man who would change his life and the fate of Craw County forever.
Southern Bastards #5
October 29, 2014
The hit southern crime series returns, as JASON AARON (Scalped, Thor: God of Thunder) and JASON LATOUR (Wolverine & The X-Men, Loose Ends) pull back the curtain on the history of Craw County and its most famous and feared resident. In a place where only bastards flourish, what does it take to be the biggest, meanest, most powerful bastard of them all? Only Coach Boss knows. And if I was you, I wouldn't ask him.
Southern Bastards #1
April 30, 2014
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. From the acclaimed team of JASON AARON and JASON LATOUR, the same bastards who brought you Scalped and Wolverine: Japan’s Most Wanted, comes a southern fried crime series that’s like the Dukes of Hazzard meets the Coen Brothers...on meth.