SOUTHERN BASTARDS is a hit on both sides of the Mason-Dixon

April 28, 2014

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.


"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!"

"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 ( and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (, 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.