Southern Bastards

Southern Bastards

Volume 1, Here Was A Man

Book - 2015
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Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick.Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office fortrophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies. Andthey're just two of the folks you'll meet in Castor County, Alabama, home ofBoss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs and more bastards than you've everseen!

" Whatdoes old Earl Tubb do when he returns home to Craw County, Ala., only to findthe place a veritable criminal fiefdom run by Euless Boss, the local high schoolfootball coach? Why, pick up the stick helpfully cleaved by lightning from atree growing out of his daddy's grave and start meting out justice just like hisfather, the old sheriff, did. In the cleaning-up-the-dirty-old-townSouthern-fried pulper, writer Aaron (Scalped) and artist Jason Latour (DjangoUnchained) spread around no more story than is absolutely necessary, and most ofit involves people being at the wrong end of a stick, baseball bat, or even (inan early fight scene) a deep-fryer basket. Both Jasons hail from the South, asthey discuss in a particularly bighearted introduction, and so likely feelunencumbered by concerns about overdosing on clichés. Thus, thehigh-impact pages are strewn with bruising high school football, sweet tea,barbecue, trucker caps, and snarling rednecks. The story, in which Tubb clobbershis way through throngs of underlings to get at Boss, is no more complicatedthan a redo of Walking Tall. But there's a thread of something deeper, bloodier,and more resonant that often transcends the usual psychotic-redneck shtick,aided in no small part by Latour's spare, elegant art." - PublishersWeekly

Publisher: Berleley, CA :, Image Comics,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781632150165
Branch Call Number: GRAPHIC NOVEL Aaron
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Latour, Jason 1977-
Fletcher, Jared K.


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ArapahoeChrisP Feb 02, 2018

Lots of racism and football in this book. I have a feeling those "good old boys" will be getting some payback though!

KHCPL_Doug Jan 03, 2018

I love just about everything Jason Aaron. He can do a story, even one as cliched as this one, and still make it interesting and compelling. The plot, a man returns to his hometown, doesn't want to, settles a score, wrestles with demons, and does a smack-down on the good ol' boy establishment. Not terribly original. But he does it was such style, and his characters are so flawed yet intriguing. I enjoyed every word and every panel of this graphic novel. And Mr. Aaron, thank you for scaring me out of ever going to the deep South.

ArapahoeLesley Dec 10, 2017

A pretty awesome first volume. An ode to the ugliness of the 'south'. Looking forward to more.

JCLEdwardR Sep 26, 2016

Local KC writer twists his Southern roots for a good ol football and crime story. Takes the readers expectations and spins it on their head. Seriously, quit reading this comment and go read this book. Then pick up the other three volumes currently in the catalog. Then all ten volumes of Scalped, another crime-fiction comic book by Jason Aaron.

Aug 03, 2016

A gritty, southern, football drama. For fans of Preacher.


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