Southern Bastards #13

Southern Bastards #13

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 27, 2016 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 13
8.7Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Coach Boss's Running Rebs face off against their sworn enemy from Wetumpka in the most important game in Craw County history

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jan 26, 2016

    Football may rule the bars and pubs on Sunday, but in Aaron and Latour's hands, the gridiron takes on a level of sadness and desperation that feels more appropriate for a Greek tragedy. The deliberateness and artistry brought to Southern Bastards continually makes this series one of the best - if not the best - currently on the stands, and watching this Craw County icon try to ward off defeat makes for a striking read. Coach Boss's future might be in trouble, but Aaron and Latour are making all the right plays here. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 28, 2016

    Ever since it's first, brilliant issue, each new release of Southern Bastards has carried with it an almost undue level of expectation. And every issue, Jason Aaron and Jason Latour deliver. In a way, issue #13 reads as a culmination of their work. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jan 26, 2016

    Southern Bastards is still one of the best comic books out and now, that we've gotten the result to the game, there's a huge anticipation for all the other pieces we're aware of to show themselves. This is storytelling at it's apex and I hope a lot of people are enjoying the ride like I am. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Project Fandom - John Elrod II Jan 29, 2016

    With the homecoming game finally upon us, Southern Bastards manages to throw a curveball (or a lateral? Audible?) in having this issue actually NOT be about the game on the field. The plot of this issue is perfectly structured with layer-upon-layer of symbolism, emotion, and desperation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Wednesday Comics - Marvin Salguero Feb 15, 2016

    Craw County loses to the Warriors because of their big running back. This does not please Boss. He gets wasted and goes to fight this kid from Wetumpka County. Boss is out to prove he is #1 in Craw County still. He knows everyone is coming to get him in one way or another but he's ready. Boss is ready to prove his worth. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jan 28, 2016

    Southern Bastards #13 is a strong conclusion to this long, built up football game. While light on story progression, the comic makes up for it with very strong characterization for Coach Boss as we see his struggles on the field and off in the Homecoming game. Along with strong writing and good artwork, this was all around another great issue in the series and I'm more than excited to see what happens next when a certain someone finally arrives in Craw County. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jan 27, 2016

    This comic continues to be a gritty gem in Images lineup. It would have been very easy to tap into Southern stereotypes, but instead the creative team embraces and confronts these notions, thereby enriching them. Fans should absolutely pick this months release because the tease for the next issue shows someone whose appearance in Craw County is something readers have been itching to read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Jan 27, 2016

    After the Rebs lose the homecoming game to rivals Wetumpka, Boss Coach in an utterly embarrassing maneuver finds some of the other county's players and challenges the biggest one to a fight. Of course Boss wins, and it shows the insane lengths that he will go to to protect his reputation, even if that means beating up teenagers. Southern Bastards keeps getting better and better, especially as the characters grow, and new ones are introduced. Craw County hasn't shared all of its dark secrets with us just yet. Read Full Review

  • 9.0 Feb 2, 2016

    This book basically is by default my pick of the week any week (even in a week when a new issue doesn’t come out) because it is just that good. This issue was one of those that really helps to give the reader further insights into the world that Coach Boss lives in, and to really ramp up the stakes of his crumbling empire’s continued success. I liked the infirmed mayor, and his real you-know-what buster of a wife who basically runs the whole show. Plus seeing all the threads of the previous Homecoming arc issues drawn together for this story- the homecoming game, was a really nice touch. I am genuinely worried for what is going to happen in this next issue, because **Spoilers ** Earl’s daughter seems to be headed back to Craw County, and I don’t think she is going to be very happy with the things that have happened here. The artwork on this book is fantastic, and I haven’t seen anything like this before, ever. The book is so well written, the characters are all deeply developed- not a one feels flat or wooden at all. This is a book that is absolutely worth reading, and I would hope anyone and everyone would give this book a chance.

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews Jul 18, 2016

    Boss loses game!

  • 9.0
    Serverarbengan Jan 28, 2016

  • 9.0
    Red V Jan 30, 2016

  • 9.0
    Dyogo26 Jan 30, 2016

  • 9.0
    mangoovii Feb 18, 2016

  • 8.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 30, 2016

  • 8.5
    Veido Jan 31, 2016

  • 8.5
    Soyner Feb 21, 2016

  • 8.5
    Deficient_ai May 15, 2016

  • 8.5
    Alex Mackay Aug 6, 2016

  • 8.0
    Quietomega Jan 28, 2016

  • 8.0
    Kho7000 Feb 4, 2016

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