Southern Bastards #16

Southern Bastards #16

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 11, 2017 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 13
9.0Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

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"GUT CHECK," Part Two
Things get bloody as Coach Boss is forced to expand his criminal dealings to keep control of the football season.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Daniel Vlasaty Jan 12, 2017

    This issue read like a great piece of violent crime fiction, quick and sharp with no added fluff. It probably only took me about 15 minutes to read the entire issue. But even though it's a fast read, it still feels like a BIG issue. Like it's a turning point for Coach Boss. But with his reputation and the reputation of his team on the line, we all know there's only one way this thing is going to play out. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Nate Charles Jan 15, 2017

    I don't think I've ever seen a style of artwork that was quite so complimentary to a story as what Jason Latour has been providing for this series. Southern Bastards art as a whole is edgy and raw. The characters are downright ugly, as they should be. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Jan 10, 2017

    Southern Bastards is a good, challenging and sometimes difficult read. But the book never loses its potency and things have been converging for a long time now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Joe Ryan Jan 11, 2017

    If you are not reading this book, you should be. Even if you are not a football fan, this book is so much more than that. It is a book about standing up for what is right, or putting your head down, when there is corruption that is right in front of everyone. This book does a great job at showing you people who make both of those choices, as people do in real life do. So far, anyone who gets in Coach Boss's way, usually does not again. Is the tide starting to turn? It's 4th down and inches to go for Coach Boss, and I hope the defense stuffs him. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Multiversity Comics - Benjamin Birdie Jan 13, 2017

    Another beautifully rendered issue that tells a contained story that also drives the plot forward with a stark tone of tragic inevitability. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 12, 2017

    With much of the last arc focusing on Coach Boss' crumbling football empire, the inevitable crossroads moment was sure to be a doozy. It comes to fruition here, and while the fallout possesses the same myriad layers we've come to expect, it also crosses a line into territory that feels more gratuitous than truly necessary. Read Full Review

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