Southern Bastards #7

Southern Bastards #7

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 16
8.4Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Feb 11, 2015

    Anyway, if you're not reading Southern Bastards, it's always a quick read, but it will never fail to rip your chest open and poke your heart with a sharp stick. It's a complex place, the South. Currently, there's a whole lot of bastards, with a whole lot of fascinating stories, and maybe nothing good will survive to the end. Here's hoping, but I'm in for the long haul either way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - alexkrefetz Feb 12, 2015

    Southern Bastards is the book I read first every week it comes out. When the creators are able to make the issue leading to the finale feel as fresh as the first issue, it's clear a lot of time and thought went into producing the whole work. At only 7 issues in,Bastards has already built one of the most captivating worlds in comics today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Feb 10, 2015

    Southern Bastards #7 continues to explore the brutal origin of one of the scariest villains in comics, Coach Boss. This is an amazing story about an abused teenager who has nothing to live for but Football and will consequently do anything to cling onto it. Jason Aaron is creating an incredibly multi-faceted character with this arc but is ignoring the present day story a little too much to my liking. Though, this is my least favourite issue yet, it still bring the intensity and depth one would come to expect from this series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Feb 10, 2015

    I love how they created this monster, Euless. This old man who was feared by everyone, except forEarl Tubb. In the first arc they made you hate Euless. You didn't know much about him, just that he was the villain and couldn't be allowed to get away with anything anymore. Then you get the second arc where Aaron and Latour take you back. Back to when Euless was just a kid who got picked on by teammates and beat by his father. A kid that had nothing to really live for but found purpose on the football field. Now we get a look at what would happen if football said no to his future. If he was put in a situation to start from the very bottom. We know what he became, now let's find out how. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 11, 2015

    Southern Bastards may not be the most explosive book out this week, but it is one of the best. Aaron and Latour are killing it on the origin of Euless Boss and I can't wait to see where it goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Feb 12, 2015

    Aaron and Latour have succeeded in transforming a villainous character into a sympathetic character. This is because Craw County is a place devoid of ambiguities. Although a man may seem like a hardened bastard, one must wonder what the role the past played in transforming a human into a monster. People make decisions in "Southern Bastards" #7, right or wrong, and the consequences inevitably lead to heartache and despair. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Connor McGuckin Feb 13, 2015

    Latour's art continues to prove itself the perfect match for Aaron's writing. This story is wild, angry, and hyper-violent. Latour captures that essence with panels that are triple-fried and smothered in blood. These two guys may be lacking in subtlety, but hey, who the hell needs that? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Feb 14, 2015

    Latours dusty, gutsy artwork really brings the world to life. His style pulls you into Craw country, his colours make you feel the humid southern weather on your skin. Southern Bastards #7 may represent an exaggerated, spiteful look at the south, but Latour makes it real, makes it personal. You hate being there, but you just cant keep away. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Feb 11, 2015

    Altogether, Im glad Daddy Boss involvement seems to have come to an end. His part of the plot is surprisingly flat for this books standards, and as a spine for Euless, I found to be rather weak. The abusive drunk daddy that will never be proud can be understood and acknowledged through even the subtlest context clues, Im not certain how much his extended stay has benefitted to story at this point and Id just as well be rid of him as Euless would. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Feb 11, 2015

    Art wise, Latour again matches Aaron blow for blow in terms of tone, his pencils gnarled and angry in their imagining. Much of the issue takes place on the gridiron, Latour using dynamic layouts to emphasize his bone breaking displays of force. More importantly, he balances the savagery of the game with Boss' earnest affection for it, his muddled browns and deep reds highlighting each violent high and emotional low. Issue #7 may not be quite up to the book's gut-punch awesome standards, but it's still a damn fine book from a damn fine team. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Feb 9, 2015

    Its almost torture waiting a month for each new issue. What Aaron and Latour are doing with this title is amazing. Its still surprising how a comic about Southern culture and generalizations is being published, but it works. Actually its better than that, it exceeds expectations. Newcomers should pick up the first trade and catch up! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Feb 12, 2015

    Dont give up on these bastards yet, "Southern Bastards #7" might not be a masterpiece but it still shows plenty of signs that this series still has some life left in it. Read Full Review

  • 4.8
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Erik Guenther Feb 12, 2015

    Southern Bastards #7 has little to offer, and it will be interesting to see whether Jason Aaron (Wolverine, Thor: God of Thunder) can salvage the story arc in later issues. Read Full Review

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