Southern Bastards #10

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 29, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 14
8.5Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

On the eve of the most important game of the season, Esaw Goings is having a hard time juggling his duties as enforcer of Coach Boss’s criminal empire, as well being an assistant coach for the Runnin’ Rebs. Football or murder, blood’s gonna get spilled either way.

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 30, 2015

    If there's a more visceral and unsettling comic book out this week, I don't wanna know what it is. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jul 29, 2015

    Hands down one of the best books on the shelves today, every issue gives you a punch to the dick and kicks you while you're down, but in a good way, y'know? So pour yourself a beer, get some BBQ and dive right in to this one. Yall can thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Jul 28, 2015

    Southern Bastards continues its streak of excellence with issue #10 despite lacking the depth of its preceding issue. I always go into Southern Bastards expecting a small dip in quality because the standards have been set SO high. Issue #10 may not be a contender for issue of the year (like issue #9) but Aaron and Latour’s vision of this world and its characters is more powerful and brilliant than 90% of comics out there, even in its lesser issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles Jul 29, 2015

    The story by Aaron only continues the excellent work he has done thus far with this marvelous series. Latour, is a *pun insert* ‘tour de force,' as his illustrations feel right at home. Aaron and Latour were made to write this series and I am so glad that it will soon be a TV show on FX. Overall, a great story arc, and cannot wait for what this series will bring next. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley Aug 3, 2015

    Esaw Goings is one evil bastard. Judging by this issue, he's going to bring a heaping amount of trouble to Craw County in the near future. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Jul 31, 2015

    Don't dismiss this issue as a pointless one-off, Esaw might have to carve your skull out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Project Fandom - John Elrod II Jul 30, 2015

    This issue certainly did its job in filling in most of the gaps we had, concerning Esaw's life. I do look forward to when we get to see more of his back story which is alluded to here; something tells me learning more about his history just may be even more entertaining/horrifying than that of Coach Boss. The next issue promises to introduce a character referred to only as "The Bowhunter", so that sounds pretty freaking ominous, doesn't it? That issue could see the series calm back down just a bit, or we could come to realize the time we saw Esaw's heehaw was only the beginning. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Word Of The Nerd - Chris Heading Jul 30, 2015

    Once a new scene is set the following cells often use single color backgrounds with the detail generally being saved for the beautifully drawn characters. They are harsh and complex just like the world these people inhabit. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 30, 2015

    It's doubtful that issue #10 will be anyone's favorite of the series, but from strictly a storytelling standpoint it's hard to argue against the sheer power such a hard read generates. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Lido Giovacchini Jul 30, 2015

    The whole issue reads like a blend of The Killing Joke, Pain and Gain, and Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job. It's a dive into the deep end of the latent human ugliness that hides behind the myth of idealized Americana that avoids slipping into nihilism because it understand that the mentality of "all humans are awful" is just the most pathetic of those same myths and false legitimacies. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Jul 29, 2015

    So, what really happens here? Not very much, and I'm basically just waiting for the next issue to focus on a different person in town. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Jul 29, 2015

    Southern Bastards #10 is the first time the series has let me down. Jason Aaron presented us with a very unappealing and ugly individual in Esaw and unlike he usually does — did nothing with the individual at all and reiterated points we already knew about him. Combined with a lack of strong characterization across the board and lack of story, this is the weakest issue of the series to date. If Esaw doesn't sound like the type of character that's enough to carry an issue for you, you might be better off waiting until you can get the next issue as well. Read Full Review

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