Southern Bastards #11

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 7, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 17
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9.2User Rating

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Deep in the woods of Craw County lives a man who may be even more dangerous than Coach Boss. He hunts with a bow. Handles snakes. Hates football. And has just been given a special mission from God.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 10, 2015

    This is the third issue in the third arc, so readers shouldnt just jump in. Pick up the first two trades and the previous two issues to catch up because this is a must-read. Period. This is a brilliant comic series on every level. This series has been optioned as a TV series, which is exciting, but hopefully the details and heart wont be lost in translation. Hats off to Jason Aaron and Jason Latour.keep it up! Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Project Fandom - John Elrod II Oct 10, 2015

    With its standalone plot that also manages to find intriguing ties to the overarching story of the series, beautiful artwork that combines with the plot to evoke powerful thoughts, and dialogue that is scarily real, this issue is arguably the best the series has yet to offer. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson Oct 8, 2015

    Boone makes for an interesting addition to the cast of characters. In one sense, he's similar to the other characters from this arc because he similarly feels morally compromised: doing evil to save others, and tolerating the moral decay in Craw County. Yet unlike the Sheriff, he's not accepting it passively, and he's ready to escalate from killing rapists to trying to take down Boss. The issue reads all at once as a take on all of the changes in the South over the last hundred years as well as a profile of another person who can't stand the corruption all around him. Now Boss has to worry about one more thing that could ruin the Homecoming game. Should be fun. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Oct 6, 2015

    We're still circling the big event, but we are getting some great character studies in the process. Boone is instantly fascinating and consequential to the story moving forward, even being introduced this late. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Oct 7, 2015

    Southern Bastards #11 is a great issue of the series that highlights an equally great character. It's a big step up from the last issue and one that really makes me hopeful and eager to see what comes next, even if it didn't reveal anything new with the backstory. Check it out as soon as you can. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Oct 15, 2015

    Southern Bastards #11 delivers significantly and proves that the two Jason's are capable of presenting a highly complicated character despite the obvious religious exteriorities. It is true that religion can indeed influence one's direction, but sometimes, it clashes with harsh realities of life, as this chapter illuminates clearly. If the last page is the indicator, then readers can be assured that Deacon Boone is the force to be reckoned with. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 8, 2015

    Southern Bastards isn't just a comic, it's an experience, and no amount of wet naps will wash the emotional stains it leaves behind. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Oct 13, 2015

    Southern Bastards is about southern identity, which Aaron and Latour stare down with the bloody sneer of Boone's deer. Occasionally the series' reliance on tropes wears you down (one plot device in particular appears gratuitous, even for an exploitation series) but the message is still powerful. Southern Bastards #11 is an enthralling read. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Entertainment Fuse - Jim Bush Oct 18, 2015

    Southern Bastards #11 works well as a stand-alone issue that still connects to the main story, which is not an easy trick to pull off. In some ways, the separateness of the issue lends itself well to the long gap between issues of the series (a reader doesnt need to remember too many details from the last issue to enjoy this one). Hopefully, as the story lines intersect in future issues of Southern Bastards, there wont be so much time between when the issues come out. Read Full Review

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