Southern Bastards #14

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 11, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
9.3Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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The big game is over. But the troubles have only just begun. The return of Roberta Tubb.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little May 12, 2016

    Every issue of Aaron and Latour's "Southern Bastards" is a trip down the nastiest road you could take. It's a dark book full of scared people driven by fear, but Aaron and Latour position Roberta as a character for whom living in fear has never been an option. Earl tried that once, and it got his head caved in by the high school football coach. Now that Coach Boss is even more unstable following the Homecoming loss -- he drunkenly beat the hell out of a high school kid after the game, after all -- Craw County is headed for a bloody showdown. Lucky for us, we get a front row seat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose May 12, 2016

    This issue is a great jumping-on point, as Roberta Tubb may just be the hero that Craw County needs right now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 11, 2016

    Southern Bastards #14 is a prime example of why this series is one of the, if not the, best comic on the market right now. And so far, this is the best issue I've read of any comic this year. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    Project Fandom - John Elrod II May 13, 2016

    The proper introduction to Roberta Tubb brings several allusions to the memory of her father, Earl, and a reminder that she is her father's daughter. As usual Jason Aaron's dialogue marries incredibly well to Jason Latour's artwork, with Latour's artwork taking a step even further with its ability to evoke voluntary and involuntary feelings. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Flickering Myth - Zeb Larson May 11, 2016

    I wish that we had been able to spend a little more time inside Roberta's head and visit her past. She alludes to her time in Afghanistan (Alabama was apparently the perfect warmup for Kabul), but I would have liked to see a few more bits of it. Then again, she's about to go and apply that skillset to Coach Boss. Should make for good reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans May 10, 2016

    We've been waiting a long time for this issue and now with the Homecoming Arc done, it seems that all the pieces are in place for the big game in Craw County. With the arrival of Roberta on the scene, I just can't imagine who is going to make it out alive when the shit hits the fan. But seriously, Jasons, y'all took Earl from us mad early, please let Roberta LIVE! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 12, 2016

    Aaron's script here is superb " particularly in how he explores the issues of race and gender in a less than accepting society " but its artist Jason Latour who proves to be the driving force of this installment. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Jeremy Justice May 23, 2016

    The art is lovely and terrible. Well drawn but with faces that seem twisted and drawn in, like their souls. And the writing, blended with the art intrepidly, helps capture that banjo in the distance vibe. This chicken fried saga in the vein of Walking Tall is definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III May 13, 2016

    "Southern Bastards" is one of the best books on the shelf. You are doing yourself such a massive disservice not reading it. This issue was the conclusion to the third arc (with the third trade-paperback coming out in early July), so you have time. Go out. Buy the first trade and catch up. The Jasons are creating so much more than just a crime drama. They're creating a much needed examination of people. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith May 11, 2016

    It's not just about bloodshed or violence, it's so much more than that. Craw County is a place where people don't want to change, despite their morality and ethics being pushed to the limit. Things are only going to get worse from here but it's so hard to stop reading once you start. Read Full Review

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