Southern Bastards #6

Southern Bastards #6

Writer: Jason Aaron Artist: Jason Latour Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 16
8.9Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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Dig further into the grim past of the biggest bastard of them all, and discover how Coach Boss came to be the most feared man in all Craw County.

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - DJ Tanner Dec 11, 2014

    While it's easy to say that Jason Aaron has a few themes he likes to rehash (namely father/son relationships), he can write the hell out of people. And if you don't like people, well you can enjoy one of the best artists in comic with Jason Latour. For me that is quite frankly enough. Well" That and the amazing letters pages with the recipes. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Dec 10, 2014

    I wasn't fully prepared to love this series when I was seeing the solicits. I liked Jason Aaron from Original Sin (Yeah, I like Original Sin, WHAT OF IT) and Thor: God of Thunder and I'd never heard of Jason Latour before. Plus… football? People in the south being dicks? What part of that would I be about? Now, we're seven months in, and I would be devastated if this book didn't keep showing up on the shelves every month. It's one of the best stories on the shelves anywhere, and you're doing yourselves a disservice not picking it up. Make it easy on everyone and just start reading the damn book already. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Dec 10, 2014

    Southern Bastards is one of the best comics on the stands, maybe even the best. Jason Aaron is pouring everything he’s got into this series and the result is some of the highest quality storytelling I’ve ever read. When I’m old and gray, this is the comic that I’ll be telling young comic fans I was around to read in issues. At this point if you haven’t read Southern Bastards, you’re doing yourself an immense disservice, it truly is a peak of comic-book storytelling. Something no one should miss out on. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    The Latest Pull - Nicholas Turner Dec 9, 2014

    The amalgamation of this partnership is nothing short of perfect. Jason Aaron and Jason Latour have returned some of that much needed grit to a place that has had its reputation tarnished by reality shows and family friendly commercialization. This is how the South should be represented. Now, come get some BBQ ribs. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Nick Couture Dec 16, 2014

    Southern Bastards #6 is another fantastic issue. Aaron and Latour are the next great Americanvoices of the South, approaching it with a love as well an undeniable hatred for the bastards that fill it. Read this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Dec 15, 2014

    Aaron also forces us to admire young Boss' determination as he tries his damnedest during the Running Rebs' tryouts, despite being short, skinny, and not exactly competent on the field, while revealing to us his extremely problematic home life (there's a certain scene involving some chickens that sticks in the mind). The end of the issue is completely heartbreaking, and it's a credit to Jasons Aaron and Latour for making us care so much about a character after cementing his status as a despicable human being only two issues prior. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Matt Petras Dec 12, 2014

    There's something immensely satisfying to this comic's simple approach to plot. I guess that's how they do it in the South. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Dec 9, 2014

    Open this issue and get to know Ol' Big; a man that will play the biggest role in shaping Euless into the man we originally got to know. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Eric Lund Dec 15, 2014

    Southern Bastards provides another great installment in the series as it builds character and conflict while maintaining its southern grit. Both Jasons do a wonderful job in further developing these characters while painting the harsh backdrop of Craw County. It isn't hard to see that the creative team is putting everything they have into each issue and even each panel. The level of storytelling is top notch and creates a violent, disturbing story of the South. What starts out looking like a feel good sports story quickly turns into a story that lives up to its name of Southern Bastards. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Dec 15, 2014

    Latour is one of the greats. His work is as bleak as the story. I love it when artists colour their own work, and his deep reddish-brown hues serve him well. Southern Bastards #6 ends the year in fine form, setting the stage for an even better 2015. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Dec 11, 2014

    Surely, this origin story is one readers have heard a hundred times over where a scrappy underdog emerges to earn a place on the team and either escape his abusive environment or earn the respect of his hardened parent. However, what makes #6 compelling is the way it serves as Aaron and Latour's response to the question "How do apples rot from the inside out?" Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Dec 12, 2014

    Aaron's throwing so much fun characterization our way, that it's flat out scary to think how freakin' awesome this story will continue to grow. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Tres Dean Dec 11, 2014

    At this point though, there's still no such thing as bad Southern Bastards, and issue 6 is another smart missile of comics greatness. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Sean M. Thompson Dec 10, 2014

    Yeah, it somehow kept my attention despite being about a sport I don't give a shit about. It gives you a glimpse into the backstory of a complex man, a view into the head of what is presumably the villain of this drama. That said, it is mostly about football, and yes it is set in the south, but a whole issue focusing primarily on football is obviously not for everyone. As stated, it is still entertaining even if you don't like the pigskin, and it gives us a tantalizing glimpse into a man who runs Craw County with a grid-iron fist. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Dec 8, 2014

    Southern Bastards continues to be a powerhouse of a title; it is one I have to immediately read and others should follow suit. The second arc is only two issues in, so, if new to the series, pick up the first trade paperback and issues five and six. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Dec 11, 2014

    "Southern Bastards" is a series that loves to mess with your expectations. First the big good guy / bad guy fight goes completely wrong, and now it twists the familiar villain origin story. Coach Boss is man of great conviction, and remorseless violence. Jason Aaron writes an origin that makes us feel sympathy for the character, without trying to claim that Coach Boss was ever completely innocent. Jason Latour keeps producing great art for this series, and there are moments where the dirt and grime look like it's going to slip off the page. "Southern Bastards" isn't trying to make an anti-hero out of Coach Boss, but it is succeeding in making him a more complex and layered character. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 12, 2014

    "Southern Bastards" #6 is the latest in a string of truly dark and disturbing issues for this series. I hate Aaron and Latour for making me feel sorry for Boss, even as I'm impressed with the skill in which they do so. Aaron is keeping his villain from being one-note or easy to dismiss; this is a book that grows in complexity with each new issue. All in all, another good outing. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Erik Guenther Dec 7, 2014

    With a rather uninspired origin story, even fans of the series could probably pass on Southern Bastards #6. Read Full Review

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