Southern Bastards

Southern Bastards

Here Was A Man , Volume 1

Book - 2014
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Earl Tubb is an angry old man with a very big stick.Euless Boss is a high school football coach with no more room in his office fortrophies and no more room underneath the bleachers for burying bodies. Andthey're just two of the folks you'll meet in Castor County, Alabama, home ofBoss BBQ, the state champion Runnin' Rebs and more bastards than you've everseen!

“Whatdoes old Earl Tubb do when he returns home to Craw County, Ala., only to findthe place a veritable criminal fiefdom run by Euless Boss, the local high schoolfootball coach? Why, pick up the stick helpfully cleaved by lightning from atree growing out of his daddy's grave and start meting out justice just like hisfather, the old sheriff, did. In the cleaning-up-the-dirty-old-townSouthern-fried pulper, writer Aaron (Scalped) and artist Jason Latour (DjangoUnchained) spread around no more story than is absolutely necessary, and most ofit involves people being at the wrong end of a stick, baseball bat, or even (inan early fight scene) a deep-fryer basket. Both Jasons hail from the South, asthey discuss in a particularly bighearted introduction, and so likely feelunencumbered by concerns about overdosing on clichs. Thus, thehigh-impact pages are strewn with bruising high school football, sweet tea,barbecue, trucker caps, and snarling rednecks. The story, in which Tubb clobbershis way through throngs of underlings to get at Boss, is no more complicatedthan a redo of Walking Tall. But there's a thread of something deeper, bloodier,and more resonant that often transcends the usual psychotic-redneck shtick,aided in no small part by Latour's spare, elegant art.” - PublishersWeekly

Publisher: Berkeley : Image Comics, 2014
ISBN: 9781632150165
Branch Call Number: Graphic Novel Aar
Characteristics: 1 volume [unpaged] ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Latour, Jason 1977-
Alternative Title: Here Was a Man


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AL_LESLEY Dec 10, 2017

A pretty awesome first volume. An ode to the ugliness of the 'south'. Looking forward to more.

JCLEdwardR Sep 26, 2016

Local KC writer twists his Southern roots for a good ol football and crime story. Takes the readers expectations and spins it on their head. Seriously, quit reading this comment and go read this book. Then pick up the other three volumes currently in the catalog. Then all ten volumes of Scalped, another crime-fiction comic book by Jason Aaron.

AL_CODY Aug 03, 2016

A gritty, southern, football drama. For fans of Preacher.


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