Saturday, June 6, 2015

Southern Bastards, Volume 2: Gridiron

 Writer Jason Aaron and artist Jason Latour switch gears, turning the focus on Coach Euless Boss, and revealing what made him the man he is today.
 Aaron fleshes out Coach Boss by showing us the drive and relentlessness that defined his life, and some online reviewers have said that this makes him a "Sympathetic villain"....Considering what he did in Volume 1, I doubt anything could make him a sympathetic character. I did, however, feel a little bad that he had such a shitty life growing up. But he's still a ruthless, evil bastard....doing it all in the name of a love of football doesn't make him any less of a scumbag. I just hope this evil fucker gets his before the series ends.

 SOUTHERN BASTARDS, VOLUME 2: GRIDIRON collects SOUTHERN BASTARDS #'s 5-8, complete with all covers and variants, and a small gallery of art and sketches by Jason Latour. This was a great volume, just not as great as the first. I really missed having a strong adversarial presence to counter Coach Boss, but it looks like the next volume will, fingers crossed, make up for that. Highly recommended.