The second issue of the hit Image Comics southern crime series SOUTHERN BASTARDS, written by Jason Aaron (Scalped, Wolverine & The X-Men, Thor: God of Thunder) and drawn by Jason Latour (Loose Ends, Wolverine & The X-Men, Django Unchained), has sold out instantly at the distributor level.
“The response to this series has been completely overwhelming for all of us involved,” said Aaron. “We’re thrilled that all our favorite bastards are finding such great homes. And believe me, the bastards are just getting warmed up.”
In SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2, it’s Friday night in Craw County, Alabama—a breeding ground for bastards and the setting for gritty, deep-fried crime—which means Coach Euless Boss is walking the sidelines like a god. And somebody is fixin’ to die.
Praise for SOUTHERN BASTARDS:
“Exactly the kind of pulp goodness I live for.”
—Ed Brubaker (FATALE, Captain America)
“Can I just take a second to recommend Southern Bastards by the mighty Jason Aaron? Literally the best book I’ve read this month. Order!” —Mark Millar (STARLIGHT, JUPITER’S LEGACY, Kick-Ass)
“Southern Bastards by Jason Aaron and Jason Latour made me both terrified and homesick. Fantastic start, boys.”
—Matt Fraction (SEX CRIMINALS, Hawkeye)
“Southern Bastards is perfection. There’s this great, slow menace to it. Southern Bastards #1 is a perfect comic for you if you like to read… anything.” —Scott Snyder (WYTCHES, Batman)
“You need Southern Bastards. Jason Aaron is back to southern-fried grit and Jason Latour is showing he’s one of the best cartoonists of our generation.”
—Rick Remender (BLACK SCIENCE, Punisher)
“The gushing about Southern Bastards is completely on point. Jason Aaron nails it (as usual), but Jason Latour is the rocketship here.”
—Jonathan Hickman (EAST OF WEST, Avengers)
“This series both pokes fun at and honors their shared roots. Aaron’s gritty noir storytelling blends perfectly with Latour’s sharp artwork, creating the ideal setting for a mesmerizing, down home crime story.”
—Comic Book Resources
“A proper Southern Gothic hiding in the skin of a trash genre, Southern Bastards is a must-read.”
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2 has completely sold out at the distributor level, but may still be available in comic stores. It is currently available digitally on the Image Comics website (imagecomics.com) and the official Image Comics iOS app, as well as on Comixology on the web (comixology.com), iOS, Android, and Google Play.
Image Comics is pleased to announce that the second issue will be going back to print to meet customer demand. The second printing of SOUTHERN BASTARDS #2 (Diamond Code APR148350) will release on 6/25.
SOUTHERN BASTARDS #3 will release on 6/25 and can be pre-ordered with Diamond Code APR140600.