|SOUTHERN BASTARDS #9||IMAGE COMICS|
|ARTIST: JASON LATOUR||WRITER: JASON AARON|
|LETTERER: JARED K. FLETCHER|
Southern Bastards certainly knows how to do a slow build. Both of its finished arcs have developed a pattern of slowly increasing tension until it bursts completely, and both endings have changed the course of the book. The death of Coach Big may not seem like that much of a mystery, but for Coach Boss, why Big would kill himself is something he can’t comprehend, and that means poor Sheriff Hardy has to solve a crime that isn’t really a crime at all. Southern Bastards #9 focuses on his life in the wake of both Earl and Big’s deaths, and more than ever proves how trapped some of the people in Craw County are.