|SOUTHERN BASTARDS #10||IMAGE COMICS|
|ARTIST: JASON LATOUR||WRITER: JASON AARON|
|LETTERER: JARED K. FLETCHER|
Southern Bastards #10 certainly comes off a bit less rounded than most of the issues preceding it, character-wise. When we focused on Earl Tubb, Euless Boss, and finally Sheriff Hardy, we saw complicated men, some better than others, but all coming from conflicted perspectives and backgrounds. But that’s blatantly not the case for Esaw Goings, and Jasons Latour and Aaron want you to know it. Esaw is simply flat-out horrible, and that means some tweaks are required to make an issue about him work- the addition of poor kind bible-thumper Donny Ray, and the loss of any small amount of nuance the book usually has. That may seem a bit disappointing at first, but there’s no other way to go about depicting Esaw; if there’s a most Bastard-y bastard in this book, it’s him.