Southern Bastards #3 Review

What will happen when Earl takes the fight to Boss’ gang? Read on to find out.

The official description from Image:

Earl Tubb’s one-man war to clean up Craw County begins to rage out of control, as it claims its first casualty.

SouthernBastards03_Page5Southern Bastards has been a fantastic series so far with it’s dramatic tale and realistic tone being very appealing. The story developments from this issue really enthralled this fanboy with Earl’s drastic actions brining an exciting and gritty tone to the issue. The aftermath to this intense development also grabbed my attention with it having a suspenseful villain feel but on a more realistic/amateur way.

Jason Aaron has been producing some of his best work on this series as though the series as a whole may not be as exciting as some of his Marvel work it’s realism and drama has really appealed. The way that Aaron structures this tale also impresses me with there being excitement and suspense without deterring from the overall focal points. In addition to this Aaron also gives subtle background to Earl’s characteristics, showing how he’s always done the right thing no matter what others think.

The artwork on this series has been amazing so far with Jason Latour‘s gritty style bringing an intense vibe to this series. The dynamic way that he lays out his art along with the explosive flair he brings to the action really livens things up with the bold backgrounds also highlighting the intensity. Latour’s bold colours also help enhance the overall quality of his art with the difference tones helping to set the issues ever changing atmosphere perfectly.

It looks like Earl has really made life difficult for himself as Southern Bastards takes a exciting twist with shocking consequences. Highly recommended.

  • + Earl finally takes it too Boss' gang.
  • + Jason Aaron continues to develop a dramatic and realistic tale.
  • + Intense visuals from Jason Latour.
  • - Overall tones still slightly mellow.

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