Recently, my friend Simon shared a whole huge list of his favorite comics with me and my workmates and it is a great list for me to be able to pick out some new comics. I stopped by the comic book store last week and they had the first issue of Southern Bastards on the shelf, so I decided to give it a try. I’m going to be honest and say that after reading the first volume, I’m still unsure about the comic. Comixology has the second volume for a pretty good price, so I’m considering reading it digitally or from the library if I do keep going.
The comic takes place in a small town in Alabama, where football is king and the football coach rules the town. What I enjoyed about the comic was the main character coming back and seeing the town and his past through his now much older eyes. What I’m still trying to figure out if I like was all the violence and stereotypes about the south.
Southern Bastards has a bit of a feel of small town mafia to it, with control being kept by brute force. And of course, our main character isn’t happy about these changes in the town, so he decides to do something about it. It was more about the evil guys being more evil than the good guy in some ways to me. But I may continue on, to see if the main character keeps me interested.