Southern Bastards, Vol. 4 by Jason Aaron

Southern Bastards, Vol. 4

Coach Boss holds sway over Craw County for one reason: he wins football games. But after the biggest, ugliest loss of his career, the coach must become more of a criminal than ever before, if he's gonna keep ahead of his enemies. Enemies like Roberta Tubb, who's come to town with a machine gun and some serious questions about how her daddy died. The 2015 Harvey Award-winning (Best New Series) and 2016 Eisner Award-winning (Best Continuing Series)...

Details Southern Bastards, Vol. 4

TitleSouthern Bastards, Vol. 4
Release DateJul 3rd, 2018
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Mystery, Crime, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction

Reviews Southern Bastards, Vol. 4

  • Sam Quixote
    Post-Homecoming and the Runnin’ Rebs are losing one game after another. But Coach Boss’ troubles don’t stop at the field - a rival drug-lord from a nearby town is threatening his business operations and Roberta Tubbs, daughter of Earl whom he murdered earlier in the series, has him in her sights for revenge. Is this the end for Coach Boss or will he get a last minute hail mary?Southern Bastards, Volume 4: Gut Check is a helluva touchdown in...
  • HFK
    I luv the smell of redneck in the morning.My redneck fetish aside, it is soooo good to be back with Southern Bastards. It has been awhile, and I was missing it enough to buy the last single issue with a full price tag. A privilege that is offered rarely and if ever.Gut Check is a volume that escalates the story - principles are sold, blood is running thick and the final confrontation is closing in.... until it is not, and you can still sense the ...
  • David Schaafsma
    The Homecoming game of the Runnin’ Rebs in Craw County didn’t go so well in the last volume, and you know Southern football, they have to win, so Coach Boss resorts to extraordinary means (well, not extraordinary for how the drug-lord typically operates, but not typical of how he has won football games), but in the process the coach has to deal with Colonel Quick McLusky (who looks suspiciously like Burt Reynolds), another drug lord associate...
  • Chad
    All of my friends seem to have loved this one, but I feel this is where the series jumped the shark. Now I'm supposed to believe that the next county over also has a drug-running football coach. This one with a literal monkey on his back and talks like Foghorn Leghorn. Plus Coach Boss tackles and uproots a tree. (That may have been the dumbest sentence I ever wrote.) The art is absolutely terrible. It's so rushed I can't tell what is going on dur...
  • Donovan
    Vicious and bloody, this riveting chapter in the southern crime comic twists, reveals, and manifests characters’ demons, beginning the inevitable war this story deserves.
  • Roy
    This was good. I read it as single issues. The daughter comes to town as we expect. Violence galore as per normal but I think its becoming a little too similar througout.
  • Frédéric
    The Rebs are on a losing streak, compromising the sacro-saints “Friday Nights” and Euless Boss simply can’t stand it. So he resorts to the only thing he understands- violence- starting a gang war with the adverse team’s county. A war he is not assured to win.Meanwhile Roberta starts taking names and kicking asses, intent as she is to free Craw County from this bunch of “Redneck Deliverance Motherfuckers” – God, I love that line. As ...
  • Rod Brown
    The tide is starting to turn against Coach Boss and his attempts to maintain control are only making things worse. There is plenty of gritty, violent noir to be had. My one reservation is that it felt like the series should have ended right here with a single satisfactory shot, but the creators use a weak-ass justification to avert that outcome. The pressure is now on future volumes earn this extension of the story.
  • Steven
    Bloody, brutal, and completely bludgeoning. Better tighten your chin strap before you delve into this one!Read straight through from beginning to end. Literally couldn't put it down until I was done
  • Zedsdead
    Things finally come to a head: Roberta Tubbs begins working her way up the goon chain to unmask Coach Boss; Deacon Boone hears the vengeful call of the Holy Spirit; Burt Reynolds' White Lightning character is introduced as a neighbor-county rival and foil for Boss; and county officials enact a plan to take Boss down.
  • Imogene
    Well, after all the darkness, and human frailty, and stupidity, and seeing poor Earl Tubbs fail, Here comes Roberta. And she is badass. Dang girl, I’m actually leaving one of these arcs feeling hopeful
  • Scott Lee
    I honestly thought I was reading the last issues of the whole series right up until the last few pages. Through the first half of this volume--perhaps the first two-thirds--we get a gang war between Coach Boss and a "business" rival from a neighboring county. As that story happens in the forefront, everybody that has reason to turn on Boss seems to be working up the guts to do so, and it all comes to a head in the last third of the book. I don't ...
  • Drown Hollum
    Worth the wait. Pound for pound the best comic on shelves. I don't want to say much more, just be reading Southern Bastards.
  • Kyle Berk
    Southern Bastards is so good. God every volume just hits it out of the park. It’s my favorite independent title being produced along with Saga.It’s drawn perfectly and it doesn’t hold back, there is no filler here. Great writing.It’s just good shit cover to cover. And I love it.Read this volume, read the whole series. I will be.5 stars.
  • Robert
    A series that is spinning its wheels. Some might refer to it as layered or nuanced, I just see repetitive and uninspired. It needs to end soon, or radically change.
  • Adam Stone
    I don't find comic writers who present racist or homophobic or transphobic or misogynist villains, employing them as an excuse to be able to use problematic language (sure, I drop the "n" word every other page, but it's because the bad guy is a racist, not me) to be edgy or interesting. One of the reasons I'm enjoying Jason Aaron and Jason Latour's "Southern Bastards" is because the villains are racist problematic shitfaces, but we are shown this...
  • Robert Davis
    Earl Tubbs' daughter seeks retribution on the man and the town that murdered her daddy. Will she succeed in her vengeance? Hell, what do you think!This series continues to get better with each volume. This is the best one yet.
  • John
    Another fantastic addition to the series! Took a while to get volume 4, but for understandable circumstances. However long it look, it was well worth the wait, as the story of Coach Boss and the rest of the Craw County Runnin’ Rebs gets deeper and more gritty by the page. I hope this series never ends!
  • John
    The unravelling has begun, and it takes a leisurely pace. There is a bit of the old ultraviolence, but this is a comparatively relaxed volume in which a lot of characters decompress (or completely implode) from the violence of the previous volumes. I was expecting an escalation, and I expect that is coming next, but this whole performance of going to war seems a lot less hard-boiled than simply attacking with surprise and overwhelming force. Foot...
  • Adan
    This was fantastic in its own right, thanks mostly to Roberta Tubbs making her move and Leddy Butterworth making hers, but also because of the inclusion of Latour’s very moving eulogy for his father, who passed away during the making of this comic.
  • Lauri
    Karm saaga USA Lõuna ülivägivaldsetest käsimunamänguritest, kuritegevusest ja hullumeelsetest tüüpidest ning kättemaksust on jõudndu 20. osani ja neljanda kogumikuni. Kiirusega 2-4 osa aastas läheb järgmise kogumikuni umbes aasta, aga eks see on ootamist väärt...Kindel viis. Soovitan.
  • Jamie Connolly
    The other three have all been really good but this one makes it all worthwhile. 5 stars. Maybe 4.
  • Derek
    Unremitting darkness and filth do not an enjoyable story make. Still waiting for some redemptive something somewhere. A lot to like, not much to love.
  • Jamie Sigal
    Worth the wait.
  • Lukas Holmes
    Ugh! I love this series so much and was really enjoying this volume right until the end. Decisions made by main characters make no sense OTHER than to keep a story going. The moment that happens, a story dies for me.
  • Ma'Belle
    Holy fuckity gawdamn. Southern Bastards is still one of the best comics that not enough people are reading. This volume led me to believe it would be the conclusion for the series right up til I got to the back cover saying Vol. 5 was coming soon. Coach Boss is one of the best villains in comics right now. This could easily be adapted to a Showtime or HBO series for mature audiences, and with the number of awards it's won, I wouldn't be surprised...
  • Daniel
    Good but not great. But not bad either. It's been so long since the last volume came out that I'd forgotten most of the story. This volume does an okay job of refreshing the readers memory but the momentum of the story is gone, at least for me. I'll probably read the next volume when it eventually comes out "sooner or later" as stated at the end of this volume. But that might be it depending on it's impact.
  • Daniel
    You'd think from looking at all the covers and their variants that this volume would be about Roberta Tubb - but it is not. It is clearly about Eugene Boss. A thoroughly horrible man and how his actions affect those around. It is grim and gritty and well worth your time reading.Oh and there is a new character that I couldn't hep but think was Burt Reynolds!
  • Colin
    A fairly satisfying 4th volume to the series, in which it feels like so many things set up or hinted at in the first few volumes are finally beginning to move, rather than lurking like a shadowy backdrop. Roberta Tubbs is a formidable character, though her decision at the end of the volume seems a little out-of-character . . .
  • Adam M
    These books are fantastic and challenging and hard to read. I am sure I said all this about the last volume as well, but it's still true. I like this series a lot and wonder how long this is supposed to run. I feel like we're coming up to the end of big "chapter" in this story and it leaves me curious what's would happen next. Well worth the read.