8 Comics Outside Of Marvel And DC You Should Totally Check Out
8. Southern Bastards
The first entry on this
list comes from the fantastic team of Jason Aaron and Jason Latour, who came
together to create what they refer to as a story about everything they both
love and hate about the South.
An ongoing series
that began in 2014, this comic focuses on the small town of Craw County in the
American South where football is a part of the city, and crime goes unpunished so long as it’s in service to the benefit of the town’s football
career. The comic explores the various characters that live there and their
connection to crime lord and football coach Euless Boss.
The creative team behind Southern Bastards are always on their
A-game. Aaron’s writing manages to bring out the humanity in characters who are
utterly despicable while Latour’s art really emphasizes this ugly realness
of the people being drawn. Combined, their work on this book makes everything
feel real and gritty, resulting in a story that feels all the more engaging.
Southern Bastards isn’t
just one of the best comics outside of Marvel and DC - it’s one of the best
comics you’ll read, period.