Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Southern Bastards Vol. 1: Here Was A Man by Jason Aaron

2.5 Stars
I am 150% certain I read this wrong. I was distracted last night between dealing with a real-world annoyance and pissing half the internet off so my attention was not focused on this story whatsoever. NONE of my friends who have read this rated it under 4 Stars so take my “meh” with a shaker full of salt.

The problem I had with Here Was A Man was twofold. (1) Like many other initial volumes, this one didn’t have a whole lot of plot development for me. It provided enough backstory, but you know the real juicy deets are yet to come and the main focus was just on kicking ass. Which leads me to (2) the ass kicking. Been there, done that . . .

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Or if you’re only here because I read a lot of porno here ya go . . .

(You’re welcome)

Bottom line, this story didn’t seem fresh at all to me.

But enough of that Negative Nelly bullhonky. Here’s the reasons why you should read it.

1. It says the F word at least 47 times more frequently than any other graphic novel I’ve ever read . . .

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2. Meth. ‘Nuff said . . .

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3. Alabama football and a character named “Coach Boss” . . .

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(Get it? If you don’t then you’re really missing out because that is a MOTHERFUCKING GEM!)

4. Scattered, smothered, covered, peppered and topped . . .

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(If you find the thought of experiencing this revolting, we probably shouldn't be friends.)

5. Best first page ever . . . .

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I need to get my hands on the next volume and confirm my thoughts that this should end up being one of my favorite graphic novels of all time when it’s all said and done.

Once again this was a gift from the best little pitcherbook fairy in all the Goodreads’ land. Said book fairy has chosen to remain under the user name A. Nonymoose (not really – don’t bother searching that) so go read Mike’s review if you want to see just how iggnant I really am.

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