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December 14, 2016

‘Southern Bastards’ Creative Team Respond To Online Harassment With Charity Variant

If you’ve been following Jason Aaron and Jason Latour on social media then you’re well aware of the issues that have been taking place since the debut of the Roberta Tubb variant cover which Latour did in response to the Mockingbird controversy when the character wore a shirt that said “Ask Me About My Feminist Agenda”. Of course after the debut of the cover some on social media felt the need to complain, harass the creators, and threaten to boycott the series to which Jason Latour had the best response possible!

So check out the press release below to see how you can get your own “Don’t Be A Bastard” variant cover!

In response to the recent trend toward online harassment, Jason Latour and Jason Aaron’s SOUTHERN BASTARDS #16 issue will feature a special variant cover to benefit charity. The proceeds raised by this variant will be split between the SOUTHERN POVERTY LAW CENTER and the ACLU.

This special “DON’T BE A BASTARD” charity variant cover by series co-creator Latour is part of the ongoing “Roberta Tubb” variant series, showcasing SOUTHERN BASTARDS’ protagonist Roberta Tubb, interpreted by some of comics’ brightest artistic talents.


This is not the first time Latour and Aaron have announced a variant to benefit charity. The SOUTHERN BASTARDS #10 charity variant raised $18,000 for the victims of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church shooting in Charleston, SC.

SOUTHERN BASTARDS is a bestselling, Eisner Award-winning comic series that has been praised for its honest portrayal of Southern culture.

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #16 Cover B “Don’t Be a Bastard” by Latour (Diamond Code NOV168192) will be available on Wednesday, January 11th. The Final Order Cutoff deadline for comic book retailers is Monday, December 19th.

Now you can order the “Don’t Be A Bastard” variant to add to your collection and do a good deed in the process! So get those preorders in for Southern Bastards #16!

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