By Dustin Cabeal
Let me give some background info on this project before you get all excited about the names attached to it. This series is old, but it never finished. Seriously, the first three issues released in 2011 and basically launched the careers of Jason Latour and Chris Brunner. But they never finished the fucking thing. They did three out of the four issues at 12 Gauge Comics and then blew up and worked on other shit, mostly for the big two. So sorry if I'm not too excited about finally getting the conclusion six years later... and at a different publisher. I'm sure the unaware will shit their pants for something from these two creators which is why I'm pointing out the fact that it's old, unfinished and at a different publisher. I will read the final issue, but it won't get a free pass. Instead I will judge it on six years of exceptions and patience. Oh and let that be a lesson to all creators, don't name your comic something that can easily be punned if you drop the fucking ball.
From writer Jason Latour (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Spider-Gwen), artist Chris Brunner (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight), and colorist Rico Renzi (Spider-Gwen, Squirrel Girl) comes LOOSE ENDS, a four-issue miniseries from Image Comics this January.
LOOSE ENDS is a gritty, slow-cooked, Southern crime romance that follows a winding trail down Tobacco Road, through the war-torn streets of Baghdad, and into the bright lights and bloody gutters of South Florida.
"This comic is a love letter to the genre that shaped and molded us,” said Latour. “A coming-of-age road trip as crime fiction. A meditation on what it was like to grow up in a world before Obama, or Trump, in a country ready to lie, cheat, steal and kill for its future.”
“It may have begun in 2007 but this comic is how both SOUTHERN BASTARDS and Spider-Gwen came to be,” Latour added. “The full four issues finally hitting shelves makes me as excited as the day I saw my first published work. LOOSE ENDS is the main reason I'm making comics today.”
LOOSE ENDS #1 (Diamond code: NOV160548) hits stores Wednesday, January 25th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, January 2nd.