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August 7, 2017

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July 14, 2017


THE MIGHTY THOR #700, cover by Russell Dauterman and Matt Wilson.

It's an oversized celebration of all things Thor. 55 years in the making. 

Thor vs. Hulk! Odinson stands alone! War Thor rages! The dark future of King Thor gets even darker! Young Thor drinks mead! Mangog!

It's gonna be god-sized and oh so pretty. The amazing pantheon of artists lined up for this one includes Russell Dauterman, Walt Simonson (!!!), Olivier Coipel, Chris Burnham, James Harren and even more.

Coming in October.



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Published on July 14, 2017 22:09 • 207 views

July 6, 2017

Just officially added to my schedule for the year. What will likely be my last convention appearance of 2017. I'll be attending the Lucca Comics and Games festival in Italy, November 1-5. Courtesy of Panini, my Italian publisher. Come say ciao.

https://www.luccacomicsandgames.com/it/2017/comics/ospiti/jason-aaron/
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May 8, 2017





The definitive collection of Jason Aaron and Cameron Stewart’s Vietnam War series

Writer Jason Aaron (SOUTHERN BASTARDS, THE GODDAMNED, Scalped) and artist Cameron Stewart (MOTOR CRUSH, Fight Club 2) will release a deluxe hardcover edition, brimming with extras, of their acclaimed miniseries THE OTHER SIDE this July from Image Comics.

THE OTHER SIDE tells an unforgettable Vietnam War story from the point of view of two young soldiers on either side of the conflict. This deluxe edition will also include loads of extra materials straight from the files of both writer and artist—including Cameron Stewart’s pictures, drawings, and journal entries from his preliminary research trip to Vietnam.

“I've never worked harder on a comic than I did on this,” said Aaron. “And if I hadn't, I don't know where I'd be today. This book gave me a career. And in these pages, Cameron and Dave McCaig gave us all some of the most intense and haunting visuals the war comic genre has ever seen.”

“Working on this book was one of the highlights of both my career and my life so far, and I'm thrilled for it to be re-released in this deluxe edition,” said Stewart. “I think it remains as visceral and powerful today as it did a decade ago.”

THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION HC (ISBN: 978-1-5343-0222-8, Diamond code: MAY170642) arrives in comic book stores Wednesday, July 26th and bookstores Tuesday, August 1st. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers is Monday, June 26th.

THE OTHER SIDE SPECIAL EDITION HC is available for preorder via Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Indiebound, and Indigo.
Select praise for THE OTHER SIDE:

“This book isn’t trying to be important, it just is. Highest possible recommendation.” —Brian K. Vaughan (SAGA, PAPER GIRLS)

“Solidly executed in every way, THE OTHER SIDE is both a great start for newcomers to graphic novels and an achievement veterans of the form will appreciate.” —BookSlut

“Nothing short of a true classic, up there with Neil Gaiman’s Sandman and Alan Moore’s Watchmen.” —Library Journal

“THE OTHER SIDE perfectly nails the gruesome reality of war, but diverges from what you've seen and read previously through stark hallucinations, mangled moving corpses, and other unexpected elements—that never compromise the emotional integrity and reality of what you're reading.” —MTV News

“THE OTHER SIDE demonstrates that war comics, out of favor for decades, retain substantial viability.” —Booklist
- See more at: https://imagecomics.com/content/view/eisner-nominated-miniseries-the-other-side-collected-in-deluxe-hardcover-th#sthash.9xI6nyrE.dpuf
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Published on May 08, 2017 15:30 • 68 views

April 19, 2017

This weekend I'll be hanging out at C2E2 in Chicago. When I'm not at the local tiki bars or hot dog joints, here's where you'll find me.


Friday, April 21

12:00-1:00 pm -- Signing at the Marvel booth

3:00-4:00 pm -- LOVE IS LOVE signing at the CBLDF booth, #409


Saturday, April 22

4:00-5:00 pm -- MARVEL: The Next Big Thing panel, room S401

6:30-7:30 pm -- Jason Aaron and Jason Latour: Southern Bastards panel, room S401


Sunday, April 23

12:00-1:00 pm -- Signing at the Marvel booth

3:00-4:00 pm -- LOVE IS LOVE signing at the IDW booth, #609


I'll also occasionally be stationed in Artist Alley, at table P18, alongside Jason Latour. I'll be dropping by there whenever I can over the course of the weekend. Check my twitter, as I'll try to post some hours once I know them. We'll have BASTARDS and GODDAMNED trades for sale. But the hugs are free.

And so you know what I look like now, here's me on the set of the SCALPED pilot the other day, with Gil Birmingham as Chief Red Crow. Fucking surreal.

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Published on April 19, 2017 21:46 • 47 views

April 8, 2017

Where to see me in 2017. If you so desire. Be warned: more of my face is visible now.

April 21-23 -- C2E2, Chicago

April 28-30 -- Planet Comicon, Kansas City

May 25-28 -- MegaCon, Orlando

June 16-18 -- Heroes Con, Charlotte

There'll probably be a couple more cons added to the list later in the year, including at least one international trip. So stay tuned.

My signing policy remains the same. I don't charge anything for signatures. And if I'm at my own table, I'll sign however many books you've got. Though if you've got a massive stack and there's a line of folks behind you, I'll likely ask you to break it up and get back in line. But I also sometimes do signings through a publisher or through the con itself that are timed, ticketed or otherwise limited, so in that case, their restrictions apply.

Hope to see you out there.
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Published on April 08, 2017 10:35 • 47 views

July 18, 2016




If you're looking for me in San Diego this week, here's where you'll find me. Come see for yourself how weird I look without the beard.

THURSDAY, July 21
1:00-1:45 pm – Signing at the Image Comics booth (#2729) with Jason Latour (ticketed, 3 item limit)
2:00-3:00 pm -- Image Comics panel, "Creating the Zeitgeist," Room 23ABC Comics are more popular than ever, and it's all thanks to creators who are bringing their passions, interests, and original ideas to the medium. Chynna Clugston Flores (Blue Monday), Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine), Marjorie Liu (Monstress), and a few more surprise guests are making comics cooler, story by story.
4:00-5:00 pm – Spotlight on Jason Aaron panel, Room 25ABC Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award-nominated comics writer Jason Aaron (Star Wars, the Mighty Thor, Southern Bastards, Scalped) sits down for an open, unfiltered discussion of his work, the craft of writing and pretty much anything else you feel like asking about.

FRIDAY, July 22
12:30-1:30 pm – Marvel panel, "Marvel NOW: Divided We Stand," Room 5AB With the effects of Civil War II being felt across the Marvel Universe, how will their heroes pick up the pieces and move on? Find out what's in store for Marvel NOW! this fall with editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and director of content & character development Sana Amanat, as well as Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor), Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), David Walker (Nighthawk), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), and other Mighty Marvel guests.
2:00-2:45 pm – Signing at the Marvel booth
8:00 pm – Eisner Awards The 28th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 31 categories. With special guest host John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood).

SATURDAY, July 23
11:00-11:45 am – Signing at the Marvel booth
1:00-1:45 pm – Signing at the Image Comics booth (#2729) with Jason Latour (ticketed, 3 item limit)
3:00-4:00 pm – Marvel panel, "Cup O' Joe," Room 6A Here is your chance for a Q&A with Marvel's chief creative officer Joe Quesada and a no-holds-barred panel on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear the latest developments on Marvel's Star Wars or Marvel NOW! titles? This panel has you covered! Featuring VP of international development C. B. Cebulski and director of content & character development Sana Amanat, along with Jason Aaron (Star Wars, Doctor Strange), Kieron Gillen (Darth Vader), and other Mighty Marvel guests.
4:00-5:00 pm – "Vigilante Justice" panel, Room 29AB Tales of regular people taking the law into their own hands have been a staple of comics from the beginning. Our favorite heroes are often driven to the edge, leaving the audience to simultaneously empathize with and reject their actions. Comic-Con special guests Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards), Rafael Albuquerque (Batgirl), Mike Baron (The Punisher), Paul Gulacy (Jonah Hex) and Hope Larson (Batgirl) discuss with moderator by Vince Hernandez (Aspen Comics) what it takes to really serve up vigilante justice!

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Published on July 18, 2016 12:58 • 95 views

November 8, 2014



STAR WARS #1
JASON AARON (W) • JOHN CASSADAY (A/C)
CONNECTING VARIANT COVER A BY J. SCOTT CAMPBELL
TEASER VARIANT COVER BY JOHN CASSADAY
VARIANT COVER BY BOB McLeod
MOVIE VARIANT COVER
VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA
SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY JOE QUESADA
VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
SKETCH VARIANT COVER BY ALEX ROSS
VARIANT COVER BY SARA PICHELLI
YOUNG VARIANT BY SKOTTIE YOUNG
PARTY VARIANT BY JOHN TYLER CHRISTOPHER
ACTION FIGURE VARIANT BY TBA
BLANK VARIANT COVER also available
THE GREATEST SPACE ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME RETURNS TO MARVEL!
Luke Skywalker and the ragtag band of rebels fighting against the Galactic Empire are fresh off their biggest victory yet—the destruction of the massive battle station known as the Death Star. But the Empire's not toppled yet! Join Luke along with Princess Leia, smugglers Han Solo and Chewbacca, droids C-3PO and R2-D2 and the rest of the Rebel Alliance as they strike out for freedom against the evil forces of Darth Vader and his master, the Emperor. Written by Jason Aaron (Original Sin, Thor: God of Thunder) and with art by John Cassaday (Astonishing X-Men, Uncanny Avengers), this is the Star Wars saga as only Marvel Comics could make it!
48 PGS./Rated T ...$4.99


THOR #4
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A/C)
WELCOME HOME VARIANT COVER BY TBA
• The Odinson is back. And he clearly doesn't like that someone else is holding his hammer. You know what that means, right?
• THOR VS. THOR!!!
32 PGS./Rated T+ ...$3.99


MEN OF WRATH #4 (of 5)
JASON AARON (W) • RON GARNEY (A/C)
VARIANT COVER by DAVID LAPHAM
"Jason Aaron and Ron Garney pull no punches in this darkly magnetic read" – IGN
"This is one messed up comic book that I took sheer delight in reading" – Comics Beat
"These are talented creators telling a gut punching tale" – Comicosity
The last living men of Rath face off, as Ruben comes gunning for Ira to protect the life of his unborn child. With father and son standing poised to kill each other, will the Rath curse come full circle?
32 PGS./Mature ...$3.50

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #7
STORY: JASON AARON
ART / COVER: JASON LATOUR
JANUARY 14 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3.50
As a kid, Euless Boss had football in his blood. But all football ever did for him was make him bleed. Until the day he met a strange man who would change his life and the fate of Craw County forever.
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November 6, 2014

Make your Christmas lists accordingly.


THOR #3
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A/C)
Variant Cover by James Harren
• Lifting the enchanted hammer Mjolnir has transformed a mysterious woman into an all-new version of the mighty Thor.
• But what happens when she’s separated from that hammer?
• Plus, Frost Giants! ROXXON! And oh yeah, whatever happened to the guy who used to carry that hammer?
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

MEN OF WRATH #3 (OF 5)
JASON AARON (W) • RON GARNEY (A/C)
VARIANT COVER BY TONY HARRIS
Ira Wrath is ready to pull the trigger on the last remaining member of his family, and bring the story of his bloodline to a violent end.
32 PGS. /Mature…$3.50



No new Southern Bastards comic in December, but you do get:

SOUTHERN BASTARDS T-SHIRTS
Unisex Sizes
S-3XL: $19.99

Do y’all like Sweet Tea? Of course ya do! How about BBQ? Well you’re alive, ain't cha?!

Now you can show your love for SOUTHERN BASTARDS and all things Southern cooked by repping one of our signature T-Shirts. Featuring BOSS BBQ on black Canvas style and Tad’s iconic SAWWEEET-TEE "Sugah Jug" on yellow Canvas.
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August 19, 2014

SOUTHERN BASTARDS #6
STORY: JASON AARON
ART / COVER: JASON LATOUR
NOVEMBER 19 / 32 PAGES / FC / M / $3..50
Dig further into the grim past of the biggest bastard of them all, and discover how Coach Boss came to be the most feared man in all Craw County.


MEN OF WRATH #2 (OF 5)
JASON AARON (W) • RON GARNEY (A/C)
Dig deeper into the bloodstained history of the Raths, an Alabama family caught in a generational cycle of violence. Are all members of this clan of killers cursed to live and die by the sword, or can one of them break the chain?
32 PGS. /Mature…$3.50


THOR #2
JASON AARON (W) • RUSSELL DAUTERMAN (A/C)
DESIGN Variant by ESAD RIBIC
VARIANT by Andrew ROBINSON
ROCKET RACCOON & GROOT VARIANT by JAMES STOKOE
• Get ready for a Thor like you’ve never seen before!
• Witness the mysterious all-new Thor in action for the very first time!
• With an army of Frost Giants invading the earth, she may be the world’s only hope!
32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99


WOLVERINE BY JASON AARON: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION VOL. 4 TPB
Written by JASON AARON
Penciled by RENATO GUEDES, GORAN SUDZUKA, RON GARNEY, ADAM KUBERT, STEVEN SANDERS, BILLY TAN & MORE
Cover by ARTHUR ADAMS
He’s the best there is at what he does — and Wolverine’s not so bad, either. Writer Jason Aaron’s (PUNISHERMAX, Scalped) acclaimed and character-defining Wolverine run concludes in this final volume! Joined by comics’ top artists, Aaron puts Wolverine through a physical and emotional wringer as the feral hero wreaks vengeance on the Red Right Hand, the group that sent him to Hell — but the final twist in their horrific plan might shatter Wolverine’s spirit completely! Then, Wolverine faces decades-old responsibilities when he defends Chinatown from drugs and dragons. And when Sabretooth and Mystique team up to wreak havoc in Japan, Wolverine must take on both the Yakuza and the Hand — and defend his loved ones from a legacy of pain! Guest-starring Gorilla-Man, Fat Cobra, and a literal who’s who of Wolverine’s friends and foes! Collecting WOLVERINE (2010) #10-20 and #300-304.
408 PGS./Parental Advisory ... $34.99
ISBN: 978-0-7851-8909-1
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