Thank you for 70 issues of Jonah Hex; all quality and all on time! For me (a Hex fan and reader since Weird Western Tales # 30) you two have created the definitive Jonah Hex run. There were some brilliant issues in the original 92 and some classic stories in Weird Western, but when I think Jonah Hex now I think you two!
As we see the entire DCU fade away and start anew (including Jonah in the new All-Star Western) I can’t help but think of how you guys, along with an incredible revolving cast of artist, defined Hex as a character. You didn’t just write the Punisher on horseback which would have been very easy to do. You crafted interesting tales that explored Hex’s character; driven and tortured!
Visually, the artists (who included Luke Ross, Jordi Bernet, David Michael Beck, Mark Sparacio and Billy Tucci) have all given their interpretation of the look of Hex! One made him more scared than the others and some even made him kinda good looking, and it all worked as each artist brought their own style to the pages!
To pick a favorite issue in this run is pretty hard, but Jonah Hex # 50 (art by Darwyn Cooke) has to be my favorite of the whole run. I hold that story up with the Jonah Hex Spectacular because like that story, you see a different side of Hex. You also have a story that features strong women characters.
And what chat about Jonah Hex would be complete without a mention of Jonah Hex # 34! Not only it is a great story of Hex trying to walk away from his violent life, it features Mark Sparacio’s rendering of Brian and I as Blackie and Elmsford, two dudes that get killed by Hex! Thank you for letting us be a part of it.
No words I can say could even come close to expressing how much I loved where you took the book and the character!
Jonah Hex will return…
Matman - Owner of every Jonah Hex appearances except All Star Western # 10. (great gift idea... hint hint)