To some today it was just a typical 'New Comic Book Day'! But for me and a few others, it marked the end of an era... the final issue of All Star Western.
I must say as sad as I am, this was something that I have been expecting since Jonah Hex relaunched. After all, Jonah Hex isn't like Superman or Spider-man, he is more like the Punisher but in the wild west, and that isn't a BIG market. But thank you to DC for giving it a chance. I (as well as Brian) know it was an amazing book and could have been more popular, but sadly it wasn't. For a while I felt they were publishing it just for me but I'm pretty sure writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray were hoping for more than just making me happy.
But I have said goodbye to Jonah Hex before and I'm sure I'll be seeing him again in the future. But not a future where 'Hex' happens, that is not to be mentioned in my house. But he has had books cancelled before and I am OK with that. Jimmy and Justin had an incredible, no legendary run on Jonah Hex and All Star Western and to their credit DC did give the books a chance so I have no bitterness in this. After all Jonah Hex shot and killed Brian and I in a wild west saloon... just read Jonah Hex # 34 (volume two). Thanks Jimmy and Justin for writing that one and Mark Sparacio for drawing us so lifelike and cute.
So tonight I will read All Star Western # 34, not as a sad goodbye but more of a 'see ya again sometime'!