JONAH HEX #56
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Art by PHIL WINSLADE & OTHERS
Cover by DARWYN COOKE
Size: 32 pages
One of the things I love about Jonah Hex comics are that they are great “done-in-one” stories. Palmiotti and Gray take this one step further and give us a great “done-in-half” issue. This issue had two short stories. Both stories dealt with Hex’s upbringing in the Native American culture. The first story lets the reader get in Jonah’s head and is a perfect example of why he is an anti-hero. The second story reflects on Hex’s childhood as a Indian slave and how he is accepted into is adoptive tribe.
I really loved the first story. It show cases Jonah Hex’s personality, that under his badass rough exterior he does have a heart. The second story surprised me as well. At first, I thought it was a rehash of an earlier origin story Palmiotti and Gray did. However, It just just summarizes the previous story and adds to it. Not only is part of Jonah’s origin present but the ramifications of that event are chronicled here.
Jonah Hex had plenty to offer this month. This issue came wrapped and no there was no porn inside. Although there was a Jonah Hex movie poster with Megan Fox on it. There was also a cool interview included in the back with Jimmy Palmiotti, Justin Gray, and the Hex movie director. If that’s not enough for you, Darwyn Cooke provided the art for the cover. This is the perfect issue to jump on to the Hex band wagon. Whether you want to find out more before watching the movie or just want a cool western tale to read, pick this up.
Art: 5 - Excellent