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Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant – and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer?

Find out in this new series from HEX writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, with lush artwork by Moritat (THE SPIRIT)!

Art and cover by MORITAT

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 20.1%
Avg Rating: 4.5
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  1. This will be my first Jonah Hex comic. Not going to lie i’m pretty excited about this!

  2. Most looking forward to this and Voodoo. I read the Lemire issue of Hex and loved it. I’m very intrigued that this will take place in Gotham.

  3. Come on guys! Let’s make this one of the highest pulled comics on the site! Let’s prove those ‘naysayers’ (aka people who reported this was the lowest pulled book in the new 52) that we mean business!

    Also, very excited because I finally get to read Jonah Hex monthly and they have a great artist on board.

  4. Why is this $4? I was going to pick it up, but now I’ll have to pass.

  5. Since when is Gotham City not on the East Coast? What is it doing in a western?

  6. Of all the books, this is the one I’m most excited for.

  7. Jonah Hex #70 was a major disappointment. I’ve been buying back issues of Jonah Hex ( I have about 40 of the 70), and #70 has been my least favorite.

    That said, I’m very excited about this book. P & G don’t sway far away from what they’ve been doing. They’re an awesome duo that needs to be given free reign to write what they want.

  8. Very excited about this book. I like the BIG universe concept in comics. I like seeing things tied together around the country and through time. Setting books in the past is arguably the best part of the new 52.

  9. I want to give this a try. I’d say one issue to wow me. I really want to like Hex, but i just never get into westerns. Outside of Tombstone and Red Dead Redemption, i struggle to get excited for the genre.

    • I’m with you. I tried to get into Jonah Hex, but while I appreciated the craft, the stories did absolutely nothing for me.

    • I’d consider Preacher to be the best western I’ve ever read, and ever will. As far as all the 4 dollar comments: if DC had any sense, they’d make this one a one dollar new release, and 4 bucks going forward. Doesn’t take a rocket surgeon to figure that one.

  10. Is there a preview out there for this one? I’m intrigued, but still on the fence.

  11. Any idea on the back up? I’d be so down for some Bat Lash.

  12. I bought the first 5-7 issues of the previous series. Thought it was only okay. Didn’t pre-order this new title, but if it looks good at the shop, may pull it.

  13. Dear Comic,
    Please kick ass.

  14. I hope this impresses new readers. I’ve missed ol Hex.

    • missed him? he’s had a kick-ass ongoing by the same writers for 70 issues plus an ogn. where were you?

    • So, so good. And that opening page is the best ‘it’s a new world, get over it.’ ever.

    • So this was fucking awesome!

      @Skeets: I was late to the ongoing but I burned through the entire series this summer until I was fully caught on, now im on monthly so it feels like a while since I’ve read a great Hex story even if its only been maybe its only been a 2 months.

  15. As a long time reader of Jonah Hex I’m sure we’ll get the same great quality in All-Star Western.

  16. Anyone remember HEX that old 80’s comic with Jonah Hex being flung into the future? Pretty bad comic (and not as in “Michael Jackson Bad”). Only good thing was the art by Mark Texera – who is so f’ing good!

    Yeah, well, that has been my only exposure to the character. I have heard good things about JUSTIN GRAY and JIMMY PALMIOTTI’s run with the character so I am looking forward to this one – if only to get that bad taste out of my mouth when it comes to Jonah Hex.

  17. If I can stuff this into my carefully designed, 10 comic wide, wallet-rescuing tote bag tomorrow- I’m sure I’ll enjoy it.

  18. This was perfect. Five stars and my pick of the week. Loved Amadeus’ notebook exposition and the art was phenomal. Much respect for the colorist. Very excited to follow this title and hope it gets a large fan base to keep it going.

  19. The art just wasn’t for me so I passed.

  20. Yeah, this was fantastic. LOVED Moritat on The Spirit and I think he fits in really well with ol’ Hex. Between this and Cap and Bucky for POTW, but I think this just edges it.

  21. From the moment I opened the first page, I thought to myself “This art is fantastic!”

    Every subsequent page only increased my excitement until the ending made me literally squeal with excitement. This was excellent and I want the next issue NOW.

  22. This was excellent! I didn’t expect to really like this but the art was phenomenal and the story pulled me into that world right away. Palmiotti and Gray did a great job of explaining who Jonah Hex was without making it feel forced. All while setting up a fascinating story with a great twist at the end.

  23. Holy f$#@in shit this was awesome.

  24. very, very, very good

  25. WHOA! This was really great! Even though it was part of a larger story, i still felt like this was self contained. That was just a fun story to read. One of the best #1’s i’ve read so far.

    My POW for sure. Really wonderful art as well.

  26. I am amazed that this was my POTW. I’ve only ever read a trade of Jonah Hex before so I don’ t have a long history with the character. Loved the art! More Moritat

  27. Didn’t care for this one; the exposition by Arkham was too much and the art, while appropriate in atmosphere, is certainly not enough to bring me back on my own. I’d probably try out a second issue if I were already picking up about 25 books in the relaunch already for month 2.

  28. Having never read a Jonah Hex story before, or being much of a Western fan, I hadn’t planned on buying this title. Yet, when I was at the store on Wednesday, I gave it a glance and was intrigued. So, I bought it and am very glad that I did — a first rate book all around. I find the setting of Gotham very promising, especially if this is going to cross with Gates of Gotham territory. I am a fan of the Big World approach as well, and enjoy seeing pieces fit together. That said, this felt self-contained enough that a new reader could follow everything fine. True, some of Arkham’s narration was too much, but, I also think that sort of obsessive rumination would be fitting for the character. I can see why some might not like the art, but I think that it suits this book quite well. Don’t know if it’ll be my pick of the week, still have a stack of Marvels to read, but it is hands down the best DC title I read this week. Kudos again to DC for trying something different.

    Does anyone know when the back-ups start?

  29. This was good. A little wordy. But between that and the stellar art, ya definitely get your money’s worth. I hope they return to the one-and-done formula, but I’m interested to see where this goes.

  30. I picked this up because my dad is a huge western fan and I thought he might want to read it. Needles to say it blew me away. It was just perfect I thought with the combination of western grit and shoot firs attitude and then they through in a very strong aspect of forensic behavioral analysis. I hope they are able to keep this strong balance going. The art was a bit loose for me at some points but it was still pretty solid.

  31. A good #1 issue with mostly enjoyable art. I don’t think I am as into Moritats art as some of the critics, but what are you gonna do?

    Main problem for me is – I liked to pick up Jonah Hex issues if a particular artist caught my eye (Jeff Lemire, JH Williams III, etc) and since they were one and done’s it was perfect. Being a story with arc’s, and at 3.99 ( I don’t complain much about the prices, but I do attempt to mostly buy 2.99 books – voting with my wallet as they say), its tough for me to be excited for it on a monthly basis. I’d probably pick up this again, if a new artist that really hooked me came on board. Again, not saying the art was bad, it wasn’t at all – just didn’t blow me away, and I think for a western – it has too.

  32. This was really good. Interested to see where this book goes with this setting for Hex.

  33. i was hoping for a spaghetti western meets a horror film fusion and i indeed got “the good, the bad and the ugly” meets “from hell”. you even see dr. arkham drinking absinthe(chasing “the green fairy” so to speak) my only complaint is that they gave away the murderers too early and in the first book especially. the bizarro polar opposites of our heroes who in fact fit the mold of the sinister duo profile. i suppose i should have also hope for a “sherlock holmes aspect as well. but the art was great and the story was great. i am on board

  34. This was a s good as Swamp Thing for me. The story and art are very good. 5 stars!!

  35. This book is worth the price for page one alone. Stunning art

  36. This book earned a hard 3 do to the pick up towards the end; since the begining seemed weak! I can’t beleive I am actually into this book, which is good I suppose?? I am more of a hero comic book guy however; this gave me a fresh aproach for me to reading comics.

    Just sayin’,


  37. 5 stars! This is quality, both in writing and art. Can’t wait for issue 2!

  38. I’m late to the dance, but this book is amazing. Can’t wait for #2 tomorrow.

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