Review by: DavidClark

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Avg Rating: 3.7
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Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Moritat
Backup Art by Phil Winslade
Cover by Ariel Olivetti

Size: 40 pages
Price: 3.99

ASW is way more complex that the pre-reboot Jonah Hex series..and I think that probably doesn’t sit well with some readers. They’re probably looking for more of the “Dirty Harry”-style Hex stories.

For me, I like both. I think Grey and Palmiotti may be a little more skilled with the simpler one/two and done style versus the plots involving Hyde, Eclipso’s black diamond, The Barbary Ghost….they almost lose their focus at times.

All that said, still a 4 star issue, but just barely. I dig Moritat’s art as always. The story, as I mentioned, gets a shade loose around the edges with a few too many moving parts.

Tomahawk — the backup story–this, I am enjoying. The art is straight up homage to 1950s History Textbooks. It’s a really interesting juxtaposition to the hardcore story of Indian slaughter, revenge and betrayal.

Story: 4 - Very Good
Art: 4 - Very Good


  1. I’d say it very much depends on the issue of Jonah Hex when it comes to complexity.

    I haven’t seen anything in All Star Western that touches the best issues of the 70 issue Hex run.

    While I enjoy this current series, it is an attempt to hook an audience with Gotham history, multi-issue stories (to hook completists/obsessive comic buyers) and more of a super hero touch.

    The great thing about single issue stories is that they are the perfect jumping on point every issue.

    The problem with single issue stories is that they are the perfect jumping OFF point every issue as well.

  2. This has nothing to do with the review, but I just thought of something: does Justin Gray actually exist? I can’t find any picture of him and all of his work is collaborations with Jimmy Palmiotti.

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