Friday, May 12, 2006

Jonah Hex Showcase ~ DC Comics (1971-1976)

Jonah Hex Showcase ~ DC Comics

He was a hero to some, a villain to others; and wherever he rode, people spoke his name in whispers. He had no friends, this Jonah Hex, but he did have two companions: one was death itself … the other … the acrid smell of gun smoke.
Witness the earliest adventures of DC’s legendary gunslinger as chronicled by writers John Albano and Michael Fleisher with captivating art by Tony DeZuniga, Doug Wildey, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and others.
BONUS: The complete adventures of Outlaw, a man out to clear his name, by master comics writer Robert Kanigher and art by Dezniga, Gil Kane and Jim Aparo.

It's not quite clear if Jonah Hex is supernatural or not. Many of the original "Weird Western" Comics from the early 1970's seem to suggest "Twilight Zone" style stories similar to the DC's "Weird War" series. Hex was really more of a Clint Eastwood/Man with no name character; a bounty hunter that spoke little dialouge and killed men every issue. Check your local comicbook store or the internet for this DC comics "Showcase" book of reissued Wierd Western/Jonah Hex stories from 1972 to 1976. It Retails for $16.99 and is over 500 pages...

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