All-Star Western #22

All-Star Western #22

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Moritat Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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After being locked in Arkham Asylum, Jonah Hex goes on the run with a partner, who’s family he’s all too familiar with from his days with Amadeus Arkham. And in the backup story, the epic of the 19th century StormWatch continues. - See more at:

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Jul 24, 2013

    I really want to give this my "Pick of the Week" stamp, but it falls a VERY close second to JUSTICE LEAGUE DARK. What is great about this issue and series is that it stands on its own, yet is connected to the rest of the DCU. Weirdly enough, this issue, even in the future, still feels like a western. Palmiotti and Gray hit a home run here. I love seeing Jonah in the future and I can't wait to see how Jonah and Batman interact in the future. Moritat's art is brilliant in every issue, and I cannot recommend this issue enough. Treat yourself to some wild west action in modern day Gotham. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jul 28, 2013

    Like I said, this was a really fun read.  You get intrigue, an escape, a huge gun fight and Batman.  I was wary about Jonah Hex in modern Gotham, but so far it's been a hell of a ride.  I can't wait to see what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 25, 2013

    The shift to the present allows Moritat a chance to branch out a great deal from the usual dusty landscapes and seedy bar rooms of past storylines. Luckily, Gotham is seedy enough that his textured style is still a strong fit. As usual, there's a fair amount of discrepancy in the detail from panel to panel. Some panels see Moritat devote painstaking attention ti every scar and crag on Hex's face, while others feature characters that are little more than loose outlines. But when Moritat is on top of his game, he paints a picture of Gotham that's tough to beat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Rob McMonigal Jul 25, 2013

    Hex's adventures with another member of the Arkham family begin in a story that does a great job with the premise of a man out of time. Co-writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray play up Hex's mindset that challenges every paradigm of modern Gotham, knowing just when to let Arkham in on the truth to set up the next part of the story arc. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 29, 2013

    So far, I'm enjoying this All-Star Western time warp, although I'm holding out hope that J&J will really deliver some truly great moments in a "Future Hex" story, where they've really only got one chance to do Hex In Modern Gotham right and proper, before shoving him into the modern-day would feel forced. Or even more forced than the series has felt thus far with Hex in Old Gotham instead of out west where he belongs. I have faith. Read Full Review

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