All-Star Western #34

All-Star Western #34

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Darwyn Cooke Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: August 27, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
9.4Critic Rating
10User Rating

Time has finally caught up with Hex as he battles to the death against his worst enemy: Jonah Hex!

  • 10
    Infinite Comix - Dan Gehen Aug 27, 2014

    All Star Western #34 is a testament to the strength of both its creative team and its characters. Though the series has now concluded, readers can dive into back issues and collections to revisit the adventures of DC's famous bounty hunter. Knowing that this final issue is the endgame, reading through nine years worth of Jonah Hex material is a task that anyone will happily take on. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 27, 2014

    It's the end of an era. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray have chronicled over one hundred issues with Jonah Hex. It's a sad day to see it all come to an end. Normally I have difficulty reading the final issue of certain series but I felt I owed it to the team and character to ride this final adventure with them. Joined by Darwyn Cooke and Dave Stewart, there is a visual feast to go along with this last story. There has been someone masquerading as Hex and Jonah has to decided if he'll do something about that. The ending may not be what some might want. I felt it was fitting considering how long the series has hovered on cancellation. It's been a fight to get this far and the Jonah Hex fans have stuck it out. This is our chance to bid farewell to Jonah. Hopefully someday we'll see his return. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - David Pepose Aug 27, 2014

    You'll have to read All-Star Western #34 to find out. As far as swan songs go, this is about as good as it gets - wonderful characterization, stirring action and art from a master craftsman. It's fitting, in a way, because this series is going to go out as it lived - criminally overlooked, but always packing some major artistic heat. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Aug 29, 2014

    Jonah Hex has been given plenty of opportunity to reach readers through various series from DC, both in the New DC and the pre-2011 DC Universe. For the most part, those tales were written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and featured a slew of awesome artists. It isn't every comic of a series that can position each and every issue as being approachable for new readers and enjoyable for old readers, but Gray and Palmiotti did just that in over one hundred issues. "All-Star Western" #34 serves as a nice reminder of what they accomplished, gives them one last chance to do it all again, with Darwyn Cooke, Dave Stewart and Rob Leigh joining them, and allows the whole gang to wave Jonah Hex off into a gorgeous, well-earned Old West sunset of a different kind. Jonah Hex may be taking a break from the new comics' rack, but I've got a whole mess of Palmiotti and Gray goodness I can go back to whenever I want. Thank you, gentlemen, and thank you, Jonah Hex. It's been a remarkable ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Aug 31, 2014

    All Star Western #34 is such a great end to a great run.  Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray tie everything up and send Jonah Hex off with style.  I will miss this book so much, but at least fans got such a great finale.  Come back soon, Jonah. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Aug 27, 2014

    Needless to say, the resolution satisfies. And Hex's adventures have never looked better thanks to the Cooke/Stewart team-up. Cooke is a master storyteller, and his clean, elegant line-work is every bit as home in the Wild West as it is rendering DC's heroic age or the seedy crime drama of the Parker graphic novels. If this series had to go, at least it was able to go out on a tremendous high note. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Scott Cederlund Aug 28, 2014

    Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray create a pitch-perfect closing to Jonah Hex's story, never backing away from the desperado he was while acknowledging that he does not need to be that outlaw forever. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Aug 28, 2014

    With the current direction the DCU seems to be heading, it may be quite some time before we see Jonah Hex again. Thankfully, his farewell can leave fans of the character feeling assured in his future. As far as finales go, "All-Star Western" #34 is about as strong as they come. With fantastic art and an ambiguous yet satisfying end for our protagonist, Palmiotti and Gray bring the series, as well as their 100+ issue run on Jonah Hex to a close. Congratulations to them on a job well done. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - David Akers Sep 7, 2014

    In this final issue, Palmiotti and Gray avoid the usual path by not “resetting” his character. Hex suffers no gunshot through the cheek, no pickaxe to the face, nothing to undo the plastic surgery he had received while in our present. It's just a simple find ‘em and kill ‘em story like we've come to love. In fact, some might think it's too quiet, but I found it a fitting send off. In fact, if I have a minor complaint, it's the use of Darwyn Cooke. Don't get me wrong, his art is beautiful, but it would have been nice to use one of the regular artists, someone who could have drawn Tallulah's scars in their normally obvious, even distracting, form. As drawn by Cooke they are barely noticeable, but that's a minor quibble in an otherwise perfect ending to a wonderful series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    SwampyCA Sep 5, 2014

    A fantastic final issue. P&G had an incredible run with Jonah. All-Star Western will be missed.

  • 10
    havok1977 Sep 11, 2014

    A great sendoff for Jonah Hex.

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