Jonah Hex #69

Jonah Hex #69

Writer: Justin Gray Artist: Jimmy Palmiotti Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: July 6, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Jonah Hex has lived through countless deadly confrontations, always emerging on the other side calm, cool and collected. But now he must face the only opponent on Earth who can potentially ruin that streak: his own father! Featuring art by SWEET TOOTH's Jeff Lemire!

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Rafael Gaitan Jul 11, 2011

    Jonah Hex #69Posted: Monday, July 11, 2011By: Rafael Gaitan Justin Gray, Jimmy PalmiottiJeff Lemire, Dave McCaig (c)DC Surprise, surprise -- a Western comic gets full marks from ol' Raf "Expletive" Gaitan. Dear reader, I too am familiar with how much I love Western comics, especially Jonah Hex, so I say with little trepidation that this is the best issue I've read, and a contender for Best of the Year. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if this one numbers among the best Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti have ever done. Incidentally, it's the least violent issue of Jonah Hex I've ever read -- Palmiotti and Gray let their writing take front and center this go-around. Read Full Review

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    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Jul 6, 2011

    Sometimes you can read a comic and say to yourself, 'that was pretty fantastic.' Then you walk away from the issue and realize you can't stop thinking about what you just read; that's when you know it's really good. That's exactly what you get with this issue of Jonah Hex. The creative team is perfect for this issue. It's a glimpse into what makes Jonah Hex tick, and so much of what made him who he is, and it's those kinds of stories that are truly memorable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Erik Norris Jul 6, 2011

    Much like we've stressed here at IGN time and time again, Jonah Hex is a series that you can pick up and read any issue because they're all standalone tales. With that in mind, I urge you to get out to your shop and snag Jonah Hex #69. You'll be able to enjoy it even if you don't have any prior knowledge of Hex as a character. And if that's the case, issue #69 might actually convince you to pick up this series until it relaunches in September as All-Star Western. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Jul 9, 2011

    I realize that westerns aren't everyone's thing. However, this story barely reads like a western. It's more of a father and son story, kind of the anti-Vito and Michael Corleone conversation from the Godfather if you will. The creators know how to tell a story in an entertaining and artistic way. What more could you ask for in a comic book? I highly recommend checking this one out. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Jul 12, 2011

    We know Jonah Hex will be continuing on after the reboot, visiting Old Tyme Gotham City and all, but this story feels like a chapter near the end of the book. We'll have to wait and see what changes, if anything, in the story of this iconic and surly gunslinger. Let's hope it ain't much. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Jul 10, 2011

    One of the things I like about Jonah Hex is that writers Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray never present the story I expect. In this issue, it looks as though we're going to see Hex come to the rescue of an old prospector who's been targeted by a group of unscrupulous men who think the weathered, quiet man has struck gold, but that's not the case. The sudden twist is a trademark of the writers' work on this series. One could even argue they follow something of a formula for these standalone stories. However, since I cherry-pick the issues I read, the storytelling doesn't feel all that formulaic to me. Another appealing thing about this script is that it gives the reader a glimpse into who Hex is and what made him. Jonah Hex stories rarely delve into the Western hero's personal side, but this one does. But while it's telling, it also maintains the character's stoic, mysterious qualities. Read Full Review

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