All-Star Western #2

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Moritat Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: October 26, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

What happens when a psychologist and a sociopath have to work together to track down Gotham City's first serial killer? They'll soon find that crime in the big city runs deeper than its foundations, and it's all mapped out in the mysterious Crime Bible that is, if they don't kill each other first.Plus: No zombie is safe in the Wild West when Lazarus Lane summons the demon known as El Diablo!

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Feb 29, 2012

    I really enjoyed this story as well. The art was great and this arc should prove to be entertaining. I mean, who doesn't love cowboys and zombies? :) Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Oct 27, 2011

    There's also part one of a back-up story, also from Gray & Palmiotti featuring art from Jordi Bernet, about the demonic vigilante El Diablo, justifying the fact that this book is called All-Star Western and not Jonah Hex. The ghostly Lazarus Lane happens upon an old western town besieged by zombies, and it's up to him and his dark power to save the day. J&J own the DC west, and it'll be great to see them reintroduce all the good ol' boys in good ol' ways. Here's hoping they'll bring Tallulah Black back, too, and we'll know the New 52 thing was barely a hiccup for these guys - just like it was for Batman and Green Lantern. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Garth the Geek Oct 28, 2011

    With that said, I did have one initial complaint: I wasnt ready for a back-up story. I was having so much fun with Hex and Arkham that I wasnt ready to leave them, or have THEIR story cut short to make space for anothers. Of course, its hard for me to stay mad at a story involving zombies and demons in the Old West, so even my one complaint evaporated. But... is it just me, or did the demon look a lot like Zorro? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Oct 31, 2011

    While there's less pages devoted to the main storyline here, which is disappointing, the actual content itself is solid. The exposition is a bit less than the first but the focus on the characters is thoroughly enjoyable, especially as we get to see Hex cut loose in dealing with a large group of undesirables. Palmiotti and Gray continue to have a very enjoyable book here because the core character of Hex makes it so as they've learned him inside and out over the last few years. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Oct 26, 2011

    On the El Diablo side, Palmiotti and Gray are reunited with their former Jonah Hex art team of Jordi Bernet and Rob Schwager. It's good to see the four of them working together again as it brings back the memories of the extremely well written, drawn, and colored Jonah Hex series. Anyway, looking at El Diablo's first adventure in the new series, I thought it was pretty cool to have a zombie story that takes place outside our usual preconceived notions of what a zombie story would be like. Throw in the idea of what El Diablo is and how Lane has to be unconscious for El Diablo to do his thing, and you've got an all around interesting story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 29, 2011

    "All-Star Western" is two for two issues, now. And if you're thinking that you don't like westerns, just stop and think about it for a minute; this is a comic with the Crime Bible from Greg Rucka's Question stories, and with demonic zombies. This isn't just cowboys and yeehaws, if that's what you're thinking all westerns are about. Palmiotti, Gray, Moritat, and Bernet are creating a western comic for the modern era here. Saddle up and get on board before it's too late. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Oct 26, 2011

    'El Diablo's' story has really piqued my interest. I loved Bernet's art at the end of that book; something about it really impressed me. Whether it was the fluidity of the panels or the way he told the story through his art -- it was gorgeous. The second issue of Jonah Hex was a solid story but left me wanting more from it. However, it's still a very good issue and I am definitely looking forward to issue #3. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Oct 26, 2011

    It's kind of surprising for me to admit this, but I enjoyed the back-up feature of All-Star Western #2 more than the main story focusing on Hex and Arkham. There was just more to it and it came across as more interesting. I hope next month the main feature can be back on its A-game, because I've become accustomed to Jonah Hex comics always rockin' my face. This month's installment just didn't have that magic. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Nov 1, 2011

    The issue would have gotten a higher grade had it not been packaged with the almost pointless "El Diablo" feature, which should never have been attached to this title. Read Full Review

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