All-Star Western #8

All-Star Western #8

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Moritat Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: April 25, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Amadeus Arkham has been arrested in a New Orleans opium den! Jonah Hex has joined an anarchist group called the August 7! Nighthawk and Cinnamon are nowhere to be found, and they're the ones who dragged Hex and Arkham into this conflict in the first place! But someone must have a plan, right? Right?? Plus: Being trained by a samurai in the desert might have been a strange beginning for a cowgirl vigilante, but Nighthawk and Cinnamon are in for an even stranger twist as they search for a way out of this trap!

  • 9.5
    A Comic Book Blog - Geoff Arbuckle Apr 28, 2012

    From front to back, All Star Western is a joy to read every month. Next month, Jonah mixes it up with the Court of Owls as the series ties into the Bat-Family books! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Apr 27, 2012

    Thanks to Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, this series has provided consistent quality and quantity month after month. The book is priced right, excellently written and illustrated in a way that makes you feel the time period and setting. And yes, the second story and overall length of the book makes a big difference - especially when there are so many $4 books that aren't even worth $2 - this one outshines a good majority of the books sitting on the racks. All-Star Western continues to be one of the main books I look forward to reading and reviewing each month. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 26, 2012

    By far the strongest issue we've had so far on this series, which just goes to show there's room for an old genre to grow, after all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Terry Verticchio Apr 27, 2012

    All-Star Western isn't your usual western yarn and that's what I like about it. It's really a super-hero book that happens to take place in the Old West. This title is a real gem of the New DC. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Clark Bullock May 6, 2012

    Who would have thought that 1800"s Gotham would be so interesting? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Sara 'Babs' Lima Apr 25, 2012

    Like I said, although it was a bit confusing at times; the story is really good overall and I have really been enjoying this series. Although I do feel as if this issue could have been better organized, I like that we are getting a chance to see Jonah Hex interact with a variety of different characters, and we are exploring many untouched regions of the DCU. I am still very interested in seeing what the relationship between Hex and the upcoming Court of Owls story arc will be, because that wasn't something that was brought up in this issue. Good issue, not a great jumping on point. I recommend getting issue #7 if you are just jumping into ALL-STAR WESTERN. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 25, 2012

    All-Star Western is doing well for itself at the moment. The only question is whether the imminent Night of the Owls crossover will derail the plot or enhance it further. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Apr 27, 2012

    Unlike Red Hood and the Outlaws, this issue doesn't explicitly tie in with Night of the Owls. In fact, the only way I can meaningfully see it tying in with Night of the Owls is that the group they're trying to infiltrate will end up being part of the Court. Of course, Hex is in New Orleans right now so unless the Owls are all over the US or later moved to Gotham, it seems like it may be a bit of a stretch. However, I'm not too bothered because I had fun with this issue. In fact, I'm currently debating whether to add it to my pull list or just collect the trades. Either way, while this isn't the perfect issue for jumping on to the book, it's not a bad one either. Read Full Review

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