Jonah Hex #1

Writer: Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Luke Ross Publisher: DC Comics Critic Reviews: 3
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Dallas Nov 18, 2005

    Remove all the dialogue and narration from this book, and its still worth the $2.99 cover price. Lucky for comic fans that the story is so entertaining anyway. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Hansbrough Nov 17, 2005

    So muh final word is this. If'n yer a person thet likes a good Western, be shore to buy this here book. If'n yer a person that don't lik' a good western story, be shore to buy this book. Then again it don't matter what kind of person yeh are. Jus' be shore to buy this here book. In a week with so many fantastic books this here Jonah Hex is by far the bes'. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Nov 5, 2006

    This is the first episode of a three-part story arc promising to deliver the untold origin of Jonah Hex. DC promoted it as such, but that's not what drew me back to this title. Instead, it was Jordi Bernet's participation that served as the real appeal. And he doesn't disappoint. His line art here reminds me of the styles of such classic, legendary talents as Alex Toth and Joe Kubert. He conveys the brutality of the world in which the title character lives without resorting to showing the gory details of the violent conflicts. The artist doesn't aim for a realistic look with his thick linework and inky shapes, but he achieves a convincing effect all the same.Rob Schwager's colors add to the tension and drama of the story nicely, but the most striking visual in the book is the crucifixion image teased on the cover. Bernet really drives home the fragility of Hex's health and the overwhelming exhaustion. Gray and Palmiotti's script is rather predictable, even familiar. It really tells u Read Full Review

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