Jonah Hex #56

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti Artist: Phil Winslade Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: June 9, 2010 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.0Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Timed to coincide with the upcoming JONAH HEX movie starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox from Warner Bros., this issue is a special jumping-on point for new and old HEX fans alike! Learn Hex's savage origin and how love played a crucial hand in forming the hard-edged man he is today! And when an old Native American woman hires Hex to save her life, he assumes it's just a normal job but it turns out to be one that will affect the course of American history! All this, plus a cover by the one and only Darwyn Cooke (NEW FRONTIER)!

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Zack Freeman Jun 9, 2010

    This is another case of the back-up feature not being as good as the first story, but I'll still recommend it based on the strengths of that first one. If you're looking for a book that'll give you a break from superheroes while still keeping the high production quality of a big two book, then I recommend this. If you're intrigued by the upcoming Jonah Hex movie and want an easy entry point to the character, then I recommend this. It's even got a free movie poster and unusual bonus feature where this book's creative team interviews the movie's director. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Mania - Chad Derdowski Jun 15, 2010

    So it was going to be a B+ or maybe even an A- but we got less story and less glory and as a result, I am only giving it a B. Come on guys, really? Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 13, 2010

    The issue concludes with a conversation between Gray, Palmiotti, and feature film director Jimmy Hayward; personally I'd have been happier with additional pages of story. The interview is little more than a fluff piece, unfortunately, although I suppose people interested in influences the comic had on the movie might find it more interesting. At the end of the day, I'm glad that DC thought to link this to the movie-going public (there's even a "Now a major motion picture" slug at the top of the cover) and it's perfectly fine, but it is too bad that it wasn't a real zinger of an issue. Still, at least there's a tie-in and it's not bad. That's a victory in comics these days, unfortunately. Half a loaf is definitely better than none. Read Full Review

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