I thought we were friends. Hex is resourceful and intelligent, and Albano makes him convincingly cold without making him a complete bastard. It either needs to be a full-length animated feature or live-action. And you know everybody there. Jonah sends Madam down first, then goes down himself. However, I won't give this short ten stars due to the lack of time.
Nonetheless, I am giving this book a full five stars because most of the Hex stories are that caliber. But the writing for Jonah Hex was damn good, i thought. I was surprised at how much i enjoyed this. There was some other stories featuring Outlaw and Billy the Kid with some great Gil Kane artwork. It has to be an original work, something never put on screen before for me to consider it receiving ten stars. Once Jonah dodges the axe, the guy starts punching him in the face. Linda Hamilton lends her voice to Madame Lorraine, the villain of this short.
Jonah Hex is actually surprisingly raw at points especially near the beginning of his series but does soften a bit as his character goes on. Jonah Hex: Hard as I could. I'm not a huge western fan, but I remember as a child reading the Jonah Hex comics. So, with this plentiful paperback in hand, I started reading, and I loved it. Young Man: I can take it! This uncolored reproduction of the comic books featuring Jonah Hex is a fun collection.
These stories were a great read and the art wasn't bad either. The two accomplices come out, one with an axe, and another with a gun. Some of the new ones don't seem half bad, either, though I've had less exposure. Jonah walks up to the Bartender and asks if he has seen Red. The ten stories written by co-creator John Albano are quite good, but the character gained depth when Albano was replaced by Michael Fleisher. It seems pretty violent for the Silver Age; i was under the impression that the Comics Code Authority had banned killing entirely from comics during this era, but Hex shoots somebody dead at least once per story. Obviously, most comics are not printed in black and white, but this is the only way to get some of these older comics reprinted and into the hands of readers.
Still, mostly good stories though, even if I wish Hex were a little quicker on the uptake. Reprints All-Star Western 2-8, 10-12, Weird Western Tales 13-14, 16-33. Fleisher gives Hex pathos, a natural but deep undercurrent of joyless roleplaying which reminded me of Brad Pitt's jittery Jesse James watching for glory-seeking killers after his title , Starts out as a standard Weird Western with the ultimate bad-ass a deformed and misanthropic mercenary with a sixth sense pitted against vengeful and unredeemable bad guys. Also included are the adventures of the Outlaw. He shares with those protagonists deep emotional scars in Hex's case, also manifest in his facial scars , nearly unerring aim, and the ability to down any number of adversaries while they are also shooting at him. While it's always nice to read a good book, perhaps the greatest pleasure comes from the books that exceed your expectations. Eventually a day or so later , Jonah Hex comes into town.
As mercenary as he often acts, he actually has a moral code. Both writers deliver very solid stories, and Fleischer ups the ante by showing Hex having more of a conscience and having to deal with the moral ambiguities he often has to face. Once she has them, Lorraine , and has her flunkies dump their bodies in a mine shaft. She says that she has seen him, the bar girl tells Jonah that Madam Lorraine takes them up to her room, and there never seen again. I salute him, he's trying to figure out the historical time line, which is a mystery to me. This is the end of the movie. I like the Civil War back story that Fleisher inserts, but Hex's heart gets a little too soft, and he gets conked on the head and put into the Old West equivalent of Adam West death-traps way too often for my tastes.
In a way he is premature version of Marvel's The Punisher because he lost his family. You got plenty of company. Young Man: I could shoot six bottles off a fence and not miss a one. He shares with those protagonists deep emotional scars in Hex's case, also manifest in his facial scars , nearly unerring aim, and the ability to down any number of adversaries while they are also shooting at him. Struck by the idea that John and Jonah really weren't that different, I decided to start at the beginning of the Jonah Hex series or as close as I could get without dropping money on individual issues from the 70's.
She comes closer to Red and shoots him twice in the stomach. I was never a fan of westerns growing up. However, the plot really gets going when Fleisher took the reins of the series as it does the art, very good by Dezuniga but even better by George Moltieri. In order to keep the cost low and the price point right, these 500 page tomes are in black and white. The only negative to this book is that it is not all Hex. Of course, it also helps that the stories are almost all well-written. The atmosphere is cool here, but I was almost gonna put down the book when I reached the Fleisher stories that make up the second half.