Thursday, January 26, 2017

Jonah has two six-guns, should've sent thirteen guys.

The cover proclaims "In old Gotham...Cowls of Evil!" And while one guy there appears to be wearing a klan-type hood, most of the rest there and inside have what appears to be burlap sacks on their heads. That can't be great for visibility, but their odds weren't great anyway, in today's book: from 2011, All-Star Western #2, "Showdown at House Arkham" Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, art by Moritat.

This was early in the New 52 run, with Jonah Hex teamed up with Dr. Amadeus Arkham, the namesake of the famous asylum in Batman comics. A man of science and learning, Arkham was woefully out of his depth during his time with Hex; but stumbled on gamely. This issue, the followers of the Crime Bible come for them, and Hex single-handedly kills an even dozen of them. Still, Hex has a rougher time when he and Arkham try to rescue the police chief from the inner circle of the followers of Cain, on Blackgate Isle.

Also this issue: classic El Diablo, versus zombies! Zombies caused by an Indian (or rather, Native American) curse. This chapter is largely set-up, but with great Jordi Bernet art.

Like a lot of the books I've been blogging lately, I picked up a fistful of All-Star Western when Hastings folded. But I'm not sure you could ever go wrong with cheap Jonah Hex comics.


Mr. Morbid's House Of Fun said...

You really can't. Even though it's oddly not my bag usually, I'd highly recommend Justin Gray/Palmotti's Hex series to both non fans and fans alike.

SallyP said...

I do love Jonah Hex. Heck I just love westerns period.