from http://www.thefourthrail.com/reviews/snapjudgments/103105/jonahhex1.shtmlThis is not a modern comics reinvention of Jonah, nor even a darkly twisted Vertigo version ala Lansdale and Truman, it is a straightforward western adventure story with a grim but ultimately noble (by the standards of his time) hero, and a self-contained first issue to boot. Those seeking something more along the lines of Deadwood might want to cast their eyes to Vertigo's Loveless, but if you've got a taste for adventurous westerns that are a little bit more glammed up but not without their violent edge, you could do a lot worse than the well written and beautifully drawn first issue of Jonah Hex. - Randy Ladner at FourthRail.com
Yeah, I saw it come into today's shipment at the Makati Filbars, but I automatically passed on it because me = no budget. I did however, buy the entire Spider-Man/Human Torch miniseries in singles at the clearance bin for $3 today, so yay for me.compound said:It's written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (whom I remember for their work on the supremely under-appreciated The Monolith for DC), with art by Luke Ross, whom I've never heard of. Might as well look him up. Covers are done by Frank Quiety. Here's what the first issue looks like:
Each issue is meant to be self-contained, I believe. No harm in picking up this one... or waiting to see if it eventually becomes bargain price fodder (for better or worse).ourchair said:Will consider Hex on trade depending on what hindsight critique says about it. And so I can have a token DC book in my purchases this year.
You suck for automatically converting all prices into dollars! Where's your sense of national pride, you bleached, skin-whitening coconut? :wink:ourchair said:I did however, buy the entire Spider-Man/Human Torch miniseries in singles at the clearance bin for $3 today, so yay for me.
I was going to say ahmerikan pesos, but Ahmmaircah is so hard to spell.compound said:You suck for automatically converting all prices into dollars! Where's your sense of national pride, you bleached, skin-whitening coconut? :wink:
I'm planning to get the Showcase Presents Jonah Hex too, so expect massive Hexisms from me within the week.Bass said:All I knew of Jonah Hex before this issue was the Batman cartoon Baxter mentions.
Six issues to introduce a character? My ***, Bendis. My. ***.