Jonah Hex

He was a hero to some, a villain to others...and wherever he rode people spoke his name in whispers. He had no friends, this Jonah Hex, but he did have two companions: one was death itself...the other, the acrid smell of gunsmoke...

Howdy partner.

This here is a collection of Jonah Hex information and links that I rustled up after roaming near and far over the barren plains of the World Wide Web. I do my darnedest to chronicle the details of his publications and keep folks updated with the latest news about the nastiest, fastest, most low down dirty gunslinger to ever foul the pages of comics.


The Hex Comics

Earlier Series

All-Star Western v2 #10-11 (1972) »more»

Weird Western Tales #12-14, 16-38 (1972-1977)

Jonah Hex #1-92 (1977-1985)

Jonah Hex Spectacular #1 (1978/Fall)

Hex #1-18 (1985-1987)

Secret Origins #21 (1987/12)

Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo #1-5 (1993)

Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such #1-5 (1995)

Jonah Hex: Shadows West #1-3 (1999)

Jonah Hex Vol 2: #1-70 (2005-2011) »more»

Jonah Hex: No Way Back
To celebrate the release of the feature film DC will simultaneously realease an original Jonah Hex graphic novel, created by writing team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti paired with legendary Hex artist Tony DeZuniga.
"Jonah Hex has a brother," Gray revealed. "That's the idea that came up decades earlier in discussions between writer John Albano and Tony DeZuniga. Tony casually mentioned this to us and that idea has been brought to life in the hardcover. Bold, brazen violent and surprisingly tender, this is the consummate tale of the Wild West's greatest bounty hunter."
"This is the first all original Jonah Hex graphic novel and a dream project for us," Palmiotti said. "Jonah is one of the coolest and most unique characters we have ever had the pleasure to work on. He's an icon for all ages and his untamed manner appeals, on a visceral gut level, to just about everyone who reads it. In this, Hex's first original graphic novel, we unleash the beast like you have never seen before."

cover by Tony DeZuniga Discover how Jonah Hex's rough family life transformed him into the justice-thirsty vigilante he became. Legendary Hex artist Tony DeZuniga returns to illustrate a new, archetypal epic written by the acclaimed HEX team of Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. This heartbreaking, brutal original graphic novel is set against the unforgiving landscape of the Wild West and delves into Hex's painful past, revealing for the first time how his difficult upbringing made him that era's most feared bounty hunter. Along the way, Hex must come to terms with the death of a loved one, long thought lost, battle El Papagayo and his gang of bandits, and attempt to make peace with his own past.
Due May 2009 | 136pp | Hardcover | $19.99.


cover by Matt HaleyDCU Holiday Special 2010 This festive special includes a Jonah Hex tale written by Jonah Hex creator John Albano's grandson Seth J. Albano, with art by Renato Arlem
From the dawn of time (Anthro) to the far-flung future (Legion of Super-Heroes), sentient life has honored the winter holidays with celebrations and rituals as diverse as the universe itself! Join DC Comics - and a stellar team of writers and artists - to honor the vast and diverse holidays of the DC Universe in 6 tales of holiday cheer! Starring the aforementioned characters along with Superman, The Spectre, Jonah Hex, and Green Lantern John Stewart for a HOLIDAY SPECIAL like no other!
DC Comics | 56pg. | Color | $4.99 US On Sale December 8, 2010

Guest Appearances

Justice League of America #159, 160, 198, 199 (1978, 1982)

Super Star Holiday Special - DC Special Series v4 #21 (1980/Spring)
A heart warming Christmas story of JH helping starving settlers.

Crisis on Infinite Earths #3 (1985/06) »more»

DC Challenge #2, 3, 11 (1985/12, 1986/01, 1986/07)
Tag team jam comic with large cast of characters. »more»

Legion Of Super-Heroes #23 (1986/06)
A cross over with Hex #10 of the same month.

Swamp Thing #85 (1989/04)

Time Masters #2, 3 (1990)
Cameo in #2, supporting role in #3 »more»

Green Lantern #195, 196 (1995)
Crisis Crossover

Superboy #54, 55 (1998)
The New Hex The first appearance of the new female Hex, a former supermodel-turned-mysterious-shooter.
The folks at rec. arts. comics. dc. uni. universe describe her as a busty red-head ex-supermodel with a fashionable scar, riding a dragon-esque DNalien (called Grokk) which is all the back story we get so far. Apparently she channels the spirit of Jonah Hex into herself and is able to fire energy bullets out of empty guns. In these appearances she seemed to be having flashbacks to when she was Hex in a former life. This is a plain weird idea, but kinda entertaining as well. »more»

Superboy #71-75 (2000)
Jonah Hex, Super Model
Saw the return of the former supermodel-turned-mysterious-shooter called Hex! »more»

Superman & Batman: Generations vIII #8 (2003/10)
Batman & Superman: Generations III #8Superman has learned the deadly secret behind Darkseid's attack on the Earth, but an attempt to take the battle to its source hurls the Man of Steel into the Smallville of 800 years in the past! Get ready for the time-tossed meeting of a pair of gods of New Genesis and a confrontation with a ruthless gunslinger named... Jonah Hex!

Superman/Batman #16Superman/Batman #16 (2004/12)
Jonah puts a major hurt on Superman.
Written by Jeph Loeb; Art and cover by Carlos Pacheco and Jesus Merino
Things heat up for the Man of Steel and the Dark Knight in Part 3 of the 5-part "Absolute Power!" Is there a world for Superman and Batman to rule, or have the hunted become the prey? Guest-starring unexpected arrivals from throughout the DCU!

Cover for issue 19Justice League Unlimited #19
Written by Adam Beechen; Art by Gordon Purcell and Bob Petrecca; Cover by Ty Templeton
Wonder Woman, Elongated Man and Vigilante track a sinister time traveller back to the Old West. But it's going to take the help of Jonah Hex, Bat Lash and El Diablo for them to stand a chance against the Time Commander! Guns are a 'blazin' in "The Justice Rangers Ride Again!"
Johnny DC | 32pg. | Color | $2.25 US
On Sale March 1, 2006

Trail of Time
Desperadoes writer Jeff Mariotte mentioned in an interview early 2006 that he just finished a then unnamed novel for DC Comics featuring Jonah Hex. Now he has discussed a few more details:
..also a fan of The DCU's cast of Western characters, which helped him pen the soon-to-be-announced DC Universe based novel Trail of Time... a time-travel epic starring Superman, the Phantom Stranger and The Demon, which ends with a climactic battle in 1872 Arizona, where our heroes encounter some of DC's greatest Western characters (including Jonah Hex, El Diablo, Scalphunter, Bat Lash and Johnny Thunder). Mariotte jumped at the chance to lend his talents to the series of novels, the stated goal of which was to team some of the DC universe's flagship characters with some of their lesser-known brethren. 'When it was offered to me, it sounded like a lot of fun because I could play with some of DC's great roster of characters who probably wouldn't get a whole novel of their own,' said Mariotte.

Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm RapmundTHE ALL-NEW BOOSTER GOLD #3
Written by Geoff Johns and Jeff Katz; Art and Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund
This is it! The DEATH of BOOSTER GOLD!! And nothing will ever be the same aga...wait. We already tried to kill him? Really? Well, in this issue Booster Gold heads back to the Old West and runs into Jonah Hex. You know, that crazy looking gunfighter! But what does Jonah Hex have that Booster desperately needs? Plus: the Death of Jonah Hex!!
What? We can't kill him either? Well, someone's going to fall off a horse at least!* (*Warning: This issue may not contain a scene of anyone falling off a horse.)
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale October 10, 2007

Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne #4Batman: The Return Of Bruce Wayne #3 and 4
Written by Grant Morrison
Jonah Hex turns up in the last couple of pages of issue 3 The most anticipated miniseries of 2010 continues! As Bruce Wayne's astonishing journey through time continues in this 6-issue miniseries, The Dark Knight travels to the eras of high seas thievery! Mastermind writer Grant Morrison's most ambitious project to date continues to chronicle the return of the original man behind the cape and cowl - Bruce Wayne! Featuring the dynamic artwork of Yanick Paquette and it sounds like him and Batman are gonna go head-to-head in #4: Grant Morrison's can't-miss Batman story rolls on as Bruce Wayne's next stop on his amazing journey through time brings him to the Wild West - but will he escape alive? Artist Cameron Stewart (BATMAN AND ROBIN) joins Morrison to take The Dark Knight on a ride!
DC Universe | 40pg | Color| $3.99 US
On Sale June and July
Spotted by Susan Hillwig

Batman: The Brave and the Bold #17
Written by Sholly Fisch; Art and cover by Robert Pope and Scott McCrae
A week in the life of Batman takes him from an outer space adventure with the Green Lantern Corps to an old West showdown with Jonah Hex and back to the mean and monster-filled streets of Gotham with The Creeper. The Bat-phone is ringing off the hook as The Dark Knight teams up with some unlikely allies and classic heroes in "A Batman's Work is Never Done!"
Johnny DC | 32pg. | Color | $2.50 US
On Sale May 19, 2010

cover by Bill SienkiewiczWeird Western #71
Written by Dan DiDio; Art by Renato Arlem; cover by Bill Sienkiewicz

As part of Blackest night DC crossover event eight classic titles from DC's past will return from the dead for one month only to celebrate this mega-crossover throughout the DC Universe. Each series will pick up on its original numbering and feature characters from their original runs as they deal with the events currently unfolding in the DC Universe. Blackest Night deals with characters raised from the dead, and in the Weird Western issue Dan DiDio lets readers know what all the dead old west characters are doing in the new west today.

The gun-slinging action continues here in an issue written by DCU Executive Editor Dan DiDio! Western heroes Jonah Hex, Bat Lash, Scalphunter and Firehair rise from the dead as Black Lanterns. But will they save the west - or ruin it? Find out in another of this month's one-issue revivals of classic DC Universe titles!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale January 6, 2010
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illustrated by Rick Burchett and Dan DavisThe All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #11
Written by Sholly Fisch;
Art and cover by Rick Burchett and Dan Davis
Old West gunslinger Jonah Hex would rather ride the range than the streets of 19th century Gotham City, but that's where he ends up on his latest bounty hunt. Now, unless he and a time-traveling Batman can stop a threat put in motion back in 1879, today's Gotham will face certain doom!
Johnny DC | 32pg | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale September 14, 2011


Cameos / Pin-ups

Batman #237 (Dec 1971)
Contains advert for Jonah Hex's first appearance in All Star Western #10 »more»

Unknown War comic (Cira Dec 1971)
Contains advert for Jonah Hex's first appearance in All Star Western #10 »more»

Comic Reader #194 (1981/09)
Cover »more»

Jonah Hex Print (1986)
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Swamp Thing #46 (1986/03)
Cameo, part of crowd scene.

Justice League Europe Annual #2 (1991/01)

Books of Magic #4 (1991/02)
Small picture of Jonah with no dialogue.

Armageddon: Alien Agenda #3 (1992/01)
Cameo, pp10-14

Vertigo Playing Card (1994) »more»

Zero Hour #0 (1994/09/28)
Cameo, p24 with no dialogue. Part of timestream montage. Also in timeline at the end of the book.

The Death of Jonah Hex (1995)
The satanic-country-gothabilly band Ghoultown sing a song about Hex.

Vertigo Gallery: Dreams and Nightmares (1995)
Pin-up

Kingdom Come #4 (1997)
Cameo, page 206, panel 3
'In the vacuum tube we see the preserved corpse of DC's western anti-hero Jonah Hex, which is how he remains in current DC Continuity. However, his garb is not his traditional Confederate uniform, but instead something closer to the costume of a Singing Cowboy, the antithesis of what Hex stood for..' Spotted on Kingdom Come Annotations. Perhaps they haven't read 'Death of a Gunfighter' an subsequent stories that explain how his corpse got clothed. »more»

Unlimited Access #1 (1997)
Axel "Access" Asher is shown to be the cause of Jonah's jump into the future of Hex in a brief retelling of the events from Jonah Hex #92.

Guns of the Dragon #3 (1998/12)
Jonah is mentioned by Batlash.

The Kingdom #2 (1998)
Cameo, page 25, panel 5.
During a fight in the Planet Krypton restaurant, the heroes begin grabbing the various trophies around the place to use as weapons (like Sandman's gas guns and a bow and quiver from Green Arrow). One of them pulls the Dragoons out of the hands of the stuffed Jonah Hex (last seen in the KINGDOM COME epilogue). Despite the plaque with his name on it, this may have been overlooked all these years because the rodeo outfit is miscolored: it's light brown, like buckskin, instead of the proper white. »more»

The Kents #8, 10 (1998)
JH appeared in the Kents #8 and had a one panel, no dialogue, appearance in #10.

JLA: World Without Grown-Ups #1 (1998)
On page 29, a little kid shoots up a Jonah Hex arcade game.

Wild Times: Deathblow (1999/08)
Jonah Hex and Bat Lash appear in a tale set in the Wild West of 1899 featuring Deathblow as one of the last of the old-time gunslingers.

Worlds Funniest (2000)
Cameo. As Bat-Mite And Mr Mxyzptlk Fight It Out Jonah Hex Appears In One Panel

Starman #64Starman #64, from April 2000
On page 19, bottom panel, you'll see a warehouse full of an odd assortment of items, all relating to "bizarre aspects of the superheroic world", as the caption says. If you look to the right of the panel, just below and to the left of the tail end of the Blackhawk plane, you'll see what looks like a grinning skeleton with wisps of hair on its head. Writer James Robinson confirmed to Susan Hillwig that is indeed the stuffed corpse of Jonah Hex.

Hawkman #7 (2002/11)
Hex is mentioned by Nighthawk as a gunslinger he has met.

The Legion #29 (2004/03)
Cameo. Somewhere in all the time breaking goings on Jonah Hex is seen firing into something that looks a lot like the anti-matter clouds seen in "Crisis on Infinite Earths."
The penultimate chapter of "Foundations" sees the past and future of the DCU's most monumental menace collide, as time itself collapses! In the 31st Century, on one tiny, surviving scrap of the continuum, the Legion stages a final, desperate effort to restore cosmic order and prevent the total eradication of their universe.'

Tony DeZuniga Print (2004) »more»

Tim Turman Print (2004?) »more»

Another Nail#3 (2004/8)
Silent appearance in two panels

Deadshot #4 (2005/03/02)
In a brief (two panels) discussion Deadshot mentions that he is reading Jonah Hex's biography, and that he can kind of relate to the guy. The author of the biography is Professor Laurence, who was mentioned in SECRET ORIGINS #21 as the man who wrote the "definitive" book on Hex.

Superman/Batman #18 (2005/02)
Cameo - single panel non-speaking appearance as part of a timestream montage showing "when" Superman and Batman have travelled in the Absolute Power storyline.

Crisis on Infinite Earths (2005/04)
Novelisation by Marv Wolfman. Jonah is mentioned by name along with Nighthawk and some other cowboys.

infinite Crisis Secret Files CoverInfinite Crisis Secret Files 2006
Written by Marv Wolfman; Art by Dan Jurgens with Jerry Ordway and Marc Campos; Cover by Ivan Reis and Campos
Jonah Hex make an cameo appearance in this comic, shown dressed in his western and post-apocalyptic garb. Seems Superboy-Prime's attacks on the Crystal barrier separating him, Superman of Earth-2, his wife, Lois Lane of Earth-2, and Alex Luthor of Earth-3 from the regular DCU are having interesting effects, creating "conflicting truths". Speculation is mounting amongst Jonah Hex fans regarding what this means continuity wise for Jonah's time travel tales in Hex.
DC Universe | 64pg. | Color | $5.99 US
On Sale March 15, 2006

Jonah hex in sliverInfinite Crisis #6
Hex has a cameo in a group shot with a bunch of other Western heroes in the panel labelled Earth 898, plus he grabs a "sliver" of the cover.
On Sale April 5, 2006
52 #2
Jonah has a cameo, with his face shown in one panel near the end of The History of the DC Universe, a 10-part backup feature by Dan Jurgens and Art Thibert that takes you on a tour through the legendary past of the DCU

Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters 03 interiorUncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters # 3 (2006/09)
The folks at Wikipedia tell us that Jonah made a cameo appearance in this issue, guarding the Long Walk of the Navajo in 1864. »more»

Countdown
Reports fom the New York Comic Convention were that Jonah was to appear in DC comics' follow up to 52, Countdown, but it doesn't appear this happened.

Cover by Dan Jurgens and Norm RapmundAll New Booster Gold #1 &' 3
Jonah turned up in the Booster Gold series which started with issue one in August 2007. Someone is exploiting the ravaged time stream, hoping to eliminate the world's greatest heroes - and only Booster Gold can stop them. But, really - Booster Gold? Why him? What does Rip Hunter truly want? And what shocking figure is behind it all?
Jonah almost made an appearance on the cover of issue one except the barcodebox took him out, and had a cameo in the last pages of issue two which lead into a major appearance in issue 3...

The Ballad of Jonah Hex
Ian Frazier wrote this song in 2006 all about Jonah. In mid 2009 Ian recorded a new version and released it on a two track titled Tomahawk Scar for itunes at Long Beach Comic Con on October 2nd. He also had the chance to play the song for Jimmy Palmiotti at his booth there. The song has been covered by UK band The Valentins.

Hex pin-up Concepts: Tony DeZuniga
Signed by Tony DeZuniga & limited, 1000.
Among the 32 full-page drawings there are three Jonah Hex images. »more»

100% proof Jonah Hex 100% proof Jonah Hex100 Proof Hex
Saturday night 03 April 2010 at 20:00 saw the Isotope comic shop hosting their post WonderCon party, which this year had a Jonah Hex theme, with Amanda Conner, Jimmy Palmiotti, and Darwyn Cooke instore plus some other surprises,including Hex themed shot glasses. »more»

DC's 2009 Christmas card
The folks at DC used our favourite cowboy for the cover of their in-house Christmas card.
Xmas Card


Hex pin-up Wednesday Comics #12 (Sept. 23, 2009)
In the last panel of the Supergirl strip, you'll see a Jonah Hex comic laying in the corner.

Power Girl #10 (Apr. 2010)
Hex cameos on the cover as a comic cover. »more»

PosterJonah Hex: Logo No. 1 Archival Print
DC release a print they describe as a "spaghetti western-style take on DC's most famous hero of the wild west" on acid-free archival paper-stock, available in two sizes, 12 x 18 inches and 24 x 36
Price: $19.95 - $34.95
The design is a clever idea, but too typographic for me to hang on the wall - perhaps it would be better on a t-shirt, or web-banner.... »more»

DCU Legacies #7 (Jan. 2011)
On page 2 of the "Snapshot: Reunion!" backup story, Hex is featured in a montage of historical figures.

Trinity of Sin Pandora #1 (June 2013)
Jonah appears in a panel which shows Pandora's appearances in all of the DC New 52 #1s, seen from her perspective.

Articles / Profiles

Comics Journal #56 (1979/06)
Cover image and a long interview with Michael Fleisher. »more»

Amazing World of DC Comics Vol 2, #6 (1975/5)
Special Joe Orlando Issue. Jonah on cover-drawn by Orlando, Jonah is mentioned on pp 8-9 in interview given by Orlando, also small picture of Jonah on p8. »more»

Comics Scene #11 (1983/9)
Dick Ayers speaks out.

History of the DC Universe #1,2 (1986)

Who's Who In The DC Universe vXI (1986/01) »more»

Comic Buyers Guide #1027 (1993/07/23)
Cover by Tim Truman with Interview. »more»

Comic Effect #42 (2005/04)
All Western Issue. Editor Jim Kingman contributes a long piece on the earliest appearances of Jonah Hex in All Star Western and Weird Western . Jonah appears on cover by Ed Quinby »more»

Back Issue magazine #12 (2005/09)
Has a Hex related article: Tony DeZuniga draws bead on Jonah Hex, the anti-hero that reinvented the Western comic (with John Albano's never-before-published roughs for the first Hex story) . The piece features three pages of original pencil art by Tony DeZuniga and three pages from the original script by John Albano.

cover by Tony DezunigaBack Issue! #42
DC Comics' latest movie star, Jonah Hex, headlines a "Wild West" issue, in a rare interview with the bounty hunter's long-time writer, Michael Fleisher-plus Hex art galore by Tony Dezuniga, Luis Dominguez, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Keith Giffen, Ed Hannigan, and a posse of popular artists! Plus: Tim Truman's Scout, the Two-Gun Kid joins the Avengers, Herb Trimpe's Rawhide Kid, Dick Ayers' original Ghost Rider, DC's Weird Westerns, Red Wolf, Caleb Hammer, Charlton's Westerns, and the Vigilante's 1970s revival. With art and/or commentary by Neal Adams, Jim Aparo, Chuck Dixon, George Evans, Bill Kunkel, Gray Morrow, Fabian Nicieza, Beau Smith, and more.
TwoMorrows Publishing 84 pages with color, US$7.95
On Sale July 2010
The magazine was originally solicited with another DeZuniga image:
cover by Tony Dezuniga


Moving Pictures

Batman: The Animated Series Ep#578 (1995/09/12) »more»

Justice League Unlimited Ep#64 (2005/02/22) »more»

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1, Ep# 11 (2009/02/20) »more»

Batman: The Brave and the Bold Season 1, Ep# 21 (2009/06/12) »more»

Jonah Hex Motion Comics (2010/04/28) »more»

DC Showcase Animated series #2 (2010/07/27) »more»

Josh Brolin as Jonah Hex Jonah Hex Film 18 June, 2010
Directed by Jimmy Hayward, starring Josh Brolin as Joanh, the movie adaptation of our favourite bounty hunter was released in 2010, and the reviews were...

Teen Titans GO! #2 (2010/07/27) Hex's face adorns the neon lights atop a casino in the episode Driver's Ed »more»

News

hex in Suicide SquadSuicide Squad #26 (2014)
Hex makes a cameo in this issue, in a scene discussing the early days of Belle Reve Prison.

scribble hex screen shotScribblenauts Unmasked - A DC Comics Adventure
Jonah turns up in this intriguing game: (which) combines the series' traditional gameplay of bringing up words and objects in order to solve puzzles with characters and settings from the DC Comics universe
Available on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U

Showcase Presents: Jonah Hex Vol. 2
Back in 2007 DC were the Grinch that stole Christmas when they decided that due to residual issues this trade had to be cancelled. After years in the wilderness a change of heart saw it resolicited, at after a few false starts at the release date now seems to be 25 March, 2014. Finger's crossed it actually turns up this time!
Writers: Michael Fleischer, and David Michelinie
Artists: Artists: George Moliterni, Bill Draut, Luis Dominguez, Rich Buckler, Frank Springer, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Romeo Tanghal, Ernie Chan, Noly Panaligan, Vicente Alcazar, Danny Bulanadi, Rich Buckler, Dick Giordano, Val Mayerik,
Collects: WEIRD WESTERN TALES #34-38 and JONAH HEX #1-22.
$19.99 U.S.
Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 544 Pages,
ISBN: 1401241069

All Star Western Logo

cover by Darwyn CookeAll-Star Western #28
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Darwyn Cooke
Old West meets modern medicine! Are Hex's scars healed? Trapped in a future he's still coming to grips with, Jonah Hex confronts his own history as he uncovers a museum dedicated to the scarred bounty hunter's days in the Old West.
Palmiotti and Gray Celebrate a Century...
JONAH's Face is Fixed? PALMIOTTI, GRAY Talk 100 Issues of HEX
DC Universe 32pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Feb 26 2014

cover by Darwyn CookeAll-Star Western #29
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Darwyn Cooke
Lost in time, Jonah rides through the modern South and into a corrupt town run by a ruthless family whose roots go back to the Civil War. Their name? Turnbull. Hex is about to learn a painful lesson in family history!
Gray: That solicitation is wrong... We originally intended for Jonah to encounter the modern day ancestors of Quentin Turnbull - lots of violence would ensue, but the opportunity to return him to the time where we feel he belongs was too important to us.
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale 26 Mar 2014

cover by Dan PanosianAll-Star Western #30
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Staz Johnson, Cover by Dan Panosian
Now back in the Old West, Hex finds readjusting to his old life a bit more difficult than he expected - especially when he finds out that there's a NEW Jonah Hex! Plus: This extra-sized issue features a back-up story drawn by the legendary Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez that introduces Madam 44 to The New 52!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Apr 23 2014

cover by Jose Luis García-LopezAll-Star Western #31
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Cliff Richards, Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
Hex is back in the Old West - and he.s joined forces with Tallulah Black to hunt for...the real Jonah Hex? And in the backup story, Madam .44 is lost on a harsh, alien world where she discovers that justice can still be won with a bullet.
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale May 28 2014

cover by Dan PanosianAll-Star Western #32
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Staz Johnson, Cover by Dan Panosian
Now returned to the 1800s, Hex sets out to settle some scores the only way he knows how: violently! And he's going to start with an impostor who stole his identity!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale June 25

And further ahead:

Jonah Hex is on a quest and it will take him to some strange and wonderful places. You'll see him do things that will make you smile. You might see some things that make you angry just because at the end of the day we're trying to do something exciting and different without sacrificing who Jonah Hex is from comicbookresources.com

All Star Western Vol. 1: Guns and Gotham
Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Moritat, Jordi Bernet and Phil Winslade
Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant-- and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlists Hex's special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer!
DC Universe | 190 pg | Color | Softcover | $16.99 US
On Sale 6 Nov 2012

All-Star Western Vol. 2: The War of Lords and Owls
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat,
In this second New 52 collection, Jonah Hex tracks the kidnapper Thurston Moody to New Orleans, then must infiltrated the ranks of the anarchist group August 7, dedicated to eliminating the immigrant population of New Orleans. With Dr. Arkham in jail and his companions Hawkeye and Cinnamon nowhere to be found, things can only get worse for Hex when The Court of Owls reveals its plan to lay siege to Gotham City. Plus: Don't miss the backup features starring Nighthawk, Cinnamon and Bat Lash!
Collects ALL-STAR WESTERN #7-12..
DC Universe 192pg. | Color | $16.99 US
On Sale Mar 6 2013

All-Star Western Vol. 3: The Black Diamond Probability
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat,
When the workers and patrons of Haley's Circus sample Dr. McKee's Cure All, they begin a painful transformation into psychotic killers and it is up to Jonah Hex and Dr. Arkham find the source.
Collects All-Star Western issues 0, 13-18..
DC Universe 224 pg. | Color | $16.99 US
On Sale Nov 12 2013

All-Star Western Vol. 4: Gold Standard
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat,
Guns and horses, spurs and whiskey. Jonah Hex has made a living using those weapons to become the greatest bounty hunter in the old west. But when a strange man clad in gold with force fields, lasers and the ability to fly drops into the past, Hex's mettle and grit will be tested as never before. The time traveling member of the Justice League, Booster Gold, is featured
Collects All-Star Western issues #17-21.
DC Universe 176 pg. | Color | $16.99 US
On Sale may 13 2014

Previous issues from All Star Western Vol 3...

The latest Jonah Hex news thanks to the ever inquisitive folks at:

Michael L. Fleisher Interview
In early 2008 I swapped emails with this writer who created much of the legend of Jonah Hex. While the interview focused on his recently published novel Shambler, I managed to slip in a few questions about his work on the series. Michael L. Fleisher: Never in the Wrong Place at the Wrong Time...

Comic Book Issues Cover Comic Book Issues #1
Michael Browning was working on a fanzine project (draft cover shown) many years ago
I've done interviews with Michael Fleisher (Mr. Fleisher is the best interview subject I've spoken with in my 15 years in the fan press and gave me a lot of insight into his work on Jonah Hex), Jimmy and Justin, Tony DeZuniga, Dick Ayers, John Albano, his sister-in-law Sandy Albano (who took care of Mr. Albano during his last months), Rich Buckler, Carmine Infantino, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Ernie Chan, Keith Giffen, Mark Texeira, Joe R. Lansdale, Tim Truman, Dick Giordano, Bob Greenberger, Mike Gold, Sam Glanzman, Russ Heath, Luis Dominguez and several others. Sounds very much worth the wait!


Bullet points

Jonah Hex was created by John Albano & Tony DeZuniga in 1972.

John Albano wrote ten (10) stories with Jonah Hex in them.

David Michilene wrote three (3) Jonah Hex stories.

Arnold Drake wrote one (1) Jonah Hex story.

Jos Landsdale wrote thirteen (13) Jonah Hex stories.

Michael Fleisher wrote one hundred and twenty five (125) Jonah Hex stories.

Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti have written 100 (as at ASW #28) with Jonah Hex and counting.

Lost Two Face/Hex story
Jimmy Palmiotti made mention of a lost story that sounds interesting: ...we actually has a two face /hex sort of story pitched with the history of the dent family name involved and the bat office killed it at the time.

What kind of guns does Jonah Hex use?
Navy Colt.44 Dragoon Pistols and a .30-.60 Lever-Action Rifle

Did Jonah's Horse have a name?
In Weird Western Tales he rode a horse called "General" until a wild shot killed him in WWT #22

The Jonah Hex
There used to be a five piece indie rock band by this name roaming the South Wales valleys.


LINKS

Джона Хекс
A Russian comic fan site artcile about Jonah.

Matching Dragoons
Dwayne "the canoe guy" blogs about the adventures of Jonah Hex within the pages of Weird Western Tales, Jonah Hex, Hex, Jonah Hex vol 2, and anywhere else the scar-faced man appears.

One Fangirl's Opinion
Fellow Hex addict Susan Hillwig provides an illustrated history of Jonah Hex

Unofficial Guide to DC Comics Message Boards: All-Star Western
Discussion group for fans

Where a Murderer's Row of Artists Knock It Out of the Park
Comics Alliance looks at the current series.

Jonah Hex Podcasts
Fellow Hex fan Scott H. Gardner has started up a Jonah Hex podcast. You can find the two episodes that are currently posted on his website: Two True Freaks!

Jonah Hex Strips
Some sample Jonah Hex strips by Russ Heath from a syndicated newspaper series that never sold.

Pop Thought
An interview with Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray about the series.

Interviews
Newsarama run a series of interviews with the creative telent on Jonah Hex Vol 2. Unfortunatley several of these have disappeared (Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jordi Bernet, John Higgins, Rafa Garres, and Justin Gray) but a few are still online:
Back in the Saddle: Paul Gulacy Returns
Mega Con 2009: DC Universe Panel: Jimmy Palmiotti

YouTube
A search forJonah Hex there brings up a few videos, including an interview with Tony DeZuniga.

Jordi Bernet @ Publishers Weekly
Interview with one of the most popular and revered European comics creators working today, who DC asked to work on Hex.

Michael Browning @ Comicartfans
Michael has a right nice collection of original Jonah Hex artwork and commissioned pieces.

CBR Hex Forum
Observations and opinions regarding Jonah and his creators past and present.

Spurtrack Productions
Comic artist and Hex fan J.R. Magill presents his take on our bounty hunter, including a live action trailer for a fan created Jonah Hex Movie!!!

Justice League Unlimited Action Figures
A bunch of figure customizers put together the cast of characters from the Justice League Unlimited western episode that guest-stared Hex.

The Long Road Home
Fellow Hex addict Susan Hillwig tells a right interesting tale regarding just how Jonah got back from the future.

Tim Truman Artwork
If'n your hideout could use some decorantin', this here merchant's got some right nice pictures.

Newsarama at Wizard World
DC Comics announce at Wizard Wold LA, march 2005 that a hex series is on the way.

Via Pony Express
A mailing list dedicated to Jonah Hex don't you know - best place to get news on Jonah Hex as fans share information.

Weird Western Tales in the Media
A biography of Hex in the animated world.

Making the Grade
Interview with a comic and artwork collector with a love of all things Hex

Hex Marks the Spot
Nicely constructed site focusing on the 1990's Hex

Jonah Hex Summary
Brief rundown of the character with comment from Karl Kesel about the supermodel connection.

Scratch Built Jonah Hex
A very nice piece of model making.

The Sad and Terrible Legend of Jonah Hex
Might nice summary of Jonah's career.

Moondog's Journal
Another look at our pal.

Free Republic
A bunch of respectable citizens yammer 'bout som'ing called political correctness.

Elenco completo delle apparizioni
A list of just about all Hex's tales from folks over yonder in Italy.

The Unofficial Jonah Hex Index
This here fella' must have too much time on his hands, 'cause he done collected a whole lotta details on near all the comics ol' Hex has shown up in.

Jonah Hex Action Figure
Before any had been made commercially, one chap did one himself.

The Winter brothers court case
Among the villains in the book Jonah Hex: Riders of the Worm and Such were caricatures of Edgar and Johnny Winter. Those two musicians found out and sued for defamation of character and appropriation of their images. All of the charges were eventually thrown out of court, then reinstated by a Court of appeal in June 2002

Jonah Hex, The Band
The second band who go by the name of Jonah Hex.

Just Comics Article
An article on Hex from the Caribbean.

The Gallery
A collection of original pictures of Hex sent in by fans like yourself.

Who was Nellie Rooke?
What was the true identity of the person who replied to the letters for the Jonah Hex comics in the late 70s / early 80s? I asked Bob Rozakis, DC's Answer Man for several years and now regular contributor to Silver Bullet Comics Books. Another reader also remembered Nellie... more»

Tim Truman
The artist that done the more recent illustrations of our hero has himself a might nice hideout.

Home of Joe R. Lansdale
The spread of a fella whose gone an' told a might many tale tales 'bout Hex

DC Western Characters
A mighty fine reckoning of the folks you might share a tin o' beans with in DC county

War, Western, and Romance Comics Links
A right nice collection of links for those of an inquisitive nature.


Reprints

Jonah Hex #5 (1977)
Reprints first ever Jonah Hex story from All Star Western #10 with an added framing sequence.

Jonah Hex and Other Western Tales #1-3 (1979-80)
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The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest: Year's Best Comics Stories (1979) #5 (1980)
Reprints The Widow Maker! from Jonah Hex #25

The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest: Superman Year's Best Comics Stories (1980) #11 (1981/04)
Reprints The Vow Of A Samurai from Jonah Hex #39

The Best of DC Blue Ribbon Digest: Year's Best Comics Stories (1981) #23 (1982/04)
Reprints The Haunting! from Jonah Hex #53

Jonah Hex: Two Gun Mojo (1994-10)
Reprints Two Gun Mojo miniseries from 1993.

Absolute Vertigo #1 (1995)
Preview of Riders of the Worm and Such

Millennium Edition All Star Western #10 (2000/04)
Reprint of the first ever Jonah Hex story.

Crisis on Infinite Earths tpb (2000/12)
Jonah is on the upper right hand corner of the cover - looks like future Jonah
pp 69, 89, 109, 114, 118, 121 (cover) 129, 132, 173 (cover), 363

Showcase Presents: Jonah Hex Vol. 1
Written by John Albano & Michael Fleischer; Art by Tony DeZuniga, Doug Wildey, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and others; Cover by Luis Dominguez
Witness the earliest adventures of DC's legendary gunslinger from All-Star Western #10-11, Weird Western Tales #12-14 and #16-33! Jonah Hex had no friends, but he did have two companions: death, and the acrid smell of gunsmoke! (includes Outlaw stories by from All-Star Western #2-8)
DC Universe | 528pg. | B&W | Softcover | $16.99 US
On Sale November 2, 2005

Jonah Hex Vol 1: A Face Full of Violence TP
Writers: Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artists: Luke Ross and Tony DeZuniga; original cover artists Frank Quitely, Leonardo Manco, Phil Noto, Howard Chaykin, Tim Bradstreet and Brian Bolland Collects Jonah Hex (Vol 2) #1-6
$12.99, 144 pages
On Sale August, 2006

Jonah Hex Vol. 2: Guns of Vengance TP
Writers: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Artists: Luke Ross, Dylan Teague, Tony Dezuniga, Phil Noto, David Michael Beck, Paul Gulacy, Jimmy Palmiotti, Giuseppe Camuncoli and Art Thibert
Price: $12.99 US/$15.99 CAN
Page count: 144 pages
Collects: JONAH HEX #7-12
Reported to be due for release in April '07.

Jonah Hex Vol 3: Origins
Another online find is a trade paperback entitled Origins credited to Jimmy Palmotti. At 144 pages it's longer than a collection of the recent 3 part retelling of Jonah's origin would require, so it must have some other issues included. My guess is that it collects issues 13-18 of the latest series.
Format: Trade Paperback
Published: November 21, 2007
Dimensions: 144 Pages, 6.42 x 9.56 x 0.49 in
ISBN: 1401214908
Published By: DC Comics

Jonah Hex Vol 4: Only The Good Die Young
I missed this in the solicitations, but out in a store near you is this new tpb collection from the current series.
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Phil Noto, Jordi Bernet and David Michael Beck; Cover by Noto
This volume - collecting issues #19-24 of the bloody, hard-hitting series - features the lushly illustrated adventures of Hex as he dodges bullets, rights wrongs and courts death in the Old West.
Released: April 29, 2008
DC Universe | 144pg. | Color | Softcover | $12.99 US


Jonah Hex Vol 5: Luck Runs Out
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Russ Heath, Giuseppe Camuncoli, Jordi Bernet, John Higgins, Stefano Landini and Rafa Garres; Cover by Jordi Bernet
Six-guns blaze again in this new Jonah Hex title collecting issues #25-30! This volume features a lost chapter from the end of Hex's trail, in which he meets his son in an awkward and violent encounter.
DC Universe | 144pg. | Color | Softcover | $12.99 US
On Sale October 8, 2008


Jonah Hex Vol 6: Bullets Don't Lie
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by various; Cover by
Six-guns blaze again in this new Jonah Hex title collecting issues #31-36!
DC Universe | 144pg. | Color | Softcover | $12.99 US
On Sale April 7, 2009

Jonah Hex Vol. 7: Lead Poisoning
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet, Rafa Garres and David Michael Beck; Cover by Jordi Bernet
Jonah Hex returns, six-guns blazing, in this new collection of issues #37-42 of his acclaimed series. This time, Hex runs afoul of a trio of beautiful female bounty hunters and almost becomes the victim of a doctor's grisly practice.
DC Universe | 144pg | Color | Softcover | $14.99 US


Jonah Hex Vol. 8: Six Gun War
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmotti; Art and Cover by Cristiano Cucina
In this epic from issues #44-49, Quentin Turnbull is out for vengeance on the man he believes is responsible for killing his son: Jonah Hex! Guest-starring Tallulah Black, Bat Lash and more!
DC Universe | 144pg. | Color | Softcover | $14.99 US
On Sale April 14, 2010


cover by Jose Luis Garcia-LopezJonah Hex: Welcome To Paradise
Written by John Albano and Michael Fleischer; Art by Tony Dezuniga, Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez and others ; Cover by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez
These are the classic tales from the '70s on which John Hex's legend was built, many of which have never been reprinted in color. Collecting All-Star Western #10, Weird Western Tales #14, 17, 22, 26, 29 and 30 and Jonah Hex #2 and 4.
DC Universe | 168pg. | Color | Softcover | $17.99 US
On Sale May 5, 2010


Jonah Hex Vol. 9: Counting Corpses
Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Darwyn Cooke, Dick Giordano, Jordi Bernet, Paul Gulacy and Billy Tucci
Hideously scarred and tougher than dirt, Jonah Hex burned a trail across the wild west as a bounty hunter and gun for hire taking on the most dangerous of contracts and leaving in his wake a trail of the dead. Jonah Hex discovers a secret being kept by Tallulah Black that could change everything Hex is about. But happiness has no place in the life of Jonah Hex, so what kind of tragedy awaits our disfigured gunslinger? Collects: JONAH HEX #43 and 50-54
DC Universe | 160 pg | Color | Softcover | $14.99 US
On sale October 26, 2010


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Jonah Hex Vol. 10: Tall Tales
Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Art by Vicente Alcazar, Phil Winslade, Jordi Bernet, Giancarlo Caracuzzo and Brian Stelfreeze; Cover by Darwyn Cooke
In this volume collecting JONAH HEX #55-60, we learn more about Hex's savage origins and how love played a crucial part in making him the bounty hunter he became.
DC Universe | 144 pg | Color | Softcover | $14.99 US
On Sale April 27, 2011
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Jonah Hex Vol. 11: Bury Me In Hell
Writers: Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Artist: Jordi Bernet, Nelson, Rafael Garres, Jimmy Palmiotti, Eduardo Risso, Ryan Sook, Jeff Lemire, Michael Gray, Fiona Staples; Cover by Ryan Sook
Can it be true? Jonah Hex has a wife? Find out in these tales from issues #61-67, including a tale illustrated by Eisner Award winner Eduardo Risso (100 BULLETS).
DC Universe | 160 pg | Color | Softcover | $17.99 US
On Sale Nov 30 2011

Parodies / Alt-realty

Amazing World Of DC Comics v3 #13 (1976/10)
An unpublished four-page parody by the series' creators. Originally prepared for Plop! »more»

Hex - Escort to Hell (1986ish)
DC Heroes role playing module. A dice game where Hex roams the Wastelands of the future. »more»

The Outsiders #6 (1986/04)
Jonah makes an imaginary appearance, wearing his mid-21st Century "Hex" outfit, in the back-up story The Outsiders At Bat .

Generation Hex #1 (1997/06)

Jonah Hex in JL #1Fringe - "Over There: Part 2"
The last episode for season 2 of this Fox network science fiction television series took place on an alternative earth where they have DC comics, but not quite the DC comics we know. Amongest a few of the "alternate reality" covers seen on screen was a Justice League #1 with Guy Gardner out, and Jonah Hex in.


Toys

Jonah Hex HeroClix figure

HexClix (2006/02)
Jonah Hex make maked his entrance into the world of HeroClix gaming with this figure. Check out the player comments.

jhshowcaseactionfiguresmallShowcase Presents Series One (2008/06/18)
DC Direct announced a new line of action figures focused on the characters finding success in the popular DC series of black-and-white Showcase reprint trade paperbacks. Amongest the first wave of releases was Jonah Hex.
News of the release and opinion appeared at Newsarama and eventually at DC Direct: This figure features multiple points of articulation, a base, and is 6.75" tall.


Jonah in leadDC Comics Super Hero Collection Special issue #9 (2010/10)
Jonah makes an appearance as part of the ongoing UK magazine/lead figure series

Custom Jonah Hex Figure
Fellow Hex fan Mike Harris had wanted a good Hex figure for quite a while, but has always been disappointed with the quality of each 'official' one that came out. So he decided to do it himself, using the movie Hex figure as a basis to work with, altering to suit the comics' depiction of Jonah Hex. Principally; the boots, the pants and the Confederate tunic:

illustrated by Moritat illustrated by Moritat

I think he's done a good job.

Boxed action figureDC Universe Classics Jonah Hex Collector Figure
manufacturer: mattel toys
Series: DCU Classics 16
Breaking free from the DC comic book pages is this 6" highly detailed collectible figure in its classic comic book styling. Featuring characters from the entire DC Universe, each figure is highly detailed and classically styled with superior articulation. All DC Universe Classics collector figures are authentically sculpted and designed by the prestigious Four Horsemen Studios. This exciting 6" scale Jonah Hex action figure features the western gunslinger in classic comic styling and includes pistol and shotgun accessories. Don't miss out on this exceptional figure. As part of series wave 16 this figure also includes a Collect and Connect figure piece, which collectors can collect and assemble to create another character.
On Sale January 2010
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The film release was accompanied by a small range of tie-in memorabilia.



Thanks are due to the following for their help in putting this site together:

Fred Page, Scott H. Gardner, Gil Radtke, Susan Hillwig, and Josh.


John Albano, cartoonist and co-creator of Jonah Hex, passed away in Orlando, Florida on May 23 2005, aged 82. RIP partner. »more», »more», »more», »more»

Tony DeZuniga (1941 - 2012) - Sadly the co-creator of Jonah Hex passed away on Friday 11th of May 2012, after having suffered a stroke in April. My condolances to his family and friends. »more», »more», »more»