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illustrated by MoritatJonah survived the DCU reboot: All-Star Western #1
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art and cover by Moritat
Gotham City has always been a cesspool of criminals and trouble-makers - even back in the days of the Wild West - and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex's special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer? Find out in this new series from HEX writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti, with lush artwork by Moritat (The Spirit)! The title features back-up stories starring DC's other western heroes.
On sale September 28
40 pg, FC, $3.99 US

DC Comics started promoting All-Star Western #1 with the release of preview interior art: So much for Gotham being a one-horse town. Look at that dazzling city in the late 1800's meticulously researched and brought to life by Moritat. Hex fans, you can relax. We're not going to abandon seventy issues of dedication and love for the ugly bounty hunter , co-writer Justin Gray said about the image below. Justin was also been interviewed about the new title at Comic Book Resources

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Justin Gray spoke to Newsarama.com revealing some of the changes the move to All Star Western was to bring:


BleedingCool.com reported that at the DC Retailer Conference in the UK, Bob Wayne, Senior VP DC Comics told the assembled retailers that he believed All-Star Western was the most under-ordered title from the DC New 52 Relaunch. He told folk the title would have long form, multi-part stories. He also mentioned that, as Jonah Hex was in nineteenth century Gotham, a member of the Penguin's Cobblepot family was to appear in #1, and the book would tie-in to the rest of the DC titles in certain ways.

Other coverage:


Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray also discussed All-Star Western at the New York Comic Con 2011, saying that the extra pages for the book allowed them to further flesh out their stories and really give the book its own identity outside of their previous collaboration, Jonah Hex. We get a lot more story, Palmiotti said. We're not putting in any filler. Gray agreed: It felt important to make the book stand out more than Jonah Hex -- it would be the same character, but it would be All-Star Western. I think Arkham is great. Those two characters together are either hysterical or dangerous.

Jonah Hex Vol 2 ended with sales figures hovering around 10000 which had seen other titles axed, but with the shift to All Star Western and changes to the series format as part of DCnU we're told the powers that be at DC have had given Jimmy and Justin until spring 2012 to improve the readership numbers.

The percieved pointlessness of a reboot on a fairly stable character like Jonah Hex was taken up by some folks as an example of the absurdity of DC's plan, with the phrase Jim Lee should have put a cape on Jonah Hex and have him kill Superman popping up here and there in the comics blogosphere after a its use in the Hitler reacts to the DC Comics Reboot video.

cover by MoritatAll-Star Western #2
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat and Jordi Bernet
What happens when a psychologist and a sociopath have to work together to track down Gotham City's first serial killer? They'll soon find that crime in the big city runs deeper than its foundations, and it's all mapped out in the mysterious Crime Bible - that is, if they don't kill each other first. Plus: No zombie is safe in the Wild West when Lazarus Lane summons the demon known as El Diablo!
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale October 26

cover by MoritatAll-Star Western #3
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat
The Gotham City Police Department teams up with the vigilante Jonah Hex to bring a serial killer to justice, setting a dangerous precedent - but even that won't stop the Religion of Crime from staking its claim on these streets. Will Hex ever get away from this place that makes the Wild West seem tame - and can he survive Gotham City's first drive-by shooting? Plus: Will El Diablo's rampage against a zombie horde be halted by the bloodthirsty White Arrow?
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale November 23

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western#4
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat and Phil Winslade, Cover by Ladronn
The trail of a missing child from a wealthy family leads Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham into the watery catacombs of Gotham City's still-under-construction sewer system - but will they survive the many dangers that lurk in those twisty depths? Also: introducing the Barbary Ghost, a fireworks wielding mistress of vengeance, stalking San Francisco's criminal underworld.
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale December 28

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #5
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat and Phil Winslade, Cover by Ladronn
Slippery sewer pipes make a brutal place for a fight - but that won't stop Jonah Hex and Amadeus Arkham from facing off against a gang of kidnappers beneath Gotham City. And when the thugs get the best of them, Hex and Arkham find themselves swept away to a pitch-black cave with seemingly no way out - and lots of bats! Will they find a way to escape Gotham City's dark underbelly before Hex's matches are all burned out? Also: For the Barbary Ghost, death is only the beginning of her plan for revenge!
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale January 25

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #6
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat and Phil Winslade, Cover by Ladronn
Jonah Hex fights a giant bat to the death! But even with his winged foe slain, will he and Amadeus Arkham survive being trapped in a cave with the lost tribe of Miagani Indians? Hex and Arkham must enlist help - including some familiar faces and some surprising saviors - if they're going to make it out of this death trap and bring justice to the enslaver of Gotham's underprivileged children. Plus: The Barbary Ghost proves that a girl can be a gang boss's worst nightmare when she has vengeance on her mind.
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale February 22

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #7
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Patrick Scherberger and Dan Green, Cover by Ladronn
Jonah Hex tracks the kidnapper Thurston Moody to New Orleans in pursuit of his bounty. But he and Amadeus Arkham find New Orleans under attack by the August 7, a group of anti-immigrant, steampunk terrorists. Only the renowned Nighthawk and Cinnamon stand between the terrorists and the immigrant workforce of this city. Hex consents to put the bounty aside (for the moment) to help his friends and finds himself in a battle to the death! Plus: Some of the best love stories are tempered with revenge, especially in the case of Nighthawk and Cinnamon.
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale March 28

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #8
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Patrick Scherberger and Dan Green, Cover by Ladronn
Amadeus Arkham has been arrested in a New Orleans opium den! Jonah Hex has joined an anarchist group called the August 7! Nighthawk and Cinnamon are nowhere to be found, and they're the ones who dragged Hex and Arkham into this conflict in the first place! But someone must have a plan, right? Right??
Plus: Being trained by a samurai in the desert might have been a strange beginning for a cowgirl vigilante, but Nighthawk and Cinnamon are in for an even stranger twist as they search for a way out of this trap!
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale April 25

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #9
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Patrick Scherberger and Dan Green, Cover by Ladronn
A tie-in to Night Of The Owls!, concluding Jonah Hex's battle with The August 7. Discover what the Court of Owls was up to in Gotham City circa 1880!
Nighthawk and Cinnamon hunt down killers and fall in love in this issue's backup story.
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale May 23

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #10
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Backup story art by Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, Cover by Ladronn
Part one of a story exposing the beginning of a battle for Gotham City between the Court of Owls and the Crime Bible! Tallulah Black is back, and in a new BAT LASH backup story illustrated by legendary artist Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez, an outraged father is accusing Bat of tarnishing the honor of his twin daughters - and he's making his case with a double-barreled shotgun!
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale June 27

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #11
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Backup story art by Scott Kolins, Cover by Rafa Garres
Jonah Hex and Tallulah Black face the Lord of Assassins' steam-powered death machine. Introducing Terrence 13 in a new backup story.
DC Universe | 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale July 25

cover by Rafael GarresAll-Star Western #12
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Rafael Garres
The finale of Jonah Hex and Tallulah Black's battle with the followers of The Crime Bible, with Part 2 of the Terrance 13 backup story
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Aug 22

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #0
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Ariel Olivetti
How did Hex get his scar? Jonah Hex's early life is accounted for.and it's plenty ugly
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Sept 26

cover by Ariel OlivettiAll-Star Western #13
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Backup story art by Phil Winslade Cover by Ariel Olivetti
Haly's Circus is in town! And so is murder! Plus, in the backup story: The origin of the all-new Tomahawk!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Oct 24

cover by Ariel OlivettiAll-Star Western #14
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Ariel Olivetti
The Black Diamond continues its journey through DC's history as it shows up in 19th century Gotham. Someone has stolen the Black Diamond that Doctor Jekyll uses to create his infamous potion, and he's hired Jonah Hex to track it down! While Hex follows the trail of Gothamites under the influence of a bootleg copy of the potion, Amadeus Arkham must face the mad doctor on his own.
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Nov 28

cover by Ariel OlivettiAll-Star Western #15
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Ariel Olivetti
Dr. Arkham and Jonah Hex vs. Dr. Jekyll and Mister Hyde! Has Dr. Jekyll's formula been fused with the Black Diamond?
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale date Dec ?

cover by Walter SimonsonAll-Star Western #16
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Walter Simonson
Hex is being driven mad as he recuperates at Dr. Arkham's house, where he meets more of the Arkham family than anyone would ever want to - until an uninvited guest drops by, and it's an all-out brawl as Hex tries to take Hyde out and get the Black Diamond!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Jan 30 2013

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #17
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Bill Sienkiewicz
Gather round for a lesson in the terrible secret history of Gotham City with Jonah Hex! Hex and Doctor Arkham are at the forefront as a disease threatens to destroy part of the city. The patient survival rate is looking pretty grim...
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale date February 27

cover by LadronnAll-Star Western #18
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Glenn Fabry
When Catherine Wayne is kidnapped in Gotham City, Alan Wayne turns to Jonah Hex for help! Faced with the machinations of Vandal Savage, can Hex and Mrs. Wayne make their escape? In the backup feature, John Leather travels to Mexico where he faces werewolves and... The Shade!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale March 27

cover by Glenn Fabrycover by Glenn FabryAll-Star Western #19
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Glenn Fabry
What type of gold means certain death for Jonah Hex?
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale date April 24

cover by Howard PorterAll-Star Western #20
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Howard Porter
The future collides with the past in this issue as [REDACTED] causes problems for Jonah Hex. And in the backup story, a never before seen Stormwatch team takes the spotlight!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale May 22

cover by Howard PorterAll-Star Western #21
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Howard Porter
The old West meets The New 52 as Jonah Hex visits the 21st century!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Jun 26 2013

cover by Howard PorterAll-Star Western #22
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Written by: Howard Porter
After being locked in Arkham Asylum, Jonah Hex goes on the run with a partner, who's family he's all too familiar with from his days with Amadeus Arkham. And in the backup story, the epic of the 19th century StormWatch continues.
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Jul 24 2013

cover by Howard PorterAll-Star Western #23
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Howard Porter
Hex is trapped in modern-day Gotham City... and he's getting ready to shoot his way out! Find out how he got here-and see what part Batman plays!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale August 28 2013

cover by Leonardo MancoAll-Star Western #24
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Leonardo Manco
This is the end of the line for Jonah Hex's trip to modern day Gotham City! Is his future our past or a padded cell in Arkham Asylum
DC Universe 32pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Oct 23 2013 (Due to "Forever Evil" villains month in the DCnU means there was no All-Star Western in September 2013. Boo Hiss!)

cover by Howard PorterAll-Star Western #25
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Howard Porter
Jonah Hex goes from bounty hunter to wanted criminal due to the events of last issue. Can Hex survive long enough to make it back to his own place in time?
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale Nov 27 2013

cover by Giuseppe CamuncoliAll-Star Western #26
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli
Trapped in modern times, Jonah Hex sets out to find the money he left buried around the southwest. But a chance encounter with John Constantine sets the Civil War vet on a collision course with the occult.
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale 31 Dec 2013

cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Norm RapmundallAll-Star Western #27
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Moritat, Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli and Norm Rapmundall
Hex's journey through the modern age continues! Guess whose attention Hex attracts as he makes his way to Metropolis!
DC Universe 40pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale January 2014

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

cover by DAVE JOHNSONAll-Star Western #33
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Staz Johnson, Cover by Dave Johnson
Someone's been living Jonah's life while he's been gone - and ruining his good name! Now, he aims to find out who this impostor is. But is Hex the hunter...or the prey?
DC Universe 32pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale July 23

cover by Darwyn CookeAll-Star Western #34
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and Cover by Darwyn Cooke
Time has finally caught up with Hex as he battles to the death against his worst enemy: Jonah Hex! FINAL ISSUE.
DC Universe 32pg. | Color | $3.99 US
On Sale August 27
Bleeding Cool and Comic Book Resources reported from the DC All Access Panel at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo that the current storyline with Jonah Hex returning to the wild west to find an impostor has taken his place will wrap up in August's All-Star Western #34, which Darwyn Cooke will be drawing. Apparently Cooke demanded to do it when he learnt the details of the story.