Jonah Hex Volume Two

Jonah Hex returned to his own continuing series in late 2005. Check out my interview with co-writer Jimmy Palmiotti.

Cover for #1 by Frank Quitely Jonah Hex# 1
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Luke Ross; Cover by Frank Quitely
The saga of Jonah Hex - the mysterious bounty hunter and thinking man's killer - returns to the DCU in an all-new series penned by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti (HAWKMAN) with amazing art by Luke Ross (GREEN LANTERN; Samurai) and a debut-issue cover by fan-favorite Frank Quitely (WE3, BITE CLUB)! Saddle up and ride shotgun with the original bad man of the Wild West during an age of plunder, greed and lawlessness. When a millionaire's only son is kidnapped, Hex is called on to track down and recover the boy. But a simple missing person case turns into a hunt for vengeance as Hex unleashes his special brand of justice on the unsuspecting culprits.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.50 US
On Sale November 2, 2005
DC have a four page preview[pdf, 656kb] online, and Newsarama has seven pages.
Review

Leonardo Manco's cover for issue 2 Jonah Hex#2
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Luke Ross
Cover by Leonardo Manco
The saga of Jonah Hex continues in this issue featuring a cover by Leonardo Manco (HELLBLAZER)! When bandits raid a small Mexican village and steal a cross of solid gold, bounty hunter Jonah Hex is called to action. The bandits' trail comes to an abrupt end when they wander into a mining town ruled by corruption and savagery. In order to recover the cross, Hex will have to face down an entire town, where every desperate moment brings him closer to death!
DC Universe | 32 pg | FC | $2.50 US
On sale December 7

Cover by Phil Noto Jonah Hex#3
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Luke Ross
Cover by Phil Noto
The saga of Jonah Hex continues in this issue featuring a cover by Phil Noto (BIRDS OF PREY, DANGER GIRL: VIVA LAS DANGER)! Stumbling across the remains of a wagon train massacre, Jonah Hex finds himself at odds with deadly highwaymen and a corrupt sheriff willing to kill to keep a secret. Hex must join forces with the West's only gun-slinging pacifist, the enigmatic and charming Bat Lash!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale January 4, 2006

Cover by Howard Chaykin Jonah Hex#4
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Luke Ross
Cover by Howard Chaykin
The world's wildest western series continues! Hex has faced a lot of tough choices in his life, but nuthin' harder than when he's got to save the life of an absolute idiot-or die tryin'! Look for lots of blood spillin' in this one, folks!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale February 1, 2006

Due to a scheduling change, DC Comics announced content updates on JONAH HEX #5 (JAN050314) and #6 (FEB060276).

Cover by Tim Bradstreet Jonah Hex#5,
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by Tony DeZuniga
Cover by Tim Bradstreet
Scheduled to arrive in stores on March 1, artist Tony DeZuniga returns to the character he first illustrated in 1972's ALL-STAR WESTERN #10, in a tale of amorality during a Christmas gone horribly wrong!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale March 1, 2006

Cover by Brian Bollard Jonah Hex#6
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Luke Ross; Cover by Brian Bolland
Issue #6, scheduled to arrive in stores on April 5, will feature the story originally scheduled for issue #5, It's 130 years ago, and the world's ugliest bounty hunter faces off against the deadliest combination known to mankind: nuns with guns!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale March 1, 2006

Cover for #7 by Giuseppe Camuncoli Jonah Hex#7
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Luke Ross; Cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli
It's fire, blood and death as Jonah Hex comes between an oil baron and a town with residents who don't want to leave when they're told.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale May 3, 2006

Cover for #8 by David Michael Beck Jonah Hex#8
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Dylan Teague; Cover by David Michael Beck
When an old acquaintance and fellow bounty hunter rides into town with an army of killers on his trail, he turns to Jonah Hex for help. And when the shootin' starts, truth and justice come with a heavy price.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale June 7, 2006

Cover for #9 by Tony DeZuniga Jonah Hex#9
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and Cover by Tony DeZuniga
Classic Jonah Hex artist Tony DeZuniga returns to the character he helped define! Haunted by the accidental death of a young girl, Jonah Hex returns each year to place flowers on her grave. And each year a killer tries to avenge the young girl's death" by murdering Jonah Hex!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 5, 2006

Cover for #10 by Phil Noto Jonah Hex#10
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and cover by Phil Noto
In this gothic tale of horror and honor illustrated by artist Phil Noto (DANGER GIRL, Beautiful Killer), Jonah Hex finds himself at odds with the most ruthless, inbred family of killers he's ever come across. Deep in the Louisiana swamplands, two men and a pregnant woman end up in the wrong place at the wrong time - and it's up to Jonah Hex to set things straight!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale August 2, 2006

Cover for #11 by Art Thibert Jonah Hex#11
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by David Michael Beck; Cover by Art Thibert
David Michael Beck (Star Wars: Empire) lavishly illustrates the return of the mysterious El Diablo in the sequel to Jonah Hex #1! When Victor Romanoff's traveling sideshow freaks seek revenge, Jonah is saved from certain death by the supernatural being known as El Diablo!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale September 6, 2006

Cover for #12 by Luke Ross Jonah Hex#12
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Paul Gulacy; Cover by Luke Ross
During a blinding snowstorm, a group of settlers are declared outlaws and have bounties placed on their heads. To defend themselves against these ruthless bounty killers, the settlers turn to one man for help: Jonah Hex!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale October 4, 2006

Cover for #13 by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#13
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Jordi Bernet
Part 1 of a horrifying 3-part tale never before told: the weird Western origin of Jonah Hex, illustrated by European comics legend Jordi Bernet!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale November 1, 2006

Cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#14
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Jordi Bernet
Part 2 of the 3-part "Legend of Jonah Hex." As Hex continues his search for the Union Colonel who slaughtered his regiment during the Civil War, he's reminded of his own upbringing and the events that led to his days as a slave to the Apache Indians" the same tribe that would one day scar his face with the mark of the demon.
DC Universe | 32pg. | B&W | $2.99 US
On Sale December 6, 2006

Cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#15
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by Jordi Bernet
The bloody conclusion of the 3-part "Legend of Jonah Hex." Jonah and his small army of Apache warriors travel south to Mexico and wage war on a fort filled with mercenaries under Hex's nemesis Colonel Ackerman, the Union officer responsible for murdering Jonah's troop.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale January 3, 2007

Cover by Phil Noto Jonah Hex#16
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by Phil Noto
The debut of the Wild West's newest antihereo in an issue with art by Phil Noto (DANGER GIRL)! Jonah Hex has ridden with his share of outlaws, cutthroats and even supernatural gunfighters, but he's about to meet his match in the deadly young woman known as Tallulah Black!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale February 7, 2007

Cover by Phil Noto Jonah Hex#17
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Phil Noto
Jonah Hex has agreed to help a young woman named Tallulah Black who's been wronged and is out for vengeance! But as Hex knows, the path to revenge is soaked in blood, and Tallulah's quest may be more than even Jonah Hex can handle!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale March 7, 2007

Cover by Val Semeiks Jonah Hex#18
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Val Semeiks
When a woman on the run crosses paths with Jonah Hex, he may be her only chance for survival. If he doesn't kill her first! Cannibals and killer animals only make things worse for Hex and a companion he can't seem to get rid of.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale April 4, 2007

Cover by Phil Noto Jonah Hex#19
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Phil Noto
Hex heads to Texas to track down some missing men on a trail built of blood, gambling and lies!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale May 2, 2007

Cover by Phil Noto Jonah Hex#20
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by Phil Noto
Jonah Hex gets reunited with an old "friend", and when they set off to take care of some unfinished business, the West gets real hot, real fast!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale June 6, 2007

Cover by ? Jonah Hex#21
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by ?
When Hex sets out to hunt down a murdering band of bank robbers, he gets more than he bargained for in the shadow of the devil's claw!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 4, 2007

Cover by Phil Noto Jonah Hex#22
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Phil Noto
Jonah Hex meets one of America's greatest inventors...with explosive results!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale August 1, 2007

Cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#23
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Jordi Bernet
Featuring the phenomenal art of Jordi Bernet! Abandoned in the wilderness with two warring armies both out for his blood, Jonah Hex will have to make peace by shooting and talking to make it out alive.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale September 5, 2007

Cover by David Michael Jonah Hex#24
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by David Michael Beck
The return of El Diablo and Bat Lash! Just in time for Halloween, a tale of possession and murder in the Wild West!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale October 3, 2007

Cover by Rafa Garres Jonah Hex#25
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art by Russ Heath; Cover by Rafa Garres
A lost tale from the end of Hex's trail with art by legendary artist Russ Heath! When an older Jonah Hex meets up with his son, the result is an encounter that can only end in violence!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale November 7, 2007

cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini Jonah Hex#26
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli & Stefano Landini
Featuring art by Giuseppe Camuncoli (CAPTAIN ATOM: ARMAGEDDON)! The trail of a quartet of criminals lands Hex in the middle of a family that will defy the imagination and turn the stomach!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale December 5, 2007

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#27
Written by Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by Jordi Bernet
There's a new hunter out for blood, one who only preys on lawmen. Jonah Hex must find this strange "Star Man" before he kills again!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale January 2, 2008

cover by John Higgins Jonah Hex#28
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by John Higgins
Jonah Hex comes across a young man looking for revenge. But when that man's quest spills the blood of innocents, Hex is going to spill some blood himself!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale February 6, 2008

Jack Higgins on Hex
From uksfbooknews.netcame a chat with Joh Higgins about his work on issue #28 of Jonah Hex: "We're doing a Jonah Hex story for DC. They've given me another script that is completely pared down to the right amount of direction yet still giving their personal story signature. I cannot over emphasize how good it is to work on such a script. Not only because it is clear in story telling for the reader but it also saves time - an artist doesn't have to fight against inconsistencies that can sometimes only become apparent once the visual interpretation of a given script starts."


Cover by Rafa Gares Jonah Hex#29
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Rafa Gares
While in pursuit of some criminals in the deadly Devil's Paw rock formation, Jonah Hex becomes a prisoner of the Tribe of the Red Scorpion. If he can manage to escape, will he be ready for what waits for him outside their cave dwelling?
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale March 5, 2008

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#30
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Jordi Bernet
When Lucky Dave and his gang roll into the town of Desperation, they think they've found the perfect deserted town where they can finish off their great train robbery. But Dave's luck might just run out when Jonah Hex pays Desperation a visit.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale April 2, 2008

cover by Richard Corben Jonah Hex#31
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Paulo Siqueira and Amilton Santos; Cover by Richard Corben
Who is the Red Mask? Jonah Hex has been hired to track down and eliminate this elusive thief...but will he succeed before the Red Mask can claim another victim? Featuring stunning art by Paulo Siqueira and Amilton Santos (BLACK CANARY) and a cover by the legendary Richard Corben!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale May 7, 2008

Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#32
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and cover by Jordi Bernet.
Jonah Hex travels to Mexico just in time for the Dia De Los Muertos celebration, and is hired by a spurned husband seeking revenge on the man who stole his wife's heart. But Hex will have to tread carefully, or he will face the wrath of...the Matador!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale June 4, 2008

Darwyn Cooke Jonah Hex#33
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and cover by Darwyn Cooke
A special issue drawn by Eisner Award-winning artist Darwyn Cooke (DC: THE NEW FRONTIER, THE SPIRIT)! Jonah Hex travels to Canada on the trail of his latest bounty. But with the Mounties hot on his heels, this isn't going to be an easy job.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 2, 2008

CBR reportsthat at during the DCU: Countdown to Crisis panel at Wizard World LA ..Darwyn Cooke turned the conversation to his friend Jimmy Palmiotti, who with Justin Gray wrote an issue of "Jonah Hex" especially for Darwyn Cooke to draw.Progressiveruin.com reportsCooke discussing the plot.

This issue brought a much needed reversal of the gradual decline in sales. Jimmy Palmiotti commented the sales spike for hex with the darwyn issue would have been better but dc sold out of the extra copies and didnt go back to print on it...so the only way to get it is to get the upcoming trade probably out next year.

Andy Kubert Jonah Hex#34
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray;
All Jonah Hex wanted was some peace and quiet. He built a cabin in the woods, hoping to start a new life away from the lawless world. But what evil deed will call him back to action - and will he be able to escape his troubled past? Featuring a cover by Andy Kubert (BATMAN)!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale August 6, 2008

cover by JH Williams III Jonah Hex#35
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by JH Williams III; cover by JH Williams III
Featuring spectacular art by J.H. Williams III (PROMETHEA)! Jonah Hex joins a posse hunting a gang of murderous outlaws, but when the guns fall silent, Hex finds himself faced with a peculiar proposition, as a marshal named Roth and his pretty young wife invite Hex for the strangest dinner of his life. DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale September 3, 2008

cover by Rafa Garres Jonah Hex#36
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and Cover by Rafa Garres
There's a reason why Jonah Hex wears the uniform of a Confederate soldier, and the truth is sometimes an ugly thing. On his way home from fighting in the Civil War, Hex tries to settle an old score but soon finds himself in the middle of a misunderstanding that could have grave consequences
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale October 1, 2008

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#37
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by Jordi Bernet
A trio of female Wild West rodeo show performers come to town with plans of becoming amateur bounty hunters. But when they attempt to remove Hex from the picture and bring the big bounties in themselves, they have no idea how in over their heads they are. Join us and returning artist Jordi Bernet for Trouble Comes in Threes!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale November 5, 2008

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#38
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and Cover by Jordi Bernet
A former lawman, brought low by his dealings with Hex in the past, exacts his revenge. His plan is going well so far - he has beat Jonah into submission, dragged him to the desert, and is watching him die of thirst - but plans tend to go awry around Jonah Hex!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale December 3, 2008

cover by Rafa Garres Jonah Hex#39
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by Rafa Garres
Leading by example as always, Jonah Hex shows a new town sheriff how to handle both his outlaws and his abolitionists.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale January 7, 2009

cover by David Michael Beck Jonah Hex#40
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and Cover by David Michael Beck
Meet Doctor Zimmerman, a physician with a hunger for knowledge matched only by his appetite for torture. When Hex ends up on his examination table, the recriminations start to fly - along with a few body parts! Join us for the first half of "Sawbones: A Grindhouse Western"!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale February 4, 2009

cover by David Michael Beck Jonah Hex#41
Written by Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti; Art and cover by David Michael Beck.
The conclusion of "Sawbones: A Grindhouse Western"! Doctor Zimmerman has been torturing and experimenting on people for years and seen the inside of dozens - maybe hundreds - of bodies. But he's about to find out he's never encountered anyone made of sterner stuff than Jonah Hex!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale March 4, 2009

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#42
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and Cover by Jordi Bernet
It's Jonah Hex as you've never seen him before: as a kid! During a particularly tense duel, Jonah is reminded of the lessons of his childhood. And to say that Jonah's father was a believer in "tough love" is the understatement of the year!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale April 1, 2009

cover by Paul Gulacy Jonah Hex#43
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and cover by Paul Gulacy Some small-town officials hire Hex to resolve a hostage situation at a local hotel, but his solution is far more brutal than everybody was expecting. Will anyone make it out of "The Hyde House Massacre" alive?
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale May 6, 2009

cover by Cristiano Cucina Jonah Hex#44
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Cristiano Cucina
The "Six Gun War" epic starts here! Quentin Turnbull is out for vengeance on the man he believes is responsible for killing his son - and that man is Jonah Hex! Bullets, broads and banditos abound in this 6-part storyarc. Guest starring El Papagayo, Tallulah Black and the always-charming Bat Lash!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale June 3, 2009

cover by Cristiano Cucina Jonah Hex#45
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Cristiano Cucina
The 'Six Gun War' epic continues in part 2 of 6! Jonah Hex recruits another soldier in his war against El Papagayo, and this time it's Blue Eagle! But Hex must hurry, as El Papagayo is preparing to execute his prisoners, Bat Lash and Tallulah Black!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 1

cover by Cristiano Cucina Jonah Hex#46
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray; Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
'The Six Gun War' barrels onward! After the daring and dangerous rescue of Tallulah Black and Bat Lash, Jonah Hex flashes back to his days in a Civil War prison camp with none other than Jeb Turnbull!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale August 5

cover by Cristiano Cucina Jonah Hex#47
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
"Six Gun War" part 4 of 6! Hex, Bat Lash and Tallulah Black are off to find and kill Quentin Turnbull, but on the way, they run afoul of a dangerous band of banditos. And if that wasn't bad enough, Hex meets up with an old friend but can he be trusted? Or is betrayal on his mind?
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale September 2

cover by Cristiano Cucina Jonah Hex#48
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
"Six Gun War" part 5 of 6! Hex has been betrayed and stands alone as he takes on Quentin Turnbull's gang of bounty hunters! But Hex is at his best when he's got no one watching his back. "The Six Gun War" barrels towards next month's bloody conclusion!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale October 7, 2009

cover by Cristiano Cucina Jonah Hex#49
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and cover by Cristiano Cucina
"Six Gun War" part 6 of 6! It's what you've been waiting for! After five months of brutal Hex action, things only get worse for our Western hero as he finally comes face-to-face with his archnemesis, Quentin Turnbull. Bullets will be fired, blood will be spilled, and not everyone is going to make it out alive.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale November 4, 2009

cover by Darwyn Cooke Jonah Hex#50
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Darwyn Cooke, inked by Jimmy Palmiotti.
Darwyn Cooke illustrates a double-sized anniversary issue as we hit #50! 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?
DC Universe | 48pg. | $3.99 US
On Sale December 2009

cover by Dick Giordano Jonah Hex#51
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Dick Giordano
Hex arrives in a town grieving from a recent murder. But who's responsible, and why? Sex and money are at the top of Hex's motive list, but the identity of the culprit shocks even hIm. It's Blood, Backstabbing And Booze In Another Installment Of Jonah Hex featuring Art by the legendary Dick Giordano (DC Comics Presents, Action Comics)!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale January 6, 2010

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#52
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet
Jonah Hex has done something horrible and now he's on the run. What he's done is so unthinkable that people want him dead for it. Hex must have had a good reason, right? Even if what he's done is murder...
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale February 3, 2010

cover by Billy Tucci Jonah Hex#53
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art and Cover by Billy Tucci
Billy Tucci (SGT. ROCK: THE LOST BATTALION) saddles up to illustrate the latest HEX! What person connects a coffin, a train robbery, a wicked double-crossing, and a wannabe-actress-turned-saloon-dancer? You know his name. It's right there in the title. But he knows yours, too, so you better buy the book - or else...
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale March 3, 2010

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#54
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet
Jonah Hex has been framed for murder! But with both the citizens and the law of the town convinced of his guilt, how will Hex avoid execution? Luckily he has some friends in town to help him out. Wait, they're the ones who framed him! Ah, well. Sorry, Hex
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale April 7, 2010

cover by Walter Simonson Jonah Hex#55
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Vicente Alcazar, Cover by Walter Simonson
When you've lived the kind of life that Jonah Hex has, there isn't much that can unnerve you. So what is it about a kid named Billy Dynamite that has him so shook up? A tale of epic violence, fisticuffs, tragedy and, yes, dynamite, as illustrated by classic Jonah Hex artist Vicente Alcazar!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale May 5, 2010

cover by Darwyn Cooke and Jonah Hex#56
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Phil Winslade & Others, Illustratio Cover by Darwyn Cooke
Timed to coincide with the upcoming movie starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox from Warner Bros., this issue is a special jumping- on point for new and old Hex fans alike! Learn Hex's savage origin and how love played a crucial hand in forming the hard-edged man he is today! And when an old Native American woman hires Hex to save her life, he assumes it's just a normal job - but it turns out to be one that will affect the course of American history! All this, plus a cover by the one and only Darwyn Cooke (New Frontier)!
Copies were shipped bagged with a movie poster, and one in ten had an alternative "photoshoped" cover.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale June

cover by 57 Jonah Hex#57
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet
Two young brothers think they know everything there is to know about Jonah Hex. But all they know are tall tales, as a visit by the legendary gunslinger to their hometown proves! Guest-starring an all-star lineup of classic Western heroes!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 7, 2010

cover by Giancarlo Caracuzzo Jonah Hex#58
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Giancarlo Caracuzzo
When you live the kind of life that Jonah Hex has, you learn that every bullet tells a story. This is one of those stories - one of betrayal, violence and immeasurable greed! Featuring the art of rising star Giancarlo Caracuzzo (Cable).
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale August 4, 2010

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#59
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet
This one's got it all: Classic HEX foe The Gray Ghost! Gunfights! The dust storm to end all dust storms! Lovers on the run! Jealous brothers! Art by living legend Jordi Bernet! And, of course, the man himself - Jonah Hex!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale September 1, 2010

cover by Brian Stelfreeze Jonah Hex#60
Can Jonah Hex help it if he's good at poker? No, of course not. But some people are sore losers - and sometimes those sore losers have some very rough and violent older brothers who are willing to fight for their little brother's "honor."
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale October 6, 2010

cover by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex#61
Jonah Hex is many things to many people: a bounty hunter, a cowboy, a gambler, a stone-cold killer. But to Mai Ling, Jonah Hex is something else: her husband! Could this be true? Has Jonah Hex finally settled down?
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale November 3, 2010

cover by Eduardo Risso Jonah Hex#62
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Eduardo Risso
Happy Holidays, Hex fans! You've been good this year, so we got you an issue drawn by the incomparable Eduardo Risso! Jonah Hex was sure he'd seen it all - but that was before he was hired to escort a delivery through the desert. Who or what is "The Package"?
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale December 1, 2010

cover by Jordi BernetJonah Hex #63
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet Jonah Hex has dealt with some wicked, vile people in his time, but never has he met someone who managed to get under his skin quite like the bandit known as Loco. Most bounties don't upset Hex, but this time, as they say, it's personal. And a pivotal piece of Hex's past is revealed in this special stand-alone story!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale January 5, 2011

cover by NelsonJonah Hex #64
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Nelson
Jonah Hex was only looking for a little peace and quiet, but he didn't know it was time for the festival known as San Juan's Day. He also didn't know that this festival tends to bring out the crazy in people, but he should've figured that out as soon as he met Rosa. That big knife in her hand should've been a clue...
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale February 2, 2011

cover by Jordi BernetJonah Hex #65
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet
It's man vs. the wild as Jonah Hex is besieged by a deadly blizzard the likes of which only a comic book master like Jordi Bernet can do justice! But it's not just Mother Nature who's out to do Hex in - there's also the matter of the mysterious stranger who provides Jonah shelter - and the group of armed men approaching the cabin
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale 2011

cover by Fiona StaplesJonah Hex #66
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Fiona Staples
The people of Casket Canyon seemed so excited to have Jonah Hex for dinner. That's because he doesn't suspect that he's supposed to be the main course! With a horrific snowstorm brewing outside and hungry cannibals at the door, Jonah Hex finds himself with one foot in the grave and the other on the dining-room table. And if the cannibals don't kill him, the cold will! Featuring the work of up and coming artist Fiona Staples (NORTH 40)!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale April 6, 2011

cover by Jordi BernetJonah Hex #67
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jordi Bernet
It's happened at last! Jonah Hex is wanted for the cold-blooded murder of men, women and children alike! Has Hex been framed, or has his lifetime of violence and sorrow finally pushed him over the edge? Well, if anyone wants to try to bring him to justice, they're going to have to enter the disease-infested town where Hex has holed up. Get ready for a ghost town showdown!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale May 4, 2011

cover by  Rafa GarresJonah Hex #68
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Rafa Garres
When a man in a small town turns up dead, all evidence points to Jonah Hex as the shooter! On trial for his life in the backroom of a saloon, Hex must play detective if he's to prove his innocence. Artist Rafa Garres returns to illustrate this stand-alone potboiler!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale June 1, 2011

cover by Jeff LemireJonah Hex #69
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Jeff Lemire
Jonah Hex has lived through countless deadly confrontations, always emerging on the other side calm, cool and collected. But now he must face the only opponent on Earth who can potentially ruin that streak: his own father! Featuring art by SWEET TOOTH's Jeff Lemire!
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale July 6, 2011

cover by Ryan SookJonah Hex #70
Written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray; Art by Ryan Sook and Mick Gray; Cover by Ryan Sook
For a man like Jonah Hex, death is a constant presence - always looming, always ready to strike. But how and when will it come for Hex? Find out here, as guest artist Ryan Sook illustrates a very unusual HEX tale, one DC could only call "Weird Western."
Some plot hints were made in the letters page of #68: It revisits some of Hex's past (Civil War-era included) and also some of his future... It's not quite the visit to the future of the world of that HEX series, but deals with some of the elements of it.
DC Universe | 32pg. | Color | $2.99 US
On Sale August 3, 2011

Sales
The seris saw a gradual decline in sales over its history:
11/2005: Jonah Hex #01 - 33,771
12/2005: Jonah Hex #02 - 26,227 (-22.3%)
01/2006: Jonah Hex #03 - 24,671 (- 5.9%)
02/2006: Jonah Hex #04 - 23,569 (- 4.5%)
03/2006: Jonah Hex #05 - 23,496 (- 0.3%)
04/2006: Jonah Hex #06 - 22,763 (- 3.1%)
05/2006: Jonah Hex #07 - 21,910 (- 3.8%)
06/2006: Jonah Hex #08 - 21,006 (- 4.1%)
07/2006: Jonah Hex #09 - 20,385 (- 3.0%)
08/2006: Jonah Hex #10 - 19,772 (- 3.0%)
09/2006: Jonah Hex #11 - 18,957 (- 4.1%)
10/2006: Jonah Hex #12 - 18,299 (- 3.8%)
11/2006: Jonah Hex #13 - 18,747 (+ 2.4%)
12/2006: Jonah Hex #14 - 18,295 (- 2.4%)
01/2007: Jonah Hex #15 - 17,987 (- 1.7%)
02/2007: Jonah Hex #16 - 17,490 (- 2.8%)
03/2007: Jonah Hex #17 - 17,081 (- 2.3%)
04/2007: Jonah Hex #18 - 16,880 (- 1.2%)
05/2007: Jonah Hex #19 - 16,473 (- 2.4%)
06/2007: Jonah Hex #20 - 16,150 (- 2.0%)
07/2007: Jonah Hex #21 - 15,734 (- 2.6%)
08/2007: Jonah Hex #22 - 15,362 (- 2.4%)
09/2007: Jonah Hex #23 - 15,157 (- 1.3%)
10/2007: Jonah Hex #24 - 14,749 (- 2.7%)
11/2007: Jonah Hex #25 - 14,577 (- 1.2%)
12/2007: Jonah Hex #26 - 14,088 (- 3.4%)
01/2008: Jonah Hex #27 - 13,891 (- 1.4%)
02/2008: Jonah Hex #28 - 13,614 (- 2.0%)
03/2008: Jonah Hex #29 - 13,439 (- 1.3%)
04/2008: Jonah Hex #30 - 13,253 (- 1.4%)
05/2008: Jonah Hex #31 - 13,140 (- 0.9%)
06/2008: Jonah Hex #32 - 12,969 (- 1.3%)
07/2008: Jonah Hex #33 - 14,622 (+ 12.7%)
08/2008: Jonah Hex #34 - 12,969 (- 11.3%)
09/2008: Jonah Hex #35 - 13,231 (+ 2.0%)
10/2008: Jonah Hex #36 - 12,629 (- 4.5%)
11/2008: Jonah Hex #37 - 12,537
12/2008: Jonah Hex #38 - 12,132
01/2009: Jonah Hex #39 - 11,705
02/2009: Jonah Hex #40 - 11,631
03/2009: Jonah Hex #41 - 11,564
04/2009: Jonah Hex #42 - 11,551
05/2009: Jonah Hex #43 - 11,606
06/2009: Jonah Hex #44 - 11,592
07/2009: Jonah Hex #45 - 12,588
08/2009: Jonah Hex #46 - 12,466
09/2009: Jonah Hex #47 - 12,231
10/2009: Jonah Hex #48 - 11,281
11/2009: Jonah Hex #49 - 11,146
12/2009: Jonah Hex #50 - 15,131
02/2010: Jonah Hex #52 - 11,213
03/2010: Jonah Hex #53 - 11,565
04/2010: Jonah Hex #54 - 11,306
05/2010: Jonah Hex #55 - 11,327
06/2010: Jonah Hex #56 - 13,441
07/2010: Jonah Hex #57 - 12,318
08/2010: Jonah Hex #58 - 11,775
09/2010: Jonah Hex #59 - 11,444
10/2010: Jonah Hex #60 - 11,141
11/2010: Jonah Hex #61 - 10,796
12/2010: Jonah Hex #62 - 10,899
01/2011: Jonah Hex #63 - 10,752
02/2011: Jonah Hex #64 - 10,255
03/2011: Jonah Hex #65 - 10,353
04/2011: Jonah Hex #66 - 10,335
05/2011: Jonah Hex #67 - 10,288
06/2011: Jonah Hex #68 - 10,224
07/2011: Jonah Hex #69 - 10,521
08/2011: Jonah Hex #70 - 10,369 )

Since issue 3: -58% :: Since first issue -69.3%

Jonah Hex Sales Chart

Early on when fans started expressing concern co-writer Jimmy Palmiotti added the following: D.C. comics p.r. department is going to try to push the trade book like hell...so we are happy with that...and maybe the origin of Jonah Hex 3 parter may boost the sales a bit but actually we cannot afford any drop in numbers anymore...and were told so.

The first trade paperback (#1-6) found a audience with estimated sales of 3,179 via Diamond in September 06, but disappeared from the top 100 graphic novels for October that year. Its current (23 August 2007) sales ranking at Amazon is #194,847, down from #164,103 in October 06. The Second tpb (#7-12) made an appearance on the top 100 at #38 with estimated sales of 2,730 in April 07, but has been nowhere to be seen in that chart since. It currently has a ranking of #158,300 (23 August 07) with Amazon, an increase from a rank of 165,275 in April. The Third, Origins (#13-18) is currently #849,954 at Amazon with presales before ots release in November 07.

The first issue of the origin storyline (#13) got a few new readers but they don't appear to have hung around for later issues. While the gradual decline in readership continues, the series marched on:

Topic: JONAH HEX: FAR from CANCELLED. (JIMMY PALMIOTTI == 26/4/07, 06:54 PM)

HEY GUYS AND GALS...been getting a lot of mail at my myspace page, on line, in message boards and so on about jonah going the way of cancelled.
let me make you all understand how this series works, so maybe i can put all your fears to rest.
The book CAN and hopefully WILL sell better in the future because of all the hard work of the people buying the book and the retailers getting behind it.
We are hoping for more regular readers and as you may know, the second trade book has come out and is doing well.
We need improvment on all ends of sales and promotions...but dc has been great and understands this book is not a superhero book and understnads it has a different set of rules attached to it.
What you can expect is that we have, as we speak, 8 more issues in the works and are enlisting some superstars to do more.
Hex isnt going anywhere except to your store monthly and on time. please continue your support any what you can and lets show the world of comics that westerns do matter.

Commenting on other cancellations at DC comics Rich of All The Rage mentioned Jonah:
The one book which seems to escape the chopping block despite low sales is the wonderful "Jonah Hex" despite such high profile and high-priced talent Darwyn Cooke and JH Williams as guest artists. While it's commendable that Didio and DC continue to support and expand beyond the cape and spandex genre, it's good to see writer Jimmy Palmiotti's relationship with Dan DiDio remains as strong as when they used to co-write "Superboy" together!

The series ended hovering around sales of 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. Reports at the time suggested that the powers that be at DC had given Jimmy and Justin until spring 2012 to improve the readership numbers.