Monday, August 6, 2012

Hex and Arkham About Town

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"Hex and Arkham About Town" from All Star Western vol.3 #3 (DC, 2011) by Justin Gray, Jimmy Palmiotti and Moritat

The new All Star Western sends Jonah Hex East to Gotham City and other urban environments, and gives him Dr. Arkham (founder of the Asylum) as a sidekick/narrator. Somehow, it works, and gives the Jonah Hex strip a totally different stamp than his all its previous incarnations, despite the writers having worked on the previous one. I think they just proved that you can refresh a series without rebooting him to origin.

I'm also glad to see Palmiotti and Gray mixing original western stars in the back-ups along with the already established ones. I hope to see the Barbary Ghost again, even if I do enjoy strips about Bat Lash or Cinnamon & Nighthawk.

2 comments:

  1. I've really been enjoying the heck of of this. It's rather fun to see Jonah's escapades through the eyes of someone else, and Arkham makes for an amusing narrator.

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  2. Who'd have thought. And the more urban adventures are largely untouched territory too. Gangs of New York looked very alien to me, but now the setting is getting more attention.

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