Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Jonah Hex- An Origin and a Last Hurrah

When this issue of Secret Origins was published, Jonah Hex was no longer starring in his own Western. See, in 1985 someone got the bright idea to transport Jonah from the Old West to a post-apocalyptic future... yeah, I don't get it either. Everyone's favorite ornery cuss wouldn't be back in the saddle again until 1993's DC Vertigo version Jonah Hex: Two-Gun Mojo. But here, while Hex was busy shootin' up the distant future, we get a look not only at his distant past, but also a peek at the ultimate fate of Weird Western Tales' favorite son.

From Secret Origins #21, December 1987 here's "Requiem for a Gunfighter" Script by Michael Fleischer, with art by Grey Morrow.

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