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Friday, July 24, 2009

Jonah Hex Rides!

"Cold-blooded killer, vicious, unmerciful hellion without feeling, without conscience... a man consumed by hate, a man who boded evil..."

That's how writer John Albano described bounty hunter Jonah Hex on the splash page of All-Star Western #10, 1972. I've been a fan of the character for years, and have enjoyed most of Hex's incarnations (even the post-Apocalyptic version from the 80s). I'm both pleased and surprised to see a big-budget Jonah Hex feature film on the horizon.

It looks to incorporate some of the supernatural elements of the Joe Landsdale/Tim Truman miniseries from the 90s, and that's okay by me, as long as they still give the whole thing a cool Spaghetti Western vibe. We'll see.

6 comments:

Jay Amabile said...

Thanks for posting this! I was never sold on the The Jonah Hex character until I realized Brolin and Fox will finally put the character over officially. THe poster barely acknowledges Brolin in favor of the flaming hot Fox. A few weeks ago I went back to my BTAS eps on my iPod classic and watched "Showdown," a great ep starring Ra's al Ghul and Jonah Hex. I payed it no mind when it aired originally and I even taped all the shows at the time...but now it takes on a whole new meaning! I'm def. looking forward to this.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'll definitely see it. Man, Megan Fox is everywhere these days eh?

Mercurie said...

Even though I've read Jonah Hex since the Seventies, I always did like the supernatural in the the Joe Landsdale/Tim Truman miniseries. And I have to agree with Jay on "Showdown." I saw it when it first aired and it remains my favourite Batman: The Animated Series episode.

Martin Powell said...

I'm that rare animal that has never read a Jonah Hex comic book. Nor a Conan either.

Hmm.

El Vox said...

I never read a Jonah Hex either, except some of the Lansdale ones. The odd freakish mixture of western and horror is a weird mix. I hope the movie is well done. There's a DVD out now called The Burrowers (I believe) which is another mixture of horror & the west (or Civil War), but I haven't seen it yet.

Tim Brannan said...

Looks awesome.