Yee-haw! Here comes Jonah Hex! I've been meaning to review a Jonah comic for a few months now. I'll be honest, I'm not a long time reader of Jonah Hex but I have read a couple issues with him in the past. I've never been a huge Western fan but with this arc and the confrontation between Jonah and Mr. Turnbull, I decided to start reading.
Hats off to Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray for writing Jonah Hex for the past 49 issues. In a time when a creative team barely stays on for a six-issue arc, here we have two guys that have been writing this series since it started. Despite not being crazy about Westerns, I am now determined to start picking up the trade paperbacks from this series.
The Six Gun War was a really good story. While Jonah Hex often works alone, it's also nice seeing him interacting with some 'friends.' My only concern with this series is the rotating artistic team but they usually fit the mood nicely. Cristiano Cucina's art here fit perfectly. It's a style that isn't too over-the-top and managed to capture each scene as it was intended.
If you've been reading Jonah Hex or are a fan of comics, you'll dig this book. I am curious what long time readers thought about the conclusion here. If you're new to Jonah, you could still enjoy this issue despite it being the conclusion of a six part story. The action and the mood alone is reason enough to pick this book up. Keep an eye out when this arc is collected. You should also check out the fiftieth issue coming out on December 2.