Sunday, May 12, 2013
There are plenty of cowboy characters in comics, but one has always risen to the top for me, and that's Jonah Hex. Part of it was his cool disfigured look and cranky attitude that made him stand apart from more traditional western stars. Then there was the fact that Hex fit in better with the overall DC Universe, as he was no stranger to time travel or the occasional guest appearance in a superhero title. Finally, he is a character that seems to bring out the best in artists, and always seemed to have very exciting, eye-catching covers. That was true back in the day with masters like Nick Cardy and JL Garcia Lopez, and today we have modern greats like Darwyn Cooke and Jordi Bernet to carry on the tradition.