Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Jonah Hex and The Original Ghost Rider (Part 2)



It was interesting seeing Jonah Hex pop up on DC's Legends of Tomorrow the other night.  I wish they had given him a little more to do, though.  I did like that they acknowledged his experience with time travelers.  Hopefully that means there is a chance he will reappear in a future episode.

Jonah Hex met the Johnny Blaze Ghost Rider in an earlier STF issue...

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just looked through the archives and saw a suggestion back in 2013 to match Jonah Hex with Two Face. Which is what I was checking for. At the time, Ross, you rejected the idea as both characters are from DC. Time to reconsider?

Anonymous said...

The Joker also has a memorably unusual face.

Bob Greenwade said...

Jonah Hex vs Two-Face could work if Jonah was teaming up with a hero from another company. Jack of Hearts, perhaps?

Cary Comic said...

As I recall (and this recollection was spurred by the mention of Thor having become trans-jenner), it was depicted in Marvel's BLAZE OF GLORY #4 that it was the granddaughter of the Native American shaman Flaming Star who became the last 19th-century version of the Phantom Night Rider. And, if her father was a wanted outlaw who got killed by Hex in the "line of duty" (i.e., his collecting the bounty), that would explain her going after him as the PNR.

Impeccable work, as usual, Ross. :-)

Sonofjack Well said...

I would love to read this two-parter for real.

Kid Charlemagne said...

Off-topic: I would like to see a team of archaelogist heroes (Indiana Jones, the Carter Hall Hawkman, the Silver Age Daniel Garrett Blue Beetle, etc.) face off against a serpentine-themed antagonist (Cobra Commander, maybe, or DC's Copperhead, or Thor's old Egyptian foe Set, etc.).

Why? So Snake Dude could say:

"Archaeologists. Why did it have to be archaeologists?" ^_^

Bob Greenwade said...

Interesting point: The original Ghost Rider is, as a character, in the public domain. So, too is Zorro. Those two seem like a rather natural pairing -- both masked Western heroes, though one is in black and the other white.

Simreeve said...

Bob Greenwade said...
"Interesting point: The original Ghost Rider is, as a character, in the public domain. So, too is Zorro. Those two seem like a rather natural pairing -- both masked Western heroes, though one is in black and the other white."

Each of them thinking that the other is an outlaw who needs to be stopped?

Bob Greenwade said...

Interesting idea, Simreeve. Perhaps their meeting on those terms was something manipulated by some mutual foe.

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