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Jonah Hex (2006 Series) #8

June 5, 2006

Quick Rating: Very Good
Title: Never Turn a Blind Eye

An old acquaintance turns to Hex for help… but who really needs the protection?

Writer: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray
Pencils: Dylan Teague & Val Semeiks
Inks: Dylan Teague & Dan Green
Colors: Rob Schwager
Letters: Rob Leigh
Editor: Stephen Wacker & Michael Siglain
Cover Art: David Michael Beck
Publisher: DC Comics

As Jonah Hex wraps up another bounty hunting job, an old acquaintance turns to him for help –
protection from a mob of killers that have butchered the rest of his party and are chasing him down. And Hex, being the man of honor that he is, wants nothing to do with it… but will his conscience inevitably force his hand?

Last issue of Jonah Hex was a bit of a letdown – not because it was bad (it certainly wasn’t), but because it was a bit more run-of-the-mill than I want from this title. For a large part of this issue, I was afraid it would suffer the same fate, but Palmiotti and Gray pull out a fantastic ending that saves it from being just another showdown. It’s also another done-in-one story, which every issue of this title has been so far, and that’s a welcome change from the overextended arcs of most comics.

The art team shifts halfway through this issue – Dylan Teague gives way to Val Semeiks and Dan Green, but the change is very subtle – I never even knew there had been a change in art team until I read the credits on the last page. The book looks very good, and Schwager’s colors give a nice added dimension to the pages. We also get a knockout cover by David Michael Beck which – lemme tell you – looks even better in full color than in the black and white preview we have for the review.

Basically, this is another great issue, and as it’s a standalone issue, you’ve got no excuse not to read it – jump right in anytime.

Rating: 8/10

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