Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jonah Hex: 'Six Gun War' Part Five (Issue 48)

Part five of the ‘Six Gun War’ miniseries (appearing in Jonah Hex No. 48, December 2009) sees Jonah confront a team of assassins lying in wait for him in the darkened streets of a Mexican village. I’ve excerpted the first few pages here.

With this installment, the narrative shifts from the rather scattered storytelling of the past two issues and instead centers on a protracted series of  blood-drenched combats.  Jonah is forced to take on professional killers who employ a variety of weapons and styles, including whips, knives, and even some bare-knuckle brawling. The story also provides some of the sarcastic humor, peculiar to the Hex comics, that helps offset the gore. A little bit….


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