Get a first look at JONAH HEX: NO WAY BACK
Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:00pm
On June 18, Warner Bros. Pictures will release the major motion picture JONAH HEX, starring Josh Brolin in the title role, along with Megan Fox and John Malkovich. To celebrate the release of the feature film DC will unveil an original JONAH HEX graphic novel in advance of the film’s opening, by the acclaimed JONAH HEX writing team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti paired with legendary HEX artist Tony DeZuniga.
In JONAH HEX: NO WAY BACK, readers discover how Jonah’s rough family life transformed him into the justice-thirsty vigilante readers know. Featuring the artwork of DeZuniga on a new epic by Gray and Palmiotti, this heartbreaking, brutal original graphic novel is set against the gritty landscape of the Wild West. Ride along with Hex as he comes to terms with the death of a loved one, long thought lost, battles El Papagayo and his gang of bandits and tries to make peace with his own frightening past to save his present.
And we’ve got a first look at the OGN below. But before we dive into that, let’s revisit what co-writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti had to say about the OGN, not long ago:
“Jonah Hex has a brother,” Gray said. “That’s the idea that came up decades earlier in discussions between writer John Albano and Tony DeZuniga. Tony casually mentioned this to us and that idea has been brought to life in the hardcover. Bold, brazen violent and surprisingly tender, this is the consummate tale of the Wild West’s greatest bounty hunter.”
“Jonah is one of the coolest and most unique characters we have ever had the pleasure to work on,” Palmiotti said. “He’s an icon and his untamed manner appeals, on a visceral gut level, to just about everyone who reads it. In this, Hex’s first original graphic novel, we unleash the beast like you have never seen before.”