My admiration for Fiona Staples may be more publicly documented than the personal lives of most reality stars, but that respect is certainly well-earned. I’ve been looking forward to previewing Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray’s JONAH HEX #66 since we announced Fiona would be handling the art duties for the issue earlier this year. Here’s what Fiona had to say about her experience drawing the issue:
One of the most interesting parts of this gig is that I get to talk with many of the writers and artists whose careers I follow. The very best part? When one of my favorite creators recommends someone's work that I haven't yet discovered. Enter Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Their passion for Jordi Bernet is boundless. I have to confess that a few years ago, before their work together on JONAH HEX, I wasn't aware of Bernet's storied career. now, I eagerly track down his work for other publishers.
My appreciation for Fiona Staples' art had been chronicled on these blogs in long detail, but to sum up my point of view: in a perfect world, Fiona Staples will draw all of our characters at least once. With that on the record, I'm thrilled to announce that Fiona Staples will be the guest artist for Justin Gray & Jimmy Palmiotti's JONAH HEX #66.
The Freedom Fighters face the ancient threat of the Renegades, whose magic may be too much for the heroes to overcome. Has the Lost America conquered the Living America? Only Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti know, but we’ve got some clues from the second issue featuring the art of Travis Moore to help you along. FREEDOM FIGHTERS #2 hits tomorrow. [gallery link="file"]
This week, the writing duo of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti team up with artist Travis Moore to launch the FREEDOM FIGHTERS into their own ongoing series. A national mystery unfolds when the government learns of the existence of a Confederate super weapon intended to insure the South won the Civil War. Who built it and why wasn't it used? With new challenges and old threats returning to plague them, the stakes are higher than ever. Can the Freedom Fighters stand by their duty when their country calls?
The DC Universe has a long and storied history, touching upon a myriad number of characters and teams, not to mention the company’s rich creative history. So why not take a moment and look back at some of these issues? Welcome to DC COMICS PRESENTS – a series of one-shots and specials geared to do just that. Embracing history and stories that connect with the present day activities of our favorite heroes, villains and creators. Here’s a complete rundown of the DCU titles that will fall under DC COMICS PRESENTS:
If you picked up your copy of JONAH HEX a the comic shop today, you noticed that the issue featured an exclusive interview between JONAH HEX movie director Jimmy Hayward and the writers of the JONAH HEX comic series, Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti. With minimal help from yours truly, the conversation touched on a wide range of topics, including Hex comics, the film, Westerns and the movie’s soundtrack. But some stuff got left on the cutting room floor for space reasons. But fear not, Source gang. We’ve got the full transcript right here for you to read. So click below and enjoy.
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.