I’m under the weather, so no Thor commentary this week. Here, then are just a couple of thoughts on Jonah Hex #48. You are warned, here be spoilers.
There’s something about Jonah Hex. Something about this bitter, deformed, misanthropic Wild West sellsword that turns storytelling upside down. I mused on this detail a bit when I compared his stories to those of Superman. You don’t need him to behave in complicated ways. He just does what he does, and story happens around him.
Jonah Hex #48 is essentially an extended fight scene. The assassins who Turnbull has assembled from all over the world jump Hex on a darkened town street, and he spends the issue fending them off. And it works.