Monday, September 08, 2008

Jonah Hex #35 Review

Recently reviewed by me at CBR: Jonah Hex #35, about which I write the following sentences: "This issue is a step above the average (if always dependably good) Jonah Hex stories. Darwyn Cooke's art received the spotlight a few issues ago in what I thought was a gorgeous, if overwritten, single issue, and here we get the sumptuous art of J. H. Williams III (as colored by Dave Stewart -- the best in the biz). Williams doesn't rely on as much heavy black in 'Jonah Hex' as he has in other recent work. Instead, his feathering and crosshatching recalls the work of Moebius on the 'Lt. Blueberry' comic -- a series sadly out of print these days, but a clear milestone in the western genre. Williams has a reputation for being a kind of artistic chameleon, adopting the styles of other artists for last year's 'Batman' arc or 'Seven Soldiers' #1, both done in collaboration with Grant Morrison. In 'Jonah Hex,' he's not doing his Moebius impression so much as evoking Moebius in the linework and inking. The layouts and storytelling is all his, though, and of all the mainstream artists working today, Williams is the most fearless when composing a page. It's beautiful stuff."

Read the entire review HERE.

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