scarred ex confederate soldier becomes the greatest bounty
hunter of the old west. Jonah grew up with a drunkard for a
father who beat him. His face was scarred from a tomahawk. He
wore the confederate uniform years after the war was over. He
was basically a good guy, but he had no problems killing the
bad guys if necessary. He married a Asian woman named Mei Ling
and had a son, but she left him because he was unable to lead
a normal life without violence. Jonah took upon himself to
save a young boy who was kidnapped, but Mei Ling would not
except any reason for Jonah to put his six guns back on.
book lasted till issue #92 when it was replaced with
Hex. Jonah wakes mysteriously in a post apocalyptic
world of the future. Somehow I presume Hex makes it back
to the past, since his death was already foretold in the
1978 Jonah Hex Spectacular where he's murdered at the
age of 66. He's then stuffed and put on display.
returned with a few western mini series in the 1990's,
and over the years he's managed to run into a few super
heroes as well. In Superman/Batman # 16 he actually guns
down Superman with Kryptonite bullets. Of course this is
an alternate world where President Lex Luthor has a
bounty on the heads of Superman and Batman.
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By the way I
highly recommend the Superman/Batman series. Great stuff by
Smallville's Jeph Loeb.
See more of Jonah and his run ins with super heroes on the
Jonah Hex Wallpaper page
Batman the animated Series Episode "Showdown"
Ra's Al Ghul tells Batman and Robin a tale of his past where
he fights Jonah Hex.
Justice League Unlimited
Episode"The Once and Future Thing"
Batman, Green Lantern, and Wonder Woman chase a time traveler
back to the old west and get help from Jonah Hex, Bat Lash, and El
Justice League dvds