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Jonah Hex, Vol. 1: Face Full of Violence (Jonah Hex II #1)

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Jonah Hex, a mysterious bounty hunter and thinking man's killer, was a hero to some and a villain to others -- and his name was spoken in whispers. He had no friends, but he did have two companions: one was death and the other... the smell of gunsmoke. This collection features six lushly illustrated tales of Hex's travels in the old West, dodging bullets, righting wrongs a ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 1st 2006 by Titan, (first published September 6th 2006)
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Matt
This is an incredibly refreshing collection, in that it consists entirely of single-issue stories. Of course, that in and of itself would be worth nothing were it not for the fact that the stories included are exceptionally good. I'd never read any Jonah Hex comics (or western comics in general) before picking this book up, but now that I have, I've purchased the next two trades in the series, as well as the Showcase reprints of the original series. Not having read any western comics before this ...more
Mark
This book looks great and reads quickly, but it just didn't do it for me. It felt more like a stylish retread of generic Westerns, especially Spaghetti Westerns, but without any real original content or statement on the material, or even a clearly defined protagonist. Are we supposed to like Jonah Hex because he has a cryptic moral code and can kill people without remorse? I suspect this isn't the best book to start with, if you're unfamiliar the Jonah Hex, as it explains nothing about him, or b ...more
Adam
This is a sublime collection of six standalone issues of the new series of Jonah Hex. The art is beautiful, the writing is solid, and the scenarios are very, very violent. Hex's hideously scarred face is truly hard to look at, but he's an old-school hero, who dispatches swift justice to evildoers in the post-Civil War old west.

The touchstone is Sergio Leone's "Man With No Name" trilogy, as well as spaghetti westerns in general. Clint Eastwood is obviously the model for Luke Ross's conception of
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Mark
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for this character, and I was intrigued by the idea of bringing him back. The short stories in this first collection of the current series felt like updated versions of some of the classic old tales, though I have to say the artwork didn't do much for me. So far this series is fairly disposable fun, but I'll try the next volume at some point to see if it picks up any momentum.
João  Cardeira Jorge
I absolutely loved this. Had a blast from the first to the last page. The art is decent but its the writing that really shines. Theres a bit of a formula, to be honest. Hex is caught and almost killed, making a miraculous last second escape quite a few times during this volume but other than that theres loads of fun here.
Its a bit like a silly action flick, from the 80s, with the dry, ruthless but ultimately good and fair hero dishing out some justice on the bad guys, the hell with the “rules”.
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Stephen
This is pure pulp and the stories are too fragmented and short to carry much resonance. However, this a terse, hard violent re-envisioning of a 70's pulp wester comic series and I love terse, hard and violent westerns.
Korynn
An amazingly beautiful collection of short stories involving Jonah Hex, scarred bounty hunter. Each story is well-framed, unique and concise, with lovely art and a dynamic anti-hero.
Ashley
TL:DR: The book is great, but it's not your typical comic. Palimotti and Grey know their Westerns--and their Western history--and challenge our desire to know everything about a person. The art is generally good, but when the book fails, it's primarily in this department. Jonah Hex: Face Full of Violence is worth a read.

When I read this, it gave me chills. Chills. I’d never read any of the old Jonah Hex comics and, thank God, I didn’t see the movie. This moment might as well have been lifted fr
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Frank
This is the first volume to the new Jonah Hex series, and I liked it. The only other material of the series I have read is Jonah Hex: No Way Back. I will be continuing on to the second and third volumes of the series.

In this volume (Volume 1), you follow Jonah Hex through some of his adventures. Everything from killing Apaches to hunting down outlaws is in Jonah Hex's agenda. The dialogue is good, and the art is pretty good as well. My only problem is a lack of continuation with the story. Each
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steven
Beautifully illustrated, at least for the first few stories. Some of the panels look more like hand-colored photographs rather than mere drawings; the attention to detail and finesse are just that good.

Jonah Hex has been a favorite of mine from the cartoon series of JLU and Brave & the Bold for years. This is not quite that Jonah Hex. He has the same name, the same basic reputation, but there's something ... off about him. Between this pages lies the answer to Marvel's Punisher, placed in a
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Zachariah N. Allison
He has more sand and has fired more bullets than all of the individuals involved at the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral combined. With a past as scarred as his face, Jonah Hex is the most feared bounty hunter of his time. Never before has Marvel's coolest and gruffest anti-hero been brought to life than on the pages of FACE FULL OF VIOLENCE.

With beautiful animation and tone-perfect dialogue, Jonah Hex: FACE FULL OF VIOLENCE is a wonderful comic that entertains through and through.
Nick
The reintroduction of Jonah Hex into the DCU is handled with more class than the poor excuse for a movie released in the summer of 2010. Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray capture the essence of the character, mixing his Eastwood Man With No Name persona with the superhero tendencies of the company's more popular characters. But everything that happens in Face Full of Violence is plausible and that's what makes it great. The one-and-done format really suits this type of story well. Each chapter pro ...more
Caleb
Fantastic!!! Love this book, iFanboy turned me onto this title and I am so glad I went and picked it up. In fact I picked up the entire run in trade and have been making my way through it. This is just such a great read. Great art, fun and exciting stories. Great! READ IT!
Chompa
I'm a long time fan of westerns and comic books. Yeah, I'm old enough to like westerns and not refer to comic books as graphic novels.

Jonah Hex is my favorite of the comic book westerns and this entire series by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray is solid. Maybe more than solid. Sure, there are a couple of issues that aren't as good as the others, but there are also some amazing ones.

The addition of Tallulah Black as a character in this series was something that I went into questioning, but ended
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Greg
I think part of the intro that's in the comics describes Jonah best; "Jonah Hex thunders the arid plains with his two companions...one is Death itself...the other, the acrid smell of gun smoke."
Claire Blind Reader
I had no idea that Jonah Hex could be so badass! I've never really read his comics but after seeing the movie I was really curious. Kind of Clint Eastwood-y but I love Clint Eastwood so that was awesome. What I wasn't used to was how the comic books didn't follow each other. I didn't mind that because I didn't feel like i was missing anything but it did give Jonah a kind of wandering feel. Also The comic books brought characters in that Jonah new but that had never been in the series. That threw ...more
DC
I was interested in checking this out after having seen the Jonah Hex movie. It is NOT a good movie, but it seemed like an interesting premise, so I thought I'd check out the comic. Neither the art nor the stories are anything incredibly special, if you ask me, but I'm not that into Westerns as a genre. Someone who likes Westerns would probably really dig on this. (Also, none of the supernatural elements introduced in the movie were present in this volume, which was surprising - I wonder if that ...more
Ketan Shah
If you combined Clint Eastwood's man with no name,with Two Face,you'd someting like Jonah Hex. This trade paperback features six bleak and violent tales of the wild west.justin Gray provides good stories with some very good interior and cover art from various artists. Well worth reading. f you enjoyed this you'd proably enoy Clint Eastwood's westerns,like pale Rider and unforgiven.You might also enjoy Garth Ennis's grim run on the Punisher :Max series.Also,the works of Joe R Lansdale (who's writ ...more
David´82
Prvotní nadšení z toho, že Clint má vlastní comics, vystřídalo ještě větší nadšení z té správně drsné atmosféry, realistické kresby a "širokoúhlého leonovského" rámování.

Bohužel přijde vše v niveč, když postavy otevřou hubu; to je pak jak špatný vtip. Navíc je to šestkrát to samé; z toho jedna jednohubka je hodně slabá a ty zbylé sice dobré, ale prostě stejné, jen v měnícím se prostředí. Zakomponovat mlčenlivost hlavní postavy a přidat aspoň náznak scénáře, tak to u mě vyhrálo, takhle mě to akor
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Mark Desrosiers
Pistol-totin' badass Jonah's got the looks of Harvey Dent and the charm of Schopenhauer, plus a mountain of Clint Eastwood mythopoeia to crawl out from under. Yet he's still pretty dull overall. The stories here are all throwbacks to the Manichean Old West tales that the schoolkids read in the 1950s -- Jonah's aggressors are all beyond evil, and he wins every time. Mildly entertaining. But this supposedly code-liberated reworking could use lots more cussin' and squalor (not to mention moral ambi ...more
Gef
Jonah Hex is a kind of amalgamation of Clint Eastwood's Man With No Name and Homer's Odysseus. He's on an endless journey and shooting every villain he comes across--or at least finding some grizzly end for them. Aside from a constant narrative through the whole book, it's broken up into half-dozen or so shorter stories that give glimpses into Hex's ways and the reputation that precedes him. Good stuff for anyone looking to get a proper sampling of the character.
Gonzalo Oyanedel
Buscando atraer al lector moderno, Gray y Palmiotti reorientan los pasos del torvo pistolero alejándolo de las llanuras para entrar en un Gotham hundida en los vicios de la Revolución Industrial, generosa en peligros y nuevos horrores que Hex encara (por la tarifa justa) en compañía del alienista Amadeus Arkham. Weird Western urbano que no defrauda a los conocedores.
Michael
Entertaining tales of harsh Wild West morality featuring DC Comics' classic Western bounty hunter.

This is a collection of six one-issue tales that are quick but satisfying reads (and surely far superior to the recent Jonah Hex movie.

It doesn't take much imagination to guess that the artist had cast a young Clint Eastwood as the scarred Hex.
Frank
A fanastic set of one issue stories that really show off how awesome a character Jonah Hex is. If you have never read him before or need some awesome western stories, you should read this. It was a fun and enjoyable read full of violence and human depravity. Oh and face scars.
Brian Dickerson
Another older series that I am now just starting to explore. Although this was a collection of single issues, it was still a pleasure to read and laid a very solid foundation for me in the story that is Jonah Hex. I look forward to catching up on the remaining volumes.

Gem
I don't know why but I liked it
Eric
May 25, 2010 Eric rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of westerns, graphic novels, awesome anti-heroes
I loved the six stories this volume told, I just couldn't tell when one ended and another began, because the chapter headers and the story headers were both exactly the same.
Fee
Western Comics are the coolest. Nuns with Guns need I say more...how about Megan Fox starring in the movie next year. Yeahhhhhhhhhhhh Hoooooooooooo!
Lauri
Jonah Hexi viimase tulemise esimene köide. Räige vägivald Metsikus Läänes ülemöödunud aastasaja viimasel veerandil. Westernifriikidele kohustuslik.
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