Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Black and White Wednesday: Jonah Hex (?!?)

Happy April Fool's Day, Groove-ophiles! To celebrate today's insanity, here's a little-seen Jonah Hex parody by JH creators John Albano and Tony DeZuniga! "Wha? Huh? Where'd that come from?" you ask? Well, y'see, circa 1971, a couple years before PLOP! came along, DC was planning a humor mag called Zany, which would feature parodies of various DC comics in each issue. Zany never saw the light of day, so this JH parody didn't see the light of day until issue #13 of DC's fan-mag, Amazing World of DC Comics (cover dated October, 1976). I don't think it's seen the light of day, since, either. Should it have stayed hidden in the dank, dark corners of forgotten funnybook lore? You decide...



  1. Beautiful DeZuniga artwork, but yeah, I can see why Carmine didn't go for it. It's a bit lame, innit?

  2. Puts me in mind of a DC version of Not Brand Echh, Pete.

  3. wow. i like the cartoony, Mort Druckery style DeZuniga artwork better than his usual more serious style...



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