Saturday, June 19, 2010

Jonah Hex Weekend! The Many (UGLY) Faces of Jonah Hex

Salutations, Groove-o-sabes! Today we're gonna take a look at the many, well, there's no other word for it, ugly faces of Jonah Hex. During the Groovy Age, a virtual army of artists took turns depicting our hideous hero of the Old West. Starting with co-creator Tony DeZuniga, the tradition of u.g.l.y.-you-ain't-got-no-alibi kept on truckin'. From "kinda ugly" to "repulsively ugly" to "my eyes! oh lord my eyes!" ugly, Jonah is always recognizable--yet unique to each pencil-pusher. Now, I haven't gotten pics from every artist to bring Hex to four-color life, but I do have a whole passel of 'em! From Weird Western Tales to Jonah's own mag, we're covering the whole first decade of Hex-dom! Enjoy!


  1. Hey Groovster!
    I gotta go with the original Tony Dezuniga butt ugly look. A mug like that only a mother could love! Or a hardcore Jonah Hex fan! LOL! I wonder who'd win if Harvey Dent/Two Face was sent back into Jonah Hex's era! My $ is on Jonah Hex!

  2. hey! Great post! ¿And the movie? ¿A piece of crap?

  3. Sad to say, DeZuniga's is the only drawing here that seems to reflect any thought about actual human facial structure and how Jonah's scar would work on a real face. Some of these drawings (from some amazingly talented artists) make no sense at all.



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