Noting that DC’s Jonah Hex title is drawing some great artistic talent — Darwyn Cooke, J.H. Williams, Jordi Bernet — Don MacPherson talks to Williams and co-writer Justin Gray about the allure of the book:
“I think what you see happening is basically this: Hex is an intriguing character written well by a team who put a lot of thought and care into what they are doing,” Williams said. “It’s also not a super-hero title, which is attractive to folks like myself, a western with mostly one-shot stories. You just can’t beat that combination. This is why you see artists wanting to do this title.”
Hex co-writer Justin Gray agreed.
“Some artists come to Hex because they like the book and are looking to do something different. Sometimes it is a love of the character, and sometimes it is a desire to work on stories that allow them to illustrate stories that they might not normally be offered,” he said. “That’s the beauty of doing a single-issue story format; it allows an artist to dive into a project that is short and sweet.”
Cooke stops by in the comments section to share his thoughts as well. Interesting stuff on a good book.