You know how everyone was joking about Archie publishing an Archie Marries Jughead comic?: Well, they still haven’t, but if they did chameleonic comics artist R. Sikoryak provides a pretty good idea of what the cover might look like.
“I’m here to criticize lazy damn journalists or editor or every other person involved in the decision to write the phrase ‘based on a graphic novel’ in virtually every article about this movie”: I enjoyed this blog post by Jonah Hex fan Neil Sarver taking umbrage with how liberally folks writing about the film Jonah Hex have claimed that it’s based on a graphic novel. Sarver notes that this month’s No Way Back is actually the very first Jonah Hex graphic novel, and even if one argued that other works like Origins were essentially graphic novels, the movie wasn’t really based on any such works specifically, were they? The argument could certainly be made that there exist Jonah Hex stories that were written as graphic novels, even if they were published serially as comic books (like the Vertigo miniseries by Joe R. Lansdale), but yeah, “based on” implies adaptation, and the film seems based on the character in general, not a specific graphic novel, no matter how widely one wants to define the term.
“Mills’ work does not always get unanimous praise, but here he is a consummate story teller”: That’s from a Den of Geek review of Pat Mills and company’s Slaine: Demon Killer. It’s a review that also functions as something of an introduction to the character.
“‘Jonah Hex’ should be one of those comic-based movies that doesn’t need many changes to work”: Re-read on the Monday morning after release, this Friday CNN article entitled “Big Screen’s take on ‘Jonah Hex’ looks like a letdown” looks rather prophetic, doesn’t it?
“Jonah Hex is Hollywood ugly but riding tall in his first graphic novel”: Geoff Boucher interviews Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray about Jonah Hex: No Way Back (and all things Hex) for the LA Times.