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This month we are going to be taking a deep dive into a different part of the DCU then we normally do and a part of it that doesn’t get as much attention these days as the Superhero genre does.
The “Western” became a big deal in the 1950s and 1960s. The media of the day were full of stories set in the Old West and comics were no different in that respect. Various comics companies in existence at the time had at least one Western themed comic and some even had more.
The popularity and sales of superhero related comics were in a decline at the time so DC rebranded All Star Comics, which had been the home of the superhero team the Justice Society of America, to a Western themed anthology called All Star Western. It began publishing with issue #58 (having taken over it’s predecessors numbering) in May of 1951.
Our feature character for this month became a regular in the second volume of ASW (later retitled Weird Western Tales) as well as its third volume. He was also the star of his own solo series. And more recently we have learned he has a great, great grand daughter named Ginny.
C of DC is proud to present: Jonah Hex
As with previous months I will be posting interesting tidbits of information both on Jonah Hex and on the Western genre of comics as well as weekly discussion questions covering the issues we will be reading. Questions related to each week’s readings will be posted on Sundays starting on Sunday April 4th.
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Creators: John Albany & Tony DeZuniga
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Next month we will be taking a dimensional journey to visit some characters from a different Earth so stay tuned for as C of DC visits the flip side of the DCU in Roles Reversed. See you all then.