Thursday, March 16, 2017

Jonah Hex #9 - Bernie Wrightson cover

Jonah Hex v1 #9 dc western comic book cover art by Bernie Wrightson
Bernie Wrightson
Jonah Hex v1 #9, 1978 - Bernie Wrightson tries his hand at the western genre with this early Jonah Hex cover. The bandit El Papagayo looks on while the hero suffers a slow death from hungry ants. Devoid of background details, the illustration emphasizes the various figures starting with the title character. Note how the artist places gunmen at various distances to increase the sense of depth. The scene is unusually bright and saturated for Wrightson, but works better than I expected. Other artists in this issue include Jose Luis Garcia Lopez. This is number 1 of 1 Jonah Hex issues with Wrightson art and/or covers.
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