Legendary comic artist Tony DeZuniga will be returning to one of his most famous creations in “Jonah Hex: No Way Back,” an original graphic novel with the current “Jonah Hex” writers Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti.
According to DC’s official blog, the graphic novel will be released in May 2010 in conjunction with the upcoming “Jonah Hex” movie starring Josh Brolin, Megan Fox and John Malkovich. Additionally, DeZuniga was also responsible for the genesis of this project; according to Gray.
“Jonah Hex has a brother,” Gray revealed. “That’s the idea that came up decades earlier in discussions between writer John Albano and Tony DeZuniga. Tony casually mentioned this to us and that idea has been brought to life in the hardcover. Bold, brazen violent and surprisingly tender, this is the consummate tale of the Wild West’s greatest bounty hunter.”
“This is the first all original Jonah Hex graphic novel and a dream project for us,” Palmiotti said. “Jonah is one of the coolest and most unique characters we have ever had the pleasure to work on. He’s an icon for all ages and his untamed manner appeals, on a visceral gut level, to just about everyone who reads it. In this, Hex’s first original graphic novel, we unleash the beast like you have never seen before.”