Jeff Lemire, writer and artist of the popular Vertigo title Sweet Tooth, will be taking the reins of the artist in Jonah Hex #69. The series will continue to be written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.
Lemire will only be drawing this one issue of Jonah Hex, a series renowned for having complete stories unravel in one issue – increasing the risk of the story feeling rushed but completely eliminating the usual complicated story arc feature found in just about every comic out there. And as seen in previous issues of Jonah this tactic is well employed month-to-month with news artists. But how will Lemire fare after the artistic style of Fiona Staples in Jonah Hex #66?
Sweet Tooth and Jonah Hex are two of my favorite series and having Jeff Lemire draw Jonah is going to be great. Lemire has already drawn great scenes in Sweet Tooth that show his ability to give towns an isolating feel that will be perfect for creating a creepy western setting. The only disappointing thing is that Lemire will only be doing one issue!Jonah Hex #69 will be out in July sporting Jeff Lemire's creative artistic style.
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