An Illustrated History of Jonah Hex

There's this notion called "The 10,000-Hour Rule" that claims if you devote 10 years or 10,000 hours to a given subject, you'll automatically become an expert.  If that's true, then I've inadvertently become a Jonah Hex expert somewhere along the line.  It wasn't intentional, just a side-effect of my obsessive nature.  And while there are others who've put together websites devoted to the bounty hunter (Matching Dragoons and The Jonah Hex Corral being two of the best), I'd never come across one that presented both sides of Jonah's history equally, chronicling both his fictional life and the real-world happenings in the same breath.  So when Jonah moved from his self-titled book to All-Star Western in 2011, I decided to compile an unofficial biography, outlining anything and everything I could find that was relevant (and both of those aforementioned websites have been a great help in this endeavor).

The first part of the project posted on November 1st, 2011, and will continue on a semi-regular basis for as long as there's stuff to write about.  In the time since this project started, it's gotten me some shout-outs, sufficient cred to get cited in articles on Bleeding Cool and Scribd, as well as a couple of "special edition reprints" of the project on other blogs in 2014 and 2016, the latter of which led to the creation of a podcast centered around the bounty hunter.  I'm also working on getting this whole dang thing published.

Due to the insane length of this project (by my estimation, it will be at least 25 parts long, plus an appendix or three), it seemed best to add this index so that the casual reader can easily flip through it.  The links for each available part are below, along with notations on what period of time and/or era it covers (there are also page buttons at the bottom of each post if you want to read it all chronologically).

Part 1 (February 1972 - February 1974)          < All-Star/Weird
Part 2 (May 1974 - February 1977)                 < Western Tales

Part 3 (March 1977 - September 1978)
Part 4 (October 1978 - June 1979)
Part 5 (July 1979 - January 1981)
Part 6 (February 1981 - October 1981)           < Jonah Hex,
Part 7 (November 1981 - September 1982)     < Volume 1
Part 8 (October 1982 - May 1983)
Part 9 (June 1983 - April 1984)
Part 10 (May 1984 - August 1985)

Part 11 (September 1985 - February 1987)      < HEX ("Future Hex" era)

Part 12 (December 1987 - January 1992)        < Secret Origins #21 and misc. appearances
Part 13 (August 1993 - April 1999)                 < "Vertigo Hex" era and B:TAS episode "Showdown"

Part 14 (December 1997 - March 2004)          < Karl Kesel's work on Hex, plus misc. appearances

Part 15 (February 2005 - December 2006)
Part 16 (January 2007 - January 2008)            < Jonah Hex,
Part 17 (February 2008 - May 2009)                < Volume 2
Part 18 (June 2009 - May 2010)
Part 19 (June 2010 - August 2010)

Appendix A (Jonah's service record)
Appendix B (The Hex family tree)

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