Thursday, April 29th, 2010 at 12:12 pm
With the upcoming Jonah Hex live- action film (out in theaters on June 18) starring Josh Brolin and Megan Fox, it seems like the perfect time to visit some adventures from Mr. Hex’s past. Warner Premiere believes the best way to do that is to buy their 8th motion comic, Jonah Hex Motion Comics.
Based on the comics written by John Albano and drawn by Tony DeZuniga, these new Jonah Hex Motion Comics are perfect for all you western lovers out there. If you recall, Warner Premiere is the same company that brought us both the Batman: Black and White and Watchmen Motion Comics series.
Over the course of 7 episodes, which will lead up to the theatrical release, the Motion Comics specifically cover three archival stories from Jonah Hex’s comics past. The first five episodes are adapted from the graphic novel Two Gun Mojo, which features Jonah Hex seeking justice and revenge against Doc Williams and his gang over a murdered friend. The other two stories are taken from the 1970’s comics The Gunfighter and The Hangin’ Woman. Viewers should be aware these stories are re-colored and animated for the first time.
Eva Davis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of Warner Premiere had this to say:
“Warner Premiere Motion Comics are taking the casual comic book fan deeper into the ink on the pages of these amazing stories and giving fans a new way to experience timeless comic books and graphic novels. Jonah Hex Motion Comics are a great way for fans to prime themselves for the upcoming theatrical release. The voice acting by Jim Cummings and the rich artwork by Sequence Studio will really make fans feel like they’re in the heat of battle with Jonah.”
I’ll be interested to see how Jim Cummings (voice of the Winnie the Pooh and Tigger) plays Jonah Hex because I think it would be pretty funny if Winnie the Pooh’s voice came out of Jonah Hex’s mouth. Other characters are voiced by Steve Blum, Bill Farmer, Maurice LaMarche, Lani Manella, Colleen O’Shaughnessy, and Mick Wingert.
The Jonah Hex Motion Comics are now available on iTunes, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox Live/Zune Market Place, and the PlayStation Network for 99 cents per episode or $5.99 for a season pass.
Check out the trailer below and let us know what you think. Will you be purchasing any episodes?