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Weird Western Tales

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Schedule  Bi-monthly/Monthly
Publisher  DC Comics
Format  Ongoing series
Main characters  Jonah Hex, Scalphunter
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Publication date  List (vol. 1) June/July 1972–August 1980 (vol. 2) April 2001–July 2001
Penciller(s)  List Tony DeZuniga Neal Adams Gil Kane Bill Draut Alfredo Alcala José Luis García-López Howard Chaykin Dick Ayers
Inker(s)  List Frank Springer George Evans Danny Bulanadi Luis Dominguez Romeo Tanghal
Number of issues  List: (vol. 1): 59; (vol. 2): 4;
Writers  John Albano, Cary Bates, Michael Fleisher, Gerry Conway
Similar  All‑Star Western, Weird War Tales, Weird Mystery Tales, The Witching Hour, Secrets of Sinister House

Weird Western Tales is a Western genre comic book title published by DC Comics from June–July 1972 to August 1980. It is best known for featuring the adventures of Jonah Hex until #38 (1977) when the character was promoted to his own eponymous series. Scalphunter then took Hex's place as the featured character in Weird Western Tales.


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Original series

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The original title ran for eight years and 59 issues. It started with issue #12, continuing the numbering from the second volume of All-Star Western two issues after the first appearance of Jonah Hex. The title's name was partially inspired by the sales success of Weird War Tales. When Jonah Hex received his own eponymous series, he was replaced as the lead feature of Weird Western Tales by Scalphunter as of issue #39 (March–April 1977). The character Cinnamon was introduced in issue #48 (September–October 1978) by writer Roger McKenzie and artist Dick Ayers. The final issue was #70 (August 1980).


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Weird Western Tales was revived in 2001 as a four-issue limited series. The mini-series had no relation to the earlier title, instead featuring a series of one-shot Western-based stories.

Blackest Night

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A one-shot revival of the series, utilizing the original numbering, #71 (March 2010), was published as a tie-in to the Blackest Night event.

Collected editions

  • Showcase Presents: Jonah Hex
  • Volume 1 includes Weird Western Tales #12-14 and 16-33, 528 pages, November 2005, ISBN 1-4012-0760-X

  • Weird Western Tales Weird Western Tales 32 Bigfoots War Issue


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