| Ongoing series|
Jonah Hex, Scalphunter
June/July 1972–August 1980
April 2001–July 2001|
José Luis García-López
List: (vol. 1): 59; (vol. 2): 4;
John Albano, Cary Bates, Michael Fleisher, Gerry Conway
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.
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).
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.
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.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 Wikipedia