Another wave of series were announced this morning and although the Bat-books have been announced there was one announcement that will be taking place in Batman's neck of the woods, even if it is set over a hundred years before Batman existed.
Even when Gotham City was just a one-horse town, crime was rampant – and things only get worse when bounty hunter Jonah Hex comes to town. Can Amadeus Arkham, a pioneer in criminal psychology, enlist Hex’s special brand of justice to help the Gotham Police Department track down a vicious serial killer? Featuring back-up stories starring DC’s other western heroes, ALL-STAR WESTERN #1 will be written by the fan-favorite Jonah Hex team of Justin Gray and Jimmy Palmiotti and illustrated by Moritat.
We last saw Jonah Hex in The Batman Universe during Batman: The Return of Bruce Wayne by Grant Morrison also in Gotham City. Even though Batman does not exist in this time frame, the inclusion of Amadeus Arkham in the series could see this book play into more of the history of Gotham City.
Posted by Dustin Fritschel