All-Star Western #28 whips us through a heck of a ‘box episode’ with a surprise ending. With a hell of a writing team, Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray, and quite the eye candy artwork, Staz Johnson and Fabrizio Fiorentino, this issue is a bit of a must for anyone with a deep love streak for cowboys and rock’a’billy folk.
This issue is filled with tiny nuggets of joy Hex has with the various hospital crowd. Granted, the title is known for it’s eccentric cast and the various predicaments that tend to find themselves in. This tidbit for example:
Palmiotti and Gray are just dynamos with their time traveling arc. The writing is great, it just takes a bit to pick up in the beginning and a time jump, but we’ll discuss that later. For now, just enjoy Hex being the only real man in contemporary time.
The artwork is solid as always. Staz Johnson and Fabrizio Fiorentino are a great team when it comes to this book. If the four of them could remain on this title indefinitely it couldn’t get any better.
There’s a sudden one month time skip. One month. I just kind of felt that month in itself could have been harnessed as great story material but other than that. I can’t complain. This was a positively solid book.
The ending seems oh so soon but… No spoilers here. Just it seems too soon but in a good way.
Done. This book isn’t the best All-Star Western but it’s a solid book that hits all the points of hilarity and character development. Now go DCN denizens, go, and keep this book a float.