Greg Capullo is hard at work on Dark Nights: Death Metal, and he’s posted penciled art of Jonah Hex’s unforgettable disfigured face to announce his inclusion.
“Death Metal #3 is underway!” Capullo tweeted, along with a close crop of Hex’s face.
Jonah Hex is a scarred bounty hunter from the 19th-century American western frontier who lives by his own code, walking the thin line between hero and vigilante depending on the situation and his disposition. While he hasn’t been used much lately, but this could lead to the resurgence of Hex in the DC Universe.
Hex’s role in this limited series isn’t clear yet, but it’s possible this could be a version of the character from the Dark Multiverse.
Writer Scott Snyder recently said, because of the extra time that the coronavirus (COVID-19) shutdown has provided, the story is going to get bigger and better. It’s quite the feat for a series that already has a chainsaw-wielding Wonder Woman and a Dark Multiverse Batman dinosaur called “Bat-Rex.”
Dark Nights: Death Metal #1, by Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Jonathan Glapion and FCO Plascencia, was originally scheduled to go on sale May 13. However, it has since been delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Artist Greg Capullo revealed the gunslinging antihero Jonah Hex will be joining the Dark Nights: Death Metal cast in the third issue.