DC Special Series #16 - Jonah Hex Spectacular
(Fall 1978)

DC, 1977 Series
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Volume
2
Price
1.00 USD
Pages
68
Indicia frequency
nine times a year
On-sale date
1978-08-15
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
DC Comics, Inc.
Brand
DC [bullet]
Barcode
0709893213183
Editing
Joe Orlando (managing editor); Larry Hama (editor)
Color
Color
Dimensions
Standard Modern Age U.S. (1-17, 20-22); Digest (18, 19, 23, 24); Tabloid (25-27)
Paper Stock
Glossy Cover; Newsprint Interior
Binding
Saddle-Stitched (1-17, 20-22, 25-27); Squarebound (18, 19, 23, 24)
Publishing Format
Was Ongoing Series

Issue Notes

On-sale date from Comic Reader #159 and house ads like the one in Unexpected (DC, 1968 series) #188.

Julie Schwartz and E. Nelson Bridwell credited as editor and associate editor in indicia in error.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Jonah Hex; Bat Lash; Scalphunter / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
José Luis García-López (signed)
Inks
José Luis García-López (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-820
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jonah Hex; Scalphunter; Bat Lash

[Incident at the Spanish Lady Saloon] (Table of Contents: 1)

Jonah Hex / illustration / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher ?
Pencils
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Inks
Luis Dominguez (signed)
Letters
typeset

Job Number
C-820
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jonah Hex

Indexer Notes

On the inside front and inside back covers.

The Last Bounty Hunter! (Table of Contents: 2)

Jonah Hex / comic story / 30 pages (report information)

Script
Michael Fleisher
Pencils
Russ Heath
Inks
Russ Heath
Colors
Bob LeRose
Letters
Ben Oda

Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Jonah Hex; George Barrow Gang [Zeke; Frank; Larry; George Barrow; Luke]; Michael Wheeler; Tall Bird; Lew Farnham; Simon; Chief Crawford
Synopsis
In 1904, Jonah Hex has become the last bounty hunter left in the West. He is gunned down by George Barrow and his corpse is mummified and displayed in a carnival side-show.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Ending of story based on a news story about Elmer McCurdy.

[Chinatown] (Table of Contents: 3)

Bat Lash / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Denny O'Neil
Pencils
George Moliterni
Inks
George Moliterni
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Ben Oda

Job Number
J-5236
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Bat Lash; Mister Ho; Flaherty; Hogan; Pao Ling; Shaugnessy; Mr. Pao; Chang
Synopsis
All Bat Lash wanted was a place to play cards. When all the normal places in San Francisco have thrown him out, he ends up in Chinatown.
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Title taken from story elements.

Rights of Passage (Table of Contents: 4)

Scalphunter / comic story / 17 pages (report information)

Script
Gerry Conway
Pencils
Dick Ayers
Inks
Danny Bulanadi
Colors
Jerry Serpe
Letters
Shelly Leferman

Job Number
J-5393
Genre
western-frontier
Characters
Scalphunter; Sixteen Hands Horse; Silver Running Fawn; Jeremiah; Moses; Charles Hamelton; John Henry
Synopsis
Scalphunter proves himself a man to the rest of the Kiowa warriors.

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 5)

Jonah Hex; Bat Lash; Scalphunter / illustration / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
various
Inks
various
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
western-frontier

Indexer Notes

Composed of one panel each from each of the interior stories.

Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Jonah Hex; Bat Lash; Scalphunter
  2. 1. [Incident at the Spanish Lady Saloon]
    Jonah Hex
  3. 2. The Last Bounty Hunter!
    Jonah Hex
  4. 3. [Chinatown]
    Bat Lash
  5. 4. Rights of Passage
    Scalphunter
  6. 5. [no title indexed]
    Jonah Hex; Bat Lash; Scalphunter
This issue was most recently modified by:
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  • Ray Bottorff Jr
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