One of the great surprises of the New 52 relaunch of 2011 was an attempt by the creators to diversify the genres of comics that DC offered (even if their creators and main characters didn’t reflect any of that same diversity.)  The fact that Jonah Hex was part of the lineup, albeit as an extension of Batman’s universe, was fun stuff, and it reminded me that, for a while in the 1980s, Jonah was basically a Western Mad Max in a future dystopia.  His high-profile (including his hilariously deadpan diagnosis of time-travel in ‘Justice League Unlimited’) make Hex the best known of DC’s cowboy-types, but he’s hardly the only one around, which leads us to today’s two-gun query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wouldn’t mind seeing The Two-Gun Kid in an active role somewhere again, asking: Which western character would you most like to see revived in ongoing adventures?


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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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