Justice League of America #198 Jan 1982
"Once Upon a Time in the Wild, Wild West"
Gerry Conway, story - Don Heck & Brett Breeding, art - Ross Andru & Romeo Tanghal, cover
I stumbled upon this book completely by accident. Back in 81 I was in a different town, needed something to drink and stopped at a drugstore. There on a spinner rack was this comic. I wasn't too hep on the JLA at the time, but Jonah Hex? Yup, I'll buy that.
How great/bad is this book? Well, it's a lot better than the last JLA/Hex match-up. The art isn't as good as the cover suggests but rather than try to explain the wonder that is JLA #198, I'm gonna present the whole shooting match with short comments after each scan.
SallyP, you have to admit, that is one nice Lantern butt on the cover there (not that I notice things like that.)
1878. The timeline goes downhill from here. Since Jonah disappeared in 1875 (supposedly) this takes place after he gets back. Check the Long Voyage Home in the right gutter for a nice fan-fic about how he does that.
Cinnamon?!?!? CINNAMON?!?!? Okay, the first time Cinnamon appears is in 1898, they clearly state that she is a young woman in her twenties then, so in 1878 she would be the first infant to shoot a man's pants offa him.
Matt Savage was a would be settler? Conway wrote Scalphunter for crying out loud!! Matt Savage was a successful man and had a large acreage. (Of course, that was in the first issue written by Fleisher, but...) AAARRRGHHHH!
Man-with-long-reach is more noble than calling him Freaky-@$$-Stretchy-Man
"Hey, Sheriff, there's a note here from some guy from the future saying that your brother is a cheat."
"This was pretty easy, I'll fly down into that green glow, because... oh, crap I just had a senior moment!"
Okay, so the evil plan includes a huge explosion in 1907 (which is the same year Oklahoma became a state. The more you know...)
And the same thing happened in 1878 over the Grand Canyon? What the Hell? Okay, so now the plan includes an anti-matter bubble from 1878 instead of an anti-matter meteor from 1907. I can see how that is an improvement in any evil plan. I prefer my evil plans to have bubbles instead of meteors.