Monday, September 11, 2006
DC Comics, I'm a-calling yew out.
Devon, from over at our cousin blog "Seven Hells", went to the convention in Baltimore last weekend, where, as one of the comics cognoscenti, he hung out with The Big Names. He brought back many bits of gossip, but none I liked better than this...
His friend writer Jimmy Palmiotti (Hex, Hawkman, etc.) told him there's a story he wants to tell in Jonah Hex about a childless couple who seek Jonah's help. They are in urgent need of a heir, but that's something the husband can't produce. So they hire discreet Jonah to sire one for them surreptitiously. Jonah, as always, does his duty.
This is a story I desperately want told. Jonah Hex is DC's western Bringer-of-Death; I want to enjoy the irony of someone hiring him to bring life. And the opportunity to make "gun for hire" jokes.
DC won't let Palmiotti tell the story. I don't know why, but it may be because certain readers and bloggers who shall remain nameless have made DC self-conscious about the use of prostitution, rape, and similar sexual story elements. Maybe they just don't want Jonah to be viewed as a prostitute, but I certainly don't see it that way; this is clearly a case of "studding", not prostitution.
Besides, (as I have said before) there another reason this story must be told:
The family's name is Dent.
Please join me in publicly asking DC Comics to let Palmiotti & Gray tell this Jonah Hex story.