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"The Killer's Last Wish": When Windy Taylor, the man who taught Jonah Hex to shoot, calls for Hex to help protect his ranch, Jonah finds that it's become the target of Mr. Frenrick, who has been hiring gun men to try and drive Windy off the land. Upon his arrival, Jonah is witness to Windy's
- Fate was just! He killed for gold... and gold brought him death in return!
- -- El Diablo
Appearing in "The Killer's Last Wish"
- Windy Taylor (Only appearance; dies)
- Mr. Fenrick (Only appearance; dies)
- Tod Taylor (Only appearance; dies)
- Boone (Only appearance; dies)
- Iron Jaws
- Josh Hally (Only appearance; dies)
- Will (Only appearance; dies)
Synopsis for "The Killer's Last Wish"
When Windy Taylor, the man who taught Jonah Hex to shoot, calls for Hex to help protect his ranch, Jonah finds that it's become the target of Mr. Frenrick, who has been hiring gun men to try and drive Windy off the land. Upon his arrival, Jonah is witness to Windy's steers being shot in an attempt to get Windy to go after the men responsible so as to leave his property unattended.
Jonah tracks them instead and kills them both, however while he is gone, Windy's son Todd returns home after an argument with Windy weeks back about leaving to go East. Windy decides to give his son the money it will take to travel, however believing his father is refusing again -- and being hired by Fenrick himself -- Todd kills his father in cold blood and takes the money. He goes to Fenrick to get his payment, however his greed and thrust for murder prevail and Todd shoot Fenrick and takes his cash box and makes an escape.
Todd is tracked down by Hex and his wolf Iron Jaws, who have been following him since they discovered Windy dying in his home. Hex and Todd have a draw, which Hex wins easily, shooting the boy dead. Traveling to the near-by town with the bodies of both Taylors, Hex leaves the undertaker with specific instructions: Windy's body is to be buried on his property, while the body of his son is to be sent out East to be buried there.
Appearing in "Night of the Living Dead!"
- The Kid
- Lazarus Lane's housekeeper
- Lazarus Lane's hacienda
- El Diablo's bolos and whip
Synopsis for "Night of the Living Dead!"
A trio of bank robbers, having only recently escaped from a five-year prison sentence, ride out to the hacienda of Lazarus Lane. Before going to prison, they had secreted the stolen money beneath the floorboards of Lane's home.
Arriving at the house, they find a Mexican house servant and an aging Apache taking care of the comatose Lazarus Lane. A thief named Slate grabs the servant girl by her hair, while the other, Clint, accosts the elderly Wise Owl.
Wise Owl begins muttering an Apache prayer, and suddenly Lazarus Lane snaps to life. Donning the garb of El Diablo, he attacks the men, disarming one of them with his bolas. Slate grabs the bolas and uses them to attack Wise Owl. Clint and he then rush outside where they meet the third member of their party – the Kid. El Diablo mysteriously appears in their midst and during the scuffle, the Kid accidentally shoots Clint. Just as quickly, El Diablo disappears, leaving the other two bank robbers confused.
The Kid then faces off against Slate, whom he discovers had intended on betraying him. Slate outdraws the other bank robber and shoots the Kid dead. He then takes off towards a mountain pass, but El Diablo follows close behind him on his steed Lucifer. Slate turns around and finds El Diablo resting beneath a rocky overhang. The thief fires his shotgun hoping that the canyon echoes would cause the overhang to collapse on top of El Diablo. The plan nearly works, but El Diablo steers Lucifer into an adjacent cave. Emerging from the cavern, El Diablo finds Slate charging towards him on his horse. The criminal swings at the masked avenger, but loses his balance and falls, toppling over the cliff's edge to his doom.
- "The Killer's Last Wish" is reprinted in Showcase Presents: Jonah Hex, Volume 1.
- "Night of the Living Dead" is reprinted in Jonah Hex and Other Western Tales #1 and The Saga of Ra's al Ghul #1.
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