This scene makes my fanboy-sense tingle and I have to call BS on this panel from Uncle Sam and the Freedom Fighters #3 (Nov 2006).
According to Palmiotti, who by now should have some passing familiarity with the character, Jonah Hex participated in the terrible Long Walk of Native Americans?
And maybe my retcon-avoiding memory is faulty, but didn’t Jonah receive his facial scars after his time in the military?
After nearly a year of work on the Hex title portraying Jonah as the Vengeful Hand of God you’d think Palmiotti and Gray wouldn’t be showing Jonah oppressing native peoples and condoning through inaction, if not deed, their massacre.
I guess he or Gray maybe couldn’t resist a little cross-promotion to boost the sales of the other book they are swiftly marching towards cancellation.
Update: Dwayne the Perma-Link Hater at Matching Dragoons says that according to Gray, it was an art error. Jonah was actually leading the Navajo to freedom intead of to a death camp. Okay. Either way, a nonsense cameo for no reason story wise.