I have a fairly limited experience of the character having only read the first trade of the Palmiotti/Gray run and a few odd issues (including some of the old school stuff) here and there.
This, then, is my take on events that played out in Jonah Hex Spectacular.
PAGE TWENTY TWO: A tier of two panels followed by a wide panel and a final tier of two panels.
We OPEN on a CLOSE UP on a pair of SPECTACLES as they're being cleaned by a pair of weathered looking hands holding a grimy, frayed handkerchief.
In the reflection of the spectacles lenses we can see a vision of JONAH HEX in his prime, guns blazing, mouth snarling.
NB: All of Jonah's captions use a handwritten style font, as if they are taken from a journal or manuscript.
CAPTION (JONAH): No, I'm not afraid of dyin'.
CAPTION (JONAH): It's been thirty eight years since I got this face.
CAPTION (JONAH): Thirty eight years since I killed a man out of desperation.
PAN slightly to the hands-- weathered but strong, dirt and oil under the nails.
CAPTION (JONAH): Killed a lot of folk since.
Panel Three: Wide panel
CUT TO a MEDIUM CLOSE UP on an elderly JONAH HEX (he's in his mid sixties now) sitting at a wooden round table in a Cheyenne saloon (the same one featured in Jonah Hex Spectacular).
Jonah continues to clean his spectacles, a hand of cards face down on the table in front of him.
A number of other players are seated around the table, all with their own cards.
CAPTION (JONAH): Loved and lost.
CAPTION (JONAH): Thirty eight years with death at my side.
CUT TO a tight shot of Jonah putting his spectacles back on.
CAPTION (JONAH): So, when I see him comin' for me...
Panel Five: Fixed panel
Jonah looks up slightly, squinting to focus. A man's SHADOW has fallen across him.
CAPTION (JONAH): ...I'll meet him with a smile and say "What took you so damn long?"
CAPTION: Excerpt from an unpublished manuscript found in Laramie, Wyoming.
CAPTION: Author unknown.