Panels from Hex #18 (February 1987), script by Michael Fleisher, pencils by Keith Giffen, inks by Carlos Garzon, colors by Bob LeRose, letters by Milt Snapinn
By why is the Merc with a Mouth and Some Extra Melted Skin Joining It Together so down on the holly jolly holiday of Thanksgiving? We begin to find out in an extra-sized, extra-bold-panel-bordered flashback sequence, where Kid Jonah Hex discovers the wounded, timelost Rocket Raccoon trapped in a...trap, I guess. Serves him right for being taken in by the bait of a chilled bottle of Boerl & Kroff Brut 2055 Champagne.
Later, the Hex family $151; patriarch Woodson Hex, mother Virginia Britney Hex, and young Jonah Susan Hex settle down to eat a dee-licious Thanksgiving meal, presumably out by the cee-ment pond. Say, what do you think that holiday mystery meat is? Three guesses, and the first two don't count, especially if you guess "Spam" and then "Spam" again.
(Scary Door sting) TURNS OUT IT'S RACCOON
Hey-yo! You think that's a shocking, surprise ending? Well, it is, kinda. Also: they had stuffing instead of taters. DA DA DAHHHHHHH
Speaking of shock endings...later in that same comic, Jonah finds...himself all taxidermed up in a sideshow warehouse. Well, that'll happen.
So, the answer to the question I posed in the title, What do Jonah Hex and I have in common?
A: We're both stuffed.
* No it didn't. But they did have giant steampunk spiders.