I've been a Jonah Hex fan since the 70's. I still own that awful 80's scifi future series. I was gladly there for issue #1 of this current series as I have been for the entire run.
Reading the reviews here makes me hope some of you will continue to check the book out, because there have been some truly great stories in the issues you've missed (especially #50 drawn by Cooke).
As for this issue - I knew Jonah was going to eventually find his Pa, I just didn't know this was going to be it. Having a deeper background into the character than most, I state with certainty that the bastard got everything that came to him.
For a series that rarely mentions continuity, this issue was filled with dialog about previous tales - credit to Gray & Palmiotti because with every mention, I clearly recalled the details of those stories and how excellent they are.
This story was spectacular, years of waiting for this encounter and it's nothing like I expected it would be - this was better. The final scene was damn near perfect. With this series coming to an end (kinda) this issue serves as a great final chapter.
The art - while it fit the story excellently, I kept getting distracted by some inconsistent characters early on (the blond thief's face looked different every other panel for example). Once I got used to Lemire's style that feeling ebbed. Even so, for pulling me out of this book with his art, I can't give the book the perfect 10 it could have gotten.
Story - 10
Art - 9
Not part of this issue is what comes next. Sure Jonah will continue for another issue and then he moves on to All Star Western, but with his Pa now dead, that's one less demon Jonah needs to carry. With closure comes... what? I look forward to seeing what G & P come up with.