Wednesday, 8 April 2015

So I Read East Of West Volume 3

A 250 word (or less) review of the third East of West collection,
by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, Frank Martin, and Rus Wotoon; Image Comics

This review will have *SPOILERS*. For a clean reviewof East of West Vol. 1 go here.

East of West is a Science Fiction Western comic about the end of the world. The Chosen and the Horsemen of the Apocalypse are preparing for The Beast and paving the way to the end times. Meanwhile the Horseman of Death is acting against his erstwhile allies as he hunts for his kidnapped son and for the chance to win back his stolen wife. Previous chapters of the comic have done a fantastic job introducing us to the Horsemen, The Chosen, and to the fractured world of East of West's ravaged and divided American continent. Volume 3 is the issue where it begins to all fall apart: the ironclad armistice that has kept the nations of America at peace is challenged and broken, the Horsemen revolt against their role and plot to kill The Beast and usurp his mantle, and Death continues to do whatever it takes to reclaim his son. It really feels like the end times are finally beginning. East of West is one of the best comics I am reading. It is this magnificent creation that balances an ingenious plot with pitch perfect dialogue, seamlessly wedded to spectacular artwork that is wonderfully imaginative, beautiful to look at, and brilliantly composed. It is a great example of every element of a comic book working together flawlessly to create a perfect comic reading experience. I cannot recommend this comic enough. It is must read comics.

Word count: 237

Post by Michael Bround


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