East Of West: The World One Shot #1

East Of West: The World One Shot #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
6.8User Rating

A STAND ALONE, all-encompassing look at the wider world of EAST OF WEST. Part atlas, part encyclopedia, part timeline, and part apocrypha, EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD is the must-have one-shot companion to the spellbinding series.

NOTE: EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD will contain pivotal plot and character info that will not be in the regular series...so don't miss out!

The Apocalypse is illuminated in EAST OF WEST: THE WORLD.

  • 9.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Dec 13, 2014

    Overall East of West: The World is a great issue within the series, giving insight into how detailed both Dragotta and Hickman made this apocalyptic America. It's light on traditional drawn story-content but more than makes up for it with the stylistic fact files and the teasers yet to come in the series. Now we await issue 16, and the coming Apocalypse cannot come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Dec 9, 2014

    While it is unnecessary and slightly gimmicky, it's definitely a fun issue. I could see something like this, a standalone issue that just includes extra information for die-hards, being double the price of a regular issue. Instead, this fun one-shot includes a short story as well as analysis and timeline for the price of a regular issue. Normally I'm not a fan of these sorts of things, but I would definitely suggest it, especially given that it's been months since the last issue and the complexity of the storyline may require you to refresh yourself. This issue mostly serves as an anticipation builder for The Apocalypse: Year Two, the next chapter of the series. Year Two aka issue #16 will hit shelves on December 31. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Dec 14, 2014

    I was hoping to see a Jojo's Bizarre Adventure reference as well but that was missing too. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Dec 12, 2014

    This book could be considered a sort of victory lap for the team, or perhaps more accurately, a seventh day or sabbath. This is the moment the creators have taken to stand back, look at what they've made and declare that it is good. Personally, I have to echo that sentiment. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Walt Keegan Dec 11, 2014

    While the added information in East of West: The World one shot is useful for any East of West die-hard, the amount of info it contains was disappointing to this fan of the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 11, 2014

    By and large, this issue is a sourcebook for the sprawling world of East of West, breaking down the various nation states and the timeline of events that have shaped the series. It's a handy resource consdieirng how dense the series can be and how many different characetrs and factions there are. But this is the sort of material that's better suited as supplemental pages in a trade paperback collection rather than a standalone product. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Dec 8, 2014

    East of West: The World isn't exactly essential, even though there is some new information presented within its pages. It is however, very helpful at gearing readers for the next year of East of West. Current fans will enjoy getting a more in-depth look at this America. Those who may have been holding out on reading East of West might consider checking this one-shot out to get a grasp on what they are in for. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    GreyMouser Dec 15, 2014

    More style then substance & a bit skimpy, although the short comic is nice and some of the info is OK. They claim this will NOT be reprinted, so i'm OK with it as long as they NEVER reprint it in the TPBs, etc. Otherwise, they just scammed their readers with a cheap fill-in issue to hold them over while they wait WAY too long for real issues! The write-ups are pretty short and seem 'phoned-in' and they didnt even bother to include a full map of the world! WTF, no-brainer right?? but plenty of lame, empty (or near-empty) pages... There is a LOT missing, that should have been included. A missed opportunity from Hickman & Dragotta IMO.

  • 6.5
    JBL Reviews Jun 13, 2015

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