East of West #16

East of West #16

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 31, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.9Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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"THE APOCALYPSE: YEAR TWO” begins in the over-sized EAST OF WEST #16! Following the dramatic conclusion of YEAR ONE, the Great Beast now roams the fractured United States of America. Deep into an all-consuming war between the splintered nations, the Four Horsemen move to further their individual agendas while resisting the inevitability of The Message.

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Jan 7, 2015

    East of West #16 seems, at its core, to be about avoiding the very idea of stagnation. It puts characters on unpredictable paths or predetermined ones at a much sooner interval of time than expected. It moves the story along quite nicely while setting up for the hell to come. If you arent excited for the apocalypse yet, this should be the place to start. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Jan 2, 2015

    In all East of West #16 grants an amazing opening to the second year of the apocalypse: fast, fun and gruesome at points, it pulls together great drama and spectacular action scenes enough to please any current fan of the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 3, 2015

    This is the opening salvo of the next chapter of Hickman and Dragotta's epic, a perfect point to check out what you've been missing out on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jan 5, 2015

    Even in those quiet moments at the end of East of West #16, it is clear the story has changed. Year One was an introduction to a wide, new world. It carefully constructed history, politics, and religion into a cathedral-like structure. Year Two has set that structure on fire. War has arrived. The action, the impact, and the drama of East of West have all been elevated as the world approaches its end. Hickman and Dragotta have revitalized the series in this introduction to Year Two. They are starting to blow this world up and it appears that as things get worse, East of West will only get better. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ryan Scott Jan 5, 2015

    Writer Jonathan Hickman (The Avengers) and artist Nick Dragotta (FF) make the perfect team for this futuristic sci-fi epic and though East of West #16 was my first, it will certainly not be my last. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Jan 5, 2015

    Out of all the series I read from Image,East of West remains one of my top favorites for it constantly rewards the reader. Some readers may prefer to trade-wait for this series due to the density of it's plots and characters and while that remains perfectly fine, I believe that this series is one of the best bangs for your buck any wednesday it comes out. I never feel let down by any issue ofEast of Westand issue #16 remains no exception. Our central focuses this issue remain some of the tertiary characters and factions that are present within the series while Death takes a back seat. We get to learn a little bit more about the Endless Nation as they wage war against some of the groups present while simultaneously forming alliances with others. The political complexity explore in these dynamics this issue remain endlessly fascinating while albeit slightly pedantic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Dec 31, 2014

    The apocalypse rolls on, though, and I for one am as interested as ever in the Message and everything in this world it has tainted or emboldened. “East of West” is back, and things are looking better than ever, at least for us. I'd tell you to pray for the characters in the story, but something tells me it wouldn't do any good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 5, 2015

    Hickman is setting up even larger power plays, increasing the scope of the war while consolidating the participants. Where they go next is anybody's guess; the possibilities of what can happen are wide open. For anyone reading Hickman's Marvel work who feels like the characters are lacking, I highly recommend this issue of "East of West." It's a great concept, executed with precision and style. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Norman Bates Jan 3, 2015

    Perfection! The last new comic I read in 2014 was also one of the finest. EoW returns with a new chapter and the world on the brink of apocalypse. In addition to being exciting, it’s quintessential socio-political Hickman. The ideas presented here, the plans of nations and the philosophies of each are precisely and intelligently presented. The plotting and dialog as well as the art and color, stagger the mind and eye. Look carefully at Dragotta’s expressions and the way he directs his actors - his design work, from clothing to weaponry, which gives a distinct personality to each section of the world. It’s damned impressive. 2014 was a sweet season in comics, and this; this was the cherry atop the Sundae.

  • 9.5
    jac's picks Jan 30, 2015

    Another great issue. Hickmans' on some kind of run. In my decades of reading I've never seen anything like it.

  • 7.0
    GreyMouser Mar 6, 2015

    An OK issue but light on comic and heavy on wasted space, as usual. id rather read this in TPB, but my plans got screwed by Image/creator's LIE about "The World" not being reprinted. WARNING: Vol.4 of this series will only have 4 issues and the incredibly lame and waste-of-space known as "East of West: the World". avoid it, its a scam.

  • 10
    havok1977 Jan 31, 2015

  • 9.5
    Slayer666 Jan 20, 2015

  • 9.5
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  • 8.5
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