East of West #3

East of West #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 5, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 14
9.1Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Death's reign of terror over THOSE WHO RULE continues, as the forces of the END TIMES continue to work to bring about the Apocalypse. It's the END OF THE WORLD: Someone dies, someone lives, and someone falls in love.

  • 10
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Jun 5, 2013

    I love when I can root for the anti-hero in a book and that is exactly what death is. He is a gun slinging cowboy that doesnt take garbage from anyone. I mean the last panel basically sums up the characters personality for me. East of West is not something any comic book fan should miss out on. Trust me every single issue is a classic and if you loved the first two issues you will love the third Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jun 5, 2013

    EAST OF WEST has been fast-paced and jammed an incredible amount of world-building into the first two issues, but this third slows it down a hitch to dive into the story's core. It's a welcome shift in pace and tone, because the emotional backbone of this story is worth savoring. And, like a slow breeze in a Western, this issue feels like a signal that dangerous, exciting things are on the very immediate horizon. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Jun 10, 2013

    Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta have hit upon something very special with East Of West. Rarely are text and art married in such perfect harmony. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jun 7, 2013

    East of West is a superb series that only gets better with each issue, with this one not being any exception thanks to superb dialogue, an engaging world and tons of questions that can make people want to invest their time in finding out the details of this world Hickman has created. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jun 5, 2013

    When it comes to independent books Image Comics has an absolute skill for getting talented people to work on interesting projects, as East of West #3 further proves with its candor and quality. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Jun 5, 2013

    Hickman's work is always mind-bending and always requires a second read for myself. That's not a fault, but shows more how bold, crazy and challenging his stories tend to be. Nick Dragotta's artwork and Frank Martin's colour work is astounding in this series. I couldn't picture the detail in which Dragotta has gone into this work done by anyone else. Martin's colours bring the right kind of mood to each page and flesh out characters and scenes to their full extent. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Sam LeBas Jun 6, 2013

    As for something mind-blowing? The skill required to pilot a machine like "East of West," is considerable. There are so many moving parts, so many possible routes to choose from, so many stops that could be made. So far, the team has been making all the right decisions, and keeping all the pieces of the story in working order. The fact that this story works at all is hard to comprehend, the fact that it works so well is … well, mind-blowing. Juggling rich themes and various plot threads this issue of "East of West," continues in the bold direction that makes it stand out from the crowd. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jun 7, 2013

    This month Hickman and Dragotta managed to kick things into high gear. I was skeptical that the story was ever going to make coherent sense, or pick up the pace. Yet, Im happy to report that both of these problems have been solved. Although Hickman could easily slip back into the crawl he was in before, I sincerely doubt it. The groundwork has now been laid, and the series is about to take off and rocket us into somewhere new. I loved this issue, and urge you to pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Culture Mass - Jonathon Jacobs Jun 7, 2013

    A western set in a dystopian America amidst the impending apocalypse in which Death viciously sets out to find his wife. How could this book not be great? Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jun 5, 2013

    Visually, the world of East of West is stunning. Nick Dragotta's art is simplistic without sacrificing detail. His imagery is precise and elegant. Coupled with Frank Martin's restrained yet vibrant color palette, the book's aesthetic is anexercisein sophistication. As pretty as it is, the issue doesn't quite deliver on the promise of the previous installment. Hickman does slow the pace down, but by the issue's end, I was left with a sense of faint dissatisfaction. There's so much to explore in the world of East of West, and I sincerely hope this magic eye illusion of a comic finds its way soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GreyMouser Jun 9, 2013

    . . $3.50, 21pgs + 6 near blank pgs?. Half a decent cover, otherwise empty. 2 stealth ADs. . . OK, this book has got great feeling and an awesome premise, but the page count slippage is certainly lame and the issue itself feels a bit light. Still, i enoyed whats there and the place i am transported to. Dragotta's work has never been so graceful and clean, which might be too sterile without the Color art of Frank Martin.

  • 8.0
    DarioV Feb 5, 2015

    This issue takes us to New Shanghai, a Chinese (?) state ruled by Premiere Mao. The historical reference is clear as blue sky, but the book is very little about political abuse and much more about revenge. Differently from issue #2, where the politic talk was fundamental, here we just have a nation at war with a cosmic entity (to cite "Sandman") for the life of a girl. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful love speech said by the (sorta) warlock, as it deepened an otherwise pretty sterile number. It's still to be understood why his brothers are chasing him, but by now Death's adventure has been satisfying.

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    Deckard Jun 8, 2013

  • 9.5
    Herbert Jun 5, 2013

  • 9.5
    LeviofDoom Aug 2, 2013

  • 9.5
    Nick Jan 27, 2015

  • 9.5
    Guilherme Mar 6, 2016

  • 9.0
    Wallington Sep 26, 2013

  • 9.0
    MatchesMalone Aug 7, 2014

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Jan 28, 2015

  • 9.0
    Sonyk149 Mar 29, 2015

  • 8.5
    DXO Dec 31, 2015

  • 7.5
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