East of West #4

East of West #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 10
8.5Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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Flashback to the fallout of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Learn what shocking event tore them apart and the secret that has been hidden ever since. The most exciting new book of the year, EAST OF WEST continues in: THE PROMISE.

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

    EAST OF WEST is absolutely my pick of the week, and as a series, it tops my pull list. It's astonishing how much Hickman and Dragotta have been able to fit into just four issues -- the world is bleak and scary, yet totally immersive, and the balance of violent action and tender emotional moments is carefully cultivated. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jul 12, 2013

    East of West has been a beautiful book and this issue is no different, with more of the great world-building, the interesting characters and the superb art. This is a stunning example of originality and creaticity and I strongly urge anyone wishing to read a good story to pick this up. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Jul 10, 2013

    But this series will likely not hook you for its profoundly drawn out characters or its emotional development, it's going to hook you with its outlandish and zany plot, ridiculous premise and the truly awesome art of Nick Dragotta.East of West isn't like any other series on the shelves right now and that scores it major points in my book. This is due to Dragotta just as much as it is to Hickman, and the series artist has really settled into this series nicely. The characters have all looked consistent from the start, and the rest of the book is drawn with such creativity and spice that you can find yourself lost in discovering all of the little details each image includes that sets it apparent from everything else.East of Westisn't as accessible as other Image Comics greats likeThe Walking Dead,Chew orInvincible, but it is just as incredible only four issues in. This series has avery bright future. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - William Tournas Jul 10, 2013

    Dragotta's art styling continues to amaze, with each panel having so much detail that you could spend hours looking at the pages. The battle scenes are made even more gorgeous by Martin's amazing colour palette, while Wooton's letters seem to leave you hanging on every breath of the characters. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Zach Wilkerson Jul 12, 2013

    Arguably, the greatest flaw besetting “East of West” to this point has been the lack of a strong central anchor, tying the reader to the series metaphysical concepts. Fortunately, issue #4 provides a much needed grounded, making the wait for next issue all the more unbearable. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Jul 21, 2013

    Every once in awhile, a series comes along that is good every issue and manages to maintain that high standard each and every time. East of West is one of those series. It is good time and time again and has yet to have a bad issue. This particular book is no exception. The plot only continues to thicken and you can't help but care about the characters with every read through. Pick this one up to continue this epic journey that Hickman and Dragotta have started. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jul 10, 2013

    Even as the forces of darkness converge against each other and we are left to wonder if there is any real good in this world, I continue to thoroughly enjoy where East of West is going. I'm not sure if I would yet call it one of Hickman's best, but it is at least a good indicator of his style and setup, and that's always a great journey to take, regardless of which direction this book finally takes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Jul 10, 2013

    Picture Guy Pearce in The Proposition traveling through Blade Runner and you'll have some semblance of Death's quixotic journey. While not flawless, each issue leaves the reader wanting more. Not sure how long they can keep that up, but for now, I'm in. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 14, 2013

    East of West #4 is not the tale that the description claims, but nonetheless it's an outstanding trip on its own that's sure to excite the burgeoning franchise's devoted followers. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Jul 15, 2013

    It would be very easy to label East of West as a bit up and down, but like some of the best long-form stories of the last decade (Y: The Last Man, for example) patience is the most rewarding virtue of them all. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Jul 10, 2013

    As with previous issues, Dragotta's art is the book's greatest strength. Along with Frank Martin's masterful colors, the world of East of West is as brilliantly rendered as it is overcrowded with plot. If the narrative and the visuals could ever achieve equilibrium, East of West would be a series to be reckoned with. As it is, we're left lusting after the book that could be, not the book that is. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jul 12, 2013

    “East of West” is still just as compelling as ever, and deserves your attention. The conflict is sure to blow up in only the most satisfying ways. Lets just hope the conflict finds that happy medium between action and dialogue next month. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GreyMouser Jul 10, 2013

    . . $3.50, 20pgs + 5 near blank, preachy filler pages. All ADs @ back. Boring space wasting C- cover. This book has a lot of style. Plenty of style and very nice illustration from Nick Dragotta, topped of with fine colors from Frank Martin. Style all the way through its design and layout, and the layout is sweet. But what about the substance? This issue is loaded with action, and the series has charm and an otherworldly feel. The characters are archetypes, arcane and glorious but i feel like we are expected to just swallow the whole pill. They expect us to focus on how fancy the packaging is, but not to bother reading the warning labels. Where is the substance of the characters, what gives them the power and gravity the creators ecpect us to grant them? is jthisust pretty pictures and stylee? we shall see, but at this price per page count... i look forward to the end of the arc, so i can switch to reading it in trade paperback!

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