East of West #9

East of West #9

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 29, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 9
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

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The Ranger and Death finally clash in the inevitable meeting of LAW and INEVITABILITY.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jan 29, 2014

    Altogether, I'd call East of West #9 another fantastically illuminating detour on its dusty trail, and so long as Hickman, Dragotta and Martin continue to firm its story from the outside in – like a slowly-closing bear trap – I'll be here to get snagged. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Nerds On The Rocks - LenDiggity Jan 30, 2014

    This issue is what the series needed at this point in time. It gives the reader time to focus on a new character and see how the pieces of the puzzle are coming together without beating them over the head with the weight of the overall story. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Space Chief Jan 31, 2014

    I think Hickman, Dragotta and Martin have a true classic on their hands and I can confidently give East Of West #9 an apocalyptic… Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Josh Reifler Jan 29, 2014

    East of West is a challenging, moody, and often complicated series that completely pays off for the time invested. Rarely can one say it's been a pleasure spending time in a dystopia but Hickman and Dragotta have created a story so compelling that I can't help but feel impatient for the release of each issue. The first trade is currently available and I highly recommend readers jump into what is turning out to be a landmark series for both Hickman and Image comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jan 31, 2014

    This, my friends, is how you kick off a second year. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Patrick McAleer Feb 3, 2014

    You won't find a dystopian western with political intrique and splashes of theology done any better than in the pages of East Of West. Let's face it, you won't find such a concoction anywhere else, which is why you should saddle up to this title. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson Jan 28, 2014

    My only minor complaint is also perhaps one of the main strengths of the book. I want to know more! Hickman continues to play his cards close to his chest, drip-feeding information and moving the plot along at a glacial pace, revelling in every small detail. And as much as I would be a fan of this approach were I reading a trade paperback, it makes East of West a painfully impatient experience for the single-issue collectors. That said, this is still an undeniably remarkable world with some truly three-dimensional protagonists, brought to life by an artist at the very top of his game. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jan 29, 2014

    East of West #9 is by no means perfect but it does enough to keep this world's apocalypse interesting. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jan 29, 2014

    East of West strives to do something different by slowly building one of the most complex and interesting narratives that comics has ever seen. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Jan 29, 2014

    The story in East of West has been told in a very enigmatic way while still keeping things enjoyable, and this trend continues in issue #9. However, this latest installment felt particularly engaging and the artwork was excellent. Great characters, interesting environments, bizarre story, and jaw-dropping artwork, East of West #9 has it all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Jan 29, 2014

    The penultimate issue of EAST OF WEST's second volume marks another engaging stop on the (end of the) world tour, layering the gains and losses of history against the risk held by potential futures. The Kingdom seems to be populated by characters who are generally less odious or cruel than some of the other nations seen so far, but John Freeman has emerged from this issue as a shrewd and powerful player. What will become of him -- and, of course, the freshly-blinded Death -- is a captivating hook. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Jan 30, 2014

    The excellent art and colorization is still present as well as the always interesting world-building, yet there are a couple of slower moments combined with a certain lack of bigger developments that makes this issue not of the same caliber as the previous ones. It's a good read, but not as good as it has been previously. Read Full Review

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