East of West #12

East of West #12

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 21, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 7
8.6Critic Rating
9.1User Rating

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A last ditch effort is undertaken to avoid a war between the nations by the most unlikely person on the planet. The remains of the Chosen reassemble.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh May 21, 2014

    I'll concede the point that East of West seems comfortable in always pushing the "big event" until next time, and thus could be misconstrued as an unnecessary drawing-out of its story, but once you realize how poised this tense bubble has been set to pop, there's no denying the infectiousness of its tension, and I am absolutely hooked, like a pathetic junkie looking for his next fix. It is the most satisfying cocktease in the business today, and I continue to tap my vein each month for another hit. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Graphic Policy - Geo N May 23, 2014

    East of West is a brilliant book and issue #12 has some great art as only Nick Dragotta could deliver. How he imagines Hickman's story is extraordinary. I love the alternative reality plot of East of West, but even if I didn't I would still buy the book for the art alone. Together, Dragotta and Hickman have created something really unique and special. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing May 22, 2014

    The scary thing about East of West is it might be the most accurate dystopian future ever imagined. The segmented cultures and populations feels like a very distant, yet very real failed future world. Bringing all those elements into the same issue " an issue which doesn't even reference our protagonist Death, or many supernatural elements at all for that matter " makes for a stunning cap on the world-building we've seen across these first 12 issues. East of West is filled to the brim with potential, and is undoubtedly a classic comic in the making. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin May 20, 2014

    East of West #12 doesn't change established lore, but it continues to delve deeper into its mechanics in a way that feels both fresh and relevant. Recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen May 22, 2014

    East of West seemed to gain some momentum in issue #11, and that trend only accelerates in issue #12. Aside from a brief flashback designed to flesh out another figurehead, Jonathan Hickman focuses his full attention on the gathering of nations this month. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney May 19, 2014

    But that remains to be seen, and the slow-burning, politically-charged tension of this issue is something a significant change of pace when compared to the absolute blasts of the first two volumes. But the pay-off will certainly be worth it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell May 23, 2014

    While there were a few confusing moments in East of West #12, this has not only come to be expected from a Hickman story, but the rest of the book more than makes up for this. The story is definitely moving in some interesting directions and there is clearly a lot more interesting ground to cover in this world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry May 23, 2014

    Stunning looks and political intrigue aside, I do miss Death and Im itching to see what those obnoxious siblings of his are up to, so I hope theyll be featured prominently next issue. This is a story that definitely takes effort on the part of the reader, and the reward often entails more effort down the road. However, each time it comes out its at the top of my stack and Im left on the edge of my seat until the next issue, so I wont complain too loudly. Read Full Review

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