East of West #13

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 2, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 8
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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BUSILLIS Our first good look inside the Lair. The Son of Death and Xiaolain makes his move. The beast roams free in EAST OF WEST #13.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Jul 2, 2014

    East of West #13 is an awesome entry that got me more excited for the future of this franchise. A good amount happens and then there's that cliffhanger which will surely please eager followers because this is a must own. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jul 2, 2014

    East of West #13 was a much more character-based affair than last issue, which was burdened (though not unpleasantly so) with world-building. At the same time, however, it was just a great comic book with beautiful action and Hickman philosophizing: high sentence, but a bit obtuse. Just how I like it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Justin Giampaoli Jul 8, 2014

    East of West remains one of the most imaginative books on the stands, in that I never know where it's going to go next, but it never fails to delight when it gets to its destination. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Jul 3, 2014

    Hickman and Dragotta continue to prove that “East of West” can jump to any part of the revolving door plot at any moment and command the interest of the reader. Plotwise, there aren't any weak points at the moment, as each character's role feeds into the greater narrative. This is impressive, when you consider that about a dozen major characters (among even more ancillary ones) are competing for the page. Issue #13 may have had to weather some uncharacteristic information dumping, but from the opening page to the end, the story makes a significant leap forward and looks incredible doing so. “East of West” continues to be one of the very best titles on the stands, making some impossibly large, completely fictional stakes seem important and impactful. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Jul 4, 2014

    As a whole, this issue demonstrates some of the best traits of the creative team. Every aspect of this book has kicked up the pace of the overall story and really helped to rejuvenate reader excitement for the future of this series. This issue also opened up some excellent potential new directions for the characters, and fans should be particularly pleased with how this played out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Jul 1, 2014

    If this book wasn't on your pull list before then this should definitely be the issue to drag you in. Once again, the team of Hickman and Dragotta prove that they're a force to be reckoned with, and I truly think that we could be seeing the start of something we'll be talking about for years to come with this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Capeless Crusader - Cody Mudge Jul 3, 2014

    East of West is one of the strongest series around. It isnt as invincible as I initially suspected earlier in its run, but if these are the only wrinkles that we have to deal with then theres no reason to stir up trouble. Hickman and Dragotta successfully navigated a clich-filled issue and delivered not just an eye pleasing comic book but managed to tighten the noose around these characters as well, adding a certain level of depth to some of Deaths companions that sorely needed it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jul 3, 2014

    This time Hickman finally returns to Death and his minions after leaving them hanging in issue #10. The result is a very violent, exciting, and action-packed script. However, the more mystical material involving Wolf and Crow gets bogged down by an overabundance of dialogue in what should be a more visually-oriented sequence. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chase Magnett Jun 30, 2014

    East of West #13 shows off its chops as a Western in its desert chases and fight sequences. Even the more psychedelic elements read like a peyote inspired trip in the Mojave Desert. As the science of the Endless Nation emerges on the final page, the great potential of the series is brought into focus as so many genre elements are blended together to create an ominous spectacle of great potential. For whatever stakes were lacking in this issue, the war that is now beginning has been clearly grounded, setting a course for the series to pursue to even greater highs. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Lido Jul 1, 2014

    Worst of all it made me realize how incredibly limited Death's character really is, he has exactly 1 note he hits in every scene and that's angst on a level Spawn would be jealous of, he never modulates or changes, there's nothing TO Death beyond the anger. Compare that to the protagonists of better revenge stories like Kill Bill or Django Unchained or even Eric Draven from The Crow and it starts to come home how limited and shallow the actual story of East of West to the point where I really started to wonder if the rest of the series had actually been that good or if I had just been suckered in by clever world building, not recommended. Read Full Review

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