East of West #15

East of West #15

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 10, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 5
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9.4User Rating

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"THE GREAT BEAST" The son of Xiaolain and Death faces the Horsemen and becomes everything that the Message foretold. Apocalypse: Year One concludes with EAST OF WEST #15.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Sep 14, 2014

    Buy this book. Unless youve not read it before. In which case, buy issue #1 and start from there. If you dont, youre missing out not just on one of the finest sci-fi stories written in a long while, but one of the finest stories full-stop. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Sep 10, 2014

    East of West #15, as a culmination of things, stands on its own as a towering beast. This issue has real weight and impact that you wouldn't find in most series. It makes things feel downright hopeless. What Hickman and Dragotta have crafted is a dark, dark tale devoid of optimism. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Sep 13, 2014

    A break from the usual storyline but does not harm the main storyline in anyway. The creative team are on top form and are building to greater events within the series. Looking forward to the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Sep 10, 2014

    East of West #15 is another rousing extension in a saga that's been entertaining and thought provoking. The sheer creativity and the steady quality allows this property to stand out from the rest of the crowd as this entry easily comes highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kaulthelegend Sep 11, 2014

    Nick Dragotta continues to dynamically bring Hickmans expansive world to life. He is as adept at expressing emotion as he is at drawing gory action sequences. His character designs are great and at this point I couldnt imagine another artist pencilling this series.Overall, this was an amazing finale to the first year and arc of East of West. It set-up the future, established new threats for this world and exacerbated its already critical state. If you like complex, yet rewarding series, East of West is not one you should pass up on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Sep 11, 2014

    Overall, this was an amazing finale to the first year and arc of East of West. It set-up the future, established new threats for this world and exacerbated its already critical state. If you like complex, yet rewarding series, East of West is not one you should pass up on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Sep 12, 2014

    As with Hickman's characterization of Babylon through his speech and Balloon's “parenting,” Nick Dragotta's art does a great deal to add to the abomination's unsettling nature. In the face of great supernatural power, Babylon appears expressionless, relaxed, and almost bored with anything other than his education. As always, Dragotta excels when the point of view pulls out, offering phenomenal vistas of American forestland as well as smouldering dystopias. Colorist Frank Martin cannot be overlooked either as his coloured lighting bleeds effectively from the source, and the primary colours of War, Conquest and Famine only further enhance the stark white profile of Death's progeny. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Justin Micallef Sep 10, 2014

    Dragotta's pencil's remain as detailed and bright as ever. He depicts the umbilical-cord-like apparatus that Babylon is attached to with surgical precision, allowing every bit of background and foreground architecture to shine along with it. The confrontation between Conquest and Babylon remains the highlight of this issue, from both an art and writing perspective. It allows for one of the first true moment of character development for Babylon to shine (this being his pondering on the concept of mercy) and simultaneously allows Dragotta to depict Babylon's first fight in a visceral, calculated, and beautifully rendered way. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Sep 11, 2014

    The story is well structured and executed, except for the opening segment focused on Xiaolin, which feels out of place in this context. But between Hickman's bold storytelling and Nick Dragotta's rich, imaginative, and occasionally grotesque art, there's plenty to love in this latest chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Sep 10, 2014

    That one scene notwithstanding, East of West #15, like most of the issues before it, stands as proof positive of what makes comic book storytelling so singular. Its collection of frozen moments play off each other so incredibly well, and will lead you to an ending that is blindingly bright and beautiful, but at the same time sickening and hopeless. It's a story that sticks with you, and one that begs you to flip back and repeatedly experience those sections that make its whole so great. What more could you ask for in a comic book? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Sep 10, 2014

    The wait is well worth it. Issue #15, appropriately named Awake Babylon, does a great job of ending current storylines and setting up even more. Despite the slow beginning, everything is right on target and Hickman continues to deliver a knockout series. Read Full Review

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