East of West #18

East of West #18

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 11, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

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“THE PATH OF THE PROPHET” The last days of the world are upon us, and one man has become the living word of the apocalypse. This is the story of Ezra Orion and his unholy resurrection.

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Garza Mar 13, 2015

    East Of West has been nothing short of a wild ride for the last 18 issues. Hickman and Dragotta have built an enormous world now it feels like they've chosen to take their time in playing in it. As is the case with most of Hickman's work, much is being asked of the reader. There are many plot threads to follow, character motivations and their development are not always clear at first, but usually the payoffs are worth it. I'm really excited to see where Hickman is taking us. I've been impressed thus far, especially since Year Two of the Apocalypse began and I hope the streak continues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Tim Stacey Mar 12, 2015

    Issue #18 moves the plot, but more importantly, raises the stakes considerably. Since his introduction, Babylon has been an unsettling character in premise and personality, and the road he's taking will surely further this. While the dialogue is heavy and at times difficult to parse, the book benefits from second and third readings, a given, considering the scope of the story and the size of its cast. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Shaun Ketchion Mar 15, 2015

    Perhaps the strangest chapter in the series- few reveals are made in relation to the main cast and the issue contains some of the most disturbing but intricate artwork seen so far within the series. Easo of West #18 is a slow burner but not to be considered as a filler issue Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 12, 2015

    There's little point in complaining about a slow-paced issue of East of West. That's just the approach Jonathan Hickman has chosen to take with this series. Issue #18 is a fairly quiet addition to the series, but an interesting one all the same. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Mar 11, 2015

    East of West #18 continues to traverse the depths of this twisted version of our world while offering up enough material to keep fans coming back. To sum up: after eighteen issues this is still a comic series that manages to come recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Mar 9, 2015

    Overall, the big problem here is decompression, but it can also be a major strength for a series going forward. East of West #18 has both decompression as a weakness (external) and as a strength (internal). It uses character work as its biggest advantage. We're entering the middle stages of the story, so I don't know if this is going to be the nature of the story going forward or if we're going to get big happenings later on. Either way, I'm along for the ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Mar 11, 2015

    I promise this will be my last review of this series. But what I can't promise is that I won't keep reading it, or continue to buy its volumes in trade. I suggest you do the same for as long as this creative team is producing East of West, which I hope will indeed last until the end of days. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Word Of The Nerd - Connor McGuckin Mar 13, 2015

    Finally, one really cannot say enough about the work of Nick Dragotta and Frank Martin. These last couple of issues may have been lacking the action sequences these two have made their hallmark, but their work is still incredible. Read Full Review

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