East of West #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 24, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 16
9.0Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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Following the high crimes in the debut issue of EAST OF WEST, the fallout spreads across the broken nations of America. Forces align to stave off the apocalypse, while equally powerful ones do everything they can to bring it to pass. 

One of the most exciting new books of the year, this is EAST OF WEST, a brand new, ongoing, monthly comic from the award-winning team of Marvel's FF, JONATHAN HICKMAN and NICK DRAGOTTA.

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Doug Garbark Apr 24, 2013

    Despite its odd variant covers, East of West has it all when it comes to storytelling and visuals. Expect East of West to keep getting better with each issue as more characters are developed and more mysteries uncovered. Any fan of comics, no matter the genre, should get on this bandwagon immediately, if you havent already! This is storytelling at its best. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Apr 24, 2013

    I can't stress enough how interesting this story is for any reader. I feel like were on an epic journey that will only lead to an absolutely amazing story. Along the way were not only treated by Jonathan Hickman's writing but also Nick Drogotta's Art. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Apr 23, 2013

    East of West #2 is a release that continues the outstanding streak established by last month's launch, because of that this comic comes with the absolute highest recommendation we here at UTF can give. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Apr 24, 2013

    What sticks out about this story in particular is that even the protagonist isn't primarily concerned with stopping the end of the world. He's more concerned with revenge. The Message has taken root so deeply in the leadership and government structures of this world that there seems to be no stopping the end.And how ironic is it for the world's only hope for continued existence to rest with Death himself?As he tells his companions, “I am constant, or I am nothing.” Whether it's death for Some or for All, there will be a period at the end of the sentence. I cannot wait until next month when I get to turn the page. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 25, 2013

    A strong second issue. A few things start to make sense, but there is a lot more to wonder about. It's rare to see a comic book with this much charisma. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Apr 28, 2013

    A compelling read that demands your full attention, East of West has now solidified the reputation it rightfully earned last month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Alvarez May 1, 2013

    So get this book. You need to be reading it. Hickman's playing the long game with this series and the payoff is bound to be immense. It's a Hickman book. You can bank on it. Hickman ain't no Charles Keating. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Melissa Grey Apr 24, 2013

    The wee Horsemen embark on a bloody rampage that is beautifully rendered by artist Nick Dragotta and colorist Frank Martin in detail that is too artfully vivid to be truly gory. The sophistication of the book's design is virtually unparalleled and Dragotta's art is an exercise in restraint. Martin's masterful color palette adds exactly the sort of ambience Hickman's scripts calls for. It's a much more concise and comprehensible outing than their first issue and the disjointed fragments of East of West are beginning to coalesce into something epic and strange and beautiful. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Edward Kaye Apr 25, 2013

    Jonathan Hickman really doesn't do things by halves. As always, this high-concept story is packed with enough ideas for half a dozen different series. It's a fascinating and gripping story, packed full of action, with twists and turns in abundance Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Apr 25, 2013

    While East of West is still in its infancy, so far it is one of the best series of 2013. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Apr 25, 2013

    The dystopian future has never looked more appealing. Hickmans characters and story remain just as engrossing despite a slower pace for issue two. Hopefully Hickman can kick the action into high gear soon. “East of West” is wildly inventive, original, and a story that embraces the comic book medium. We very well may be on the ground floor of a new masterpiece here. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Booked - Tony Calandra Apr 24, 2013

    This comic isnt full of action packed scenes. It draws you in with describing this alternate world and the beings that inhabit it. Death is coming but at what cost and can anyone survive Death? This is one question I had after reading issue #2. Yes I am still a little confused what is the overall picture but hey like I said this could be a good, good thing. I will say this issue is slower paced than the first issue and draws me in more since I keep coming up with questions. Im not sold that this is the next great creator owned series. It has potential and I will keep reading to see where Hickman and Dragotta take this. I feel it is on the verge of something wonderful and large. Now bring me East of West #3 so I can dive farther into this rabbit hole Mr. Hickman is constructing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Geekality - Dave Christian Apr 24, 2013

    This is an exciting new series that looks to be another big hit for Image. Read Full Review

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