East of West #22

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 2, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
9.5Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

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The war between nations heats up in EAST OF WEST #22.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Dec 1, 2015

    I know that by now, I dont need to tell you how good EoW is, because – to be honest – it does thatall on its own. You pick up a trade of it and are instantly immersed in a world that Tolkien would be proud of. EoW is a series that is best read in the one sitting, or at least in a sizeable chunk. The story flows in a way that seesissues compliment each other, enhancing the overall story in the process. This issue is a notableexception though, as it is dynamic, fast paced and, from start to finish, an absolute schooling in minimalist storytelling. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Robert Reed Dec 3, 2015

    After the setup of previous issues, East of West #22 is a welcome adrenaline rush for the series. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Black Nerd Problems - William Evans Dec 1, 2015

    You don't expect a Hickman written story to possess a minimalist approach, but this issue couldn't have come at a better time. This is war and we got the riskiest venture in that war so far with this issue. We don't know how it will affect the world of East of West, but it is an absolutely joy for the reader this month. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Dec 3, 2015

    Issue #22 serves as a great stand-alone comic to fans of the series and those who have never read. The lack of dialogue makes Dragotta's artwork that much more powerful as he's able to singlehandedly convey one of the most exciting issues of the series. This should be at the top of your pull-lists this week. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 3, 2015

    For a book that's suffered from a slow pace recently, this issue was just the jolt readers needed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Flip Geeks - Paul Ramos Dec 8, 2015

    One of the most common weaknesses in a silent issue is some of the panels need wordings, either dialogues and/or thought balloons. True, the ultimate page has one, but I believe that some of the panels should have one or three, especially the onomatopoeia of the wounded or the killed and the explosions at least. As usual in many, many great Image titles, this one possesses frontal nudities of a single character, that same target. Aside from the usual violence East of West readers are accustomed so well; those graphic illustrations are done within the context of the story, hence those exciting and heart-beating scenes. Nonetheless, East of West #22 is a growing evidence of Hickman's evolutionary transcendence as a comic writer and one of the few visual narratives that highly satisfactory achieves of a great silent comic chapter ever. So, the war that will "end" all wars is just in the horizons". Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Ken Godberson III Dec 7, 2015

    With the most bare minimum of dialogue, Hickman, Dragotta and Martin create a brutal, awesome and beautiful scene of violence that will hopefully resonate in the issues to come. Read Full Review

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