East of West #39

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 17, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
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"THESE BROTHERS OF DESTINY": The army of the Prophet masses, preparing to conquer the world.

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth Oct 17, 2018

    East Of West #39 gets readers reacquainted with whats been happening, and pulls the rug out from under them in one fell swoop. Hickman expertly subverts what readers thought they knew, and presents an alternate take on what has seemed inevitable. The art team delivers their usual amazing imagery, with this issues colors being especially good. This is one of the better story-arc openers in the books history, because it works so hard to get readers caught up while also offering up tantalizing developments. Its not exactly a perfect jumping on point for new readers, but its the closest a book as densely plotted as this can get. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Oct 17, 2018

    As East of West begins to write its ending, with only seven issues remaining, it is clear that the series is as strong as it ever was. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Comic Crusaders - Daniel Clark Oct 18, 2018

    Even with only eight issues left in this series, there is still a lot left to accomplish. Considering the extended delays and depth of this series there is always a difficulty trying to jump back into this universe, and to this book's credit, it trusts the audience to keep things straight avoiding hamfisted exposition to catch everyone up. Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta are looking at the grander picture, which is evident in this issue as it does not set off to inject massive moments because it is the first issue back in some time. There is no question it is a solid issue, but it is clearly leading to something much grander. East of West has been one of comics best books for some time and issue #39 only helps that fact. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Parala Oct 17, 2018

    East of West is a big, big story. Its intertwining narratives and range of complex characters have made the dystopian Western one of the most essential reads during the past few years.

    It also means that there have been issues that are more set-up than pay-off. More exposition than execution. And it’s certainly the case in this instalment. It kicks off with a quick origin flashback before teasing some potential series high encounters.

    In hands less deft than Hickman and Dragotta this could prove a little frustrating, particularly given we’ve had to wait three months since #38 came out. Blue-balling loyal readers can be a fraught exercise.

    However, this issue crackles with possibilities. Death and his mis more

  • 9.0
    KillianH Oct 17, 2018

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    Jorge Mendes Oct 17, 2018

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