East of West #7

East of West #7

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 6, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 11
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

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Death begins his great hunt, lines are drawn among the chosen, and the Ranger picks up the scent of his prey.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Nov 6, 2013

    With a setting that flashes back and forth not only in the varied appearance of the world and its players, but also tagged and distinguished tonally by Rus Wooton's great use of color, East of West #7 is a beautifully mutilated portrait that is, for me, a credit to the series as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Nov 8, 2013

    Truly a masterpiece in the making, East of West #7 is yet another stunning chapter of one of the best comics around. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Nov 10, 2013

    The story may have stopped for a spell, but the world-building, characterization along with the strong concepts and utterly impressive art certainly didn't. Another strong effort from Hickman, Dragotta and Martin. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Following The Nerd - Julz Hendricks Nov 11, 2013

    I like the fact that we can read comics that don't always have a clear hero. It keeps us guessing, and hoping. Image has been on fire lately with titles such as The Walking Dead, Saga, Ten Grand and so many more books. You can add East of West into that exclusive group! Image books move to the top of my read pile this week!4.5 out of 5 nerds Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Nov 5, 2013

    Hickman, Dragotta, Martin and in no small measure Rus Wooton suss out this tale slowly and majestically. A vein is explored for and issue and forgotten for a few, we backtrack and flash forward. Who we thought was meaningless is raised to near messiah proportions. Hickman has quite the body of work but the East Of West Team is clawing deep into my heart. I hope they don't rip it out. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Nov 7, 2013

    One of the things this issue did better than some of the others was show how bound even god-like characters seem to be to the Message, either out of devotion or obligation. Only Death seems not to care whats expected of him. So how inevitable is the inevitable? How much is plan and how much is faith? At this stage, there might not even be a difference. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Adam Hollander Nov 6, 2013

    Even though East of West can be a confusing series, for the most part (with some revision) it is easy enough to follow. A great thing about the story is that it flows and never feels like a chore to read. The universe of East of West is incredible and it is always fun to see it expand. Although Jonathan Hickman's writing can come off as cryptic, he is still a skilled writer and teamed with Nick Dragotta, he makes a killer comic book. If you haven't started reading East of West I would advise picking up the first trade as it's dirt cheap and will get you caught up quickly. East of West is one of the best books coming out of Image and this issue is really solid and well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Allen Mauldin Nov 8, 2013

    This issue of East of West may be holding up the story, but at least is still done with style and class, which are two things that are never in short supply with Hickmans writing and Dragottas artwork. I really hope that we get to see some progression of the story in the next issue as Im dying to see where Deaths journey will go and what happens when he gets what he is after. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Nov 6, 2013

    Hickman and Dragotta have set themselves up with the perfect Western. All the right themes have fit into place and the characters finally feel developed enough to carry their own plots. Westerns are typically quite slow, so it's nice to see the training wheels off after six issues. The narrative finally hits full stride and if it keeps up 'East of West' will be remembered for a long time to come... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Nov 6, 2013

    Never. Stop. Worldbuilding. The team behind EAST OF WEST continues to enrich their world's history, environments, and magic, issue after issue. No stone is left unturned, and no beast is left without character, and it maintains the immersive quality that fans have come to expect. Catching glimpses of the epic history that brought both The Horsemen and The Chosen (some in lock step) to their current positions is a fantastic way to generate interest in the doomed agents of the end times and move this arc forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Harrison Rawdin Nov 7, 2013

    East of West #7 is another expertly crafted piece of fiction, that may not push this journey as far as it needs to but it still earns a recommendation from me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Nov 6, 2013

    East of West remains a strongly written series with incredibly interesting characters and locales, and a vastly interesting plot unlike anything else out there. A slight increase in background information could have been all that was missing from issue #7, but as it is this issue felt murky overall, if still fairly enjoyable as a standalone read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Nov 11, 2013

    Nick Dragotta's art continues to be one of the strongest things about the series. Dragotta has a keen eye for creating surreal surroundings that are alien, but not unfamiliar. His line work is solid, and the use of solid colors in the background allows for a nice sense of unease. Dragotta also has a great imagination for machines, and for creating a hybrid of nature and technology. While Hickman's work in East of West is starting to unravel, Draggota's art remains tight as ever. Read Full Review

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