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COMIC REVIEW: FTN reviews East Of West #5

August 16th, 2013 by Jake Tanner Comments

Written by Jonathan Hickman

Artist: Nick Dragotta

Colors: Frank Martin

Letters: Rus Wooton

Published by: Image Comics

East of West #5 tells us many facets of what’s shaping up to be an epic tale. It’s full of violence, deceit, politics, and a broken love. This is a post-apocalyptic tale that’s mixed beautifully with the classic western.

Jonathan Hickman is a genius. There’s not a person in comics that pulls off these epic stories filled with raw, human emotion and layers upon layers of brilliant storytelling quite like him. In #4, we got a huge battle scene; it was gory and exceptionally violent. It also reunited Death with his lover and set the wheels in motion for something BIG. I can’t wait to see where this is going.

This book has my favorite art in comics. It’s clean, it’s colorful, and like everything else in this book, it’s big. Like Hickman’s storytelling, Dragotta’s art makes a statement, and it says, ‘pay attention, we’re doing something really special here.’ Simply put, this book is a work of art. You could frame almost any panel from it and put it up on your wall for people to enjoy.

This series is a masterpiece. I don’t know why it hasn’t gotten more hype, but it deserves to be mentioned when anyone is talking about the best books being published right now. Jonathan Hickman and company are building a modern day epic, and I’d suggest you buy it and saddle up for the ride!

5 out of 5 nerds


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I'm 25 years old and I'm hugely passionate about comic books and I also LOVE gaming. The birth of my daughter, Abby, rekindled my passion for comic book stories. I grew up on them and I want nothing more than to share that passion with her! I'm a pretty typical guy, I love sports. (NHL-Blackhawks, NBA-Lakers, MLB-Cubs, and NFL-Daaaa Bears!). I've been writing for a pretty big portion of my life, and I've been nominated for multiple awards for some of the poetry I’ve written! Happy reading and follow me on Twitter @xJatmanx.