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