EAST OF WEST: THE PROMISE
Jonathan Hickman / Nick Dragotta, Frank Martin
Published: September 11th 2013 by Image Comics
This is the world. It is not the one we wanted, but it is the one we deserved. The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse roam the Earth, signaling the End Times for humanity, and our best hope for life, lies in Death.
Collecting: East Of West 1-5
We would tell you to pray, but it wouldn’t do any good.
East of West is a mix of Western and sci-fi, and although it starts out confusing and a bit all over the place, the plot definitely tightens up after a couple of issues. The concept is unique and really catches your attention, despite the execution being a little off at the beginning, and the writing can be really striking at times – especially the quotes between issues. Once it hooks you in, it’s very hard to put the book down.
The artwork is also really good, depicting the gory parts in the best of ways. One of my favorite things about it was the use of colors to really show a contrast between the Horseman, especially Death. It just brings a lot of attention to the characters, and I really appreciate the way it looks and how it relates to the main arc.
East of West was a really good read, and I’m definitely going to pick up the next trade. I recommend this to Western fans and everyone looking for a non-superhero comic to spend their money on.