East of West

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East of West is a comic book series I’ve recently been interested in. I’m not one to normally read comics on the regular, but while looking for the latest “Walking Dead” issue, the cover art of this series kind of caught my eye. The series is put together by writer Jonathan Hickman and illustrator Nick Dragotta. The comic is still somewhat in its early stages, so it’s hard for me to describe to you the complex story line myself, so I borrowed the plot summary from their Wikipedia entry (don’t judge me):

…the tagline of East of West is “The things that divide us are stronger than the things that unite us.” The series, a science-fiction Western set in a dystopian America, casts the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as heroes who are trying to kill the President of the United States. Of these four characters, Hickman describes Death – a “Clint Eastwood-y” man wearing a suit, cowboy hat and skull bolo tie – as someone who feels “betrayed”, and the others (War, Famine and Conquest) as feeling “abandoned

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(pictured: character known as “Death”)

The first issue sold out the week of its release, and has received a number of positive reviews. Needless to say, it, the comic itself has a lot of potential to become something epic, but only time will tell.

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