East of West comic series covers

East of West comic series covers

By: Remi Leibovic, contributing writer

If you are looking for an action packed thriller look no further. The series East of West has been out since March 2013. The first issue actually sold out within a week of its release. East of West is published by Image Comics and created by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta. The series is currently on its seventeenth issue, which was released on February fourth. This series classifies itself as a thriller and action comic.

 

The setting of East of west takes place in the far future. It’s meant to look like a pre apocalyptic world. The countries of the world are divided into giant republics. So yes, there are politics involved, but, the way the Hickman introduces the political structure is interesting. He does not present the facts as a history lesson, instead choosing to give all of his characters revealing dialect. The main idea of the plotline is always focused on, even though several different events are going on at once. All the events will lead up to the climax in an orderly fashion.  It’s definitely an organized story.

 

The series starts off with a mysterious main character with a cowboy personality. He is Death. Yes the fourth horseman of the apocalypse, that Death. He has gone off on his own away from his other fellow horseman to pursue his own path. This series is full of gun slinging, epic, cowboy action. Death will not disappoint any readers expectations and neither will the series. For comic book fans, and for the supporters of indie comics East of West is a must read!