The words “Fall of Western Civilization” have never seemed so pertinent or, for that matter, possible. Because he’s not busy enough with Manhattan Projects and two high profile Avengers books (original recipe included), Jonathan Hickman’s got another ongoing on the skillet for March. East of West is a dystopian western about some bona fide horsemen ready to ride off into the sunset and take the sun and earth and you and me right along with them. See, they want to bring about the end of days.
Artist Nick Dragotta rides shotgun, a quick and cunning draw. So it’ll be pretty, just not exactly pretty. Hickman described the tone for Previews.
“East of West is a story about that feeling we’re experiencing collectively right now, as a society, that the world is in a bit of a spiral. You know, the end times are imminent and we all hate each other too much to come together and solve our problems…. And then, in the face of all that despair and gloom, somehow there is still hope. That’s East of West.”