Hear the good word, hear the MESSAGE. In this issue of East of West we find out the contents of the apocrypha that predicts the end of the world. Or does it?

The most exciting new book of the year, EAST OF WEST continues in: “THE LOST WORDS.”

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Nick Dragotta

Price: $3.50
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 5.7%


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Avg Rating: 4.6
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  1. Another issue of a series that is creeping up the popularity poll for myself, but I am totally as always biased to anything Hickman writes.

  2. Pumped! Love this book.

  3. What the hell is going on in this series?

  4. I am hoping we get more back story soon. Not like I’m gonna drop it anytime soon, but I would like to learn more about Death and his love interest. And also the world this series inhabits. But I won’t complain if we get another action heavy issue like last time.

  5. Great book! Very amazing visually, and that’s NEVER a reason for me to buy a book!

  6. Dear God this is a beautiful comic. Dragotta’s design aesthetic in this has just got me completely floored. He’s managed to get the balance between hard sci-fi and the western genre absolutely perfect. The last page and the first spread revealing the baby left my jaw on the floor…

    The ideas and politics are complex but the execution from all the creators on this series is just flawless.

  7. Hey! We finally got the actual plot going! That alone makes it a 5/5 for me.

    Well, not really. It’s a 5 star book because it was yet another great outing by Hickman and Dragotta. It really bares no repeating that Dragotta and Martin are KILLING it on art. Wonderful designs and layouts by these two as always. Again, it is nice to see an actual story move forward and the back story involving Death and Xiao was tragic to read. I had no doubts about this series but it’s nice that Hickman is finally going somewhere with this.


    • Couldn’t agree more. This was brilliant. Up till this issue I had to reread the previous one to make sure i was remembering right. Pick of the week if not for a gorilla with a gun.

  8. Well, it finally happened for me. This is the first issue of East of West that I actually enjoyed. I knew it would happen eventually, as much as I love Manhattan Projects. This was the first issue where the characters showed some humanity and I cared about what happened to them.

    • i just finished this issue and I agree with your comments 100% (except that lacking your faith in Hickman I was really close to dropping this series).

  9. Is everybody happy now? We have a macguffin.

    Another fantastic issue. Not only is Dragotta consistently delivering stunning visuals, but Hickman really has his claws in me with this book. I’m just so curious to learn more about this world, but in an almost serenely patient way. He’s created such a lush atmosphere in such a short time, that I’m willing to sit back and enjoy the ride.

    The reveal of the child was certainly a surprise. And I’m really excited to follow this Bel Solomon character. He and Death remind me of two different sides to a Saint O’ Killers kinda coin. I also really enjoy Chamberlain. I’m a sucker for the old guy with a new purpose type of character. The guy who plays the game to save his skin, but develops his own agenda against his masters in the shadows.

    Just great stuff all around. It’s no stretch for me to imagine this becoming one of my favorite stories very quickly.

  10. I can’t say much more about this book except that I love it. The art, the story, it’s all absolutely fantastic. POTW for me, and it was an easy choice (disclaimer I’m not reading Thor).

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