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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Fri Sep 13, 2013 5:53 pm

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East of West Vol. 1: The Promise - I love alternate realities as much as the next person and right now nobody does them better than Jonathan Hickman. Set in the future of an alternate timeline where the west was not settled, East of West tells the story of the impending apocalypse. The apocalypse of course, is to be ushered in by the Four Horsemen but something has happened to the group. Three of the four have been radically changed while the fourth, Death, has set out on his own path with his own goals. What could motivate Death to stray from the rest of the Horsemen?

Recently I was praising Rick Remender for his ability to tell crazy, science fiction stories but Jonathan Hickman is right up there with him at the top of the game. I was absolutely hooked after reading the first chapter of this volume alone. I will say that I found a one of his twists a little disappointing but that was only one of dozens of over-the-top, sublime concepts that are all intriguing. Plus, this was only the first 5 issues and I am sure that the twist that I didn't like will be expanded upon in a satisfying way later on. Nick Dragotta's art is absolutely gorgeous. The designs for the characters that inhabit this alternate timeline are unique and make sense in the context of the world that they inhabit. Plus, when Dragotta allows Death to cut loose, its terrifyingly beautiful.

Next Up: Spider-Man 2099 Vol. 1
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:32 pm

Keb wrote:After what might be considered a fucking awful day, I'm going to read this as well.


Sorry to hear you had a bad day. I've had some awful days since I lost my job in July.
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glasgowceltic

Whale Castrato

Postby glasgowceltic » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:28 am

Grayson wrote:Image

East of West Vol. 1: The Promise - I love alternate realities as much as the next person and right now nobody does them better than Jonathan Hickman. Set in the future of an alternate timeline where the west was not settled, East of West tells the story of the impending apocalypse. The apocalypse of course, is to be ushered in by the Four Horsemen but something has happened to the group. Three of the four have been radically changed while the fourth, Death, has set out on his own path with his own goals. What could motivate Death to stray from the rest of the Horsemen?

Recently I was praising Rick Remender for his ability to tell crazy, science fiction stories but Jonathan Hickman is right up there with him at the top of the game. I was absolutely hooked after reading the first chapter of this volume alone. I will say that I found a one of his twists a little disappointing but that was only one of dozens of over-the-top, sublime concepts that are all intriguing. Plus, this was only the first 5 issues and I am sure that the twist that I didn't like will be expanded upon in a satisfying way later on. Nick Dragotta's art is absolutely gorgeous. The designs for the characters that inhabit this alternate timeline are unique and make sense in the context of the world that they inhabit. Plus, when Dragotta allows Death to cut loose, its terrifyingly beautiful.


Picked this up yesterday and going to get into it today. From a brief flick through the first couple pages the art looks stunning. Hungover Saturdays aren't so bad...
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covalesky

Expert Post Whore

Postby covalesky » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:44 am

Arion wrote:
So now do I get to say ... "I told you so"?


NO...yes
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:56 pm

As the first person here to reject The Massive publicly on account of it sucking wind, I feel vindicated.
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Sat Sep 14, 2013 2:30 pm

Arion wrote:
Sorry to hear you had a bad day. I've had some awful days since I lost my job in July.

Didn't you just start a few months ago?
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Tintin Quarantino

Rain Partier

Postby Tintin Quarantino » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:27 pm

http://www.theonion.com/articles/grown- ... ppy,19442/
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Chessack

Swedish Pinata of Death

Postby Chessack » Sat Sep 14, 2013 3:37 pm

After hearing lots of great things about Kirkman and about The Walking Dead I finally decided to try this, with the first volume of the series. I couldn't get into it. I normally don't like Zombies that much so you'd think that would be why, but rather... it was the scripting that really rubbed me the wrong way. I came away surprised that so many people love this series. Maybe it gets better in the later volumes, but nothing in what I read in volume 1 makes me want to read more.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:54 pm

Keb wrote:Didn't you just start a few months ago?


I started on February.
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covalesky

Expert Post Whore

Postby covalesky » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:20 am

Victorian Squid wrote:As the first person here to reject The Massive publicly on account of it sucking wind, I feel vindicated.


:lol:
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Keb

<( ' . ' )>

Postby Keb » Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:10 am

Arion wrote:
I started on February.

Fuck man sorry to hear that.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Sun Sep 15, 2013 6:19 pm

Keb wrote:Fuck man sorry to hear that.


I hope to find something else soon.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Mon Sep 16, 2013 11:16 am

covalesky wrote:
NO...yes


Oh well, just to cheer you up I wrote a review especially for you. And there's plenty of Sean Muprhy goodness in there. So go to my blog and have fun!
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Grayson

Outhouse Drafter

Postby Grayson » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:22 pm

Arion wrote:Sorry to hear you had a bad day. I've had some awful days since I lost my job in July.


Kinda late on this one but I am really sorry to hear that man.
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Arion

Twenty-Something

Postby Arion » Mon Sep 16, 2013 2:29 pm

Grayson wrote:
Kinda late on this one but I am really sorry to hear that man.


The good thing is that I still have some money left (I was wise enough to save money each month instead of spending it all).

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