PREVIEWS: First Look at EAST OF WEST #17 From Image

PREVIEWS: First Look at EAST OF WEST #17 From Image

Independent comics publisher Image Comics has released a three-page preview of the forthcoming issue of East of West. Discuss this preview on the Forums Josh EpsteinJosh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.More Posts Follow Me:

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “East of West #14” Where’d the Fun Go?

ADVANCE REVIEW: “East of West #14” Where’d the Fun Go?

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Dragotta $3.50 Publisher: Image I did not enjoy reading “East of West #14.” Not really even for a moment. On the other hand, I have really, passionately loved this comic book series from Jonathan Hickman, Nick Dragotta, and Image Comics. It’s a good, possibly even great, dystopian future, blending American politics, history, and religion into a startlingly well-realized hell on earth. So why couldn’t I get into issue #14? Is…

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REVIEW: “East of West #13” Back in the Saddle

REVIEW: “East of West #13” Back in the Saddle

Written by: Jonathan Hickman Art by: Nick Dragotta and Frank Martin Published by: Image Comics $3.50 It’s been a long time since I’ve reviewed an issue of East of West but I’ve never stopped reading or loving the series. With every issue writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Nick Dragotta deliver another epic slice of their incredible genre-defying masterpiece. With the wonderfully talented Frank Martin providing the colours, this is a creative team that is thirteen…

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Howtoons: (Re)Ignition

Howtoons: (Re)Ignition

The re-launch of Nick Dragotta’s Howtoons was announced back at the Image Expo in January, and I couldn’t say much stuck with me besides the curious fact that both this and East of West could come from the same mind! Looking this latest information release I’m struck with how interesting and inventive the re-launched series is shaping up to be. The premise of the comic revolves around Tuck and Celine, future siblings who wake up from cryogenic sleep to…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “East of West #9” Looks Inside The Walls Of The Kingdom

ADVANCE REVIEW: “East of West #9” Looks Inside The Walls Of The Kingdom

When it comes to world building, there are few who can match Jonathan Hickman’s scope. His work on Avengers has shown us what he can do when given a pre-existing universe. East of West continues to show us what he can do when he is building his own. Like any world, there is a hierarchy here; within that, splintered and dispersed throughout the Seven Great Nations, additional hierarchies exist on top of that. This is a familiar…

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Staff Picks

Staff Picks

Greetings, Capeless Crusader readers! Want to know where to find quality reading among this week’s comics? We’ve got you covered with a trifecta of titles! We’ll get the ball rolling with Kelly Sue DeConnick’s latest issue of Captain Marvel. Thom‘s Pick “Captain Marvel #17” (Marvel Comics): Mixing equal parts fun comic book action, emotional depth and social relevancy, Captain Marvel has fast become my favorite cape, emphasizing the power of a supportive community, hope and fortitude…

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ADVANCE REVIEW: “East of West #7”

Hickman and Dragotta’s post-apocalyptic morality play takes a breather this month, going from the giant battles and shocking storylines to a quieter origin tale about Armistice. While it doesn’t push the main plot forward, it’s still an important issue that helps fill in some unexplained blanks and give us a better view of how things came to be. Starting off right after Bel’s escape (seen in #6), The Horsemen have an angry debate about the fate…

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REVIEW: “East of West #5” Shows the Importance of Characters and Relationships

REVIEW: “East of West #5” Shows the Importance of Characters and Relationships

East of West is one of those titles which takes a while to digest. It has all the trappings of Jonathan Hickman’s storytelling, from spectacular science fiction to extremely high-concept societal narratives threaded throughout. . All that aside, this issue found me most intrigued by the characters. A common knock on this title to-date has been that its cast is largely opaque, offering very few avenues by which the reader can identify with them. In…

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ADVANCE SCOUT: Back to Reality (4/24/13)

ADVANCE SCOUT: Back to Reality (4/24/13)

WHAT IS ADVANCE SCOUT? Each week, the Capeless Crew picks out those books that we think are most worthy of your dollars and attention. These books are chosen based on a variety of qualities, including relevance to real-world issues of the day, their sheer excellence as examples of the medium, and often with an eye towards the importance of a given book within the context of the comics industry. SITUATION: Last week was Trade Week…

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