Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop All Amazon Fashion Summer Savings Up to 25% Off Cloud Drive Photos Shop now Learn More Shop now Shop now Shop Fire Shop Kindle Oasis Listen in Prime Shop now Learn more

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars20
4.4 out of 5 stars
Format: Kindle Edition|Change
Your rating(Clear)Rate this item

There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.

on 4 September 2014
Before I go into depth about how much I enjoyed this comic I would like to take a moment to acknowledge the many sound arguments the previous reviewer, Sam Quixote made. I picked up East of West on a whim not knowing what to expect but knew quickly that this would be a comic of much sensationalism. Quixote correctly states that popular fiction is heavily saturated with four horsemen/apocalypse scenarios and yes, given their immediately established power making them children does not add an extra edge, also the observation regarding how ridiculously overpowered Death and his witch companions are compared to an army is also correct. For these reasons and more I respect Quixote's criticisms of East of West.
That said, I still enjoyed it personally. Foremost, I found Hickman's writing to be decidedly non-linear; given that East of West is loosely based on real historical events and then creates its own present by changing certain elements and introducing new ones (1800s Western setting with futuristic technology) the plot and therefore the character's actions are governed by a timeline where past events are revealed slowly - flashbacks are used yes but even then they don't give the whole story away. There are several instances throughout this comic where I speculated as to the precise nature of a certain element and then realised that it had already been revealed in secret earlier on and I simply had not read far enough at the time to recognize it for what it was. I like this as I personally enjoy re-reading earlier pages with new understanding.
Now as for the art, again yes gun -slinging cowboys and sword-wielding Asians are stereotypes often found in Western fiction but nevertheless they are depicted in a tastefully stylised way. The entire comic has a limited colour pallet of oranges, blacks, whites and reds - the individual characters each have their own primarily colour that contributes to either the reader's perception of them as mystical or powerful or at the very least marks them as important to the plot. Throughout there is a distinct absence of green making the Texan/desert wasteland setting more prominent.
So overall, I enjoyed this comic, however flawed and cliched it may be, I would only recommend it however to people who like apocalyptic stories and bi-polar cultures in there reading I think people searching for a more modern or articulate read should look elsewhere.
0Comment|5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 8 September 2015
I mostly read Marvel and DC comics and i wanted to branch out on my reading i saw East to West after buying Jason Aarons Southern bastards and thought why not ill give it a go, At first i was confused at the story it just throws you in and says "Check this s*** out" Four horseman, Death on a mission for something i dunno what, other horsemans are pissed but as you read on the plot unfolds the lightbulb clicks and i started to enjoy the book its something new i havent seen dunno about other people that 1 star dude hates it, if your looking for a futuristic western with a good story, good characters and Four horseman well three horsemans hellbent on apocalypse i wont tell ya about the other one you'll have to buy the book, i suggest you pick this up you might like it, you might hate it ya wont know till you try it!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 20 March 2016
Fully satisfied with my purchase. I have not read through the entire TPB yet, but it the 1st volume is looking promising. The art is visually satisfactory and the plot... well, in my case - has yet to be fully revealed.

Item arrived promptly.
The item was in good condition.
The packaging was satisfactory.

Provided I enjoy the whole of the 1st volume, I will be a returning customer.
I do recommend the seller.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 June 2014
i was unsure what to think when i first started this comic a lot of things take place very early on.
after a few pages though i found myself lost in this mad-max / futuristic western land.
the story is simple good vs evil .
the story is quick to the point and there is some good use of violence building up the characters early on giving us
hints of whats to come.
perfect for futuristic mad-max lovers.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 13 April 2016
East of west is a great graphic novel which engulfs the reader into a pre apocalyptic world where chaos death and the four horsemen of the apocaplyse are roaming around.

It combines a gunslinger, demons and death! For those of you who are looking for a action packed story with a main character who pretty much kicks ass then this is the graphic novel for you!
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 10 August 2015
Wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered this comic but was glad I did as the story and art are both very good. Furthermore the story is quite unique. East of west has quickly become one of my favourite comics.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 23 November 2015
The best comic series I have ever read remains my favourite and possibly always will be, highly recommend, original story, deep characters and stunning art work
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 5 September 2015
Felt a little slow. Wasnt for me.

Dont really have a lot more to add as I read this once when it first came out.
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 18 December 2013
You know that the future's bleak when your best hope lies with Death, but that's exactly the fate facing humanity (or at least North American humanity anyway) in East of West. In 2064, following an extremely protracted Civil War, the USA is divided into seven separate mega states and the country is overrun with technology, magic and mutants. Three extremely youthful Horsemen of the Apocalypse are on a mission to bring about the end of the world but Death, in a white cowboy persona, is AWOL following a vaguely hinted at attack on him and those dear to him. While the Horsemen and a cabal of politicos plot, plan and maim, Death is on his own destructive mission while the rest of the world is caught somewhere in the middle. East of West #1 is a good opener to the series; it's a fast-paced and peculiar steampunk western that establishes the characters well and sets the scene for plenty of action and intrigue in future volumes.
0Comment|One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on 22 October 2013
I took a bit of a chance on this, having never read any of the writer's work before. However for less than six quid, this has been a revelation. Tremendous story telling, fantastic art, all wrapped around a compelling concept. Can't wait for vol. 2.
0Comment|4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse

Customers also viewed these items


Send us feedback

How can we make Amazon Customer Reviews better for you?
Let us know here.