East of West, Vol. 3: There Is No Us

East of West, Vol. 3: There Is No Us

It's the third volume of the Eisner-nominated East Of West. There Is No Us sees the breaking apart of the future-scape of America as the world races forward towards the apocalypse. Collecting: East Of West 11-15...

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Title:East of West, Vol. 3: There Is No Us
Author:Jonathan Hickman
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:East of West, Volume Three: There Is No Us
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:144 pages pages

East of West, Vol. 3: There Is No Us Reviews

  • Mitchell
    Sep 04, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

  • Maxwell
    Jul 12, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

  • Peter Derk
    Dec 14, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

  • Jake
    Oct 24, 2014

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

  • Taylor Ramirez
    Jun 05, 2017

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

    I don?t have a lot of stuff to say about this particular volume. It felt very much like set up we have the Nation leaders meeting and then war breaks out. Chamberlain ends up killing his President and is going to end up the President of the Confederacy so that?s concerning. But I l...

  • Pamela
    Mar 09, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

  • Crystal Starr Light
    Feb 19, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

  • Florence
    Apr 04, 2016

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

  • Crini
    Jan 18, 2017

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

  • Neil Pearson
    Aug 02, 2017

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

    I don?t have a lot of stuff to say about this particular volume. It felt very much like set up we have the Nation leaders meeting and then war breaks out. Chamberlain ends up killing his President and is going to end up the President of the Confederacy so that?s concerning. But I l...

    Okay I?ll admit the story is getting better. Or I?m understanding it better anyway, though I?m still confused. Especially by the part after Cheveyo?s death. Also, little details throw me off. Like Conquest having been at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I thought this was still the p...

    This series started off promising but I have to admit that I tired of it rather quickly. All of the randomness gets redundant after a while and there?s basically no character that I can get behind, root for, or quite frankly, care about. They?re all just there. I guess this series ...

    Some added background into characters like Death and Mao. My favourite segment is focused on Babylon and his VR "balloon" companion which manages to be innocent and terrifying at the same time. Dragotta contiues to rise to the challenge of matching Hickman's imagination and prove to be...

  • Saphirablue
    Nov 07, 2017

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

    I don?t have a lot of stuff to say about this particular volume. It felt very much like set up we have the Nation leaders meeting and then war breaks out. Chamberlain ends up killing his President and is going to end up the President of the Confederacy so that?s concerning. But I l...

    Okay I?ll admit the story is getting better. Or I?m understanding it better anyway, though I?m still confused. Especially by the part after Cheveyo?s death. Also, little details throw me off. Like Conquest having been at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I thought this was still the p...

    This series started off promising but I have to admit that I tired of it rather quickly. All of the randomness gets redundant after a while and there?s basically no character that I can get behind, root for, or quite frankly, care about. They?re all just there. I guess this series ...

    Some added background into characters like Death and Mao. My favourite segment is focused on Babylon and his VR "balloon" companion which manages to be innocent and terrifying at the same time. Dragotta contiues to rise to the challenge of matching Hickman's imagination and prove to be...

    Woha, that escalated quickly when the leaders of the countries met. Death and the Texas Ranger? Woha. Also, the other Horsemen and the kid? o.O Also, the kid and the AI? I'm kind of scared now. ...

  • Selwa
    Dec 04, 2014

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

  • Nicholas Talty
    Dec 03, 2014

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

  • Zedsdead
    Jul 17, 2018

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

  • Jedi JC Daquis
    Sep 18, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

  • Drown Hollum
    Jan 06, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

  • Gavin
    Jul 14, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

  • 'kris Pung
    Oct 29, 2014

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

  • Matt Garcia
    Oct 22, 2017

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

    I don?t have a lot of stuff to say about this particular volume. It felt very much like set up we have the Nation leaders meeting and then war breaks out. Chamberlain ends up killing his President and is going to end up the President of the Confederacy so that?s concerning. But I l...

    Okay I?ll admit the story is getting better. Or I?m understanding it better anyway, though I?m still confused. Especially by the part after Cheveyo?s death. Also, little details throw me off. Like Conquest having been at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I thought this was still the p...

    This series started off promising but I have to admit that I tired of it rather quickly. All of the randomness gets redundant after a while and there?s basically no character that I can get behind, root for, or quite frankly, care about. They?re all just there. I guess this series ...

  • Brandon Forsyth
    Jul 26, 2016

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

  • Elena
    May 13, 2018

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

    I don?t have a lot of stuff to say about this particular volume. It felt very much like set up we have the Nation leaders meeting and then war breaks out. Chamberlain ends up killing his President and is going to end up the President of the Confederacy so that?s concerning. But I l...

    Okay I?ll admit the story is getting better. Or I?m understanding it better anyway, though I?m still confused. Especially by the part after Cheveyo?s death. Also, little details throw me off. Like Conquest having been at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I thought this was still the p...

    This series started off promising but I have to admit that I tired of it rather quickly. All of the randomness gets redundant after a while and there?s basically no character that I can get behind, root for, or quite frankly, care about. They?re all just there. I guess this series ...

    Some added background into characters like Death and Mao. My favourite segment is focused on Babylon and his VR "balloon" companion which manages to be innocent and terrifying at the same time. Dragotta contiues to rise to the challenge of matching Hickman's imagination and prove to be...

    Woha, that escalated quickly when the leaders of the countries met. Death and the Texas Ranger? Woha. Also, the other Horsemen and the kid? o.O Also, the kid and the AI? I'm kind of scared now. ...

    3.5 ...

  • Tar Buendía
    Sep 27, 2018

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

    I don?t have a lot of stuff to say about this particular volume. It felt very much like set up we have the Nation leaders meeting and then war breaks out. Chamberlain ends up killing his President and is going to end up the President of the Confederacy so that?s concerning. But I l...

    Okay I?ll admit the story is getting better. Or I?m understanding it better anyway, though I?m still confused. Especially by the part after Cheveyo?s death. Also, little details throw me off. Like Conquest having been at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I thought this was still the p...

    This series started off promising but I have to admit that I tired of it rather quickly. All of the randomness gets redundant after a while and there?s basically no character that I can get behind, root for, or quite frankly, care about. They?re all just there. I guess this series ...

    Some added background into characters like Death and Mao. My favourite segment is focused on Babylon and his VR "balloon" companion which manages to be innocent and terrifying at the same time. Dragotta contiues to rise to the challenge of matching Hickman's imagination and prove to be...

    Woha, that escalated quickly when the leaders of the countries met. Death and the Texas Ranger? Woha. Also, the other Horsemen and the kid? o.O Also, the kid and the AI? I'm kind of scared now. ...

    3.5 ...

    East of West sigue siendo, junto a Pretty Deadly, la cabecera que me gustara estar escribiendo yo. ...

  • Jesse A
    Jul 11, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

  • Donovan
    Apr 28, 2016

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

  • Inside My Library Mind
    Aug 29, 2015

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

  • Lily
    Jul 03, 2017

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

  • Roy
    Jun 19, 2018

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

  • L. McCoy
    Feb 04, 2017

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

  • ✩ Ashley ✩
    May 15, 2018

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

  • Evelyn
    Apr 28, 2018

    Re-read: February 9, 2016 After giving this one a re-read, right after re-reading volumes 1 & 2, I'm going to raise this up to a 4 star because it really is so great. The complexity, as with the first 2 volumes, can be a bit confusing at times, but after reading it again, it's a...

    Bullet Review: Hickman, what are you on? Meth? Acid? Shrooms? Can you get me some? This series is basically what Hickman saw after reading the book of Revelation while high as an effing kite. When will I ever learn that I'll never understand Hickman??? ...

    ? 3 Stars ? I don?t know why I?m still reading this series but I can?t stop LOL ...

    Overall this story has been very good. What I struggle with--and I suppose it translates well to most comic books with the exception of The Sandman, Vol. 1: Preludes and Nocturnes series--is the fact that comic books don't exactly provide a template within which you can connect with th...

    Holy s***! This volume! Also: spoilers for volume 1. What?s it about? Do I really need to try explaining that? I?m not gonna bother with all that. Why it gets 5 stars: The story is still fantastic and it keeps getting better with more in depth world building and a progressi...

    Wtf? I think it's been too long since I read vols 1-2. Like over a year... Art is fun, colour is good. Imaginative, but boring. I read vol 4 after this so I can't recall what went where... I think this is where there's a meeting of all the factions and hell breaks out. L...

    Man this series is so good! One of my faves. ...

    Finally Hickman throws a few answers to all those lingering questions at us and all out hell breaks out between the different nations. ...

    East of West volume 3 is a huge improvement from its previous two volumes. The build-up, particularly on the war between the nations of the Chosen has been carefully executed. The looming war is a breath of fresh air from the apocrypha plot and I am looking forward to where this would ...

    Babylon + Balloon are my favorite thing now. Can't wait to see more of them ...

    2.5/5 stars This volume was just okay for me. While I enjoy reading about our new characters, I'm disappointed by how cookie-cutter some of the flagship characters have become. I'm also not loving the direction of the plot - that final scene was such a cliche. It seems as though Jon...

    So, being the masochistic reader that I am, I decided to check out Hickman and Dragotta's third trade of East of West, despite having gone through vol. 2 with an incredulous scowl. I grant you this: vol. 3 is not as awful as vol. 2. It's just bloody boring. I don't quite remembe...

    I wish I was reading this series monthly, cause it's a tough one to pick up after six months absence and try to remember everything that's going on. Hickman's world is huge, with a deep and rich history that might occasionally leave you scratching your head if you're not paying close a...

    I had trouble following/enjoying this one as well as the previous two volumes. It got very political or abstract weird and felt like the plot wasn't moving. ...

    At this stage I haven't been obsessed with any Hickman story. However this has slowly grabbed my attention. Yes it still has the weird writing of Hickman and at times its so weird you can get a little lost. However the Death story has kept me in it. The last few issues with his son has...

    In a huge gosh darned coincidence of dramatic timing, a sniper on an unrelated mission blows the head off of a key character just as he's about to reveal the secret location of a kidnapped child. I'm done with this series. ...

    There's this Kurt Vonnegut rule of storytelling: Start as close to the end as possible. Clearly, East of West isn't following that rule. It felt like it at first. That we were on the brink of the apocalypse. But after this volume, I'm kind of ready for shit to get started, really, f...

    Reread in April, 2016: I have a lot more appreciation for this series upon rereading. It's all clicking into place and it's a really complex and clever story. First read Aug, 2015: The story kind of picked up in this volume, because the second one was all over for me and I was a bi...

    This series rules. The first half here is kind of a lull catch-up, sprinkling in the details that are more or less necessary for clashes down the road, but aren't the most whirlwind of scenarios. The second half brings it back to the chaos and beauty that this violent saga serves up so...

    This one is a solid 4 stars, unlike the other 2 volumes, which were 4 stars by default (since I couldn't rate them 3 1/2). In all honesty, I felt pretty lukewarm about the series initially, but it has certainly grown on me. I believe the fourth volume comes out next week or so and ...

    Fantastic and interesting characters and settings. And fairly amazing art. Apparently still not enough to make a readable book. This book was tiresome. And yet individual pieces, the different lands, the different characters interacting with each other, these pieces were kind of cool. ...

    I wanted to love this series so bad. Maybe that's why I was a little disappointed. I just felt like everything was very confusing. Maybe I will reread this series again sometime, but for now, I just am not in love with it. :/ ...

    Uh ... maybe reading this at 4 am when I couldn't go back to sleep was a mistake. The mythology at work here demands full attention. ...

    I don?t have a lot of stuff to say about this particular volume. It felt very much like set up we have the Nation leaders meeting and then war breaks out. Chamberlain ends up killing his President and is going to end up the President of the Confederacy so that?s concerning. But I l...

    Okay I?ll admit the story is getting better. Or I?m understanding it better anyway, though I?m still confused. Especially by the part after Cheveyo?s death. Also, little details throw me off. Like Conquest having been at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. I thought this was still the p...