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East of West

The Dangers of Reading in Public, and Other Stories: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Lots and lots of good funnybooks to talk about from the last two weeks. Tonight, though, I’m just gonna cover three of them… East of West 12, by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta Last week, I mentioned that this comic caused a bit of a stir when I read it over lunch. See, there’s this Hibachi joint up the block from my Local Funnybook Emporium (Nostalgia Newsstand, represent!), and I often head up there for lunch after picking up my weekly haul. It’s a counter service [...]

Something New, Something Different: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

April 16, 2014 // 1 Comment

So I got these funnybooks here, and I thought I might, like, review ’em or somethin’. You know. For a change of pace… Stray Bullets: Killers 2, by David Lapham I was a bit surprised this issue to see the series return to Virginia Applejack so soon. I mean, she’s been a constant presence in the book, even when she wasn’t its main character, so I don’t know why I was surprised. But I was. I guess I expected Killers to focus more on the series’ recurring [...]

New Coat of Paint: East of West Serves Up Cliché with Style

June 11, 2013 // 0 Comments

East of West 3, by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta I hesitate to say that this book is Jonathan Hickman doing epic manga, but… I do feel something of the spirit of Katsuhiro Otomo in it. Hickman’s story of apocalyptic children emerging from a mysterious super-scientific lab to impact world politics could, in fact, be a summary of Otomo’s Akira. The similarities end there, of course; East of West has more of a blockbuster feel to it than Akira, which is more grounded and [...]