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East of West (Vol 1-3) by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta

Franklin Park Bar/Pub

I’m currently buying X-men again in single issues and it’s because of Jonathan Hickman. I’ve only heard amazing things about East of West so let’s get into it! I found a link on amazon where you can grab all three volumes in a collected edition hardcover: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1632154307/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_q-hADbV60K103 If that’s too fancy you can get the trades separately: East of West Volume 1: The Promise https://www.amazon.com/dp/1607067706/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GniADbAY71DVT East of West Volume 2: We Are All One https://www.amazon.com/dp/1607068559/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_1oiADbMJTA1BG East of West Volume 3: There Is No Us https://www.amazon.com/dp/1632151146/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_hqiADbPV83238 Or go digital: https://m.comixology.com/series-list/9854/2 More about the work: Hickman told Previews catalog that the tagline of East of West is "The things that divide us are stronger than the things that unite us." Hickman explained, "The end times are imminent and we all hate each other too much to come together and solve our problems. Our final destination is imminent, and it is the Apocalypse. And then, in the face of all that despair and gloom, somehow there is still hope."[5] The series, a science-fiction Western set in a dystopian America, casts the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse as heroes. Of these four characters, Hickman describes Death - a "Clint Eastwood-y" man wearing a suit, cowboy hat and skull bolo tie - as someone who feels "betrayed", and the others (War, Famine and Conquest) as feeling "abandoned".[6][7] The second arc, according to Dragotta, focuses on the Chosen, "a group of elites from the Seven Nations who are working to bring about the end of the world." Looking forward to this!

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