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Title: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Dalek on December 10, 2016, 11:51:56 PM
just read the first 29 issues and I was curious if there were any fans here.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Liam Gallaghers Unibrow on December 11, 2016, 09:09:07 PM
No but I've been eyeing up the hardback of Year One which I think includes the first fifteen issues or so. Worth a go?


Cheers.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Whiskeyclone on December 12, 2016, 01:43:31 PM
Yeah, one of the best books out, but I'm well behind, need to catch up on the last trade's worth.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Upper_Krust on December 13, 2016, 07:50:29 PM
I gave it a chance about a year ago and bought the first 3-4 trades (an impulse buy). It was okay (I'd need to reread to stir the memory of it) but I vaguely remember being disappointed.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Wyntyr on December 13, 2016, 10:37:24 PM
I vaguely remember being disappointed.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Upper_Krust on December 14, 2016, 07:42:26 PM
I vaguely remember being disappointed.

Well I remember reading up to a certain point (ie. I gave it a chance) and thinking I'm not buying any more of these because the story just didn't grab me enough and/or was too slow paced with crappy action.

If you want I can re-read the books and get back to you with a detailed analysis/review.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Dalek on December 15, 2016, 04:30:58 PM
No but I've been eyeing up the hardback of Year One which I think includes the first fifteen issues or so. Worth a go?


Cheers.

It is a hard one to give an opinion on.

The characters are very thin and the plot is super decompressed. If you read Hickman's Avengers arc it is very similar in style to that.

However the dystopian society the story is set in is pretty interesting and I am very curious to see how the plot goes.

Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Upper_Krust on February 21, 2017, 11:05:11 AM
No but I've been eyeing up the hardback of Year One which I think includes the first fifteen issues or so. Worth a go?

Cheers.

Liam did you ever bother getting this? I'd be willing to let my trades go for half price plus postage. I'd say they are mint condition.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Wyntyr on February 21, 2017, 12:36:09 PM
I vaguely remember being disappointed.

Well I remember reading up to a certain point (ie. I gave it a chance) and thinking I'm not buying any more of these because the story just didn't grab me enough and/or was too slow paced with crappy action.

If you want I can re-read the books and get back to you with a detailed analysis/review.

Nah, I quoted you because we shared the same opinion on it.I was really excited to start it, and then disappointed
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Upper_Krust on February 21, 2017, 05:40:10 PM
Nah, I quoted you because we shared the same opinion on it.I was really excited to start it, and then disappointed

No worries.

Yes like many comics the premise is good but the execution is poor.

Will say though I just started reading Saga and it is fucking brilliant (based on the 1st volume so far) - probably the best opening 6 issues I have read of an ongoing.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: JookDukem on February 21, 2017, 05:42:59 PM
The Boys is the best written comic of all time.

Get rekt, (fe)males who cannot appreciate Billy Butcher.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Dalek on February 21, 2017, 07:13:38 PM
The Boys is the best written comic of all time.

Get rekt, (fe)males who cannot appreciate Billy Butcher.

I really like the second half of the series with the Homelander slowly going more off the rails leading to his power grab and then the stuff with Butcher.

The earlier volumes were much weaker for me though. A few great character moments dropped throughout but I considered dropping it based on the early volumes.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Liam Gallaghers Unibrow on February 27, 2017, 11:21:11 AM
Liam did you ever bother getting this? I'd be willing to let my trades go for half price plus postage. I'd say they are mint condition.

Appreciate the offer, but I already got the first trade for Christmas. Haven't read it yet so I'll have to see if I enjoy it.

Thanks though!


Cheers.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Upper_Krust on February 27, 2017, 11:47:44 AM
Liam did you ever bother getting this? I'd be willing to let my trades go for half price plus postage. I'd say they are mint condition.

Appreciate the offer, but I already got the first trade for Christmas. Haven't read it yet so I'll have to see if I enjoy it.

Thanks though!

No worries amigo - hope you enjoy the book more than I did.

I just picked up the Miracleman/Marvelman first three trades (the Alan Moore ones) and have to say they were pretty good. I imagine had I read them 35 years ago I'd have been blown away. Reading the third volume though was probably the only time I've ever felt a comic actually had too many words per page. But overall great stuff.

Has anyone read the Gaiman follow-ups? Are they worth getting? Review scores are lower on amazon at least.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Whiskeyclone on April 08, 2017, 10:27:39 AM
I finally grabbed the most recent trade last month (which is like a year behind the issues, I think), and enjoyed jumping back in.

Death and his story are ok, but it's all the provincial leaders jostling for influence that really makes it for me. Then again, that's usually how I am, more into villains and side characters than the main protagonist...though Hickman seems to maybe be aware of that aspect if this book.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Panthergod on April 08, 2017, 11:12:12 AM
Liam did you ever bother getting this? I'd be willing to let my trades go for half price plus postage. I'd say they are mint condition.

Appreciate the offer, but I already got the first trade for Christmas. Haven't read it yet so I'll have to see if I enjoy it.

Thanks though!

No worries amigo - hope you enjoy the book more than I did.

I just picked up the Miracleman/Marvelman first three trades (the Alan Moore ones) and have to say they were pretty good. I imagine had I read them 35 years ago I'd have been blown away. Reading the third volume though was probably the only time I've ever felt a comic actually had too many words per page. But overall great stuff.

Has anyone read the Gaiman follow-ups? Are they worth getting? Review scores are lower on amazon at least.
"pretty good". lmaoooo
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Not BAMF on March 27, 2018, 08:44:17 AM
We read this (the first two trades) as a Read Pile review for our podcast (and I think that's the episode we're publishing in an hour or so today), and I really didn't care for it. It just felt like Hickman spat out a TON of mediocre, unengaging characters in the first 30-40 pages or so with little-to-no build, and there was nothing about the series that hooked me or made me want to care. It was overwhelming and tedious.
Title: Re: Is anybody reading East Of West?
Post by: Liam Gallaghers Unibrow on April 02, 2018, 02:23:22 PM
Yeah it was a proper slog getting through the first volume and I had absolutely no desire to go any further with it thereafter. Some cool moments but at no point did I feel engaged with any of the characters or the setting so it all fell very flat.


Cheers.