It’s been a great week for books but it’s the season for distraction too. Slowly ramping up back to regular schedule during these holidays, we have a few great spoiler filled picks for you this week so let’s get to it!
EAST OF WEST #22 – James Kaplan
There were a number of fun comics this week, but this issue really stood out as a technical achievement. There is no dialogue whatsoever until the final page, so all of the storytelling is in the incredibly skillful hands of illustrator Nick Dragotta and colorist Frank Martin. Nearly the entire issue is a continuous action sequence, with dramatic chase sequences and some incredibly brutally violent and kinetic sword fights. Dragotta can show action and motion as well as anyone in the industry, and Martin’s colors provide some incredible contrasts and really sell the drama. Terrific issue.
About Me: James is a lawyer by day, and an avid reader of comics whenever he can. He loves his family, friends, and getting all of them into comics. He writes longer comics reviews at panelpatter.com and is on Twitter @sinisterjhk.
EAST OF WEST #22 – Kulbir Mann
This was an outstanding issue of the weeks comics, because it said nothing but gave you everything. It is so good to read a silent comic that takes your breath away with the story at hand. The violence flowed smoothly and Dragotta handled the nudity perfectly. Just exceptional
About Me: I Spend the day as a surgeon operating on people, spend the night as a blogger operating on comics! Check out my blog www.houseofflyingscalpels.com or follow me @kooliebear
EAST OF WEST #22 – Aaron Meyers
Sometimes you don’t need words to tell a great story. That’s some powerful comics.
About Me: Aaron Meyers loves reading comics, collecting comics and talking about comics. He’s grateful to share his love of comics with all of his friends on the Internet. From Twitter at @aaronmeyers, to his new podcast, Comics Therapy with Andrea Shockling, it’s all about the love of comics. He also loves his family, especially his wife, Chrissy Meyers. And while you were taking the time to read this, Aaron went and bought all the best issues from your store’s dollar bin. You lose, Aaron wins. #AllTheComics
Thanks as always for reading and sharing the most honored comics of the week with us. Same time next week!