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HERE ARE SOME ISSUES THAT WILL NOT DISAPPOINT.Patrick doesn’t want to spoil… Harrow County #1 I’ve read this and it’s Cullen Bunn’s best comic yet
by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Dragotta
The focus of the latest installment of East of West is Babylon. Free from his previous captivity he continues his exploration of the world. Yet, what Hickman and Dragotta also do is illustrate for the first time how Babylon views his surroundings. The most basic example of this is how he views his electronic companion, Balloon. Readers are used to seeing Balloon as a machine, a sphere floating in the air beside Babylon. Yet, the issue opens with a literal balloon with a cartoon face sketched on its surface. At first the contrast is disorientating, as the reader pieces together that Babylon is not viewing reality as it truly is. This point is driven home by the arrival of Orion. In Babylon’s eyes, Orion rides not a deformed, monstrous beast, but a huge hamster like creature. Yes, the oversized rodent does have disfiguration, yet, its facial features are much more charming than the all teeth, no eyes visage of reality.
Continue reading Review of East of West #18
I get bored easily. It’s part of the reason why I read so much comics in addition to following the NBA and NFL pretty heavily, watching lots of movies, read books without pictures and still have a full time job and busy life outside of all that. So being bored easily lends my attention to entertainment that requires some mental gymnastics to get through it. This doesn’t necessarily make any of these things “good” in and of themselves and I tend to be an apologist for that type of stuff a lot more then most because of my own personal preference but when done properly I always tend to gravitate towards big idea’s. East of West may be constructing some of the biggest idea’s in comics these days and if you have the patience to sit through them they pay off is extraordinary. Issue #10 was like a fucking gold mine for my endorphin’s in that respect and that’s one reason why it’s this weeks finest.
Light pull list but full playlist this week. We have classic metal, classic rock, classic purple royalty, classic indie and after the trap rap fill were going back real lyrical lyricism hip hop yo. That and more Danny Brown. If you only learn one thing from me let that be that you can always have more Danny Brown in your life.