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Freeze Frame 5/26/2017

From The Dying & The Dead #4 by Ryan Bodenhaim & Michael Garland

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This Week’s Finest: East of West #33

“First I’ll build a sword
Get some words to explain
It’s a plan, brother, at least
And I’ll pretend that everybody here wants peace”

Jenny Lewis, “The Big Guns”

East of West 33 Nick Dragotta
Nick Dragotta

By Jonathan Hickman, Nock Dragotta & Frank Martin

With nearly three dozen issues published, it is instructive to glance over the pacing of Jonathan Hickman’s creator owned series, East of West. The first two arcs were densely plotted, bursting with exposition yet simultaneously possessing a full-throttle forward momentum. Character beats would explode into bristling action set-pieces viscerally rendered by co-creator Nick Dragotta. Then Hickman reined in the violence a little, shifting focus to the various political machinations of key players. The series did not grow tamer as much as take a breather while various characters gathered their strength. At the same time, Hickman sowed plots and divisions amidst the parties, steadily ramping the tension back up again. In recent issues the simmering pot approached full boil as several conflicts come to a head, resulting in this week’s rampant carnage. Yet, in the midst of this hectic activity (stunningly illustrated as always by Dragotta) Hickman delivers a thoughtful script which continues elaborating on the themes of his story.

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Freeze Frame 3/17/2017

From Head Lopper #5 by Marcus Georiou

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Freeze Frame 1/28/2017

From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillan
From Doom Patrol #4 by Nick Derrington & Tamra Bonvillain

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Freeze Frame 12/23/2016

From Ether #2 by David Rubin
From Ether #2 by David Rubin

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Freeze Frame 12/1/2016

From Old Man Logan #14 by Felipe Andrade & ian Herring
From Old Man Logan #14 by Felipe Andrade & Jordie Bellaire

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Freeze Frame 9/22/2016

From Empress #6 by Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger & Ive Svorcina
From Empress #6 by Stuart Immonen, Wade von Grawbadger & Ive Svorcina

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Freeze Frame 9/2/2016

From Spider Gwen #11 by Robbie Rodriguez & Lauren Affe
From Spider Gwen #11 by Robbie Rodriguez & Lauren Affe

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Freeze Frame 7/29/2016

From Aliens vs Predator vs Judge Dredd #1 by Chris Mooneyham & Michael Ateyah
From Predator vs Aliens vs Judge Dredd #1 by Chris Mooneyham & Michael Ateyah

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