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Year of the Artist, Day 323: Nick Dragotta, Part 5 – East of West #4


Every day this year, I will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story. Today’s artist is Nick Dragotta, and the issue is East of West #4, which was published by Image and is cover dated July 2013. Enjoy!
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What I bought – April 2014 selections

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I had killed a man. I had killed a man to get a woman. I had put myself in her power, so there was one person in the world that could point the finger at me and I would have to die. I had done all that for her, and I never wanted to see her again as long as I lived.

That’s all it takes, one drop of fear, to curdle love into hate. (James M. Cain, from Double Indemnity)
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Trade paperbacks, older editions, and miscellaneous for October 2013

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“The ghouls all came from their humble abodes / To get a jolt from my electrodes”
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Page-by-page with Infinity #1

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It’s been a few years since I wanted to read a Big Two event, and I don’t know if I’ll read this entire saga, but I figured it was time for a page-by-page breakdown of at least the first issue, like I used to do back in the olden days (of 2011, that is). Plus, as an added bonus, I’m doing this as a live blog – I have not cracked open Infinity #1 yet, so these thoughts will be kind of loose and completely raw, just like your mom. HEY-OOOHHHHHHHHHH! Let’s do this thing! MASSIVE SPOILERS BELOW, in case you couldn’t guess. If you haven’t read Infinity yet, grab your copy and follow along! If you don’t want to read Infinity, well … read this instead and you’ll know exactly what happens!
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Ecce liber cum pictura: East of West #1

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The question is: If you can read a comic in which Jonathan Hickman does everything he does in his Marvel comics, but because he owns the characters, he can go further with them, why wouldn’t you?
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 357: The Nightly News #1

Every day this year, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. As it’s now December, I will be examining the LAST pages of random comics, so watch out for SPOILERS! Today’s page is from The Nightly News #1, which was published by Image and is cover dated November 2006. Enjoy!
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Frantic as a cardiograph scratching out the lines, Day 7: Secret Warriors #10

Every day this month, I will be examining the first pages of random comics. Today’s page is from Secret Warriors #10, which was published by Marvel and is cover dated January 2010. Enjoy!
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Comics You Should Own – Pax Romana

More pre-Marvel Hickman! Whoo-hoo!
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Comics You Should Own – The Nightly News

Before he was a “Marvel Architect,” Jonathan Hickman gave us a comic … endorsing terrorism? Sure, why not!
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Short And Sweet Review For New Shang-Chi Master Of Kung Fu One Shot

It’s awesome. Everyone should buy it, but especially Greg Hatcher, because it is pandering to him pretty heavily. But everyone should (hopefully) enjoy the lead story, by Jonathan Hickman and Kody Chamberlin, where Shang-Chi and Deadpool bond over hot dogs and something awesome happens frequently (at least every other panel; I’ll have to re-read to make sure).

I hope you can overlook my past indiscretions and find it in your heart to give this one a shot, if not because of me, than in spite of me, because it really will improve your life. Or just follow the King’s advice when it comes to things you might not totally understand but still desperately need in your life.

Jonathan Hickman Calls Bendis A Girl

I’m cereal! In an interview with the Burgas approved Atomic Comics. He also talks about his upcoming Fantastic Four run, drawing, and his bitter feud with the “other” Jonathan Hickman. But I’m just going to focus on this throw away line at the end of the interview:

AC – One last question… Have you & Bendis had any massive arguments over story content? If it came to blows, who would win the brawl?

JH – No arguments, so no fights. As for who would win if we did throw down – I have no idea. I don’t fight girls.


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