The end of the world is the latest craze that's sweeping the comic book industry.  Zombies were big for a bit but now the world is ending left and right in funny books.  The latest comic to join the fray is East of West, a new series from Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta, being published by Image Comics.  The book will look into a broken future where men and women in power are working together to create the end of the world.  Humanity's only hope lies in the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.  

"East of West is a story about that feeling we're experiencing collectively right now, as a society, that the world is in a bit of a spiral," said Hickman in an interview at Previews World. "You know, the end times are imminent and we all hate each other too much to come together and solve our problems.... And then, in the face of all that despair and gloom, somehow there is still hope. That's East of West."

The Four Horsemen aren't the ones you're used to from the Bible.  Hickman describes them as "scary adolescents" and their goal is to create a domino effect that will eventually lead to the apocalypse.  One of the main mysteries of East of West is the question of who will stand against them.  

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The first issue of East of West is due out on March 27th, 2013.  

What do you think of this western spin on the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse?  They do ride horses, so cowboys make sense, no?

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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