Kit’s Comics In Review – Eerie and East of West!



Eerie #3
Writers: Landry Q. Walker, Jonathan Case, Gerry Boudreau
Artists: Troy Nixey, Jonathan Case, Wally Wood
Publisher: Dark Horse
Reminiscing on horror-style comics, Eerie is the perfect example of a modern take on an old classic. Unlike Satellite Sam from last week, this issue was able to use a black and white pallet without straining my eyes to read it. Eerie #3 is divided into three short stories, telling creepy tales of space and the creatures you may find in the great beyond. The last story of the comic is done in color, but it still mimics the classic style using limited colors and a matte tone.
Each story was complete and kept me interested; I found myself giggling at the comic’s ability to replicate the melodramatic mood of the sci-fi genre. The issue also includes a “Dear Cousin Eerie” segment, where you can write in or email Cousin Eerie and get responses in the next issue. This comic did a fantastic job of capturing the sci-fi and horror comic genre. I look forward to what strange tales issue #4 will have beneath its cover.
If you enjoy Twilight Zone or anything with that horror feel, I highly recommend this comic. The nice thing about Eerie is that you can collect whatever issues you want or stop collecting whenever you want. There is no continuous story or plot line; each story stands on its own. This is definitely my pick for this week! I am giving Eerie 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.



East of West #4
Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Nick Dragotta
Publisher: Image
My other half absolutely loves this series and I wanted to read an issue to see if I would enjoy it as well. This issue has a few intense moments with important information to the story, but it really captured my attention and I will be reading the rest of the series as it continues. I always love seeing how a fiction world is designed; East of West has sleek character creations and a beautiful atmosphere.
I don’t want to spoil the content of this issue, but I loved the drama and bold color choices. The action scenes read well and as the reader, I felt like a camera witnessing the entire scenario. This series is well constructed and the art is beautifully executed. I picked two great sci-fi comics this week, and I am incredibly happy with both of them. I am giving East of West 5 out of 5 Nerdskulls.

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