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A deep dive look at Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's 'East of West' volume 1.

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AIPT Comics Podcast episode 70: Comic book club #5 – East of West Vol. 1 The Promise or: Menacing sci-fi genius

A deep dive look at Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta’s ‘East of West’ volume 1.

In our fifth book club, we take a look at Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta East of West volume 1. What are the first five issues about, what works, what doesn’t, and what are our favorite visual and narrative moments? We broke it down!

Before that, we break down the biggest comic book news of the week. First up, DC Comics explains why they moved to other distributors during Diamond’s shutdown, a review of Diamond CEO Steve Geppi words around DC’s move and looking forward, how Diamond listed titles to be released May 20 from most publishers, DC releases May 19 and 26 release list, how Marvel clarified new comics coming the 27th and explained their rationale behind delayed releases, full line coming July 15, plus BOOM! Studios’ revised May and June solicit info.

We also review the March 2020 comic book sales figures, how AWA signed an exclusive distribution deal with Diamond, new comics displays are going into 3,000 Walmart stores, and finally, Dan Slott announced he’s ending his Iron Man run.

East of West book club art 

In the East of West book club portion of the show, we talk about our favorite art from the series so far. Check it out below!

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