Writer: Jonathan Hickman
Artist: Nick Dragotta
Genre: Dystopian sci-fi Western
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if the Civil War was put to an end by a supernatural comet, causing America to be split into seven nations all preparing for the imminent apocalypse? Well, if you have (you haven't), then it was probably something like Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta's East of West. The book stars the horsemen Death, who hopes to defeat the other three horsemen of the apocalypse (who themselves have been reincarnated as creepy children—you'll see). Hickman's world is full of changing geopolitical affiliations, dogmatic religious leaders, and doomed romances all vying for power in the face of the world's imminent demise. So yeah, it's a lot of fun. The first two graphic novel collections are out now, so it's easy to jump right in. Buy it now.