East Of West Vol. 5: All These Secrets
Jonathan Hickman, writer; Nick Dragotta, artist; Frank Martin, colorist
Image Comics, 2016
There has been plenty of scheming and power plays in the series up to now, but this collection really takes things to a new level. The Prophet Orion has summoned all of the world leaders to the Temple of Armistice for a conclave. While deciding whether to accept the invitation, various other schemes are in motion. Secret assassination attempts are made, and one player winds up a possible triple agent. Crown Prince John Freeman of the Kingdom of New Orleans is scheming, too. But his goal far exceeds merely taking over the Kingdom: he actually believes that there will be a world worth ruling after the Apocalypse. Plenty of action in this installment, and even bigger events to come.