The Sheriff Of Babylon #2

The Sheriff Of Babylon #2

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: January 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 15
7.8Critic Rating
8.7User Rating

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Chris Henry is an American contractor in Iraq with a dead body on his hands and no idea what to do with it. Thats why he needs Nassir, one of the countrys last remaining old-school lawmen, to return the slain man to his family. Yet, with Sadaam Hussein long gone and Nassirs badge long since retired, just what is motivating the man to help out?Top-notch art and an intriguing story SLASH & BURN is a white-hot hit.Jim Zub, writer of Wayward and Skullkickers

  • 9.6
    Word Of The Nerd - Zina Hutton Jan 8, 2016

    Seriously, this was another great issue from Tom King and Mitch Gerads. It showed us looks at post-9/11 Iraq that readers most likely aren't familiar with and while it's definitely an American/Western gaze, I think it's also a critical one. I need to find out what's going to happen next and why an entire family was killed. There's a secret somewhere out there and it's (metaphorically) killing me to have to wait an entire month to get the details and more clues! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Patrick Healy Jan 7, 2016

    King uses subtly exceptionally well. From the Nobody cared to kill the cat ending (the meaning of which you will have to read for yourself), to the who are we…? questioning of U.S. soldiers, the theme of dehumanization is ever present and applies to everyone involved. When people speak of writing as a craft, this is the quality of work theyre discussing as King has continued to expertly apply his literary expertise in this second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    GWW - Mopeymac Jan 8, 2016

    I'd like to reiterate that this issue is very strong and the more I go back to it the more I love it, but I'd be lying if I said it was as strong as the first. Don't get me wrong it's still well worth the money and time it's just a little slower, which is to be expected when starting a new series. The issue gave me a very strong buddy cop feel between Chris and Nassir that I'm excited to see unfold in the coming series. It's great seeing how Chris and Nassir approach the case differently. Chris is a little more rigid and rule following while Nassir is looser, he really seems to improvise as he goes on. I'm excited to see where this series goes because there are a lot of possibilities. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jan 7, 2016

    There's no telling where the story is going next, each scene is more unexpected than the last, that layer of surprise and being along for such a winding ride is perhaps the best part of this gorgeously illustrated book. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jan 6, 2016

    There's a meaningful story here about Americans inhabiting a place they don't belong and a crime story that's as foreign and mysterious. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Fanboys Inc - Buddy Beaudoin Jan 6, 2016

    The Sheriff of Babylon feels like a story that could be great, but is presented in such a way that theres really no way of knowing. Its deep and complex and sinks you into the grit of the world, but then kind of just leaves you there without a tour guide. Its clear that theres a lot going on behind the scenes, however, the panels in the book are left stark of explanation of what that may be. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Nightmare of Solomon Jan 8, 2016

    I love the political intrigue revolving around the events depicted in this book.

  • 9.0
    Haand Jan 8, 2016

    I got to the last panel and felt like I had been holding my breath. What a compelling story! We're starting to learn more about the characters and the mystery; I can't wait to see where this one goes.

  • 8.0 Jan 12, 2016

    This book is a breakout hit for me- it’s a DC (I mean, technically its Vertigo) book that I actually look forward to reading now. beyond Secret Six and Deathstroke, that is really it for me with DC lately. I have been reading Survivors Club and Unfollowed, but those haven’t been the kind of tentpole books that I think Sheriff of Babylon could be. Following more of our main characters exploits in and out of the Green Zone in Iraq in 2004, we see a lot more of the world beyond these characters, and get some insights into the inner workings of the groups operating at this time. We get some good dialogue pages for Sofia (who as of this moment scares me most out of all these people) and Chris and Nassir team up to refute the identity of a John Doe (via some genuinely humorous but REAL comedic timing and motivation with Nassir) then we see Sofia in a state of undress (which means that this book is NOT for kids) the way she delivered her last line of dialogue really sent chills down my spine. The last section of the book deals with Chris and Nassir chasing down a lead and finding a house that was full of dead bodies, and there is some confusing stuff involving the family’s cat- which ends up coming back in a big way at the end. This book is visually stunning, and tackles some really big stuff- this is a heavy, HEAVY book, but is a really good read after two issues.

  • 9.5
    Quietomega Jan 6, 2016

  • 9.5
    GodSpeeed Mar 14, 2016

  • 9.0
    Rotivv Jan 6, 2016

  • 9.0
    mrDovydas Jan 9, 2016

  • 9.0
    LocoNasty Jul 31, 2016

  • 8.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Jan 9, 2016

  • 8.5
    drwashee Jan 18, 2016

  • 8.5
    SwampyCA May 22, 2016

  • 8.5
    Sayrus Jun 4, 2016

  • 8.5
    el kozzy Aug 24, 2016

  • 8.0
    ComickerPerson Jan 7, 2016

  • 7.5
    DXO Jan 29, 2016

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