The Sheriff Of Babylon #5

Writer: Tom King Artist: Mitch Gerads Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 26
9.5Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Now that Chris and Nassir have stuck their noses where some people wish they hadnt, everyone seeks shelter behind the gates of the American stronghold within the Baghdad Green Zone. When both Chris and Nassirs wife Fatima are unable to sleep, they have an unlikely meeting of the minds and share their experiences from the War on Terror. By morning, Chris will see the Iraqi woman in a whole new light. Now a 12-issue miniseries!A gritty crime story set in a location many of us will never see, and a world we truly know little about. This is a comic youll want to buy.Graphic Policy

  • 10
    GWW - Mopeymac Apr 10, 2016

    Something I've grown to appreciate recently is a comic that can make expand my point of view and stimulate my mindwithout making me feel like I missed something. Every month I get that in The Sheriff of Babylonalong with a griping story and art that tantalizes the senses. I can't think of anything in this series that I don't like. Tom King and Mitch Gerads work incredibly well together. They've created a comicthat I really think is a must read. I love it and I can't wait to see what'll happen next. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Apr 6, 2016

    Its poetic, and one of the best character studies Ive seen in a comic in ages, but the true victory for Sheriff of Babylon #5 is the ability to take a deeply complex moment in history and distill it down to two people who have no business being friends, but can share a drink in solidarity, if not understanding. Not antagonists. Not lovers. Not political allies. Simply players in a game they can only try to impact in little ways. Its a truly lovely issue, and one worth picking up whether youve read #1-4 or have not. Because, trust me, once you finish #5, youll be in for the entire experience. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Kalem Lalonde Apr 6, 2016

    If you are looking for a light-hearted fun comic, Sheriff of Babylon is something you should steer clear of. Sheriff of Babylon is a heavy and complex read that demands thinking of its readers and rewards them greatly for it. Its violence, honesty, and complex characters come together to create one the best war comics ever written. Issue #5 may be King and Gerard’s strongest issue to date, equally making me feel hollow, disgusted, and hopeful. As all great war stories should. Read Full Review

  • 10
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Apr 8, 2016

    The least action, the least amount of characters but the most gripping issue from this miniseries. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent Apr 6, 2016

    The Sheriff of Babylon #5 is a perfect comic; it's that good. The story is smart with deep layers that makes you think about what you have read. It also has extremely relatable characters that have a load of chemistry. The writing perfectly captures each characters' state of mind and the artwork perfectly complements the writing. This is a comic book you need to read. It's definitely a series I will be adding to my pull list. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough Apr 6, 2016

    Sheriff of Babylon#5is an incredibly smart comic that will make you think and draw you in with some of the most believable characters ever put to the page. It's currently one of the most gripping comics on the stand and with this issue has managed to achieve perfection. If you're not reading this then you're missing out.Sheriff of Babylonis the sort of comic that expands your horizons and challenges you with cleverly written and expertly drawn content, it showcases exactly why comics are important as an art form and, in my mind, is the perfect comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    IGN - Levi Hunt Apr 7, 2016

    A genuine achievement of comic book craft. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 6, 2016

    Ultimately, while the story itself may not progress too much here, the characters themselves most certainly do, and for a title which is all about providing different perspectives on the same harrowing events, this may actually be the strongest issue of the series so far. King and Gerads have crafted something truly special here; a tense, gut-wrenchingly realistic military thriller based around a trio of utterly compelling characters. Highly, highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Apr 6, 2016

    If you like dialogue or are interested in two cultures coming together to discuss somewhat serious things give this a shot. Everyone following along will be rewarded with some important themes that are bubbling to the surface. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Graphic Policy - Brett Apr 6, 2016

    The Sheriff of Babylon again and again impresses with its layered storytelling that challenges the reader to not just read between the lines and deeper meanings, but also think about history (both modern and of the distant past) and how that history has impacted our own views. It's an excellent discussion of modern and world events and the current situation in Iraq, and a discussion whose politics are muddied and not so clear. This is a prime example of how comics are more than just spandex and superpowers and instead can be used to explore and discuss our modern times and the geopolitical world. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    FanboyNation - R.C. Samo Apr 6, 2016

    Sheriff of Babylon is hauntingly real. A non-fiction comic that anyone interested in understanding what those on the ground experienced in the Iraq War. Read Full Review

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