The Sheriff of Babylon

The Sheriff of Babylon

Bang. Bang. Bang

Graphic Novel - 2016
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One of the most poignant retellings of the Iraq War, Tom King's critically acclaimed series SHERIFF OF BABYLON begins here, in Baghdad, 2003. The reign of Saddam Hussein is over. The Americans are in command, and no one is in control.

Former cop turned military contractor Christopher Henry knows that better than anyone. He's in the country to train up a new Iraqi police force, and one of his recruits has just been murdered. With civil authority in tatters and dead bodies clogging the streets, Chris is the only person in the Green Zone with any interest in finding out who killed him--and why.

Chris's inquiry brings him first to Sofia, an American-raised Iraqi who now sits on the governing council, and then to Nassir, a grizzled veteran of Saddam's police force--and probably the last real investigator left in Baghdad. United by death but divided by conflicting loyalties, the three must help each other navigate the treacherous landscape of post-invasion Iraq in order to hunt down the killers. But are their efforts really serving justice--or a much darker agenda?

Inspired by his real-life experiences as a CIA operations officer in Iraq, writer Tom King (BATMAN) teams with artist Mitch Gerads to deliver a wartime crime thriller like no other in THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON VOL. 1: BANG. BANG. BANG., collecting issues #1-6 of their groundbreaking Vertigo series.
Publisher: Burbank, CA :, DC Comics,, [2016]
ISBN: 9781401264666
Branch Call Number: KING
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Alternative Title: Bang. Bang. Bang


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AL_TARINA Aug 30, 2017

Tom King can do no wrong. Definitely a step away of what most people might be used to in a comic, The Sheriff of Babylon tells the story of a cop turned CIA agent who gets entangled in messy murder case while living in Iraq. Not for the faint of heart.

Apr 11, 2017

Extremely engaging read. Great drama and tension. The lead characters are complex and likable. The artwork is accurately gritty. I really loved my time with this collection.

Dec 23, 2016

I checked this out on a whim. Both the story and artwork are really good. I feel good about reading Tom King's Batman series after Scott Snyder's.

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