Sheriff of Babylon Continues to Lay Down the Law

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Sheriff of Babylon 10Title: The Sheriff of Babylon #10

Writer: Tom King

Artist: Mitch Gerads

Colorist: Mitch Gerads

Publisher: Vertigo Comics

Release Date: September 7, 2016

Just when you think you have learned the rules, they change the game on you. Abu Rahim is smart enough to be extremely dangerous. The brains of the operation  has shown up with a bomb vest at the home of Saffiya al Aqani. However, no matter how dangerous Abu Rahim is perceived to be, no one is as dangerous as a Middle Eastern woman doing anything she can to survive.

Chris is still listening to the nonsense being spouted off by Franklin, who keeps using an Indian racial slur to describe the local Arabs and cannot comprehend that there would be Christians in the region, especially after a failed mission.

The story continues to stab me in the heart. The emotions, the distress, the struggle of these characters are not just fictional, they are tangible. King knows the situation in Iraq extremely well and Gerads are is never stale. Every line, every stroke, every shade of color has specific meaning for each and every panel.

The Sheriff of Babylon can easily be the M.A.S.H. of comics, running three times as long as the actual war did and that would be perfectly fine by me.

  • 9/10
    Story - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Art - 10/10
9.5/10

The Verdict

The Sheriff of Babylon continues to strike a nerve with each page turned.

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