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Saturday Review | Sheriff of Babylon #2

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The Sheriff of Babylon (Vertigo)
Writing: Tom King
Art: Mitch Gerads

 

The highly anticipated second issue of Sheriff of Babylon is definitely a middle child.  This issue spends most of its time showing readers the frustrating reality that former police officer Christopher Henry faces as he tries to get answers from Iraqi nationals who hate Saddam Hussein and their American “liberators” equally. Continue reading

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Comic Review: Sheriff of Babylon #1

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The Sheriff of Babylon (Vertigo)
Writer: Tom King
Art: Mitch Gerads

Disclaimer: I absolutely love everything that Tom King has ever published, and I’ve been waiting for this book to come out for several months.  I absolutely adore crime/military dramas in entertainment, but I am also very picky about details.  I am one of the few people I know who will watch Criminal Minds for five straight hours, and criticize every detail that seems unlikely or violates normal protocols.  King writes about what he knows, and he keeps details thin, rather than making up filler that may be an inaccurate description of the world in which he is writing. Continue reading

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Saturday Review | Love: the Fox

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Love. The Fox (Magnetic Press)
Written by Frederic Brrémaud
Illustrated by Federico Bertolucci

From time to time I find myself staring at my double screens in my basement office, wondering why I’m not lying in the grass on an island paradise and watching the fauna go about their daily business.  Then I opened the pages of Love. The Fox and I was there!  This book is reminiscent of all the beautiful, animal stories that I read as a child (The Jungle Book, Cinnabar the One O’clock Fox, and Redwall all come to mind).  From the first pages, I was enchanted. Continue reading

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Editorial | Review: The Paladin #0

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Written by Chris Antzoulis
Illustrated by Bruno Oliveira

A year and a half ago, I picked up a copy of The Paladin #1 for the first time at TWCC and really enjoyed the beginning of a brand new series–and it was the beginning of publication.  However, The Paladin #0 is the chronological beginning of that journey.  In this book, the writer is telling the story of two brothers caught in the same situation two years apart.  They are both being asked to join a group of very official looking men who appear to be government agents of some kind.  One is a powerful telekinetic, and the other has a gift that is never expressed. Continue reading

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