We return to the Iraq War in Sheriff of Babylon Vol. 2. We also review Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Heroes in Crisis #2, and William Gibson’s Alien 3 #1. We wonder what to do when a comic store closes, and ask some all important questions about Halloween.
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CHILLING ADVENTURES OF SABRINA
Creator: Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa
Staring: Kiernan Shipka, Ross Lynch, Miranda Otto
Magic and mischief collide as half-human, half-witch Sabrina navigates between two worlds: mortal teen life and her family’s legacy, the Church of Night.
HEROES IN CRISIS #2
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Clay Mann
Publisher: DC Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: October 31, 2018
Suspected of murder, [REDACTED] and [REDACTED] find themselves on the run from the super-hospital called Sanctuary —with each thinking the other one is the real killer! It’s up to Batman to solve this heinous crime, but suspicion falls on him when Superman and Wonder Woman ponder just how much Sanctuary’s A.I. is telling them. Meanwhile, [REDACTED] tries to make a shady deal to hide from the Trinity, while [REDACTED] searches out an old friend to help him out of this mess—and only gets deeper in trouble.
WILLIAM GIBSON’S ALIEN 3 #1
Writer: William Gibson, Johnnie Christmas
Artist: Johnnie Christmas
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: November 14, 2018
This is the official adaptation of the original screenplay for Alien 3, written by William Gibson, the award-winning science fiction author of the cyberpunk cult classic Neuromancer. You’ll see familiar characters and places–but not all is the same in this horrifying Cold War thriller!
After the deadly events of the film Aliens, the spaceship Sulaco carrying the sleeping bodies of Ripley, Hicks, Newt, and Bishop is intercepted by the Union of Progressive Peoples. What the UPP forces don’t expect is another deadly passenger that is about to unleash chaos between two governmental titans intent on developing the ultimate Cold War weapon of mass destruction.
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SHERIFF OF BABYLON Vol. 2
Writer: Tom King
Artist: Mitch Gerads
Publisher: DC Vertigo
Florida cop turned military consultant, Chris Henry came to Iraq in the aftermath of the 2003 American invasion to train a new generation of post-Saddam police. But the murder of one of his recruits has uncovered a vast web of secrets and lies—one that ties the old regime, the new government, the American military, the criminal underworld and the jihadist network together in a nightmarish tangle of death and deception.
Fortunately, Chris isn’t cutting through the chaos alone. Old-school Baghdad cop Nassir and political power player Sofia each have their own reasons to see the murderer brought to justice. Together, the trio has tracked down the man responsible: the lethal insurgent commander Abu Rahim. As the investigation builds to its explosive climax and their diverging agendas begin to pull them apart, Chris, Nassir and Sofia are about to discover that nothing about the murder, the mastermind or the men behind the scenes is truly as it seems.
Written by rising comics star and CIA veteran Tom King (BATMAN) and gorgeously illustrated by Mitch Gerads, THE SHERIFF OF BABYLON VOL. 2: POW. POW. POW. brings one of the decade’s most critically acclaimed series to its stunning conclusion. Collects issues #7-12.
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