Thread for comics that you have read recently and have thoughts on, whether ongoing or self contained.
Recently read the first volume of:
The Sheriff of Babylon
Bang. Bang. Bang.
By Tom King and Mitch Gerads
Tom King is a former CIA operative who was on the ground during America’s occupation of Iraq.
The story have a great deal of authenticity involved to it, more so than a well researched book. The protagonist follows a contractor who has been employed to train the new Iraqi police force when one of his recruits is found dead.
Doing even the most basic investigative work or enjoying oneself is filled with red tape, talking with multiple US troops and kissing up to the various factions of Iraq which were held in check by Saddam.
The material doesn’t rub your face in the themes, it isn’t explicit but the way the story unfolds and the cartooning style of the artist just makes you understand what the protagonist is thinking or feeling.
Highly recommended, I’m pretty much buying whatever Tom King writes from now on.