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Download Babylon 5: The Price of Peace (DC Comics Graphic Novel) epub

by J. Michael Straczynski

Trade paperback.
Download Babylon 5: The Price of Peace (DC Comics Graphic Novel) epub
ISBN: 156389467X
ISBN13: 978-1563894671
Category: Comics
Subcategory: Publishers
Author: J. Michael Straczynski
Language: English
Publisher: DC Comics (November 1, 1998)
Pages: 125 pages
ePUB size: 1393 kb
FB2 size: 1580 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 280
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If you're a fan of the show this is nice to have as something you can hold in your hands but even the show's creator, J.M. Straczynski, is on record as admitting that he was not satisfied with the artwork. The worst thing about it is that the artist fails to consistently capture the looks of the actors in the show. Some of the characters look OK on some of the pages but not on others, and some of them just never look anything like they're supposed to. When you do an adaptation of a TV show or movie it's important to get an artist who is good at doing likenesses. However, as far as I know this is the only graphic novel adaptation of Babylon 5 in the US, so if that's what you're looking for, this is it. Supposedly the next story arc in the comic book had better artwork and was collected in book form, but not in the US.
After I got done reading the primary story (4 out of the first 5 chapters), I felt like I'd seen an episode that never got aired. I have to admit in a lot of ways that I (almost) liked Sinclair more than Sheridan... this collection and the novel "To Dream in the City of Sorrows" fill in more than a few gaps. The first chapter is the best, written by JMS and beautifully-illustrated, but it's all good. The characterization is right-on, too, something I've heard hasn't been a strong point of the B5 novels, excepting "To Dream" and "Dark Genesis." The Psi Corps chapter complements the latter novel well, too. I look forward to more B5 comics (and novels, especially the Centauri Prime Trilogy!) -- the show's over, but the fat lady hasn't sung just yet.
This TPB covers the first couple of issues of the B5 comicbook series but more importantly, it covers the gap between "Chrysalis" and "To Dream in the City of Sorrows". I don't know what they were thinking writing it this way, with the novel missing this story as a prologue, but that's just how it is.

Want to be there when Sinclair gets told what and who he is? Want to be there when he finds out what happens at the battle of the line?

You need to buy this. Simple as that.

Yes, the artwork blows. But, honestly, who cares?
This is a bundle of the first four comics and the 11th comic. It takes place during the second season; and for those who may not know, these comics are much like the show. While each is an individual story, they all pull together to tell a 'big' story as well. If you like the show and you like the characters, you'll like this too.