Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Babylon 5: In Valen's Name (Babylon 5)” as Want to Read:
Babylon 5: In Valen's Name (Babylon 5)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Babylon 5: In Valen's Name

(Babylon 5 Omniverse)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  97 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Artist: Mike Collins
Paperback, 75 pages
Published 1998 by Titan
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Babylon 5, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Babylon 5

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
|
Filter
Mel
Jan 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'd heard legends of the B5 comic books decades ago but never came across them before. I randomly found this one and the shadow one randomly at the Highgate oxfam and bought both. I'm really glad I did. This was a perfect little postscript to the story of Valen and Babylon 4. It read as a wonderful tribute to Michael O'Hare. Beautifully written, the characters felt and sounded right. It was like discovering another little piece of that universe. Like Delenn I was close to tears at the end.
John
Mar 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Ambitious for a three-issue story arc, but oh-so-boring. There simply wasn't enough time to flush out all these concepts properly, and the end result is a fairly confusing mess. Since characters spend so much time inside their spacesuits, it's sometimes hard to tell them apart, and swapping out J. Michael Straczynski for Peter David after the first issue feels a bit like a bait-and-switch.
Andrew Beet
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Very quick graphic novel to read glad it expanded on events that happened in the episodes Babylon squared and war without end parts 1 and 2 overall good
Karen
Jan 05, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
Shelves: out-of-print
This book is available online but it must be rare, copies are $125 to start! I think I may skip this one, have already read the graphic novel version I believe.
wychwood
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, fiction, sff
Not bad; I liked the Valen backstory, but the plot was rather weak.
ManicMyna
rated it did not like it
Nov 12, 2012
Jean-Paul Keulen
rated it liked it
Feb 17, 2009
Mick Shepherd
rated it it was amazing
Mar 08, 2014
Frederick Blackman
rated it it was amazing
Aug 17, 2015
Thomas Seeling
rated it really liked it
Mar 15, 2012
Tim Evans
rated it it was amazing
Jan 02, 2011
jason wold
rated it really liked it
Nov 10, 2017
Azhta
rated it really liked it
Apr 30, 2014
Timothy
rated it it was amazing
Mar 15, 2012
David
rated it really liked it
May 07, 2017
Lydia
rated it it was amazing
Jan 29, 2018
Caroline
rated it really liked it
Dec 21, 2014
Ilias Sellountos
rated it really liked it
Nov 10, 2012
C. Belt
rated it it was amazing
Apr 12, 2013
max  peck
rated it liked it
Apr 30, 2018
Chris
rated it really liked it
Jun 19, 2012
Mark Powell
rated it it was amazing
Jul 21, 2015
Babs
rated it really liked it
Sep 02, 2018
Batsap
rated it liked it
Sep 28, 2013
Shawn
rated it liked it
Mar 18, 2016
Xavier
rated it it was amazing
Mar 29, 2012
Petri Hooli
rated it really liked it
May 23, 2013
Prince Fiver
rated it it was amazing
Dec 27, 2012
Sam
rated it really liked it
Jan 09, 2016
John Scott
rated it it was amazing
Apr 06, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Joseph Michael Straczynski (born July 17, 1954), known professionally as J. Michael Straczynski and informally as Joe Straczynski or JMS, is an American writer and television producer. He works in films, television series, novels, short stories, comic books, and radio dramas. He is a playwright, a former journalist, and author of The Complete Book of Scriptwriting. He was the creator and showrunne ...more

Other books in the series

Babylon 5 Omniverse (1 - 10 of 160 books)
  • Voices
  • Accusations
  • Blood Oath
  • Clark's Law
  • The Touch of Your Shadow, The Whisper of Your Name
  • Betrayals
  • The Shadow Within
  • Personal Agendas
  • To Dream in the City of Sorrows
  • In the Beginning (Babylon 5)