Barbaric #1 is still a couple of weeks away from release, but the new title is already breaking records. According to Vault Comics, the book received the biggest influx of reorders after the final cutoff, breaking a record for the publisher and sending the debut issue back to print for a second run. The new printing will feature a fresh cover by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel. 

The second printing of Barbaric #1 hits stores on July 28, the same day as Barbaric #2. Co-created by writer Michael Moreci (The Plot, Wasted Space) and artist Nathan Gooden (Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One, Vampire: The Masquerade), colors are by Addison Duke, letters are by Jim Campbell, and designs are by Tim Daniel. Read the full synopsis below:

Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches.

Welcome to the skull-cracking, blood-splattering, mayhem-loving comic brave enough to ask: How can a man sworn to do good do so much violence? Hah! F***ing with you. It’s just…BARBARIC.


Barbaric #1 is set to release on June 30. Check out the new cover for the second printing hitting on July 28 below.