Vault Comics’ latest fantasy series Barbaric has been a huge success for the company, and now the publisher has announced the series will return in 2022 “and beyond” for multiple new miniseries from co-creators Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden. If that’s not enough, there will also be a set of different one-shots written and drawn by “a murderers row of the industry’s greatest creators.”
“We’re going full throttle, pedal to the metal with Barbaric in every conceivable way,” said Moreci.”We’ve got big plans for this series, and the stories Nate and I have planned are going to give fans everything they want and more. I know what Barbaric is, and I love what it is: violent, funny, irreverent, but also kinda sweet. Our aim was to rewrite the rules of the sword and sorcery fantasy genre; having done that, it’s now time to build.”
“I’m as excited as Axe facing down a horde of evil monsters to announce that Barbaric is continuing,” added Gooden. “Whatever you think is coming, there’s more. More mayhem, more blood, more timely jokes, more touching moments. Touching moments? Who am I kidding? It’s just more barbaric ax-wielding badassery.”
Barbaric #1 is Vault’s highest-selling issue to date, with the first issue sold out at the distributor immediately upon release and multiple subsequent printings.
Written by Moreci and drawn by Gooden, the series is colored by Addison Duke, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel. Issues #1 and #2 are on sale now, and issue #3 will hit store shelves on August 25, 2021. Fans can look for a hardcover edition that will collect the entire 2021 series in December 2021.
Read the full synopsis here:
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.