The Last Barbarians #1
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The Last Barbarians #1

Writer: Brian Haberlin Artist: Geirrod Van Dyke Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 15, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

To be Classless is a whole new low...

You'd think in a fantastic world full of giants, magic, and flying fish, it would be a world of possibility. But you'd be dead wrong here! Sylv is a jack of all trades; she can fight with the best of them, pick most pockets, and even cast a third-level spell or two. It's too bad for her that if you aren't a member of a guild, you are persona non grata: completely outcast from adventuring. That might be fine, except she has her disabled seven-foot-tall brother to take care of. If she can't find a job to support them both, they'll be dead in a ditch in a matter o more

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 19, 2023

    The Last Barbarians #1 gives me everything I want from a new comic with stunning art and complex but not overbearing writing. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Feb 19, 2023

    The Last Barbarian is sure to excite fantasy fans looking for something unique. It may also appeal to gamers who enjoy comedic send-ups of the usual sword and sorcery clichs. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Russ Bickerstaff Feb 16, 2023

    In limiting the story to the more traditional trappings of standard sword-and-sorcery fantasy, Haberlin and Wall are developing something much slicker and more approachable than Haberlins less traditional fantasy work, like The Marked and Sonata. The idiosyncratic worlds of Marked and Sonata required a far more layered approach to storytelling than Haberlin had managed. By grounding The Last Barbarians in a more traditional fantasy world, Haberlin dives right into the type of story that hes been trying to tell for quite some time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geek'd Out - bferg Feb 15, 2023

    The Last Barbarian ends with Sylv, who has to bring Shadow along, taking a chance to change their circumstances. Maybe Maisley's warning is unnecessary; to keep her under the guild's control. Or has the young woman with multiple skills taken on too much even for her. Stopping progress or choosing to push past it. Sylv is going to show you who's the real savage. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles Feb 15, 2023

    The Last Barbarians #1 is a perfect kick-off to a new fantasy series. Sylv and her brother Shadow are unique characters and the dynamic between them promises a lot of fun moments to come. This first issue sets up this beautiful world, along with exotic creatures and hints of danger looming in the shadows, and I look forward to seeing where the series goes next. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Joe Skonce Feb 16, 2023

    building make it an adventure you want to go on. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    AIPT - David Brooke Feb 14, 2023

    The Last Barbarians is an intriguing start to a fresh take on fantasy tropes and world-building. The main character is compelling enough with a secret to keep you coming back, and you'll be on the edge of your seat to see more amazing creatures in this fantasy world. Read Full Review

  • 3.0 - Evan Valentine Feb 15, 2023

    I hope The Last Barbarians can turn things around as the series continues but this introduction doesn't make for a world I want to return to any time soon. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    GWW - Brian Villar Feb 15, 2023

    Overall, Last Barbarians biggest flaw is how badly the world and story are set up. We know next to nothing about the town, little information regarding Sylv and Shadow's origin or history, and going at a slow, painful pace. The issue sometimes comes off as a storyboard movie pitch instead of a comic book. Read Full Review

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