Barbaric #2

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Nathan Gooden Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: July 28, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 14
9.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

More blood! More mayhem! More monsters! Will Owen storm the abbey with Soren the witch? Will axe get drunk on blood? Yes! And you're going to love it.

  • 10
    AIPT - Nathan Simmons Aug 3, 2021

    The second issue of 'Barbaric' fleshes out our main cast a bit more, but also makes time for plenty of juicy and hilarious violence. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Jul 28, 2021

    A worthy followup chapter to one of the best first issues of the year, Barbaric #2 delivers more of everything that made the first issue great, the gleeful deconstruction of fantasy tropes, the witty humor, the gritty visuals, and the guiding notion that @*!& is hard and its necessary to grumble as you make your way through it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 28, 2021

    'Barbaric' #2 shifts gear a little to flesh out Soren's story with some flashbacks. The action and humor remain as this motley crew faces a terrifying supernatural threat. It's all wrapped in first-rate art with a giant cliffhanger for good measure. This year's biggest debut keeps up the momentum with a stellar follow-up.  Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 28, 2021

    Barbaric #2 is another solid issue that continues a hell of a fun adventure. There's something fantastic about this series in that it adds to a genre that has been around for decades while also acting as an homage and a bit of a send-up as well. There's something for everyone here and in all of that, it's able to keep readers on their toes. The first issue was fantastic and this follow-up is able to keep up with another amazing entry. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Jul 29, 2021

    Barbaric opened strong and carries that energy and enthusiasm smoothly into the second issue here. Moreci's script covers a lot of ground with a lot of dialogue and information coming out but he also knows when to shut up and just let the action flow or the expressions convey what needs to be said. Gooden's artwork is once more fantastic and I really like what Duke is bringing to the color design, especially with Soren's flashback sequences. A little more background for the present story makes its way here but I really like how well the relationship dynamic is set for the two characters here as it avoids being fully antagonistic or instant friends as well. I like both, and I love Axe, so I'm excited for what's next. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jul 30, 2021

    ‘Barbaric' #2 serves up a another dose of irreverent sword, sorcery by Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden. We learn all about Soren the necromancer from last issue and return to the deathly abbey she once called home. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Manzo Aug 2, 2021

    Great follow-up that gives the reader a solid balance of action and backstory. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Chase Magnett Jul 28, 2021

    Barbaric #2 maintains everything excellent from its debut"the humor, the violence, the fast pacing"and builds upon that momentum. Read Full Review

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