Barbaric: Axe To Grind #1

Writer: Michael Moreci Artist: Nathan Gooden Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: August 17, 2022 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
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It's the moment we've all been waiting for - the start of an all-new arc of BARBARIC!
Follow Owen and his magical companion, the tender, talking Axe as they spread kindness and hope in a world gone bad...just kidding! Owen, Axe, and Soren are back, and so is all the mayhem and bloodshed that follows them wherever they go! This time, they're out to settle an old score against Gladius, a wicked a$$hole who did Owen wrong way back in his barbarian days. As always...it's just f***ing barbaric.

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Aug 16, 2022

    Barbaric: Axe To Grind is similarly thoughtful and well worth the reading by those who dismiss the fantasy genre as incapable of conveying deep thoughts along with the boobs and blood-letting. There is depth here, aye, and no small amount of craft in both the story and the art. If you've not boldly entered the world of Barbaric, this is an ideal place to begin! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - David Brooke Aug 17, 2022

    Barbaric: Axe to Grind is like if Conan the Barbarian and Heavy Metal Magazine had a baby. Throw in dynamic character moments straight out of Saga, and the series' return is a welcome one as it brings forth the violence and the charm of these bastard characters that deserve our attention. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Aug 23, 2022

    Owen's mission to help an old friend escape life as a vampire's thrall leads him a step closer to another mission Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    GWW - Nick Friar Aug 16, 2022

    The second arc's opening issue maintains the title's level of comedy while getting a bit more viscous with the violence. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Aug 17, 2022

    Barbaric in its opening run – which ended a year ago next week – was an absolute blast. I'm glad it was given the time to be done right for more as I enjoyed the special we got recently and then getting into a new storyline here. It's beautifully illustrated and colored, the script is fun, and the dialogue hits right. This is not a fast read even though it has a ton of action but it also manages to feel like natural dialogue during the action without just being constant quips. There's a ton to love with this opening installment as it puts all the right pieces in play and reconnects us with our cast well. I'm excited to see what's to come and to have more adventures with this group as the concept grows and becomes more realized. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Aug 17, 2022

    Owen returns in full-on fighting mode as he and his trusty, cursed axe swing for giant vampires and other fantasy figures in ‘Barbaric: Axe to Grind' #1. From Michael Moreci, Nathan Gooden, Addison Duke and Jim Campbell. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Aug 17, 2022

    Barbaric: Axe to Grind #1 is another fantastic debut for the series and a must for fans of the first volume and fantasy fans. It both embraces and spoofs the barbarian questing genre and most importantly entertains with every detail. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Aug 19, 2022

    'Barbaric Book Two: Axe to Grind' knows exactly what fans want- laughs and bloody action. It delivers both and a surprising amount of heart too. The new arc sets a high bar with a fierce battle that incorporates teamwork and a sense of humor. With endless charm, bonafide fantasy adventure, and irresistible characters, 'Barbaric' is back and better than ever. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Christian Hoffer Aug 17, 2022

    Barbaric: Axe to Grind continues the grim and gritty fantasy-themed adventure by Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    But Why Tho? - Charles Hartford Jan 1, 1970

    When all is said and done, Barbaric: Axe to Grind #1 is off to a solid start. If you like your fantasy tales with a bit of edge to them, this series could be something worth checking out. Read Full Review

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