Barbaric: The Harvest Blades #1
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Barbaric: The Harvest Blades #1

Writer: Michael Morici Artist: Robert Wilson IV Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: July 13, 2022 Cover Price: $5.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
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Like a punch in the privates, BARBARIC is back! Bloodier and more irreverent than ever. In this one-shot, Owen, the barbarian cursed to do good, is forced out of hiding and back to his old B.S.! A whole bunch of violence, ethically approved, of course, by his moral compass, the talking Axe! Find out for yourself why Entertainment Weekly, Thrillist, Screen Rant, and a whole bunch of other people called BARBARIC one of the best comics of 2021.
The first of many one-shots that further explore the world of Barbaric, whose second arc, Axe To Grind, arrives in July!

  • 10
    Kabooooom - Matt Morrison Jul 12, 2022

    Barbaric is back and as great as ever. If you missed out on the original series, you would do well to grab this one-shot and see what you've been missing. This is a fine bit of fantasy, with swords, sorcery and satire. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Jul 13, 2022

    Barbaric appears ready to continue for many miniseries and one-shots to come, and that's something to be excited about. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea Jul 13, 2022

    'Barbaric: The Harvest Blades' is a tasty treat for fans hungering for more wild chaotic sword and sorcery action from Owen and his talking ax.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jul 14, 2022

    A fun bout of irreverent swords and sorcery fun, and one which will likely serve as a gateway drug to the glorious main series for a lot of readers. I'm loving the idea of bringing new artists into the rapidly-expanding world of Owen and Axe with these one-shots, and while this isn't quite an essential read in order to follow the Barbaric continuity, it's still a bloody fun one. Well worth a look. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Graphic Policy - Brett Jul 13, 2022

    Barbaric: The Harvest Blades is a fun comic. It's one you'll enjoy reading but it's also one I'm not going back to and reading over and over. It doesn't feel like there's some major impact beyond setting Owen on his next adventure. But, if this is what we get while we wait for each volume, I'll take it. It expands Owen's world a bit showing some of his past and adding in characters I hope to see more of. It takes what works from the first volume and ups the humor of it all for a nice result. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    COMICON - Olly MacNamee Jul 11, 2022

    Foul-mouthed barbarian Owen and his axe are back in a one-shot that has a solid script but is let down by the artwork. He is on a mission to save Docimel from a forthcoming threat, but not all is as it seems. Read Full Review

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