Comic Review: Barbaric #3 (Vault Comics)

Owen, Soren, and the talking Axe. Kicking ass, taking names, here again for Vault Comics’ Barbaric #3. The barbarian and the mystical woman are in a fight for their lives. […]

Owen, Soren, and the talking Axe. Kicking ass, taking names, here again for Vault Comics’ Barbaric #3.

The barbarian and the mystical woman are in a fight for their lives. Deep down inside the tunnel, the bad beings want to smother the light. They want to kill everyone, emerge from hiding and overwhelm the ‘good’ on earth. But no, not gonna happen!!

Writer Michael Moreci slings foul language spills guts and chases evil in this amazing story. THIS is the kind of comic that gets people cheering. It’s passionate, powerful, bordering on crazy but teetering on ‘epic’. The dialogue, the tug of war in words, that’s great all by itself.

But paired with the jaw-dropping mastery of art by Nathan Gooden (intense and award-winning colour by Addison Duke, letters by Jim Campbell), this title is a must-read. The poses, the verrry subtle changes of expression, the wild and freely flowing action sequences, the magical interactions. This stuff is gold!

Just bring along your swearing filter, it isn’t for the faint of heart, language-wise. But then, given the nature of this quest, the blood-soaked bodies, and the fights against the supernatural evil beings, isn’t it okay to swear and spit a little?

One of the best reads of the year.

Vault Comics, Barbaric #3, $3.99 for 32 pages of content. Mature

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!