June 28, 2021
Vault Comics has revealed Barbaric has had such a high demand they’re giving it the deluxe black & white treatment. Printed on heavyweight paper, the new editions aim to spotlight artist and co-creator Nathan Gooden’s art.
“Barbaric is very special to me because it helped me get through the hardest year of my life, 2020,” said artist and co-creator Nathan Gooden. “When Mike Moreci and I started the collaboration, I was in a very dark place, so I expressed the idea of this just being FUN. Not to say, we didn’t take the process seriously, but why not just make a book for fun? From character designs to the world build, I just kept pushing to make it more interesting for the audience. Owen has cool hair, why not double the length? Soren has awesome tattoos, why not make them come to life? Axe can talk, why not?”