May 29, 2021
Slashing its way onto comic shelves this summer is Vault Comics’ latest action fantasy saga, Barbaric. Following the adventures of a violent warrior named Owen and his magical talking axe (named axe), Barbaric is full of guts, laughs, creatures, and more than a little magic.
Described as “a black light poster from the ’90s come to life” by artist/co-creator Nathan Gooden, Barbaric was created out of a desire by him and writer Michael Moreci for something “loose and riffing,” unencumbered by pure seriousness.
Ahead of the book’s release on June 30, Newsarama spoke with artist Nathan Gooden and writer Michael Moreci to hear more about what inspired the world of Barbaric, what influenced its design, and what type of people we can meet there.