Comic Book Series
Barbaric 1

Cover to Barbaric #1

Barbaric is published by Vault Comics. Price per issue is $4.99.

Publication Dates[]

Last Issue[]

Barbaric: Born in Blood #1: 01 May 2024

Current Issue[]

Barbaric: Born in Blood #2: 03 Jul 2024

Next Issue[]

Barbaric: Born in Blood #3: 24 Jul 2024


Series of limited series and one-shots.


Main Characters[]

  • Owen the Barbarian
    • First Appearance: "Barbaric" Issue 1
    • Description: Owen is the central character, a once-ruthless barbarian cursed to perform good deeds. He is muscular, fierce in battle, and struggles with his new moral compass. His character combines brute strength with a reluctant sense of justice.
    • Notable Traits: Cursed to only do good, wielding a talking axe.
  • The Axe
    • First Appearance: "Barbaric" Issue 1
    • Description: Owen's enchanted, sentient weapon, which craves blood and delivers sarcastic and darkly humorous commentary. The Axe has a distinct personality and often provides comic relief.
    • Notable Traits: Can speak, glows when thirsty for blood, and has a wicked sense of humor.
  • Soren
    • First Appearance: "Barbaric" Issue 1
    • Description: A powerful witch with a mysterious past. She becomes Owen’s ally and has her own motives for seeking vengeance and justice. Soren possesses strong magical abilities.
    • Notable Traits: Skilled in dark magic, complex backstory involving personal loss and revenge.
  • Steel
    • First Appearance: "Barbaric" Issue 3
    • Description: Steel is a former companion of Owen with a history steeped in violence and camaraderie. Their past includes shared battles and hardships, making Steel a significant figure in Owen’s life.
    • Notable Traits: Strong, loyal, and deeply connected to Owen's past.

Minor Characters[]

  • Three Witches
    • First Appearance: "Barbaric" Issue 1
    • Description: The witches who curse Owen, setting him on his path to redemption. They appear briefly but are crucial in establishing the premise of the series.
    • Notable Traits: Enigmatic and powerful, they set the plot in motion by cursing Owen.

Other Characters/Places/Things[]

Recent Storylines[]

Barbaric: Born in Blood #2[]

This is the current issue, and therefore no story information will be posted about this issue. Please check your local comic shop for copies of this issue.

Barbaric: Born in Blood #1[]

Barbaric: Wrong Kind of Righteous #1[]

Past Storylines[]

Queen of Swords: A Barbaric Tale[]

A limited aeries that enriches the broader narrative of "Barbaric" by exploring new characters and adventures within the same universe, providing readers with deeper insights into the ongoing struggles and interconnected goals of the series' main characters.

Barbaric Volume 3: Hell to Pay[]

Focuses on Owen and Soren's battles against even more formidable foes, including mythical creatures like frost giants, further developing the characters' arcs and the series' lore.

Barbaric Volume 2: Axe to Grind[]

Continues the saga with deeper exploration of Owen's past and introduces new characters like Steel and the pirate Steelbeard, expanding the narrative and the stakes.

Barbaric: The Harvest Blades (One-Shot)[]

A standalone story that adds depth to the world of Barbaric, featuring new adventures and characters that complement the main series.

Barbaric Volume 1: Murderable Offenses[]

Introduces Owen, his axe, and the witch Soren as they navigate a world filled with supernatural threats and moral quandaries.



  • Barbaric, Book One: Murderable Offenses - Collects #1-3. "Owen the Barbarian has been cursed to do good with what remains of his life. His bloodthirsty weapon, Axe, has become his moral compass with a drinking problem. Together they wander the realm, foredoomed to help any who seek assistance. But there is one thing Owen hates more than a life with rules: Witches." - AUG212157 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781638490081
  • Barbaric, Book Two: Axe to Grind - Collects Axe to Grind #1-3. "When a foe from Owen's past returns, he embarks on a bloody mission to succeed where he once failed and kill a malevolent demigod. Which suits Axe just fine, considering he hasn't gotten drunk on god blood yet! Meanwhile, Owen's former barbarian comrade, now a timid vampire, gets cold feet about a life of violence. But in the world of Barbaric, where orcs, giant spiders, and devil bats roam the land, and doing good is full of gore, is there any other way?" - NOV221913 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781638491682
  • Barbaric, Book Three: Hell to Pay - Collects Hell to Pay #1-3. "Owen is trapped in a fiery prison with several unsavories from his past...and one old friend. Meanwhile, Soren and Steel strike a dangerous pact with Ka, a deadly assassin who might know how to get Owen back. But that's gonna require trusting a whole new witch." - JUL232099 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781638491880
  • Queen of Swords: A Barbaric Story - Collects Queen of Swords #1-3. "Serra is a witch with a checkered past; Ka is an assassin with an agenda all her own, and Deadheart is a barbarian who wants to bash everyone in her path. They'll have to unite their unique skills to track down a powerful foe who's tied their lives together." - JUL232100 - WorldCat - ISBN 9781638491903


The series is set in a dark, medieval fantasy world and follows the adventures of Owen the Barbarian, a cursed warrior compelled to do good deeds, and his sentient, bloodthirsty axe.

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Creative Team[]

Writer/Creator: Michael Moreci. Artist/Creator: Nathan Gooden.

Publishing History[]

First published in 2021.

Future Publication Dates[]

Dates subject to change at the whims of the publisher or distributor. Please see the Diamond Shipping Lists for current information.

Barbaric: Born in Blood #3: 24 Jul 2024
Barbaric vs. Deathstalker #1: 14 Aug 2024

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