I’m so glad to be back in the world of Barbaric. All these volumes run into each other building up an epic story that doesn’t skimp on the characters at the heart of it. There’s some interesting developments of older plot threads and to have such strong continuity is a bonus as the world feels so fleshed out. I am excited to see what happens next in this arc.
It’s been a really fun series with humour, action and heart. Characters you care about and want to see more of.
We’re getting together to discuss some of our favourite comics, shows and films from 2022!
The stakes are now higher than they have ever been and there’s now something of a running villain with Gladius. There are a lot more questions raised even as we get answers about the past. It’s just developing so well and in a way that has me hooked completely. I am impatient for more. Owen is in real trouble. Axe has a new status quo. Soren too and Steel has much to come to terms with. It’s also very clearly not over yet. I can’t wait to see what the hell is in store next.
“Shadow Service remains a wonderfully twisty title which keeps you on your toes. I am still genuinely in shock at the ending.”
“It’s our August Round-Up! Angela, Matt and Zach are getting together to discuss four first issues from the month just gone!”
“That’s what I love most about Quests Aside, the characters. Those characters who are likeable yet have have flaws and are interesting and all have their own struggles. Quests Aside is the focal point for their stories and they are told so well.”
“With humour, solid character work, adventure and more than a little bit of gore Barbaric is back and doing what it does best.”
“Both these issues delve into the world in new and exciting ways and I am really enjoying how Shadow Service is developing. Great stuff.”
Vault Comics brings us a story about surviving in a world gone mad, after a large number of sanity-eating monsters appear and have decimated the planets population. Enter: Lupe. She’s somehow survived this destruction, walking freely through the streets suffering no consequence other than the odd bought of loneliness. As a small family of survivors find her and bring her […]
“There are such nice little plays on common fantasy tropes which is what makes Quests Aside such a fun read. For me I’m enjoying each issue more and more as I get to know the characters better.”
“If you like your fantasy with a side of bloodthirstiness and humour then Barbaric is definitely the book for you.”
With June behind us we’ve gotten together to discuss the first issues of four new series from the month just gone!
“Issue #2 of Quests Aside is as enjoyable as the first, perhaps more so now we know more about who these people are. There are a lot of questions to be picked up in the future”
“This was a really good issue. There is a strong emotional beat throughout, the plot moves forward, the characters have their moments and there’s still a strong dose of horror. I like that Shadow Service keeps surprising me. It’s so well balanced.”
This week we’re rounding up four new series which started in the month just gone!