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Artist Robert Wilson IV to draw ‘Barbaric: The Harvest Blades’

The new one-shot ‘Barbaric: The Harvest Blades’ drops into comic shops June 29th.

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Vault Comics has revealed comics artist Robert Wilson IV will be drawing their upcoming Barbaric one-shot Barbaric: The Harvest Blades. Along with Wilson IV, Michael Moreci will be writing and Addison Duke will color with letters by Jim Campbell and designed by Tim Daniel. You might know Wilson IV from books like Heartthrob Knuckleheads and Like A Virus. Expect the one-shot to drop into comic shops on June 29th.

“I loved the first Barbaric series, so it was a real treat getting to work with Michael, Nate, Addison, and the rest of the team at Vault,” said Wilson IV. “Barbaric: The Harvest Blades is my first foray into fantasy and Michael’s script let me go wild. I’ve never drawn (or maybe even read?) a comic so packed with blood and guts and monsters and humor and heart, it was an absolute blast!”

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So what’s Barbaric: The Harvest Blades about?

Like a punch in the privates, BARBARIC is back! Bloodier and more irreverent than ever. In this one-shot, Owen, the barbarian cursed to do good, is forced out of hiding and back to his old B.S.! A whole bunch of violence, ethically approved, of course, by his moral compass, the talking Axe! Find out for yourself why Entertainment Weekly, Thrillist, Screen Rant, and a whole bunch of other people called BARBARIC one of the best comics of 2021.

The first of many one-shots that further explore the world of Barbaric, whose second arc, Axe To Grind, arrives in July!

“Robert is one of those rare artists who’s able to elevate anything he touches, and what he brings to BARBARIC is such a fun and vibrant extension of Nate’s already tremendous creation,” added Barbaric co-creator Micahel Moreci. “He’s the perfect artist to be the first to carry the Barbaric baton while Nate works on the next volume–I can’t wait for people to see the blood-soaked enthusiasm he brings to Owen, Soren, and Axe!”

Check out a preview below for an early look at the special.

Artist Robert Wilson IV to draw 'Barbaric: The Harvest Blades' Artist Robert Wilson IV to draw 'Barbaric: The Harvest Blades' Artist Robert Wilson IV to draw 'Barbaric: The Harvest Blades' Artist Robert Wilson IV to draw 'Barbaric: The Harvest Blades' Artist Robert Wilson IV to draw 'Barbaric: The Harvest Blades'

For more on this news, read the official press release below.

Missoula MT (05/09/2022): Vault is thrilled to announce that legendary artist Robert Wilson IV has come on board as artist for the much-anticipated BARBARIC one-shot, BARBARIC: THE HARVEST BLADES.

Robert Wilson IV is a comic artist and illustrator living in Dallas, TX. He is the co-creator and artist of Heartthrob with writer Christopher Sebela and colorist Nick Filardi. He also co-created Knuckleheads with Brian Winkeler and Like A Virus with Ken Lowery. Additionally, he was the artist for Bitch Planet #3. He is also active in the poster community making concert posters for bands such as METALLICA, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979, and THE SWORD, among others.

“I loved the first Barbaric series, so it was a real treat getting to work with Michael, Nate, Addison, and the rest of the team at Vault,” said Wilson IV. “Barbaric: The Harvest Blades is my first foray into fantasy and Michael’s script let me go wild. I’ve never drawn (or maybe even read?) a comic so packed with blood and guts and monsters and humor and heart, it was an absolute blast!”

“Robert is one of those rare artists who’s able to elevate anything he touches, and what he brings to BARBARIC is such a fun and vibrant extension of Nate’s already tremendous creation,” added Moreci. “He’s the perfect artist to be the first to carry the Barbaric baton while Nate works on the next volume–I can’t wait for people to see the blood-soaked enthusiasm he brings to Owen, Soren, and Axe!”

“​​I am so excited to have Robert Wilson IV as part of the Barbaric team,” said Gooden. “His bold lines are exactly what the world of BARBARIC needs, as it grows. Loud and in your face! That’s what Robert is able to capture perfectly in Harvest Blades. Get ready to cheer, cringe and laugh!”

BARBARIC: THE HARVEST BLADES one-shot will hit store shelves on June 29th. It is written by Michael Moreci, drawn by Robert Wilson IV, colored by Addison Duke, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel. The full synopsis can be read below:

Like a punch in the privates, BARBARIC is back! Bloodier and more irreverent than ever. In this one-shot, Owen, the barbarian cursed to do good, is forced out of hiding and back to his old B.S.! A whole bunch of violence, ethically approved, of course, by his moral compass, the talking Axe! Find out for yourself why Entertainment Weekly, Thrillist, Screen Rant, and a whole bunch of other people called BARBARIC one of the best comics of 2021.

The first of many one-shots that further explore the world of Barbaric, whose second arc, Axe To Grind, arrives in July!


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