Joe The Barbarian #1 Review

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#1  Edited By sora_thekey

Oh My God! 
I'm changing my name to Joe Manson! 
 
Totally getting this book!
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#2  Edited By inferiorego  Staff

I loved this book. It was short, but only $1. I'm so excited for the next issue.

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#3  Edited By JackAs

I was a little disappointed with the first issue, or at least, the execution of how he landed in another world. But overall, the concept seems pretty damn interesting.

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#4  Edited By iLLituracy

I enjoyed this book. I'm curious as to where it's going, but the art alone is gorgeous.

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#5  Edited By Vortex13

I was already planing to get this, given the previews that I read in the other vertigo title I get, because it look intriguing and original. The thing I really like about what vertigo is doing lately is they are making the first issue of all their new titles $1, which will hopefully coax new readers to a kind of comic that isn't your typical hero fight evil. I still read those comics but they don't compare to the depth of other kinds of comics.

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#6  Edited By gmanfromheck

I loved how they could have "Batman" in it.

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#7  Edited By Roechi

I was somehow looking forward to this, so I picked it up few days ago and started reading. 
Yeah, the art is awesome. Pastel tones in color and damn sharp lines. Quite unique style. Love it. 
And the story caught me right at the point of Joe relaxing next to his fathers grave, saying:"Hey Dad. You suck." 
Awesome moment on that double page. 
It's great how Morrison and Murphy draw this picture of a boy that is oh so lonely, living in this huge empty ghost house, talking to his rat, having all these toys and this imaginated world he flees into, taking it for real.  
 Loved it! 
Can't wait to get the next issue. 
 
And yeah it's only a dollar, so pick it up, you wont regret.

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#8  Edited By FoxxFireArt

The best comics you will find have both the artist and writer telling the story. If both aren't trying to do that then there is something wrong.
 
The price does really encourage at the very least giving it a shot. You don't have much to lose and you could actually enjoy the story.

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@G-Man: BATMAN? how could they have batman? :s
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#11  Edited By JackAs

They have both Batman & Robin. Including a plethora of others in it. Including weird transformers.

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#12  Edited By Dr. Detfink

Yup, good choice G-man. Also can you really quibble over a $1 book?

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#13  Edited By danhimself

I enjoyed this but I don't think it should have been the first issue it seemed more like a 1/2

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#14  Edited By gmanfromheck
@-The Dark Knight-: Well it's Grant Morrison writing and DC and Vertigo are owned by the same people... 
 
@Dr. Detfink: Exactly.  What else could someone spend a dollar on? A candy bar?  Something off the dollar menu at McDonalds?  At least buying/reading this comic isn't bad for your health.
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#15  Edited By sora_thekey
@G-Man: Just one question....
Why did you rate it a 4 out of 5?... What didn't allow the book to get a full 5?
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#16  Edited By Sylar0

I actually liked this comic it was very good, and also loved the art it did have some good art work not the best but it was pretty good.

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#17  Edited By crazed_h3ro

I actually want to pick this up now...ONLY $1 thats a hagule LOL.I love this character,he remins me of myself:Sketch all the time,get picked on,wish one of my drawing can come to life and kick there @ss's ...you know the normal stuff ^^_^

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#18  Edited By TheBug

Hope my store isn't out of it.
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#20  Edited By kukheart

I liked this issue, looking forward to seeing where it goes, I believe in Morrison and the art work was better than I was planning as I'm not familiar with Murphy.    

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#21  Edited By Fleonix

This first issue confused me, I didn't quite get it, but it's okay because its the first issue and I am going to pick up issue #2.

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#22  Edited By drawme

I might spend my money on this one. Sounds decent to me.

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#23  Edited By Illyana Rasputin

That was a very accurate, and fair review. You always post the best reviews, G-Man.
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#24  Edited By gmanfromheck
@Fleonix:  
 Issue #2 will determine how this series goes.  It seems really cool and I hope it will be. 

@Illyana Rasputin:  
Thank you so much for the kind words.
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#25  Edited By Argentino_18

It seems cool

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@G-Man: ooh... wow that would be AWSOME :O im hoping to find it at my comic store this week thanks for the review AWSOME JOB!!  i really look forward to your reviews xD
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#27  Edited By Chane

Is it ongoing or a mini?

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#29  Edited By Red L.A.M.P.

"What's going on here?!"

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#30  Edited By grifter78

Ok, G-man.  I was at the comic shop today and I saw this issue and all I kept hearing was you reminding me it's only a dollar (like some Obi-Wan ghost floating near me).  ;p 
Anyway, it was a great little read and Sean Murphy's art is incredible in the issue.  I'm also glad that it's just an 8 issue series.  Deciding whether or not to commit to an ongoing now-a-days gets a little harder as my pocketbook will attest to.
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#31  Edited By Media_Master

I'll check it out.

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#32  Edited By Yung ANcient One

i always forget to appreciate the art

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#33  Edited By Dr. Maxwell

As a fellow Diabetic I loved this book

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#34  Edited By Omega Ray Jay

I was directed towards it in my local shop, just read it and really enjoyed it gonna pick up the next one.

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#35  Edited By jakob187

I hadn't seen this review before, and then I was at the comic store picking up some stuff and saw this just cold-chillin' on the Vertigo rack.  When I saw the "$1.00" part, I figured "no reason to leave it sitting there". 
 
Still haven't gotten to read it, though, as I've been massively backed up on my reads.  I'll definitely be checking it out soon though, and I'm glad I found this video.

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