Joe The Barbarian #1 Review
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.
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.
Can't wait to get the next issue.
And yeah it's only a dollar, so pick it up, you wont regret.
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.
@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.
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.
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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