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Having an overactive imagination can get a kid through a lot, but it doesn't change the facts: Joe's still the kid in school that can't fit in. He's the victim of bullies. His dad died overseas in the Iraq war. And then there's the Type 1 diabetes he has to live with. So is it insulin-deprived delirium or something much, much bigger that transports Joe to a land inhabited by all his toys – from ninja commandos to action robots to magical knights to star fleet captains? Is Joe really the savior of this wild fantasyland that's been held under siege by dark magic and evil forces? With the help of a samurai rodent, is he ready to take back besieged castles and win the freedom of an oppressed people? Or is he just an over imaginative boy who could die if he doesn't take his meds?

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This comic is Gorgeous 0

So I was at my local comic store, picking up my new titles, when i stumbled upon Joe the barbarian. At first i was hesitant because of the reason that no Vertigo title currently going on has really grabbed my attention. I would never suspect that underneath a cover of a scrawny kid and his pet rat, would be a work of art! I was hooked and just had to add it to my stack. i went home and reread Joe the barbarian a three times before i was finally able to move onto my other comics. I didn't quite k...

8 out of 8 found this review helpful.

Hey Joe 0

I think it's really hard to write a review of the first issue of an eight part series. Even a book written by comic book heavy weight Grant Morrison and drawn to perfection by Sean Murphy doesn't really show it's hand enough to make a judgment call.  What I can say is that it looks amazing. There isn't a lot of dialog but the narrative is made clear by the setting and expressions. Although I can't comment to much on the story (which honestly could be summed up in a couple of sentences but it wou...

5 out of 5 found this review helpful.

Don´t Forget your Candy 0

A family is about to lose their home and the teenage boy is struggling with the hard stuff of life, such as dealing with the loss of his dad and some bullies from school - when reality only chooses to take you down, in the deepest place that you think you´re safe and secure, will you decide to fight things wide open or just take refuge in the soothing sheets of a numb, calm and cozy fantasy? That´s what Joe Manson is about to discover, because he just jumped aboard in a crazy fantasy world, wher...

3 out of 3 found this review helpful.
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