First Look: Robert Wilson IV Joins Vault Comics’ ‘Barbaric: The Harvest Blades’

by Olly MacNamee

Artist Robert Wilson IV has signed up to the Barbaric one-shot, Barbaric: The Harvest Blades, coming out June from Vault Comics.

Commenting on this new art gig Wilson said:

“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!”

Writer and co-creator of Barbaric, Michael Moreci added:

“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. 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!”

Original artist and co-creator Nathan Gooden also added:

“​​I am so excited to have Robert Wilson IV as part of the Barbaric team. 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 be out on June 29th, written by Moreci, drawn by Wilson IV, coloured by Addison Duke, lettered by Jim Campbell, and designed by Tim Daniel. The full synopsis, and first look, 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.”

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