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Hit comic Barbaric returns with spin-off series Queen of Swords, and we have a 18-page preview

Want 18 pages of fantasy action? Sure you do

Queen of Swords
Image credit: Vault Comics

Need some magical barbarian action to make it to the end of your day? You’re in luck; courtesy of Vault Comics, Popverse has a 18-page preview of Queen of Swords, the upcoming spin-off from its hit series, Barbaric. Yes, you read that right: 18 pages. You’re welcome.

Released as part of its 'Year of Axe' plans — the name given Vault’s intention to expand Barbaric from one hit series into a line of titles, as announced late last year — Queen of Swords mixes swords and sorcery as witches, barbarians and untrustworthy assassins (as opposed to, you know, all of those trustworthy assassins you keep hearing about) come together for a violent, supernatural adventure from creators Michael Moreci (co-creator of the original Barbaric series) and Corin Howell.

The official publisher description of the issue goes a little something like this:

“Spinning out of the pages of Barbaric comes an all-new, standalone, rip-roaring fantasy adventure, filled with mayhem, humor, and a bloodthirsty weapon that just won't stop talking! Serra is a witch with a checkered past; Ka is an assassin with an agenda all her own, and Deadheart is a barbarian who wants to bash everyone in her path. They'll have to unite their unique skills to track down a powerful foe who's tied their lives together. Get ready to meet your new favorite instrument of death-the evil Ga'Bar, whose spirit is now trapped in Deadheart's sword! Discover the origin of the dark magic that turned Soren into the tattooed witch she is today, in this totally new story, the perfect place to step into the world of Barbaric for the first time!”

The full Queen of Swords #1 issue hits stores June 14, and is available for pre-order now. But, really, why are you still reading this? Click through to the gallery below and get reading the actual comic!


Vault previewed its upcoming releases at New York Comic Con last year.