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Comic Book Yeti is thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BARBARIC VOL. 3: HELL TO PAY by Michael Moreci, Nicholas Eames, Nathan C. Gooden & QUEEN OF SWORDS: A BARBARIC TALE by Michael Moreci & Corin Howell Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! 

About The Books


Authors: Michael Moreci, Nicholas Eames, Nathan C. Gooden (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: January 2, 2024

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 128

As one of Entertainment Weekly’s “10 Best Comics of 2021,” BARBARIC – featuring Owen the Barbarian and his bloodthirsty companion Axe – is back: bigger, bloodier, and badder than ever with BARBARIC Vol. 3: HELL TO PAY!

Hailed as one of the best comics of 2021 by Entertainment Weekly, Thrillist, Screen Rant, Comic Book Yeti, and more, bestselling BARBARIC is back, big, bloody and headed straight to Hell in Volume 3: Hell to Pay!

While Owen tames a dragon with an old friend, Soren and Steel cross paths with someone else from our cursed barbarian’s past…who isn’t looking nearly as friendly. Hell hath no fury like a woman stabbed through the heart by an ugly f***ing orc.

Oh, wait! Who’s carrying Axe?

BARBARIC Volume 3: Hell to Pay includes the oversized one-shot Wrong Kind of Righteous co-written by fantasy powerhouse writer Nicholas Eames (Kings of the Wyld), who we talk to later in this post!!

For fans of BRZRKR!, The Witcher, Conan the BarbarianRed SonjaHeathen, Rat Queens, Kings of the Wyld, and Dungeons and Dragons!

Collects the third three-issue miniseries (Hell to Pay) and the special one-shot standalone (Wrong Kind of Righteous). It’s just…BARBARIC!

From writer Michael Moreci (Wasted Space, The Plot, Spree, and Revealer) and artist Nathan C. Gooden (Brandon Sanderson's Dark One, The RUSH, Vampire: The Masquerade)!

Own a whole lot of Owen, Axe, and the BARBARIC universe with:

Barbaric Vol. 3: Hell to Pay (trade paperback)

Queen of Swords: A Barbaric Tale (trade paperback)


‘One of the “10 Best Comics of 2021…” Barbaric took only three issues to establish itself as a first-rate comic.’ - Entertainment Weekly

‘One of the “Best Comics of 2021…” It's a funny, gory, weird comic with stunning art in muted colors.’ – Thrillist

‘One of the “Best Comic Books and Graphic Novels of 2021…” the “excellent…violent, expletive-filled fantasy epic Barbaric never holds back… It’s bloody spectacular.”’ - Screen Rant

"A visually stunning, incredibly funny, action-packed bloody tale." - Comic Book Yeti



Authors: Michael Moreci & Corin Howell (Illustrator)

Pub. Date: January 2, 2024

Publisher: Vault Comics

Formats:  Paperback, eBook

Pages: 112

Barbarian. Assassin. Witch. Red Sonja meets Dungeons & Dragons in Queen of Swords: A Barbaric Tale, where the triple threat of women's fury rises - bursting from the pages of the smash, BARBARIC (one of Entertainment Weekly's "Best Comics of 2021!")!

Magic and mayhem, humor and trouble,

Fire burns as blood flows and bubbles...

Spinning out of the pages of BARBARIC comes an all-new, 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!

Hell's got nothin' on these badass Barbaric belles...

Collects the entire, standalone three-issue series!


An Interview with Nicholas Eames

COMIC BOOK YETI: Nicholas, what was it like playing in the BARBARIC Universe?  What was it like working with Michael Moreci and Nathan Gooden?

NICHOLAS EAMES: Despite it being my first foray into writing comics, stepping into the Barbaric universe was fairly easy. Its high-fantasy setting and funny, flawed characters are similar to my books in The Band series. Also, as a huge fan already, it was such a pleasure to put my own words into the mouths of characters like Owen, Axe, and Soren.  

Working with Michael and Nathan was awesome as well. They’re both extremely supportive, and had nothing but encouraging things to say every step of the way. The two of them work so well together, being friends as well as collaborators, and they welcomed me with open arms. That said, it probably doesn’t hurt that we all share a deep love of fantasy and a somewhat twisted sense of humor.

CBY: What were your favorite graphic novels or comics from when you were a child, and how do you see them now that you're an adult?

NE: As a kid I loved comics. In fact, my parents used to buy me one whenever I won a hockey game, so I became the greatest young goalie rural Ontario has ever seen and won a TON of games. Most of those comics were Spider-man, but I was a big fan of the Ninja Turtles as well. While I sold my collection a few years back, I kept the Spider-man ones to pass on to my niece and nephew when I can be sure they won’t tear them apart. Also, I’d love to write a Spider-man comic someday, so they may come in handy as research.  

CBY: How is writing Wrong Kind of Righteous different than writing The Band universe?  

NE: As Michael, also a novelist, will tell you, writing a comic is quite a bit easier than composing an entire book, but it’s certainly not without unique challenges, and I learned a great deal in the process of doing so. You’ve got a much shorter time to endear the reader to your characters, or to flesh out the world, or to make a big scary bad guy seem as big and scary as you’d like them to be.   

CBY: Nicholas, what are the SIMILARITIES in writing OWEN/Barbaric and The Band/Kings of the Wyld/Bloody Rose?

NE: Barbaric and The Band share very similar worlds: the magic is fast and loose, the enemies are over-the-top, and the heroes have more in common with hapless villains than stoic paragons of justice. Heck, the bad guy in our one-shot IS a stoic paragon of justice!

CBY: What are the graphic novels and/or prose books that you’re looking forward to next year?

NE: Michael and I both love a book called The Blacktongue Thief by Christopher Buehlman, and there’s a prequel called The Daughters’ War due this spring. I’m actually reading an early copy of it now and so far it’s phenomenal.   

CBY: Please, tell us about your favorite (and least favorite!) type of character to create/write about.

NE: I don’t think I’d bother to write a character I didn’t like writing, so I’ll list two favorites instead. I love, love, love writing sentimental characters, as I’m a bit of a sap myself and it gives me the chance to craft some (hopefully) beautiful sentences that convey how they experience joy, grief, anger, or what-have-you. I also love writing outrageous characters, using them as a means to slip some pretty ridiculous humor into an otherwise serious situation.

I think my very best characters are a bit of both, actually. 


About Michael Moreci:

Michael Moreci is a bestselling comics author, screenwriter, and novelist. His original comic works include The Plot, Curse, Barbaric, Wasted Space (all for VAULT COMICS), the upcoming Creepy the Snowman Middle Grade graphic novel – with his two sons – for WONDERBOUND, Roche Limit, and more. He's also written canonical stories for Stranger Things, Star Wars, Hack/Slash, and the DC universe. Additionally, Moreci's first movie, Revealer, premiered in Fall 2021 and he's in pre-production on a second film.

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About Nathan Gooden:

An award-winning illustrator and sequential artist, Nathan C. Gooden is Art Director at Vault Comics. Nathan studied animation at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and worked in film production, before co-founding Vault Comics. Nathan’s previous works include Brandon Sanderson’s Dark One (Vault), Barbaric (Vault), Zojaqan (Vault), and  Killbox (from American Gothic Press). He lives in Southern California, where he plays a lot of basketball and hikes constantly with his wife. 

Keep in touch: Instagram 

About Nicholas Eames:

Nicholas Eames was born to parents of infinite patience and unstinting support in Wingham, Ontario. Kings of the Wyld is his first novel, Bloody Rose his second! He lives in British Columbia, Canada, and  loves black coffee, neat whiskey, the month of October, and video games, anime, movies, and all things awesome.He is co-wrote(with Michael Moreci) the one-shot, oversized comic BARBARIC: Wrong Kind of Righteous for Vault Comics!

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About Corin Howell:

Corin Howell is a redhead Comic Artist of spooky, scary, and sexy, and monsters, maidens, and robots.I love cats too.She is the artist for the supernatural detective series from Vault, SHADOW SERVICE, with bestselling author Cavan Scott.          Hometown:  Austin, TX

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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive finished copies of BARBARIC VOL. 3: HELL TO PAY & QUEEN  OF SWORDS: A BARBARIC TALES, US Only.

Ends January 16th, midnight EST.


Tour Schedule

Week One:




Interview Nicholas Eames /IG Post


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Week Two:


Interview Michael & Nate/IG Post


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Week Three:


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