Joe the Barbarian (2010) Issues
Joe meets the Knights of the Hearth Castle, the last remnants of a kingdom standing guard against Death's soldiers. And when they welcome Joe as the new hero and champion of their golden realm, will he be lured by the excitement of fame into theclutches of King Death?
No man, mouse or rat will be left behind as Joe embarks on a mission to save his fallen comrade Jack! But to do that, he'll have to enter the darkness of the Cellarworld and face off against the Black Horde--samurai rats that once served King Death itself!
All of Joe's new allies and enemies descend upon the same battlefield as he and his army have their final showdown with Death itself. Hearts will be broken and sacrifices will be made as Grant Morrison and Sean Murphy wrap up their adventure epic inan unforgettable final showdown!
Joe, Jack, Smoot and Zyxy plunge from the heights of Inventoria to the ruined Forest City of Yalway. How can the prophecy of the Dying Boy bring this once-powerful kingdom back to its former glory? And what unknown, terrible creature from the OuterDarkness has King Death sent forth to do his terrible bidding?
Who are the mysterious Sorcerers of Inventoria, and why have they taken a vow of cowardice? The mysteries of the Iron Kingdom and its relationship to Joe's real world are revealed at last, and a new companion joins the doomed fellowship for a voyageinto Ultimate Darkness.
What menace lurks within the midget submarines of Crater Fjord? What is the shocking secret of The Dying Boy? And what part must Joe play in the prophecies of the threatened Kingdom? All this and Smoot, the world's biggest dwarf!
Formless Deathcoats, Dwarf Pirate Submariners, a Rodent Yojimbo--the wildest imaginings of a young boy become all too real! Could Joe really be the savior of this wild fantasyland that's been held under siege by dark magic and evil forces?
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 who can't fit in and he suffers from Type 1 diabetes. So is it insulin-deprived delirium or something much, much bigger that transports Joe to a land inhabited by all his toys--filled with from ninja commandos to action robots to magical knights to star fleet captains?!