BARBALIEN : RED PLANET #1-5 (Jeff Lemire, Tate Brombal / Gabriel Hernandez Walta)

Jeff Lemire multiplie les mini-séries dans l’univers de Black Hammer avec l’annonce d’un titre dédié au personnage de l’extra-terrestre Barbalien. Lemire co-écrit cette histoire en 5 épisodes avec Tate Brombal. La partie graphique a été confiée à Gabriel Hernandez Walta (Vision).


Tate Brombal (W), Gabriel Hernandez Walta (A/Cover), Jordie Bellaire ©, and Aud Koch (Variant Cover)

A groundbreaking new sci-fi action series in the world of the Black Hammer universe, about prejudice, honor, and identity. Mark Markz has found his place on Earth as both a decorated police officer and as the beloved superhero, Barbalien. But in the midst of the AIDS crisis, hatred from all sides makes balancing these identities seem impossible – especially when a Martian enemy from the past hunts him down to take him back, dead or alive.

32 pages, $3.99, in stores on June 24.

Shapeshifting hero Barbalien has found happiness in the company of a young gay activist, but discrimination, his own split identity as a cop and vigilante, and the continued rampage of the martian bounty hunter Boa Boaz all threaten to unravel his life.


Writer : Tate Brombal, Jeff Lemire
Artist : Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Colorist : Jordie Bellaire
Cover Artist: Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Variant Cover Artist : Naomi Franquiz
Genre : Action/Adventure, Science-Fiction, Superhero
Publication Date: February 17, 2021


In this blood-chilling finale, the martian hero Barbalien faces age-old hatred from Mars and Earth as he clashes with the bounty hunter after his head–and tensions finally boil over between his two lives as a police officer and hero, leaving the young man hes come to love in the dangerous crossfire of an inevitable riot.

Tate Brombal, Jeff Lemire
Gabriel Hernandez Walta
Jordie Bellaire
Cover Artist:
Gabriel Hernandez Walta, Nick Robles

Genre: Action/Adventure, Science-Fiction, Superhero

Publication Date:
March 24, 2021
FC, 32 pages; Miniseries

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