Barrier (Barrier, #1) by Brian K. Vaughan

Barrier (Barrier, #1)

It's been a few months since the end of our first series, THE PRIVATE EYE and Brian, Marcos and Muntsa are back and proud to present the first issue of their newest effort, BARRIER! This unconventional drama about violence, language and illegal immigration is planned as a 5 part story. We hope you'll like it enough to help us get there!As usual you can pick up this oversized 52 page comic-book for whatever price you want to pay at www.panelsyndic...

Details Barrier (Barrier, #1)

TitleBarrier (Barrier, #1)
Release DateDec 1st, 2015
PublisherPanel Syndicate
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels Comics, Science Fiction, Comic Book, Politics, European Literature, Spanish Literature

Reviews Barrier (Barrier, #1)

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    Find all of my reviews at: SPOILY BECAUSE I SUCK AT REVIEWING GRAPHIC NOVELS AND THIS ONE WAS PRETTY MUCH JUST A TEASER OF WHAT’S TO COME AND I’M AN OVERSHARER SO READ AT YOUR OWN RISKWe first meet Liddy out on the range in the sweltering Texas heat. It seems someone or something decided to leave her a little message . . . But who was it? The mob? El chupacabra???? (Sidenote: If you have not yet par...
  • Alejandro
    Brian K. Vaughan for free! This is a single comic book issue given in the Free Comic Book Day event of 2018, featuring the first part of a 5-part miniseries by none other than Brian K. Vaughan.Creative Team:Writer: Brian K. VaughanIllustrator: Marcos Martin UNA INTRIGANTE HISTORIA When you go to your local comic book store and you mee tan issue written by Brian K. Vaughan, author of Saga, you know that you have to pay attention to it.This is the ...
  • Sam Quixote
    The Panel Syndicate team behind The Private Eye – Brian K Vaughan, Marcos Martin and Muntsa Vicente – return for a great new digital comic: Barrier! Texas cowgirl Liddy and her Mexican employee Balthazar find a horse’s head on her land, skinned of its hide and missing its eyeballs – is it a message from a Mexican drug cartel who’re using her land for deals, or something else...? On the other side of the border is Oscar, a young Mexican ...
  • Javier Muñoz
    una pasada.... un delirio visual, un derroche de imaginación y creatividad, una narración gráfica maravillosa y una idea central que habla sobre las barreras que ponemos a la comunicación, tanto por los distintos idiomas como por nuestras ideas preconcebidas y los bloqueos mentales que nos autoimponemos...Liddy, una ranchera Texana bastante conservadora y Oscar, un emigrante ilegal hondureño se ven envueltos en una extraña situación que le...
  • Christoph
    „Who knows what nightmare will turn up in my backyard tomorrow?“Liddy„Ya veremos.“OscarGleich vorweg - ich habe die Free Comic Book Day Edition vom 4. Mai 2018 in die Hände bekommen, gelesen und regelrecht verschlungen. Ort der Handlung: Das Grenzgebiet zwischen Texas und Mexiko.Charaktere: Liddy und OscarLiddy arbeitet im Grenzgebiet und sieht sich mit seltsamen Vorkomnissen konfrontiert. Öffentlich, im Gespräch mit Kollegen tut sie e...
  • Sans
    First, the format. Landscape. Every page. Bit difficult to read. Not great.Second, I don't read (or speak or generally understand) Spanish, but I don't think not knowing really detracts from the story. I think it's kind of part of the point to be honest. Two completely different people, different languages, lives, experiences, goals, and they get thrown in together. Not knowing what half the people are saying contributes to the alienation and sen...
  • Kait
    I struggled with the Spanish a bit, but I am glad Image and these creators are willing to try something multi-lingual that could be a hard sell for American readers.The story has grabbed me thoroughly and look forward to the rest of the series!
  • Nicole
    FCBD 2018
  • Cristhian
    Magnificent. @PanelSyndicate brings back the Terrible Trio (@HeyBKV,Marcos and Muntsa) para una miniserie en Spanglish. Vemos a Oscar cruzar ilegalmente desde San Pedro Sula en Honduras hasta Pharr, Texas para acabar en la propiedad de Liddy. El final es el cliffhanger que te deja pensando "what the fuck?, didn't see that comming". Espero no tarde mucho en salir el siguiente número.
  • Natalie Wagner
    I'm super intrigued by the story, and the color work is awesome. It'll be fun to see where it goes next. This would be kind of a tough read for someone who has only a basic level understanding of Spanish.
  • Taylor Cayes
    Gorgeous artwork, and the story should be interesting as it develops. A little sparse on content considering the page count, though.
  • Jennifer Haight
    Barrier has achieved the incredible task of not only telling a unique, compelling and timely story but telling it boldly while putting a new demand on readers- the books need to be read sideways. The first book in the series was given out for free on Free Comic Book Day, although collectors will likely want to buy the official version which is slightly larger than a traditional comic book and has a thicker stock for the cover.The book opens with ...
  • Carmen
    I picked this up from FCBD not knowing anything except Vaughan's name, and was pleasantly surprised at the exploratory aspects of the issue, from its landscape orientation to the English and Spanish spoken in equal measure.There are some unique layout decisions made as part of the change in orientation, giving those pages a sense of being on screen, with the convergence of our main characters being my favourite part. That said, most of it doesn't...
  • Kjartan
    eh... ich glaub nicht, dass das Issue One war, sondern eher so eine Leseprobe. Nichtsdestotrotz find ichs bisher sehr interessant. Das Querformat ist zwar ein wenig ungewohnt, aber hat nen schönen Effekt mit der Zeit. Plus ist der Zeichenstil halt irgendwie... keine Ahnung. Nicht ganz Saga-Stil, dafür sind die Farben zu muted und alles ist stilisierter, comicartiger. Aber ist wirklich schön gemacht. Ausserdem hörts mit nem Cliffhanger auf bei...
  • Chris Thompson
    This is a slow-building debut with a focus on character development, as well as themes related to immigrants to America (illegal or not). The art is great and so is the dialogue, but I might have to brush up on my Spanish. I think using English would have been better, or at least some translations. Having to pull out Google Translate kills the reading experience. The ending is part-silly, part-intriguing. We’ll see where it goes.
  • Amber
    Midtown comics had extra copies from FCBD so WOO HOO!Instead of reading left to right, Barrier is formatted up-down the entire way through. While not the most conventional or effective way to format comic panels, there's some really cool things that are achieved with it. No spoilers but the ending makes me really want to track down a #2. If you're thinking "Oh boy, a political agenda..." be prepared for, well, OKAY THAT, but also... that somethin...
  • Rachel
    Got this at Free Comic Book Day and liked it a lot. My high school Spanish was enough to understand the Spanish dialog for the most part, and I used google translate for a few phrases. Note to other reviewers, it's pretty clear that you're meant to struggle with a language barrier in this story about border crossing... it's a feature not a bug.
  • Casey Anderson
    Holy f**k! I need the 2nd one like, tomorrow.Very Brian K Vaughan. The look and feel of Paper Girls with the art and coloring. Story way more intense. I'm not bilingual, but I found that i still followed the story well by images. But, Because I have to know everything I can I went online to translate it.So crazy. So good.
  • Katherine
    I was disturbed by the very detailed adult entertainment one character was watching. It was meant to be for character development, but I would have preferred it to have been implied rather than stated.
  • Tim B
    I got this at Comic Book Day at my local store. Great art and unique layout, but the story didn’t really draw me in. By the way, it helps if you at least know some Spanish since about half the book is in Spanish. I am not likely to finish the series.
  • Andrew
    I picked this up during Free Comic Book Day! I didn't even realize the creative team of the book when I picked it up (solely because the cover is rad). I thought this was a great prologue, and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. The art is fantastic.
  • Rita
    Grabbed it as part of Free Comic Book Day 2018 and really liked it. Will start collecting the following issues. I need to know what happens next!
  • Annise Blanchard
    Interesting! I really like that this is in both English and Spanish, and the differences they show between ranch owners/racists in Texas, and immigrants fleeing to America.
  • feux d'artifice
    a teaser more than anything, not sure if I would like the full volume but based on what I'm read I'm curious about what comes next, so I guess the story did it's job.
  • Mia
  • Jessica
    knowing Brian Vaughn, I guess that there would be a play on "illegal aliens" and I was not disappointed. holy crap. I love what this is setting up.
  • Egdares Futch
    One of the main characters is from San Pedro Sula XD
  • Alexander Pyles
    Awesome little comic and a great twist of contemporary issues like illegal immigration and dealing with "the other." Don't miss out on this one!
  • Carlos Silva
  • Carlos
    Mais uma bela FC do Brian.