Joe The Barbarian. After reading the series from 1 to 6 in one sitting, I cannot begin to state how blown away I am with Sean Murphy's art. Anyone browsing through my favorites collection here on DA is most certainly aware that the man is a fucking juggernaught of talent. But what really shines through on this series, aside from the sheer limitless depth of his visual vernacular, is his story telling prowess. I am seriously dumbfounded. Expect an issue by issue commentary in the near future. I haven't felt this excited about a comic in a long time. But Joe The Barbarian will go right up next to The Maxx, Transmet, and Shaolin Cowboy on the shelf of Quit-Feeling-So-Damn-Proud-of-Yourself-and-Get-Back-To-Work. Its been a pretty fantastic birthday.