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.
From: Dark Horse
Notes on This Title
This series is set in the universe of – and follows a character introduced in – Black Hammer, but can be read as a stand-alone. It contains depictions of police violence, and is set during the height of the AIDS crisis.
2021 Eisner Award-nominee for Best Limited Series
“Barbalien: Red Planet is an excellent addition to the World of Black Hammer.” (Source: Comic Crusaders)
“[H]as all the passion of a rally cry delivered with subtlety and finesse.” (Source: Monkeys Fighting Robots)
Comics Bookcase: “Tate Brombal and Gabriel Walta talk BARBALIEN – RED PLANET“