Barbalien: Red Planet (2021)


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)


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