Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ironjaw-The Origin!

One of my favorite B-Side Barbarians is none other than Ironjaw. Who could forget the amazing issue #4? At last, the origin of the big bear trap on Ironjaws face was revealed and it still holds up as great jaw dropping comics. Get it? you get it.
While the book started out as just being an OK idea, when Pablo Marcos took over on the art with the second issue the whole thing came together. Barbarians, magic, monsters and mayhem galore. But NOTHING could have prepped my wee brain for this origin back when 25 cent comics were the norm! Check it out, these pages are burnt into my (then impressionable and now just plain warped) mind. From Ironjaw #4.... THE flashback! Click the thumbnails for full sized copies!

All you can say is OUCH!! Beautiful Marcos artwork on that page 11 as well. This is a great series that sadly only lasted the four issues-grab em if you enjoy the sword and sorcery genre-or just like plain old good bashing action. Ironjaw is quite the sexist heel as well...

Here is the World Of Ironjaw text from the first issue as well....


  1. Truly a shame that the entire Atlas line bit the dust. Editor Jeff Rovin was all for pushing the envelope, but the bosses cut his legs out.

  2. I agree, so many interesting books just hacked down rather quickly. I'm still hopeful for a TigerMan omnibus :)