Graphic Novel Review: Barb The Last Berzerker Book 1 by Dan & Jason

Barb The Last Berzerker Book 1 by Dan & Jason. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2021. 9781534485716. 250pp.

Berzerkers fight an endless war with monsters to protect the land of Bailiwick. They have badass names like Thunder and Claymore. Barb is the youngest and smallest of them, and she’s not even really allowed to fight monsters yet. But when the rest of the berzerkers are imprisoned by the evil Witch Head, Barb manages to escape with the Shadow Blade. With the help of the power the sword gives her, and her friend the ever-hungry Pork Chop (a yeti who shows Barb monsters aren’t all bad), she has to find the Northern Zerks and bring help. The story ends on a cliffhanger that sets up Book 2. (I hope it comes out soon.)

My favorite things in the book: The pit fighting champion Grub of Death, the unlucky sausage vendor, and Grom, the largest of the Snot Goblins. Plus all the burping. The drawings are fabulous, and this graphic novel super fast-paced.


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