Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s “Barrier” to be collected in a limited edition slipcase next March

Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s “Barrier” to be collected in a limited edition slipcase next March

Barrier is a science fiction story with real world relevance.  While that’s not necessarily unwelcome, “science fiction with a message” isn’t exactly revolutionary.  The genre has always been more about humanity and social ideals than it is about aliens, advanced technology, and space travel, so a comic that follows along those same lines needs something else to set it apart.  Barrier, from Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin, has its own clever conceit: it is illustrated entirely in “landscape,” so the fold is at the top, not to the left.

Next year, Image Comics will release a special set collecting Barrier in a limited edition slipcase, a truly gorgeous format for such a unique book.  Check out the details below.

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BARRIER: LIMITED EDITION SLIPCASE SET IN STORES THIS MARCH

PORTLAND, OR, 10/16/2018 — Image Comics is proud to release a special limited edition slipcase for BARRIER, Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin’s acclaimed science fiction miniseries, this March.

To celebrate serialized comic books (and the awesome stores that sell them!), Brian K. Vaughan and Marcos Martin have no plans to ever release a collected edition of their Eisner-nominated miniseries BARRIER. But for everyone looking for a way to store or display all five original issues, look no further than this gorgeous new slipcase—the perfect home for the unconventional sci-fi drama about violence, language, and illegal immigration.

“I am so proud of this series, especially after hearing from readers who happen to be immigrants from around the world,” said Vaughan. “If you’ve already read BARRIER, this classy-ass slipcase from our friends at Image Comics is the perfect way to keep our story on the shelf next to your hard copy of THE PRIVATE EYE. And if you haven’t read it yet, you can pick up a slipcase that includes all five oversized issues in their original first printings. As always, you can still download BARRIER (and more great comics!) at PanelSyndicate.com for any price you think is fair.”

 Barrier Limited Edition Slipcase Set will be available March 27, 2019.

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