Barb Wire

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Barb Wire
Barb Wire Comic.jpg
Publication information
PublisherDark Horse Comics
First appearanceComics Greatest World: Steel Harbor Week 1
Created byChris Warner
Team CGW
In-story information
Alter egoBarbara Kopetski
Team affiliationsGhost, Machine
AbilitiesNone

Barb Wire was a superhero published by Comics Greatest World, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics. A regular series was published for 9 issues between 1994 and 1995, followed by a four-book miniseries in 1996.[1]

Creators[edit]

Regular series:

  • 1: John Arcudi, writer/Lee Moder, pencils/Ande Parks, inks
  • 2–3: Arcudi, writer/Dan Lawlis, pencils/Parks, inks
  • 4–5: Arcudi, writer/Lawlis, pencils/Ian Akin, inks
  • 6–7: Arcudi, writer/Mike Manley, pencils/Parks, inks
  • 8: Arcudi, writer/Andrew Robinson, pencils/Jim Royal, inks
  • 9: Anina Bennett & Paul Guinan, writers/Robert Walker, pencils/Jim Royal, inks

Ace of Spades (miniseries):

1–4: Chris Warner, script and pencils/Tim Bradstreet, inks

Character history[edit]

In Steel Harbor, a bombed-out wreck of a town, thrill-junkie Barbara Kopetski—better known as Barb Wire—is a bar owner and part-time bounty hunter (in order to pay for her bar, the Hammerhead). She is skilled in many areas, but excels in combat-related abilities. While she has a brother and several allies, she is essentially a loner, although this is something which is uncomfortable for her to think about.

Other characters[edit]

Supporting characters[edit]

  • Charlie Kopetski, Barb's blind, mechanical genius brother. He invents most of her weapons and metahuman restraining devices. He also despairs that he must fix the things that she continuously breaks during her escapades.

Allies[edit]

  • Ghost, Real Name: Elisa Cameron
  • The Machine, Real Name: Avram
  • Motörhead, Real Name: Frank Fletcher
  • Wolf Pack, Leader: Hunter

Enemies[edit]

  • The Prime Movers, Leader: Mace Blitzkrieg
  • Death Card (regular series)
  • Death Card II (Ace of Spades)
  • Ignition II
  • The Mask

Film adaptation[edit]

A movie adaptation was released in 1996 starring Pamela Anderson as Barb Wire. The film, panned by critics, was nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Picture, but lost to Striptease.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BARB WIRE: ACE OF SPADES #1 (OF 4)". Dark Horse Comics. Retrieved 2019-10-29.

External links[edit]


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