Barbara Kopetski
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Real Name Barbara Kopetski
Current Alias Barb Wire
Gender Female
Occupation Bar Owner/Bounty Hunter
Creators Chris Warner
First Issue
Comics Greatest World: Steel Harbor Week 1
Last Issue


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Athletic ability, Multiple weapons tactical training


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Barb Wire was a Female superhero published by Comics' Greatest World, an imprint of Dark Horse Comics. A regular series was published for 9 issues between 1994-1995, followed by a mini-series in 1998.


Regular Series:

Ace Of Spades (miniseries):

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

Character historyEdit

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.

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Supporting charactersEdit

  • 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.


  • Yo Mama
  • Ghost, Real Name: Elisa Cameron.
  • Motörhead, Real Name: Frank Fletcher.
  • Wolf Pack, Leader: Hunter.


  • The Prime Movers, Leader: Mace Blitzkrieg
  • Death Card, (Reg series)
  • Death Card II, (Ace Of Spades)
  • Ignition II

Film adaptationEdit

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

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