Barb Wire

Barb Wire

Real Name
Barbara Kopetski
First Appearance
Comics' Greatest World: Steel Harbor #1 (August, 1993)
Mike Richardson, Randy Stradley, Barbara Kesel, Jerry Prosser, Chris Warner
Team Affiliations
Base of Operations
Steel Harbor
Skills and Abilities
Fighting Skills, Weapons Expertise
Various Weapons

Barb Wire is a superheroine/antiheroine in the Dark Horse Universe.


A thrill seeking tough girl, Barbara Kopetski leads a life as a bounty hunter named Barb Wire in order to keep her bar open.


Comics Greatest WorldEdit

Barbara Kopetski was born in Steel Harbor to an unnamed mother and father, who raised her with the help of her grandmother alongside her brother Charlie.  Her father was a former marine (who fought in Korea) and steel worker while her mother was a police officer.  Eventually, her father was bed-ridden and suffering from Alzheimer's disease while her mother died from unknown causes.

When Barbara was a little girl, Steel Harbor was thriving but as she grew older the town suffered in the hands of various criminal factions.  For a time, she left the dying city when she was in her late teens/early 20's, but she eventually returned to Steel Harbor.  There, she opened the Hammerhead Bar and Grille and became a bounty hunter, though it is unclear which happened first.

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