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Savage Brothers #1

Writer: Andrew Cosby, Johanna Stokes Artist: Rafael Albuquerque Publisher: Boom! Studios Critic Reviews: 6
6.8Critic Rating
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  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Michael Deeley Aug 13, 2006

    The Savage Brothers is off to a good start. Im hoping the next issue will explain exactly who this severed head is, and maybe explain how and why the world came to an end. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ariel Carmona Jr. Aug 13, 2006

    Final word: This comic book is fun. Not enough comics from the big companies, which appear nowadays more concerned with their big crossover events and tying in as many of their ongoing titles to said events, are as much fun as this simple but satisfying zombie saga. I want to see where it is heading in future installments. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Geoff Collins Aug 13, 2006

    I highly recommend people check this out. The story line isnt exactly Long Halloween, but it still is setting up well enough to not ruin the book, and almost everything else about it is a blast (just not the exposition). Though it is about zombie hunters, I dont think its appeal is limited to just one genre; I think people who like superhero comics will like Dale and Otis, indie comic fans will like the humor and quirkiness, and horror comic fans will like the setting. If not for the exposition, I would have rated this higher than . Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Aug 13, 2006

    The art is grand when it needs to be (a couple of full-page splashes demonstrate Albuquerques talents well, but never feel gratuitous) but generally follows the writing in concentrating on the two central characters instead of trying to show us too much of the books universe too quickly. However, the books odd cliffhanger suggests that things are soon going to move into a slightly more fantastical and off-the-wall area yet also with a little more of a straightforward hero-vs.-villain vibe. Im not sure how well itll work given that most of my enjoyment of the book came from the simple fun of seeing the boys take down zombies and ride around in their 4x4 (an admittedly thin concept for an ongoing comic), and it provides an ending for this first issue which takes the shine off the preceding fun pages a little as it doesnt really seem to fit the tone established up to that point. Still, this doesnt stop the book being a pretty enjoyable read in its own right even if Im not c Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Aug 13, 2006

    Theres a great deal to enjoy here, but I have little desire to pick up future issues, most likely due to the generic protagonists. I wish I had less ambivalence to the clichs, but this comic just feels somewhat hollow to me, despite its many strengths. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Aug 13, 2006

    Verdict? If youre looking for a fun, straight-forward thrill ride, you cant do much worse than Savage Brothers, though the $4 cover price kinda frustrates me. The zombie and redneck cliches are fast and furious, but they are written with a light tone, showing that Cosby and Stokes are just having fun here. And the funs pretty contagious, so youre sure to have a pretty good time. However, the final page of the issue had me scratching my head: is Dale really trying to play hero, or is he just horny? I dont know, but Im probably taking this ending more seriously than the writers intended. Read Full Review

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