Savage Avengers #1

Writer: Gerry Duggan Artist: Mike Deodato Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 1, 2019 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 28
7.6Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

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The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst - Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with...Conan vs. Wolverine? 'Nuff said.
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  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck May 2, 2019

    So I'm still not crazy about Conan in the modern day, but at least this is very well done. Violent, but a strong start. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Weird Science Marvel Comics - Dispatchdcu May 2, 2019

    When this baby hits 88mph, youre going to see some serious $&@$! And let me tell you, this sucker is nuclear! Dugan has already laid the foundation for a huge throw down that includes three of the most ruthlessly, violent characters in the Marvel Comic Universe. This comic fan knows it wont stop there. Dugans dialogue is smart and funny while incorporating these gruesomely, abrasive scenes that make this fan thirsty for more. Why would you want to miss this? I cant wait for the next issue. If you havent read this yet, go pick it up. You wont regret it! Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Rogues Portal - Cameron Kieffer May 1, 2019

    While its hard to judge a new team without all the components, this book is off to an interesting start. Duggans approach is a bit of a slow-burn, but its apparent that hes building toward something exciting. The book has a lot of potential, is filled with gorgeous art from start to finish, and should definitely be considered for your pull-list. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson May 21, 2019

    Elektra and Venom are shown in one of Marvel's Free Comic Book Day efforts, so we have an idea of how they get on this trail. For now, writer Gerry Duggan has introduced us to the most brutal version of the Avengers yet and it's only getting started. The fact that it's up against murderous cultists is only going to make this all the more gruesome. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 1, 2019

    In all the hoopla and success of Endgame, this feels like an odd time for a book that features not one member of the film to hit the stores. Maybe Marvel think that people may be tired of Rogers, Stark et al being the focus of the Avengers. Problem is, no matter how much fun this book is, eventually Avengers always fall back on the main three characters. Still, this team is an odd mix which will give fans a different type of team a different type of dynamic, so much so, I am tempted to say “All New, All Different”. In all honesty, I hope the book does well and I am looking to seeing how Conan reacts to Venom and Frank Castle reacts to Elektra down the line. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 22, 2019

    Duggan's script is solid and I like the overall concept, the characters being utilized, and the tone of it all. And Deodato's artwork is just fantastic throughout with some great designs for character and locations while also ensuring that the action looks great. I'm definitely curious to see where this goes but I'll be content to trade-wait " especially with a $5 issue launch and subsequent installments at $4. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Manuel Gomez May 1, 2019

    Savage Avengers #1, by Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr. and Travis Lanham is a bloody, pulpy, and fun comic that takes a very wild idea (Conan in the modern 616!) and makes it work. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn May 3, 2019

    Savage Avengers #1 is a dark story with artwork that captures the violent nature of these characters really well, but unfortunately it doesn't hit the ground running in a satisfying way. It's undoubtedly entertaining and the series itself has unlimited potential, but I just couldn't help but wish for more from the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece May 1, 2019

    Savage Avengers #1 is a gorgeous book, with a story that is entertaining despite (or maybe because of) its predictability. Unfortunately, the issue doesnt feel like anything substantial--it reads perhaps too quickly, and it feels as though nothing much happens. Indeed, only four of the books six-character roster has been introduced yet, and the story feels like its over before its begun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jeremy Matcho May 4, 2019

    If you're looking for a change of pace Avengers book, Savage Avengers is the cure. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Sequential Planet - Steven Martinez May 7, 2019

    Savage Avengers (2019-) #1 throws Conan The Barbarian into the Marvel Universe and onto a new team of Aveng ers. The story isn't the most original idea, but the art more than makes up for it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson May 3, 2019

    Overall, Savage Avengers #1 is a good start to the series. We get the basic setup and premise, and the clash between Wolverine and Conan is worth the price of admission. I do wish I got a little bit more out of the story than what was delivered in the first issue. The art is solid as well; while it does have some hang-ups, overall he fits the tone and feel of the story well. I am definitely picking up the next issue to see where this goes, and, I mean, Wolverine is in the tan and brown costume, so you can't hate on that! Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 1, 2019

    The issue is a nice start. It's entertaining and fun though doesn't quite have the explosive hook that has me completely bought in for the next issue. The comic feels like a regular Conan issue with a different setting. The product feels like a Marvel roleplaying game where the dungeon master has brought together a lot of elements because no one could quite decide the direction to go. But, those stories can still be a hell of a lot of fun and the expectation is the first arc will be an off the rails adventure of which we're just getting a taste. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The Beat - Alexander Jones May 1, 2019

    Savage Avengers #1 is a STRONG BROWSE that can fall in the buy or browse category at any moment going forward! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jacob Hill May 4, 2019

    Final Verdict: 7.0 " a slight, punchy, stabby book that's pretty much exactly what you'd expect. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge May 1, 2019

    Brutally simple, but just as effective Savage Avengers #1 reads like a lost Marvel Knights eam-up. Only this one is more Ka-Zar and less Kingpin. If that sounds like your kind of book then Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato Jr., and Frank Martin have a lovely tract of land in Antartica to sell you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    PopCultHQ - Adrian Care May 1, 2019

    If ever a book does what it says on the can, then this is it. This book's best point is that it uses the characters well and doesn't force the team aspect down our throats at all. I went into this expecting to groan at Conan being forced into an Avengers line-up. Instead, we get some "Avengers" written into a Conan book and, you know what? It works. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Doom Rocket - Clyde Hall May 6, 2019

    For a first issue, the missing element is character. Yes, we know them all well. Seeing them together is only part of the book's draw, and for many, not the greatest part. That lies in how these protagonists deal with one another, each in their obdurate, civilization's-rules-be-damned way. That portion is lacking for now. Lovers of great action sequences with little dialogue interrupting the virgin art may find this book to their liking. Readers seeking memorable clashes of titans to ground the series could be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    AIPT - Forrest Hollingsworth May 1, 2019

    A poor narrative and fantastic art can exist separately from each other, and in comics they often do, but rarely do they do so to the degree that is present in the first issue of Savage Avengers. Where one almost wholly fails at introducing anything tangible or effective, the other is quite the opposite -- ferocious and immediately present. It remains to be seen if the two will more closely cohere in the future, and I am hopeful that they will, but for all its premise and posturing, this series has debuted with a bit of a yap more than a bark or bite. Read Full Review

  • 4.0 - Jamie Lovett May 1, 2019

    The results are something like mixing together two different action figure toy lines, but the tone makes it feel like whoever is doing that mixing is a bit too old to be playing this seriously with toys. Read Full Review

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