Savage Avengers #1

Writer: David Pepose Artist: Carlos Magno Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: May 18, 2022 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 23 User Reviews: 22
8.5Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

Since his exile from the Hyborian Age, Conan the Barbarian has conquered the most dangerous foes the modern Marvel Universe has to offer - but what happens when this hard-edged Cimmerian finds himself on the run from the cybernetic soldier of the future known as Deathlok? Outgunned and outmatched, Conan must turn to an unlikely group of loners, berserkers, and killers if he hopes to survive the night - but can these Savage Avengers defy Deathlok's murderous manhunt, or will they become the next targets in the crosshairs of tomorrow? Don't miss out on a bold new beginning for Marvel' more

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Collier "CJ" Jennings May 16, 2022

    Savage Avengers #1is a time-traveling thrill ride featuring a collection of appealing antiheroes and a premise that encompasses everything wonderful about comics. I highly encourage Marvel fans to pick this one up, as it has all the makings of a classic run. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Dylan Davison May 16, 2022

    If you're a fan of any of these characters, please pick up this series. Cloak and Dagger under David Pepose's pen are finally going to get the A treatment and Avengers through and through. I'm so excited to see what comes next with issue two! Read Full Review

  • 10
    You Don't Read Comics - David Harth May 18, 2022

    Savage Avengers #1 is a clinic in how to make a perfect first issue. Everything about it hits just right. It's exciting and well-paced and leaves readers with a perfect cliffhanger ending. The team of Pepose, Magno, Grundetjern, and Lanham pulled off something special with this first issue, and no matter where they take the book next, it's going to be amazing. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    Graphic Policy - pharoahmiles May 21, 2022

    Overall, Savage Avengers #1 is a fun debut issue that perfectly blends high fantasy with urban fantasy. The story by Pepose is masterful. The art by the creative team is gorgeous. Altogether, it's a wonderful re-introduction to the original Savage Avenger. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    SciFiPulse - Ian Cullen May 18, 2022

    Overall, this is a great jumping-on-point for Savage Avengers. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - David Brooke May 16, 2022

    Marvel Comics has another surefire hit on their hands with Savage Avengers, a book that understands its characters and puts them first before laying delicious action and intrigue on top of them. For anyone who grew up with comics in the '80s or '90s, Savage Avengers is a great time. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Super Powered Fancast - Deron Generally May 18, 2022

    Magno delivers some beautifully detailed art throughout the issue. The action is beautifully done and the characters look amazing. I love the visual style of this issue a lot. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Comicbook Dispatch - kcscribbles May 16, 2022

    Savage Avengers #1 is a great debut for this incarnation of the team. There are tons of great fights, each of the characters gets a moment to shine in the issue, and the book perfectly sets up a major dilemma for the next issue. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes May 19, 2022

    So the "old order changeth once more, though constants remain as always. Pepose takes the "changeth idea an applies it to key parts of the story, not happy to mix up the team. Savage Avengers, very much like Justice League Dark is an odd book at times, with a mix of ideas and characters that shouldn't fit; surely lady Daredevil is better suited to the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen instead of getting mixed up in timey-whimey stuff? Still I am sure fans of the characters involved could have their curiosity piqued and in doing so, could be in for a pleasant surprise. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    COMICON - Tony Thornley May 20, 2022

    Conan is joined by a new team, in a very fun and brutal debut issue. The writing is pulpy fun and the art is hard hitting. This is a must-read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Lyles Movie Files - Jeffrey Lyles May 18, 2022

    While the team formation is a little clunky, Savage Avengers kicks off on with an encouraging start. The diverse personalities coming together should make for solid team interplay while Magno establishes a sharp visual foundation. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge May 18, 2022

    Thanks to David Pepose for the opportunity to review this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Sequential Planet - Marcus Orchard May 18, 2022

    Savage Avengers #1 is a non-stop thrill ride that makes the best of the characters it uses. Pepose and the rest of the creative team all shine here, and fans of antiheroes will want to add this to their pull lists. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Nicole Drum May 18, 2022

    Savage Avengers #1 is a good read. It's not perfect, due to the verbosity of it all and there are moments when you are keenly aware you're reading introductions, but there is a lot of appeal here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett May 18, 2022

    Savage Avengers #1 is a solid start to the series which brings together a motley crew. It takes the Conan + team dynamic we've seen before and shakes it up just enough to stand out from the previous volume. It also plays with a plot we've seen many times (robot from the future sent back to erase someone) but does so in a way that's fun. It's the start of what should be an entertaining adventure and with recent Conan news, a possibility anything's on the table. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Lotusland Comics - Hank Rea May 19, 2022

    Pepose's Marvel debut is a successful trial by fire with a jam-packed issue that is balls-to-wall fun and non-stop action. This unexpected eclectic group of characters is primed for even more conflict as they're bound together for the foreseeable future. There is room to grow and the storytelling is wide open for more enjoyable chaos. 'Savage Avengers' is a blast and one of this week's best comics.  Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills May 21, 2022

    This first issue has a very clear idea of what it wants to be, and does a great job of expressing that want and making it happen. I just think it bites off a bit more than it can chew, wanting to include too much and having to jam it all in there. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams May 18, 2022

    At the end of the day, this is a fun series that crackles with excitement and enthusiasm from the entire creative team. For my money though, it's the final page twist that really kicks things into a whole new gear, guaranteeing that I'll be picking up issue two as soon as it goes on sale. Well worth a look, even if you're a MCU Conan denier like myself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bookcase - Steve Baxi May 18, 2022

    Savage Avengers is a fun, chaotic ride through the weirder parts of Marvel with an enticing cliffhanger that more than covers the price of admission. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones May 19, 2022

    Writer David Pepose and artist Carlos Magno utilize unique elements from their specialized cast to explore a new team of heroes. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Nerdly - Dean Fuller May 24, 2022

    I hope so, as I'd hate to upset Crom if I was David Pepose. Bad things tend to happen. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson May 19, 2022

    Weirdly flat coloring combine with an overstuffed plot to deliver a surprising success! Read Full Review

  • 5.9
    Geek'd Out - Nico Sprezzatura May 18, 2022

    Carlos Magnos art at least fits the tone of the script, with heavy lines and a lot of black space accented by Espen Grundetjerns dark colors. Savage Avengers is definitely not a lighter book geared towards younger readers, and Magno takes it to the line of a parental advisory that doesnt require being bagged on the shelf. But that being said, I almost find myself wishing it did take it that far, which would give it slightly more novelty than it has in its existing state. Read Full Review

  • 10
    ComicFan0703 May 23, 2022

    Loved this and cant wait for more.

  • 9.5
    cincyfan May 22, 2022

    I decided to give this book a try because I really enjoyed the first volume and I love Elektra. After reading issue one it is definitely getting added to my pull list! I am not familiar with he author but he will now be someone I look for as the writing style was fantastic! The artwork looks great throughout the book as well making this a fantastic first issue!

  • 9.0
    Toonstrack May 18, 2022

    For starters I didnt read the previous run of this. I hopped on this because of the roster. A lot of characters we don't get too often, ornament seen in a while, plus Daredevil

    This was a really strong start to the series. While Conans future with marvel is unclear its good to see they still have a solid voice for him and the accompanying narration always works.

    Setting a Deathlok as an enemy was an inspired choice though which one I'm following exactly is unclear to me... theres still multiple right?

    The art is really, really good. Very methodically inked and paneled well. I'm gonna keep an eye out for this artists. He renders each character who are all pretty vastly different stylistically and makes them more

  • 8.0
    Fracadactyl May 18, 2022

    Conan's actually the least interesting thing about this issue; he's just doing his thing when Deathlok shows up.

    I'm more interested in the number of B-C listers of this team; because unlike Duggan's series, this team's here to stay rather than revolve around. You can tell a lot of thought was put into this group and how dynamics can affect the run, no matter how short it is. Elektra for example isn't just the star power to get casual fans interested, she's the most aspirational and most fitting to be leader with her experience and developments; okay Agent Anti-Venom does this to a degree too. But the relationships and inner demons all of these characters have make for great stages of pushing Cloak, Dagger, Dane Whitman, and Weap more

  • 7.5
    Drasek83 Jun 7, 2022

    Interesting cast of characters

  • 7.5
    DDJamesB May 22, 2022

    It started off a little rough. I think it was more verbose than it needed to be but, as a whole, it was entertaining and has a good cast of characters.

  • 7.0
    Rick Jonez May 26, 2022

    On the plus, side Marvel manages to give all the discarded loser heroes some facetime but it was all so painfully convoluted. Deathoks essentially replace the TVA is a terrible direction. And if felt like the last Black Knight featured mini just went wastefully out the window. Mostly gets a "7" because of how bad X-Force and Legion of X were worse by comparison

  • 7.0
    daspidaboy May 21, 2022

    not a huge fan of these characters, but lets see how this goes.

  • 5.0
    KesheR May 19, 2022

    Surely it's entertaining to finally read a book without any characters from the movies (you know what I mean) and without any gimmick, just a plain old superhero story.

    BUT the story is super confusing. Why do these characters meet in the first place? Why everyone hates Deathlok for no reason? Why do they all stand for Conan? Do they know him? I don't understand!

  • 2.0
    Gizmo May 22, 2022

    This is barely coherent. There is no plot to speak of.

  • 10
    Keithit May 31, 2022

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    Leylin May 18, 2022

  • 10
    AdventureGirl811 May 18, 2022

  • 9.5
    Hailey Jun 2, 2022

  • 9.0
    retcon_D Jul 16, 2022

  • 9.0
    Jason The Dude Jun 11, 2022

  • 8.5
    DaddyChar May 4, 2023

  • 7.5
    Amazing Psycamorean Mar 6, 2023

  • 7.5
    Simargl May 29, 2022

  • 7.5
    Adsun22 May 19, 2022

  • 7.0
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