Savage #1

Writer: Max Bemis Artist: Nathan Stockman Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 17, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13
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From the mad minds of international superstar Max Bemis and powerhouse artist Nathan Stockman comes the craziest action book of 2021.
Teenage heartthrob. Feral social icon. Dinosaur hunter?
Born and raised on an uncharted island full of prehistoric dangers, Kevin Sauvage has a taste of home when a mutant dino threat invades England!

  • 9.1
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Feb 17, 2021

    Savage is a bit of a tongue in cheek riff on the Tarzan legend, updated with an interesting twist. It definitely looks like a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Feb 15, 2021

    I was very excited that Kevin Sauvage was coming back to Valiant Entertainment and Savage #1 did not disappoint me. Fantastic writing and just a great story start and character introduction for a #1 issue. Nathan Stockman and Triona Farrell also do not disappoint on art, either. Just a great style that fits perfectly with the story. You are missing out if you do not read Savage. A great #1 issue that new and old fans will surely enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comic Watch - Kenneth Bowden Feb 17, 2021

    Savage #1 is a killer opening salvo and fires up the excitement on all cylinders. If you're looking for a solid new title to start, Savage #1 was made to order for ya fam. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Jake Palermo Feb 16, 2021

    Savage #1 puts a new spin on the fish-out-of-water scenario by going into how inauthentic internet influencer life can be. All of this really brings out the desire to be wild and free. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 22, 2021

    The first time I read Savage #1, while I enjoyed it, it was far from a comic I was looking forward to going back to " but having done so (twice now), Bemis' story is growing on me and I have a genuine appreciation for how Stockman and Farrell are working together " over the course of three readings, I've found myself upping the final score by a solid point and change. Savage #1 may not be the best comic you'll read, but there's something glorious about a man fighting dinosaurs with a little knife that just has me grinning from ear to ear. It's a bloody comic at times, and I love it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Josh Rathbun Feb 17, 2021

    Savage #1 ends up as the blood-and-guts battle royale book that I desperately needed. Im glad that this is finally seeing the light of day, as I am sure this was probably supposed to have been released last year and should have finished by now. And for older Valiant fans, its okay to like this. Turok will never return to Valiant and with a character as wild as Savage, theyd never need him back in the first place. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comical Opinions - Gabriel Hernandez Feb 17, 2021

    SAVAGE #1, available from Valiant Entertainment on February 17th, 2021, takes the familiar story of a marooned child raised to become the ultimate warrior of a savage land and gives it a satirical twist. With tongue firmly in cheek, the story deftly uses old school pulp to poke fun at modern Internet culture. The art has impressive man-against-dinosaur battles and combined with the interesting writing, you have the makings of a great series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 18, 2021

    Despite going in with zero expectations or prior knowledge, I had an absolute blast reading this one. Delivering a cool modern twist on the Tarzan/Turok trope, with a creative team clearly loving every second of their work, Savage is a new title I have absolutely no problems recommending. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Feb 17, 2021

    'Savage' #1 is unlike anything else in comics right now. It's a fun reimagining of Tarzan, where Tarzan is a popular teenage media star who loves to fight dinosaurs. There's some character work needed on Kevin Sauvage to make us care about him but there's no denying the brilliance of the artists behind the crazy action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Christopher Rondeau Feb 20, 2021

    Savage tells a story of a young kid trying to adjust to society. Sadly, I don't think the creative team went into the depth they could have. Read Full Review

  • 7.0 - Logan Moore Feb 17, 2021

    Regardless of what's next, this opening issue is quite fun and is unlike anything else I have read lately. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Multiversity Comics - Alexander Jones Feb 18, 2021

    "Savage" #1 is a disappointing new outlet for a newer Valiant hero with solid artwork. Read Full Review

  • 4.6
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Feb 16, 2021

    Savage #1 stumbles out of the gate. Its story does a disservice to its titular character by trying to force a particular narrative without consideration for how the character would react. It is saved by the art team, who make an honest effort to understand the characters history. Unfortunately, by the issues end even they succumb to wackiness of the plot with bizarre and cartoonish new characters. There are comics and other media that successfully tackle the subject matter found within Savage #1, but its best if readers left this comic marooned on some Faraway island. Read Full Review

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