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These Savage Shores #1

Writer: Ram V Artist: Sumit Kumar Publisher: Vault Comics Release Date: October 3, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 11
9.2Critic Rating
9.3User Rating

Two centuries after the first European ship sailed to the Malabar Coast and made landfall at Calicut, the East India Company seeks to secure its future along the lucrative Silk Route, in the year 1766. An old evil now sails aboard a company ship, hoping to make a home in this new found land. But he will soon find that the ground along the Indus is an ancient one with daemons and legends far older than himself. Along These Savage Shores, where the days are scorched and the nights are full of teeth.

  • 10
    Comic Watch - Nicholas Osborn Sep 29, 2018

    These Savage Shores #1 defies all expectations and delivers a truly epic experience through a dark exploration of ancient evil. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ingrid Lind-Jahn Oct 5, 2018

    A strong start to a story with a vampire in it, but not the vampire story we might have expected. Read Full Review

  • 10
    AIPT - Tanveer Kalo Oct 11, 2018

    Ram V., Sumit Kumar, Vittorio Astone, and Aditya Bidikar have created an enjoyable and engaging comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Brendan Hodgdon Oct 12, 2018

    These Savage Shores #1 is, simply put, a top-notch debut issue. If Ram V. wasn't already on your radar due to the inventive Paradiso, this series will definitely make him a permanent fixture, and will have Sumit Kumar and Vittorio Astone right there beside him. Beyond that, this book is exactly the sort of fresh blood that the vampire genre needs, providing new perspectives and interpretations that make the old forms work in all kinds of new ways. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Gary Moloney Oct 2, 2018

    These Savage Shores is a unique book with a unique voice that deserves a spot on your pull-list and in your heart. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Crusaders - Johnny "The Machine" Hughes Oct 3, 2018

    Regardless of my ongoing dislike of the disregard that newer vampire stories seem to apply, Vault Comics have delivered a first issue that is full of character, full of vibrancy and imbues the reader with a level of intrigue that will make them want to read future issues. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Sep 17, 2018

    Thematically, this comic promises contemplation of power dynamics and colonialism, piloted by a creative team with the clear storytelling chops to turn deeper concern into compelling narrative. Yet another strong book from Vault Comics, These Savage Shores is one to watch. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Word Of The Nerd - Cat Wyatt Jan 7, 2019

    These Savage Shores #1 was an immediately entertaining and enthralling read. I'm lucky to have the second issue waiting here for me to read, as I don't think I'd like to wait for it to come out. I was captivated by the telling from the start. The clashing cultures and beings combined with the time period left a sense of what was to come, as well as an overwhelming feeling of foreboding. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dan Lix Oct 3, 2018

    These Savage Shores sets out to tell a tale of the supernatural and it does not disappoint. Through the vivid artwork and the excellent narration, I wanted to learn more about the characters that inhabited this very dangerous place. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Jay Barrett Sep 10, 2018

    These Savage Shores #1 is an excellent start to a very promising series. It features vampires and the supernatural warring for their soul of a foreign land, set to a real-world backdrop of European colonialism. Complete with action, drama, and legitimate historical commentary, These Savage Shores is a testament to how thoughtful and exciting comic books can be. Go out of your way to read this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Oct 3, 2018

    I am very impressed with this issue. I think that the mixture of traditional Gothic Horror and Indian mythology works very effectively in taking us out of our comfort zone and into a new and intriguing world where nothing is certain and anything can, and probably will, happen. Read Full Review

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