Savage Things #2

Writer: Justin Jordan Artist: Ibrahim Moustafa Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 5, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 6
8.3Critic Rating
7.9User Rating

Years after escaping the U.S. government's clandestine global terrorist cell, Abel is back under surveillance. Being the only one of the trained killers to have ever left the Black Forest program, they need him to stop his former comrades before their terror campaign can escalate further. As the bad guys continue their bloody quest at a local hospital, Abel has to convince his handlers that the only way to stop these monsters is to become one. But even that might not be enough to stop Cain...

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Apr 5, 2017

    Horrifying, brilliant, and action packed, Savage Things is the best Vertigo Comics mini-series right now. I can't wait for the's inevitable because it's that good. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Corps - Cas Apr 5, 2017

    Take Jason Bourne, add in some sociopaths, mix with a bit of Battle Royale and you arrive at Savage Things. If that doesn't sound like a good plot, I'm not sure what would. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Terrence Sage Apr 5, 2017

    This is the series about bad people doing bad things in the name of saving the day. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Apr 5, 2017

    We're only on issue #2 and I'm already getting sucked in to this series. Make sure you pick up a copy at your local comic store! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 5, 2017

    Savage Things doesn't hold anything back. This is a beautifully written book and the art perfectly matches its dark, grim style. There is no good guy in this story.  It's evil vs evil and I'm perfectly fine with that. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AIPT - Patrick Hellen Apr 5, 2017

    While we've seen these set pieces before, even arranged closely to this - the comic medium is allowing a brutal story to unfold. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 5, 2017

    Savage Things raises the stakes " and the body count " considerably with this issue. It works with the terrifying premise of a group of highly trained, emotionless soldiers going rogue on American soil. The only person capable of stopping them is another highly trained, emotionless soldier. Sure, this can end well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Travis Vertuca Apr 5, 2017

    A morally complex story that will only get more intense, I applaud the use of gritty action and story-telling to incorporate the driving fears on modern civilization. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Apr 5, 2017

    Ultimately, and much like the first issue, its the quieter moments of Savage Things that really resonate.  Jordan has done an impressive job with his soldier school for sociopathic children backstory, and the ultimate showdown between Cain and Abel is likely to be a gripping as a result, but the action sequences definitely feel more than little derivative and uninspired at times, which detracts somewhat from the overall package.  Still definitely one to keep an eye on though, for sure. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 5, 2017

    The story is still developing in this series. Much like Abel, we're still in the dark, but hopefully, we've gotten enough of the backstory out of the way to move on and dedicate more pages to plot. Though I think everyone reading this series would agree that just reading the story from the kid's timeline would be very enjoyable and interesting. While this is still a good issue, it's just not quite as good as the first issue. Read Full Review

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