Comic Review: Savage #1 (Valiant)

Aaaaaand I have my new obsession! Savage opens with the seemingly mundane task of getting eggs for breakfast but the artwork makes it really exciting especially the dinosaurs. Oh, didn’t […]

Aaaaaand I have my new obsession!

Savage opens with the seemingly mundane task of getting eggs for breakfast but the artwork makes it really exciting especially the dinosaurs. Oh, didn’t I mention, there are DINOSAURS!!

You would be forgiven for thinking this was a prehistoric comic but as the prologue ends a nice little “WOAH wait a minute” moment makes you realize that it is in fact set either now or the near future. Next, we meet Kevin, his wife Ronnie and baby KJ. Kevin is a footballer (soccer) but also apparently a drunk, he is moving his family to America to try and reignite his ‘brand’. *Spoiler* Their plane doesn’t make it and they are stranded on an island.

The young family are obviously survivors and don’t panic on the island instead they get a decent shelter up and Kevin salvages some essentials from the plane (you know like vodka and stuff). Still believing that rescue is just around the corner the couple aren’t too worried as Kevin sets off to explore and the story really kicks off!!

This issue ends with a breakdown of some of the pages into 3 different stages of production with commentary from the writer, I hope this continues as it is an extremely interesting insight into the amount of work that goes into bringing these pages to life

This really looks like its going to be a great comic with a strong first issue that really sets the pace from the get-go. It’s definitely worth a reread to pick up on the little background nuances that give clues to what is possibly going on I have my own theories already and really am looking forward to seeing how this plays out.

About Martin Cameron

A 34 year old manchild from Scotland, bravely fighting the on going war between a love of comics and space to keep them. Boxes are filling and thanks to the digital age we live in so is the harddrive! I love finding a new comic to obsess over and rediscovering old comics to immerse myself in from the very first issue. A healthy mix of the seven dwarves of geekdom all wrapped up in one kilted bundle of amusement