Review: Savage #2

savage_002_cover-a_larosaMarooned in an unforgiving prehistoric landscape, high society’s most privileged celebrity family is fighting tooth and claw – literally – for survival. With no shelter, no weapons and no escape, the Savage family is about to come face to face with the cruelest laws of nature – in the form of the lethal dinosaurs that somehow stalk the impossibly ancient island that has become their home. Once they lose everything – and each other – what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?

There is no denying that Savage #2 has some jaw dropping artwork – indeed it’s the artwork that tells much of the story in this comic – but this is the second of four issues, and so far we haven’t really found out too much more about the story from reading the comic than we have from the preview text from the last couple issues.

Clayton Henry and Lewis Larosa divide their skills between the present and the past, and the differing styles allow you to easily differentiate between the two settings, but thanks to Brian Reber‘s stellar colouring work the comic never feels disjointed. There are two distinct parts to the comic, past and present, and it is within the past that almost all of the dialogue occurs, allowing B. Clay Moore time to establish what has lead up to the present events with our young, violent protagonist.

The only downside to the series thus far is the feeling that this is an excellent set up for a long story about the characters involved, but as this is (at least as far as I know) only going to be a four-issue miniseries, I worry that the page count won’t be long enough to do the story justice.

Story: B. Clay Moore Art Clayton Henry and Lewis Larosa Colours: Brian Reber
Story: 8 Art: 10 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided a FREE copy for review. I will also be purchasing a copy upon release.