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Savage Avengers #1 Sells Out and is Getting a Second Printing

What do you get when you assemble a team that includes Venom, Conan The Barbarian, Wolverine, Punisher, Elektra, and Doctor Voodoo? Savage Avengers, an epic new adventure from best-selling writer Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato! The first issue features a cover by David Finch.

Since debuting in comic shops May 1st, Savage Avengers #1 has amassed critical acclaim from comic fans and critics alike – and Marvel has announced that the first issue will return to comic shops for a second printing!

Savage Avengers #1 2nd Printing

Review: Savage Avengers #1

Savage Avengers #1

The most savage, most unkillable team of characters in the Marvel Universe is assembled! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! And in their midst – Conan the Barbarian! Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved?

There’s a lot to like about Savage Avengers #1 but also a lot to shrug about as well. Written by Gerry Duggan, the first issue brings Conan in the Marvel Universe after his re-introduction in the recent event Avengers: No Road Home. Stuck in the Savage Land, Conan does what he does and as presented the comic generally feels like a Conan comic but just with other Marvel characters and settings.

The debut issue feels like it breaks away from expectations in a way dropping the reader into what feels like any Conan comic but just with a different setting. As the issue progresses new layers are added folding in the Marvel Universe and blending Conan into the Marvel world that we know in a way that’s not jarring. It works because it attempts to create a natural progression instead of something like Conan is just recruited.

The story itself is beyond familiar with Conan wanting treasure and Wolverine on the hunt to stop something the Hand is familiar with. It takes elements we’ve seen multiple times and blends them together the further the story goes along. Throw in some Lovecraftian elements and the result is a weird and fun experience that generally works more than expected.

Mike Deodato Jr.‘s art is the highlight of the issue with coloring from Frank Martin and lettering by Travis Lanham. There’s a fantasy like quality about it all that really feels fun as it blends in elements like the Hand, Wolverine, and Brother Voodoo. The action is solid with visual comedic elements to it that change the tone to a bit more lighthearted fun. But, what really works is the blending of so many different elements into a situation that visually doesn’t look at of place. It’s a potluck world and yet all the elements work together in their own way.

The issue is a nice start. It’s entertaining and fun though doesn’t quite have the explosive hook that has me completely bought in for the next issue. The comic feels like a regular Conan issue with a different setting. The product feels like a Marvel roleplaying game where the dungeon master has brought together a lot of elements because no one could quite decide the direction to go. But, those stories can still be a hell of a lot of fun and the expectation is the first arc will be an off the rails adventure of which we’re just getting a taste.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Mike Deodato Jr.
Color: Frank Martin Letterer: Travis Lanham
Story: 7.0 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.15 Recommendation: Read

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ECCC 2019: Jeff Lemire and Mike Deodato Jr. Deliver Urban Sword-Wielding Adventure

Writer Jeff Lemire, artist Mike Deodato Jr., and colorist Frank Martin are joining forces once again, this time to bring a modern twist to an epic fantasy in Berserker Unbound. Dark Horse Comics will release this action-packed new series, with covers by both Mike Deodato Jr. and a first issue variant by Hellboy’s Mike Mignola

Berserker Unbound kicks off with a merciless, sword-wielding warrior thrown through a wormhole to a modern day metropolis. Our hero quickly realizes that he must protect this new world from an evil wizard who will stop at nothing to send him and this new world to hell.

Berserker Unbound #1 (of four) goes on sale August 7, 2019.

Berserker Unbound #1

The Savage Avengers Brings Conan, the Punisher, Venom, Elektra, Brother Voodoo, and Wolverine Together

After the Avengers meet Conan in the upcoming Avengers: No Road Home #6, it was expected we’d see more Conan in the Marvel Universe and today we’ve got exactly that.

Conan joins the Punisher, Venom, Elektra, Brother Voodoo, and Wolverine in Savage Avengers written by Gerry Duggan with art by Mike Deodato Jr. and a cover by David Finch.

Conan has returned to the Marvel Universe and his new adventures begin here. What is the City Of Sickles? Who is the Marrow God? How is the Hand involved? The roughest and most dangerous characters rumble through this new title starting with…Conan vs. Wolverine?! ‘Nuff said!

Savage Avengers #1 is out in May.

Savage Avengers #1

Review: Infinity Wars

It’s the latest chapter of the Infinity Stones as they come to Earth and a new war for them takes place. Who wants to control them and why? Find out in Infinity Wars!

Infinity Wars collects Infinity Wars #1-6, Fallen Guardian #1, Infinity #1, and material from Thanos Legacy #1 by Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Martin, Andy MacDonald, Chris O’Halloran, Mark Bagley, Andrew Hennessy, Guru-eFX, Cory Smith, and Ruth Redmond.

Get your copy in comic shops today and book stores on February 26! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Mark Brooks’ Cover for Infinity Wars #6 is Revealed

When Gamora used the Infinity Stones to fold reality, she created a new universe…and the mind-bending, unique heroes known as the Infinity Warps! This December, the Infinity Stone story that changed the lives of those who wielded the cosmic gems will come to a spectacular end, and Marvel has revealed a new variant cover from acclaimed artist Mark Brooks!

Don’t miss the issue everyone will be talking about – the stunning conclusion to the Infinity Wars!

Infinity Wars #6, written by Gerry Duggan with art and main cover by Mike Deodato Jr. is out December 19, 2018.

Review: Infinity Wars #4

Requiem is victorious. Infinity has been warped. Reality only has one hope.

The world is warped and what will those who know the truth do to stop Gamora? This is the issue where the heroes gather and reality unveiled before the attack begins.

Writer Gerry Duggan gives us a story that’s needed, I’m just left wondering if it needed an entire issue. Infinity Wars #4 isn’t bad, it’s just a transition issue for the greater story. It’s exactly that moment when the heroes gather. It’s just it’s the entire issue. What could happen in a few pages instead is dragged out.

But, what is a very decompressed segment, is still pretty engaging. A lot of that is due to Duggan who adds a dash of humor as the heroes discover they’ve been mashed together. There’s also some fun to see combinations as they’re revealed one at a time.

That’s the highlight of the issue, the reader getting to see what crazy combos the creative team has come up with. What heroes go with whom and if you can guess the combination before they’re split apart. That’s the real draw and honestly not a whole lot else. Most of the issue could easily have been wrapped up and included in other issues, maybe having expanded them a bit. It’s not bad, it’s just a lack of the excitement other issues have been filled with.

The issue also becomes flawed in what Requiem has allowed. There’s massive flaws and for someone who can control everything and do anything, it feels a bit like when the villain goes on and on or tells the hero their plan. It’s a bit eye rolling to be honest.

Mike Deodato, Jr.‘s art along with the color of Frank Martin and lettering of Cory Petit is fantastic and the real draw. The designs for these new characters are great. And, the page layouts are something different as well. There’s some solid work that keeps a story that’d otherwise feel slow moving. The details are what kept me interested

The issue is fine as part of the greater story but on its own, it lacks a bit. The art is solid and a draw but the issue feels like it’s filler before we get back to the good stuff. What happens is important, it just didn’t need to take an entire issue.

Story: Gerry Duggan Art: Mike Deodato Jr.
Color: Frank Martin Letterer: VC’s Cory Petit
Story: 6.75 Art: 8.15 Overall: 6.95 Recommendation: Read

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Review: Old Man Logan Vol. 8 To Kill For

It’s Logan vs. the Kingpin and Bullseye in the eighth collection of Old Man Logan from Marvel Comics. Old Man Logan Vol. 8 collects issues #36-40 by Ed Brisson, Dalibor Talajic, Ibraim Roberson, Carlos Lopez, Mike Deodato, Jr., VC’s Cory Petit, Chris Robinson, Christina Harrinton, Jordan D. White, and Mark Paniccia.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Avengers Arena: The Complete Collection

Out now is Avengers Arena: The Complete Collection which brings all 18 issues together for one handy read. The series features the Runaways, Avengers Academy, X-23, the Braddock Academy, and more on an island where they must battle it out to the death. Yes, it’s teenage superheroes meets Battle Royale!

Avengers Arena is by Dennis Hopeless, Christos Gage, Kev Walker, Alessandro Vitti, Jason Gorder, Riccardo Burchielli, Karl Moline, Mark Pennington, Rick Magyar, Frank Martin, Rain Beredo, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, Joe Caramagna, Dave Johnson, Chris Bachalo, Tim Townsend, Greg Horn, Mike Del Mundo, Kaiman Adrasofszky, Mike Deodato, Jr., Francesco Francavilla, Jon Moisan, and Bill Rosemann.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores now. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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Review: Infinity Countdown

It’s Wednesday which means it’s new comic book day with new releases hitting shelves, both physical and digital, all across the world. This week we’ve got Infinity Countdown!

Infinity Countdown collects Infinity Countdown Prime #1, Infinity Countdown #1-5, Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1, and some of Free Comic Book Day 2018 by Gerry Duggan, Michael Allred, Laura Allred, Mike Deodato, Jr., Frank Martin, Aaron Kuder, Jordie Bellaire, Nick Bradshaw, Morry Hollowell, Mike Hawthorne, Terry Pallot, Jose Marzan, Jr., and Jordie Bellaire.

Get your copy in comic shops and book stores today. To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.

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