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Savage Avengers #2

Comicscore Index
Generally favorable ratings

Based on 6 critic ratings.

The Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a death god from a celestial hell. The only thing standing between Earth and destruction is the Savage Avengers: Conan, Wolverine, Punisher and Voodoo. Plus: Logan donates blood, changing one Avenger forever. And Conan discovers a dark secret squirming in a genie bottle. Your new favorite ongoing series is knives out in its second chapter.

Publication Date
Kindle Edition
Print Length
23 pages
Amazon ASIN

6 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 97

    Weird Science Marvel Comics

    Put this series on your pull list and while you’re at it, hide your kids, hide your wife, cause Duggan, Deodato, and Martin are kicking $&@$ and taking names!

  • 90

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

    The second issue of this hard-hitting series continues the very slow process of “putting the band together.”

    It includes a face-to-face with Conan and a wizard; the silliest first aid attempt ever by Wolverine; lots of tremendous artwork by Mike Deodato; and a pretty absurd ambush by a certain crime-hating soldier.

    Violent and grim, but surprisingly, I don’t hate it. So far!

  • 85


    This is a book where I could see Duggan taping “Savage” above his monitor and asking himself, “Savage enough?” after every page. This is as savage as it comes delivering a level of violence you won’t want to miss.

  • 85

    Comic Watch

    Savage Avengers #2 keeps the focus on brutality while slowly building towards the arrival of a death god summoned at the City of Sickles. This one isn’t for the faint of heart!

  • 81

    Multiversity Comics

    If the phrase, “say what you mean, mean what you say” wasn’t hanging above the creative team’s wicker beds, carved into an old tree stump when they set out making the book, then by the end of “Savage Avengers” #2, it will be.

    If you want to see Wolverine perform surgery and Conan smash a blood priest over the head with…*reads notes*…a Venom, then that is what you will see

  • 40

    Mike Deodato Jr. is doing his best work in years within the pages of Savage Avengers. The story offers lots of big moments in the form of spreads and splash panels that allow readers to pause on these iconic characters in truly rough shape. He brings a scale to the page that isn’t matched by pacing or narration. With so many characters arriving from so many directions, the narrative is scattered at best and much of the actual plot is simply told to readers rather than shown. Unfortunately, that makes many of the small pieces of this issue far greater than the overall effect.

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About the Author: Gerry Duggan

Gerry Duggan‘s extensive career in the comic book industry is marked by a unique blend of humor, action, and heartfelt storytelling. With a diverse portfolio that includes some of the most beloved characters and teams in the Marvel Universe, Duggan has established himself as a dynamic storyteller capable of navigating the complex worlds of antiheroes, cosmic adventurers, and, notably, mutants.

Duggan’s significant contributions to Marvel’s mutant narratives stand out as a key aspect of his career. His work with the X-Men and their extended universe, particularly through the series “Marauders,” has been pivotal in exploring new dimensions of the mutant experience. In “Marauders,” Duggan brings a fresh perspective to the mutant saga, focusing on themes of freedom, identity, and societal acceptance. This series not only highlights Duggan’s skill in balancing ensemble casts and intricate plotlines but also underscores his ability to inject new life into established mythos, making the stories accessible and engaging for a broad audience.

Before venturing into the world of mutants, Gerry Duggan made a name for himself with his work on “Deadpool,” where he masterfully balanced the character’s trademark humor with unexpected depth and vulnerability. This approach revitalized Deadpool’s character for a new generation of readers and demonstrated Duggan’s versatility as a writer.

Beyond the realm of humor and the intricacies of mutant politics, Duggan has showcased his range through various genres and characters. His contributions to “Hawkeye” and “Guardians of the Galaxy” highlight his adeptness at both ground-level storytelling and cosmic adventures, respectively. Each narrative, whether set on the bustling streets of New York or the far reaches of space, is infused with Duggan’s distinctive voice and keen narrative insight.

Duggan’s creator-owned projects, such as “Analog” and “The Infinite Horizon,” further illustrate his storytelling range, exploring dystopian futures and retellings of classic tales with a modern twist. These works, characterized by their thought-provoking themes and complex characters, offer readers a glimpse into Duggan’s broader literary interests and his proficiency outside the superhero genre.

Collaborations with top artists have been a hallmark of Duggan’s career, resulting in visually stunning and narratively rich projects. His respect for the comic book medium as a collaborative art form is evident in the seamless integration of story and art, enhancing the overall impact of his narratives.

As a key player in the comic book industry, Gerry Duggan continues to leave an indelible mark on the characters and worlds he touches. From the humorous escapades of Deadpool to the societal struggles of the X-Men, Duggan’s work resonates with fans for its emotional depth, humor, and inventive storytelling. For enthusiasts and newcomers alike, Gerry Duggan’s body of work represents the vast potential of comic books to entertain, challenge, and inspire.

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