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Savage Avengers #4

54
Comicscore Index
Mixed or average ratings

Based on 4 critic ratings.

The one evil wizard to rule them all, Kulan Gath has succeeded in summoning an ancient evil…and he’s already hard at work on his next terrible plan. Conan swings his savage symbiotic sword against the forces of darkness…and Frank Castle has the worst day of his life. (If you don’t count that day in the park.) The Savage Avengers are fighting to save YOU!

Publication Date
Publisher
Format
Kindle Edition
Print Lenght
24 pages
Language
English
Price
$1.99
Amazon ASIN
B07S5SBR7Q

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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 90

    Comic Watch

    “Savage Avengers #4” continues what could be Marvel’s most underrated series with yet another violent and action-packed entry.

  • 82

    Sequential Planet

    Savage Avengers #4 is one of the most fun comics to read, while still being one of the darker ones coming from Marvel. The story is good, but the characters and the art really make it shine.

  • 70

    Chuck's Comic Of The Day

    Despite all the decibels, it just ends up as a big yawn. Hopefully future issues will include some story and characterization.

  • 40

    ComicBook.com

    There’s a rushed nature to both the plotting and many of the pages found in Savage Avengers #4. Building to a climax with a new setting and this idosyncratic collection of characters resembles a suddenness only reflected by the literal teleportation. Character dynamics and the (re)appearance of several individuals are taken for granted, producing multiple moments of confusion and few stakes that aren’t grafted from outstanding elements in other stories or series. The back half of the issue features more muddied inks and thicker lines that fail to illuminate any proceedings. A few panels and juxtapositions bring any momentum this adventure possesses to a halt as they fail to connect points A and B, or lack enough definition to provide either clarity or visceral thrills. It’s a slapdash rush to the big finale, one that leaves no room for excitement or anticipation.

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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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