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Savage Avengers #4

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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!

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24 pages
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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

    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 is an American comics writer, director and photographer living in Los Angeles.

Early life

Duggan was born in New York City and raised in Ridgewood, New Jersey, where he graduated from Ridgewood High School in 1992. He attended Emerson College, graduating in 1996.


Duggan was working at Golden Apple Comics in 1999 where he met many of his future collaborators, and eventually began production jobs working at Dakota Films. For the next 10 years worked in live TV, awards shows, pilots, comics, and films before finding traction in American comic books. Gerry Duggan has written Hulk, Nova, Hawkeye Vs. Deadpool, Batman: Arkham Manor, and co-writing Deadpool with Brian Posehn.

Duggan was a writer and producer on Attack of the Show! and was on the staff for its final shows. His comics career began at Image Comics by writing and co-creating series The Last Christmas with Posehn and Rick Remender, and later The Infinite Horizon with Phil Noto, with was nominated for an Eisner Award in 2008 for Best New Series. Duggan was a regular cast member on Posehn’s role-playing podcast Nerd Poker, but was forced to exit due increased writing deadlines.

In 2013, Marvel re-launched the Deadpool series, with Duggan and Brian Posehn as writers. In 2014 Duggan contributed to the script for the Xbox game Sunset Overdrive, and was part of a team that wrote the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards hosted by Patton Oswalt, for which he was nominated for a WGA Award. Duggan also directed the promotional ads for that year’s awards shows. In the same year he commenced a contract with Marvel Entertainment, and began work on a reboot of the Avengers series.

In 2016 Duggan co-wrote Marvel’s Doctor Strange: The Last Days of Magic, and continued to write for the Deadpool series until the run’s conclusion with issue 36. Duggan currently writes the critically acclaimed Marauders, as part of Marvel’s 2019 reboot of the X-Men titles and also began writing Cable in 2020. In 2021, Duggan began writing the X-Men flagship series, replacing Jonathan Hickman.

Personal life

Duggan has lived and worked in Los Angeles since 1998. He is married to Virginia Duggan and together they have one son.

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