Hounded by monstrous predators, the remaining Savages make a desperate break for safety with their recovered nuclear cargo. As Nat struggles to keep the squad in one piece, the Savages come to a grim realization: running isn’t enough. The only way to survive is to stand and fight.
Comic CrusadersSavage Squad 6 is a recommended reading, especially if you love heavy action and fighting.
AIPTUltimately, we like horror tropes like this not cause they’re groundbreaking but because they force us to empathize and engage with the people on screen before they may get shuffled off this mortal coil. We also like horror because it makes the most of these huge, over-the-top, hyper bloody scenes to foster a level of intimacy. And this book has done all of that thus far, including doubling down across issue #3. It doesn’t exactly mitigate some of the robust genre-ness of it all but it does make it seem like there’s a grander plan at play here. I’ll keep following it as long as there’s at least one soul left to cheer on.
Set The TapeSavage Squad 6 has felt like its been focusing on a very small part of a much more interesting world since the very first issue. The fight against a fascist, murderous regime by a desperate female led revolution sounds like a great story, and one I’d love to see. Instead, we’ve been given a story that focuses on the wrong part of that world, on a story that doesn’t feel half as interesting, and has gotten to the point where it almost feels like it could be a parody. With one issue left, I’m almost nervous to see how it all ends.
ComicBook.comWe're now at issue three and every character is dead sans one. Ultimately, the deaths simply feel unearned as readers have not had any time to truly get to know these paper-thin characters. While the idea of giant radioactive wolves stalking a radiated countryside is a novel one, Savage Squad 6 is unable to instill any true terror and tension with this fact. This issue effectively feels like it attempts to give each character their own "badass swan song" but they all fall flat. Savage Squad 6 is an easy one to avoid that is riddled with problems and fails to justify its existence when all is said and done.