In Review: Savage Avengers (2022-) #1

Savage Avengers

Synopsis: In Savage Avengers AN ALL-NEW, ALL-DIFFERENT, ALL-DANGEROUS TEAM ASSEMBLES! Since his exile from the Hyborian Age, Conan the Barbarian has conquered the most dangerous foes the modern Marvel Universe has to offer — but what happens when this hard-edged Cimmerian finds himself on the run from the cybernetic soldier of the future known as Deathlok? Outgunned and outmatched, Conan must turn to an unlikely group of loners, berserkers and killers if he hopes to survive the night — but can these Savage Avengers defy Deathlok’s murderous manhunt, or will they become the next targets in the crosshairs of tomorrow?


The Story

Conon has been transported to the present day and has battled many enemies. But now he faces off against Deathlock who has orders to kill the Barbarian for temporal crimes. Elsewhere, in the city other heroes find themselves fighting for their lives. Cloak and Dagger have to put their love on hold to deter a threat. While Daredevil and Anti-Venom fend off a dangerous enemy. As the story unfolds we get introduced to each member of The Savage Avengers as events build to them all being transported to the ancient past. But why is this and who is behind it all?


The Artwork

Seeing graphic images of Conan The Barbarian hacking and slashing his way through enemies never gets old. And Carlos Magno does a brilliant job of conveying all the mayhem and destruction as Conan takes on Deathlock.

The artwork throughout this book is fantastic and has a real sense of movement to it. Perhaps one of my favorite images in the whole book is when we see all the demonic faces emerge from Cloaks cloak. I can’t wait to see and read more as this story unfolds. If Comixology had not been messed up beyond recognition by Amazon. I’d be subscribing to this book right now. But unfortunately, Amazon doesn’t allow is UK members to subscribe to comics. Sucks, I know. Especially when I come across books like this.



While I am aware that Savage Avengers has been around for a while now. This is my first experience with the book. I really liked it.

David Pepose does an awesome job of setting up the story. I really enjoyed how he gave us a brief snapshot of the origin stories of the different heroes. Not full-on origins, but just kind of a snap shot to refresh our memories.

I also really enjoyed how Conan’s storyline was narrated. It sort of put me in mind of the narration from the original Conan movie. In that I could hear that guys voice narrating much of the action.

Overall, this is a great jumping-on-point for Savage Avengers.

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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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