Big Issues: Valiant swaps superheroes for prehistoric predators with Savage #1

Each week, Big Issues focuses on a newly released comic-book issue of significance. This week, it’s Savage #1. Written by B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick, JSA Liberty Files: The Whistling Skull) with art by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn, The Punisher), Clayton Henry (Harbinger, Archer & Armstrong), and colorist Brian Reber (Imperium, Unity), this issue introduces a new Valiant miniseries that continues to push the publisher away from conventional superhero storytelling. (This review reveals major plot points.)

Valiant Comics has firmly situated itself as the leading competitor to the Big Two superhero comics publishers, and 2016 has been the new Valiant’s strongest year yet. Ongoing series like Faith, A&A: The Adventures Of Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot Reborn, and Wrath Of The Eternal Warrior invigorated Valiant’s superhero lineup with distinct creative perspectives. 4001 A.D. offered a streamlined crossover event that was both highly entertaining and unobtrusive to …

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