Savage Avengers #7
Elektra and the Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange, fight together against Kulan Gath’s forces. Voodoo learns more about the evil sorcerer’s plans to dominate Planet Earth. And Conan’s trek North though South America takes an interesting detour...to Latveria. ‘Nuff said!
What else can I say about Savage Avengers that hasn’t been said before? It’s a badass good time that any fan of Marvel comics should check out. Luckily, Savage Avengers #7 is no different!
These characters are certainly savage, but they also have quite a complicated path before them and we finally start to see just how complicated it really is in this issue. As we bounce from one character to another, the issue starts to feel a bit disjointed simply because there is so much to cover. After the first arc, everyone split up to continue the fight against Kulan Gath’s forces and it seems bringing them back together will take some time.
While this issue is without a doubt a blast to read, there were a few moments where I found myself questioning the coherence of the story. This is the first time I’ve had such thoughts in the series thus far so I’m not exactly worried, but it is something to consider with issue #7. Conan once again steals the spotlight with his blunt honesty and simple requirements. It’s a lot of fun to watch him travel through the Marvel universe punching people and complaining about the drinks he is able to scrounge up. Going to Latveria was just a bonus!
The other characters finally start to make more of an impact on the story, with Elektra making her appearance and Brother Voodoo coming into the forefront of the narrative it feels like a team book once again, which is nice. These are all great characters who do have a unique chemistry when together, but its always about the conditions under which they are meeting. Sometimes it feels natural and well paced, and other times it feels oddly convenient. It’s a minor complaint but it ties into how Savage Avengers #7 can come across as disjointed. We need issues like this in order for the story to develop and actually make sense.
Patch Zircher nails his debut on Savage Avengers as well! His artwork can sometimes feel like it isn’t suited to the story but that isn’t the case here. Zircher’s artwork captures a violent aesthetic remarkably well and delivers some really awesome character work as well. Accented by brilliant colors from Java Tartaglia and the result is a truly high quality book that is quite enjoyable to look at.
Ultimately, Savage Avengers #7 is a solid continuation in a truly stellar series, making it well worth checking out! Who doesn’t want to see Conan and Victor Von Doom together, really?
Next issue is going to be AWESOME!
Though a bit scattered, Savage Avengers #7 is a solid continuation in an already stellar series, bringing in the most dangerous characters of the Marvel Universe for a truly exciting story!
Savage Avengers #7: Fighting, Then Drinking
- Writing - 8.5/108.5/10
- Storyline - 8.5/108.5/10
- Art - 9/109/10
- Color - 9.5/109.5/10
- Cover Art - 8.5/108.5/10
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