Savage Hearts #2
Peter & Mary Jane. Clark & Lois. Bronwyn & Graow. Comics gets its new favorite couple in this jungle fantasy romantic comedy from Aubrey Sitterson (No One Left to Fight, The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling) and Jed Dougherty (Worlds' Finest, Harley Quinn). See Comic Watch's Review of Savage Hearts #1.
Our adventurers, Bronwyn the Barbarian, Fo and Pheaux (treasure hunters), and Graow (our love-smitten guide), continue traveling through the jungle looking for the sorcerer Lord Tretch. Despite Graow’s assistance, they do find Tretch, but the battle doesn’t go as expected. After a quick retreat, the team stumbles into more trouble.
Fo and Pheaux may be the most fun part of Savage Hearts. The married couple is doing their best to connect Graow and Bronwyn, but their skills may not be up for the task.
From the first words on page 2 to the end, every character sounds great. Don’t miss the introduction by Billy Von Katz on page 2. It’s a fun recap of issue #1.
Savage Hearts wouldn’t be the same without Jed’s character designs. From the flying birds, to the ravenous reptiles, to the temples and treasure, everything matches perfectly. Lovern’s colors set the scenes, locations, and lighting. When Bronwyn and Graow are talking in a pit trap, all of the colors take on a blue cast. It’s subtle and exactly how it should be.
Between the Panels
The lettering in Savage Hearts #2 by Taylor Esposito is a treat. Dotted balloons for whispers. Fun lettering for sound effects. “Thwooof”, “FFFZAKT”, “Shoooooof”, “Dink”, “Dink”. Obviously we’re on an adventure with lots of action.
Can two people grow to love each other or is it always love at first sight? Fo and Pheaux seem to believe in the first. Bronwyn’s attitude and actions suggest love at first sight.
Locations play a big part of Savage Hearts #2. The jungle setting provides us with several comedic beats. The temple provides fun and character development. The creatures are integral in moving the plot forward.
Who’s in this Issue
- Bronwyn – our barbarian
- Graow – lonely beastman
- Pheaux – husband
- Fo – wife
- Lord Tretch – evil sorcerer
“Good. Then I won’t feel bad about this.” Bronwyn
Who will like It?
If you enjoy your action on the lighter side mixed with many pratfall jokes, Savage Hearts #2 is for you.
Bronwyn still has strong feelings for Arkot, but beyond her flashbacks, we haven’t seen what kind of person Arkot was.
I Need More
You can find more of Jed Dougherty’s art on his Deviant Art page
Buy it. Savage Hearts #2 was just as good as issue #1. Fo and Pheaux steal every scene they are in. Bronwyn breaks things.
Savage Hearts #2: I can Barely Feel Their Love Bites!
- Writing - 9/109/10
- Storyline - 9/109/10
- Art - 10/1010/10
- Color - 10/1010/10
- Cover Art - 10/1010/10
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