‘Savage’ Brings Prehistoric Adventure To Valiant This June

by Gary Catig

Last month, Valiant Entertainment teased a new Savage series in their 2020 trailer. The publisher recently revealed more details about the title including the creative team and release date.

Coming this June will be Savage #1 from writer, Max Bemis, illustrator, Nathan Stockman, colorist, Brian Reber, and letterer, Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. The story follows Kevin Sauvage, aka Savage, who grows up on an isolated island untouched by time. In order to survive, he must defend himself against dinosaurs and terrifying marauders. When the prehistoric creatures find their way to London, Savage must return to civilization and hunt down the threats.

Benis said of this new title:

Savage is the biggest story I’ve ever told. As in it’s my aesthetic turned up to eleven and crammed into the skin of a summer blockbuster film. If you dig the more fun and up-tempo stuff I’ve done like Worst X-Man Ever, this is the book you’ve been waiting for.

Working on Savage is a dream come true for Stockman.

This series is everything I love about comics. It’s big action, laughs, and a great story. Every page has something I enjoy drawing and hopefully that energy will translate to the readers. I want them to have as much fun reading as I’m having drawing!

Editor David Menchel continues to be impressed by Max’s vision for this unique story.

Max is bringing brutality and humor together in a truly unique way, simultaneously delivering high octane thrills and deeply clever laughs. Nate has been turning in pages that perfectly balance the absurdity and violence in a way I didn’t think was possible. There’s no other team that could deliver this particular story as well as these guys are, and that message is loud and clear from page one all the way to page twenty.

Savage #1 hits your local comic shop on June 17. Marcus To, Christian Ward, Stacey Lee and Giuseppe Camuncoli will be doing covers.

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