Enter The World’s Five Deadliest Kitchens In ‘Savor’ OGN From Dark Horse

by James Ferguson

Action and adventure meet food in Savor, a new all-ages graphic novel coming next year from Dark Horse Comics. Written by Neil Kleid, illustrated by John Broglia, and colored by Frank Reynoso, the comic follows warrior chef Savor Batonnet as she returns home after years away. She discovers that a band of demonic pirate cooks has captured her island home and family. She must face five deadly restaurants, assemble the ultimate knife, save her parents, and earn the title of ‘hero.’

Writer Neil Kleid says:

Savor is the type of book I’ve long wanted to write for my kids. As I get older my focus remains on stories about legacy, but viewed less from the POV of a son…and more through the eyes of a father. This one’s for my daughter, offering her a tale about finding your way, becoming who you’re meant to be, fighting for those important to you, and honoring the stories that have come before. It’s inspired by a lot of things—my love of food and cooking competitions, Disney films (Moana, in this case), and video games like Legend of Zelda. Here’s hoping that warriors of all ages will enjoy this bite-sized adventure!

I don’t know about you, but they had me at “demonic pirate cooks.” This sounds like a fun ride with a nice blend of genres.
Artist John Broglia added:

As a father of two young girls, I have been longing to work on a project that revolves around a strong, positive, young woman and role model. Thanks to Neil Kleid’s amazing tale I was finally able to help bring to life something I can share with my daughters, giving them a hero to look up to. This adventure is a fun ride, paired with beautiful, heartfelt moments that double as food for the soul. It’s a recipe like no other, packed with all the best ingredients.

Savor is scheduled for release on January 6th, 2021. The 144-page graphic novel will retail for $14.99. It is currently available for pre-order at your local comic shop, bookstore, and Amazon.

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