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Savage Avengers, Vol. 1: City of Sickles

(Savage Avengers #1)

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  373 ratings  ·  71 reviews
The most vicious team of antiheros in the Marvel Universe assembles! Wolverine! Venom! Elektra! Punisher! Doctor Voodoo! And in their midst — Conan the Barbarian! That’s right, the Cimmerian has arrived in the Marvel Universe — and his new adventures begin here! The deadly ninja army known as the Hand has teamed up with the evil wizards of the Hyborian Age to summon a deat ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Marvel
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Aug 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
When I heard they were starting a Savage Avengers book and Conan would be part of it, I assumed this would be about the prehistoric Avengers from Jason Aaron's run. Nope. It's all the heroes who kill people in the Marvel universe brought together by Kulan Gath. If there's any old school Marvel fans around, Kulan Gath is an immortal wizard who fought Conan back in the day when Marvel originally had the rights. (He also fought the X-Men and Spider-Man and turned New York into a Dungeons & Dragons ...more
Sep 16, 2019 rated it did not like it
You know there is a problem when Conan is your freaking comedy relief. Robert E. Howard is spinning so hard in his grave you could attach him to the front of a biplane and take off. Please, Marvel, kill this series in a fire.
So let's take a look at some of the problems in this abortion of an idea (some spoilers ahead):

If you are picking this book up for Venom, skip it. He is in it for about 10 seconds.

They trip a skyscraper-sized monster by tying a rope to a fire hydrant and having him trip on
Paul E. Morph
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was ok
I'm usually a fan of Gerry Duggan's work but this one just left me cold, I'm afraid.

What you get is a rather silly excuse to get four of Marvel's most 'savage' characters together into a loose non-team along with Conan the Barbarian (more on him in a second) and Doctor Voodoo.

Yes, that's right: Conan, Elektra, the Punisher, Venom, Wolverine and... Doctor Voodoo. No points for spotting the odd one out there. WHY Doctor Voodoo? He doesn't fit in with the M.O. of the other characters AT ALL. It's a
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: conan
I've been reading a ton of these characters on their own solo series so I was in the right mood to give this book a second go, still can't convince myself to give this more than two stars, Mike Deodato's art looks pretty awesome, at least for the first half, and if you listen to some metal music on the background, the experience is gonna be the equivalent of watching a metal music video, all style and no substance, and that's because Gerry Duggan is always going for the obvious, characters act l ...more
James DeSantis
Dec 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Savage Avengers ain't kidding about the savage part.

So a new asshole is in town and he's summoning creatures and being a evil dude. He goes after Voodoo first and Wolverine tries to stop his murder but it doesn't happen. This then brings together a band of unlikely heroes including Wolverine, Voodoo, Electra, and Conan the fucking Barbarian as well as Punisher and Venom. Together can this brutal team work together to stop a evil force from taking over the world? Well yeah. They're the Savage go
Rod Brown
Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was ok
Sword and sorcery and superheroes.

Conan the barbarian and one of his old foes have been brought to the present day MCU, and the villain lures in a group of Marvel's most bloodthirsty antiheroes to bring about an apocalypse by way of a giant bowl of blood sacrifices. Many, many henchmen are killed by Wolverine, Elektra, Conan, Punisher, and Venom. And for some reason Doctor Voodoo is there too.

It all feels like a 1980s action movie, dumb but with a couple of chuckles.
Mar 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
It’s really dumb, but also fun. It’s Conan fan-fiction crossed with “Bring On the Bad Guys.”

Conan of Cimmeria and Wolverine of Pabst — I had a chuckle at that.
This is a throwback to the crazy team-up romps of yesteryear.

Wolverine, Conan, Elektra, Punisher, Voodoo and Venom doing bloody battle with an ancient wizard, his acolyte the former Nazi, and the evil ninjas known as The Hand, all while trying to prevent a gigantic demon from beyond space from eating Shanghai? And it takes place in the freakin’ Savage Land?

Come on. I’m in.

Look at this insanity:
Dec 19, 2019 rated it it was ok
Initially I bought this comic for the solely character of Conan and Wolverine, them meeting was a kind of interesting Premise. This collection of comics are actually quite beautifully penciled and coloured, even if the story is somewhat weird and a bit lost on me. I missed the reason why Conan from the age before our time suddenly appears in the current Marvel timeline, that could have been more expanded upon .

The Character from our little drama are Conan the Cimmerian, Wolverine, Electra, Fran
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Solid. Deodatos art is what makes this
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This Never really achieves more than “dumb fun”, but it does have Conan battling Wolverine.
Dom Nuno
Mar 15, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: digital
Great art, ok story, no connection to... anything avengy!
Quentin Wallace
Nov 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's going to be almost impossible for me not to like a story featuring The Punisher, Wolverine, Conan, and Venom, so I knew going in even if it was bad I'd still get some enjoyment out of it.

That being said, I did feel like we got dropped into the middle of the story and never quite got caught up. I knew what was happening, and even why, just not how we got to this point. And while the idea of seeing Punisher and Wolverine teaming up with Conan sounds cool, it really just doesn't work that wel
Chris Lemmerman
Stranded in the Marvel Universe after the events of Avengers: No Road Home, Conan The Barbarian is stalking his way through the Savage Land on a quest to get home. Across the globe, heroes are being tricked, kidnapped, and coerced into converging on the City Of Sickles, which is lead by none other than Conan's nemesis, evil sorcerer Kulan Gath. Together, these heroes will become the Savage Avengers, and the only thing standing between Earth and utter destruction.

The story here is clever enough -
Sep 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was fun. I don't know if I liked this so much because I'm a mega-fan of Conan, but I definitely enjoyed this team-up of Savage Avengers. Still need to read Jason Aaron's run on Conan. But this was a great read for me. ...more
Lukas Holmes
Mar 09, 2020 rated it liked it
The 90's called. I let the machine pick it up. ...more
I expected nothing and I'm still disappointed. This isn't egregiously bad in any ways and I definitely understand why someone would really enjoy this, but it did very little for me. It's basically just where a bunch of Marvel's anti-heroes end up in the Savage Lands and team up to fight an evil wizard.

The plot was more or less nonexistent and the characters ranged from fine to barely characters. Venom in particular spent basically the whole volume just being used as a prop to make sure other ch
Bullets, blades and badasses. And some sorcery sprinkled in. If you’re in the market for these things, Savage Avengers is where it will be found. Since some of my all-time favorite Marvel characters are here in this rogues gallery, I couldn’t resist. And overall, it’s worth the read just to see Conan battle Wolverine again (also can be seen in What If...vol. 2 #16, 1990) and to see a bit of the old ultra violence that only Punisher, Elektra, Venom and Brother Voodoo can bring. A good little read ...more
Nicole Westen
I saw super excited about this, because it has three of my favorite characters, Wolverine, Doctor Voodoo, and Venom. I think the one part that I loved the most, which also made me laugh the most, was Conan swinging around an unconscious Wolverine, using his claws to kill the hand, while yelling for him to wake up and 'fight for Pabst'.
If you need any more recommendation, I borrowed this from the library, and when I had finished reading it, went out and bought it.
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is better than it has any right to be. Conan does not belong in the current Marvel timeline. That being said, this is a fun, brutal story with some dynamite artwork and I'll be here for the next installment. ...more
Paxton Holley
Sep 27, 2019 rated it liked it
Really cool execution of this team. Really like the grouping of characters and the situations they are thrown in.
Alex Sarll
Conan the Barbarian, having teamed up with various Marvel heroes in wonky Avengers event No Road Home, ended up dropped in the Savage Land, the region of Marvel Earth's Antarctic where dinosaurs roam and superheroes' transports crash (though interestingly, everyone here seems to make it in fine. Perhaps they have a new airport?). Turns out, so did one of his adversaries, the wizard Kulan Gath. Who is now trying to summon some form of demon god from a planet beyond Pluto, for which he needs the b ...more
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
I wonder in what meeting this thing was set up and how drunk they must have been. The whole idea is stupid but somehow Duggan makes this work. It just is so stupid to team up all these characters, but still.... it works.
Fast and violent fun read.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
Trashy and fun story, hideous art. I can't believe Deodato still gets to work, he became superlazy in recent years. There are panels in this story where you can barely understand what's happening. ...more
Frank Jarome
Feb 05, 2021 rated it liked it
How can you not love a book involving a team-up between Conan of Cimmerian and Logan of Pabst?
Dec 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was pretty silly. I don't know how we got Conan into the 616, and it's not explained here. Elektra's personality is not really on display at all, and while Wolverine and Brother Voodoo are interesting, you'll be looking at a symbiote for a solid issue without realizing it's not Venom. The Punisher subplot is ripped off from something that happened to Batman, and overall, this has no "story." It is unspeakably violent and gory and happens on a grand scale, so if you like those things, you're ...more
Dec 25, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: comics, superhumans
Awful. This is a truly bizarre attempt to make money off the newly acquired Conan license by... putting him on a team with Wolverine and Elektra? Nothing about this book makes the least bit of sense. If you like Conan, it's because you want to see some actual sword and sorcery not whatever the hell this is. Even aside from Conan, the team doesn't work in the slightest, and slapping the Avengers name on it is especially crass when none of the characters involved ever consider themselves Avengers. ...more
Fabulous. Wolverine fighting Conan? Yes, please.
Jonathan Roberts
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020, 2019
Decent first volume. I like all the characters gonna be interesting to see how they relate
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Savage Avengers, Vol. 1: City Of Sickles see Conan in The Savage Land meeting up with Wolverine and Punisher as they do battle with the forces of The Hand and Kulan Gath who is after taking over the world at the expense of anyone getting in his way! :D Character action and development is all there from the start with an art style that lets you see the characters expression perfectly and marries up perfectly with the script letting you see what is plotting away and keeps you on the edge of the se ...more
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