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Savage Avengers, Vol. 1: City of Sickles

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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 ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 26th 2019 by Marvel
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Malum
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
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Tiago
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was ok
Marvel boss: "Guys, we own Conan again, let's bring him to the Marvel universe, we could get him in a team, sell a couple of books, let's see who we have here, characters who like killing, let's see.. Wolverine of course, the Punisher, Elektra kills people too, done, who else... Venom is selling, bring him in as well... there, make it happen."

Marvel employee: "I don't know boss, Conan fans will probably just ignore it, and Marvel fans are gonna bitch about it because it won't make any sense, you
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RG
Nov 16, 2019 rated it liked it
Solid. Deodatos art is what makes this
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
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Mark
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,
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Ed
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This Never really achieves more than “dumb fun”, but it does have Conan battling Wolverine.
Jaime
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
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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.
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 ...more
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
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Marco
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.
Craig
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.
Andrew
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
Garrett
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
Michael
Fabulous. Wolverine fighting Conan? Yes, please.
Shannon
Dec 23, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: comic-book
Normally I like Mike Deadato's art, but he really needs an inker because this book is really messy.
A new Avengers title that involves mystical magical villians has to include ... Conan the Mideval Barbarian since he is... um, a new Marvel character. You can't fight magic without , uh, the Punisher... Well you have to have Wolverine since, you know, this is a Marvel team book and I think Wolverine is a member of every Marvel team. Venom is an alien symbiot, Spider-Man's baddest villain, a war
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Martin
May 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Být slavným operním zpěvákem je možná fajn, ale když mocný mág potřebuje k rituálu krev talentovaných umělců, jste holt první na řadě (protože ochranka není nic moc). Signore Saviano se o tom přesvědčí na vlastní kůži, když se mu hlava skutálí do mísy plné (talentovaných) mrtvol. Mezitím se Conan vytržený ze své doby do současnosti prosekává klanem nindžů k dalšímu pokladu a narazí na Wolverina. No a Punisherovi někdo vykopal těla jeho manželky a dětí z hrobů. Tohle bude zlé. Duggan hňácá ...more
Tom
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
I picked this one up mostly out of curiosity. An Avengers book with Conan the Barbarian? That could be at worst odd. But then factor in other "savage" heroes, bloodthirsty types like Wolverine, Electra, the Punisher, Venom, and, for some reason, Dr. Voodoo. and at least there's an interesting line-up.

So, how was it? Rather meh all told. Conan finds himself in the modern day Marvel Universe, but so does his longtime enemy Kulan Gath. And that guy just won't die. I think every person on the new
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George
Feb 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020, graphic-novels
I wasn't expecting much, and thus was pleasantly surprised. Great art, fun story, nice pacing. A warning about this book's violence, which is so over-the-top I assume the creators are satirizing bad 80's/90's comics. I also like how there's no reason given for the obligatory fight scene between Wolverine and Conan - they just start cutting each other up.
Simon
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Like a 90's B-movie where all heroes act as dumb as possible and the villain is a total ham with no regard for subtlety. And that's why it freaking works, the whole thing is like a sledgehammer in terms of its approach to storytelling. Not a single page is spent without a quip or someone like the Punisher emptying a clip into a wizard's head.
Daniel Butcher
Jan 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: marvel
I went into this thinking well this will just be a lot of slashing, shooting and punching without much of a story.

But honestly I really enjoyed this and this combination which includes a lot of former X-Force members worked really well for me.

Oh Pabsttttttt!
Brian Taylor
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bloody. Good. Fun.

Don't know why so many folks have a problem with this title. I was entertained throughout. Haven't had that much fun reading a comic in a while. The artwork is also great. Will pick up the second...and third...and fourth.
Walt Walkowski
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is a fantastic concept that was carried out poorly. Bringing these disparate characters together seems like a slam dunk, but the haphazard way it happens just doesn't work well. I'm all for allowing the imagination to run free in these kinds of stories, but it has to make some sense.
John McGhee
Jan 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics
........not great
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.
Iranoctis
Dec 27, 2019 rated it it was ok
Ein paar gute Bilder, ein paar nette Sprüche zwischen Wolverine und Conan, das reicht vielleicht für den Massenmarkt, ist aber absolut entbehrlich.
Abe Mora
Feb 09, 2020 rated it did not like it
This was just horrible, waste of time. That's all I got to say.
Jonathan Roberts
Dec 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
Decent first volume. I like all the characters gonna be interesting to see how they relate
Derek Moreland
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it
The stuff that works is really fun, and is a genuine pleasure to read. Its over-the-top violent and gory in the way a book like this needs to be in order to be what it says on the tin. Kulan Gath is a cool villain, and it's great to see that with Conan back, they're dusting off his old rogues gallery as well.

But the story feels slapdash, and jumps from point to point with almost no connective tissue in between. And for a team book, two characters (Punisher and Voodoo) are so one-dimensional they
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