Valiant is continuing to introduce new comics to its already impressive lineup. The newest group comes on November 30th in Savage #1 when a wealthy family finds themselves living on an island full of prehistoric beasts. The initial synopsis is heavily reminiscent of Tarzan, what with the whole “Islands are for crashing into” bit, but it sounds as though matters go darker very quickly. Tarzan never loses his essential nobility. These three may or may not have started out noble, but by the time writer B. Clay Moore (Aloha, Hawaiian Dick) and artists Clayton Henry (Archer & Armstrong) and Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn) are done with them, everyone will be asking “Once they lose everything – and each other – what part of them will endure? Where will the man inside each of them end…and the animal begin?”
The story definitely has potential and the art is, as one expects from Valiant, compelling:
Synopsis for Savage
Fifteen years ago, the world’s most famous soccer star, his former supermodel wife, and their young son disappeared without a trace. The world believes they are dead… But, in reality, their private jet crash-landed on a mysterious, unknown island ruled by prehistoric creatures from another time…
This is the story of how they lost their humanity.