There’s been a lot of buzz about Lewis LaRosa’s work on Savage, a new title that’s part of Valiant’s “The Future of Valiant’ line of original comics series. And now you can see why. The 4-issue mini series, written by B. Clay Moore and drawn by LaRosa and Clayton Henry, features one of those time-tested “land f the lost premises: a famous soccer player and his family are marooned on an island filled with prehistoric beasts. Action ensues!
In particular, LaRosa has been having a field day with the dinosaur part of the art. Indeed, he’s splitting the art with Henry — LaRosa draws the savage island art, and Hanry the flashbacks to the family when they had better times.
Here’s the logline and some more art and covers by LaRosa, Jared Fletcher and Renato Guedes.
Marooned in an unforgiving prehistoric landscape, high society’s most privileged celebrity family is fighting tooth and claw – literally – for survival. 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?
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.
“Throwing public figures into extreme situations is interesting to me because it challenges perceptions of these people, and, if the story is handled properly, forces the characters to re-examine their own self-perceptions,” series writer B. Clay Moore told Paste Magazine. “In the case of Savage, we’re dealing with people who fought hard to not have to fight any more. What happens when the only way they can survive, or save their son, is to fight harder than ever?”
SAVAGE #1 (of 4) (“FUTURE OF VALIANT”)
Written by B. CLAY MOORE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY and LEWIS LAROSA
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162049)
Cover B by JARED FLETCHER (SEP162050)
Character Design Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162052)
Variant Cover by RENATO GUEDES (SEP162053)
B&W Sketch Variant by LEWIS LAROSA (SEP162054)
Blank Cover Also Available (SEP162051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PRESTIGE FORMAT | On Sale NOVEMBER 30th (FOC – 11/7/16)
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