Written by Gerry Duggan and with art by Mike Deodato, the new series brings together an unlikely Avengers team featuring Venom, Conan The Barbarian, Wolverine, Punisher, Elektra, and Doctor Voodoo. Conan and Wolverine battle pretty early on, setting up the brutal nature of this particular group. The book isn’t all stabby stab, though, with Duggan’s script showing quieter, more playful interaction between characters, especially Conan and Wolvie.
Duggan told EW: “This is an unsanctioned team of heroes. It has to be something that visually makes sense to you, and I think it does. [Artist] Mike Deodato Jr. is illustrating this book in both worlds. We envisioned a threat, a magical green zone where the evil wizards of Conan’s world are trading spells with the Hand in Japan. Conan is on a very Conan-like mission; he’s heard a tale of an amulet so he’s chasing it, and the evil magic sorcerers are doing something that would be a Marvel Avengers problem. It feels like we have found some very fertile ground that is a Venn diagram between those two worlds.”
The issue features cover art by David Finch, colors by Frank Martin, and letters by VC’s Travis Lanham. Savage Avengers #2 is set for June, so now is the perfect time to get caught up with this second run of the first installment.