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Savage Squad 6 #1 Review

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Savage Squad 6 #1 Review

Savage Squad 6 #1 Review

Savage Squad 6 #1 Review


Savage Squad 6 #1 Review
Written by: Robert Venditti & Brockton McKinney
Art by: Dalts Dalton
Colors by: Geraldo Filho
Letters by: Micah Myers
Published by: Dark Horse Comics

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Dark Horse Comics has always managed to deliver a mixed bag of series that touches on all genres with a slate of creators that always deliver one-of-a-kind experiences. This hold as true as ever with Savage Squad 6 as the series brings together a squad of kick-ass women to take on a post-apocalyptic world in the sci-fi horror series set in the near future.


The series description reads: 

The year is 2037. A brutal world war has left humanity in shambles. The remnants of civilization are tracked down and systematically eliminated by The Scourge. For the people of the central colonies, only one hope remains, an elite team of warrior women deployed into the deadliest location on the planet: Savage Squad 6!

In what is described as the new world war, the world is completely ravaged by the conflict that befell us. As the first showing at Dark Horse for author Robert Venditti, he came out swinging bringing the publisher and readers an action-packed debut issue that has an ensemble cast of protagonists that carries the all-star feeling of The Expendables. In what unfolds as an action flick, we are quickly introduced to the squad and their code names that give a bit of insight into what makes each character unique, 

For a debut issue that doesn’t have much dialogue, Venditti and co-writer Brockton McKinney tell a lot of story with the narrative they do bring to the issue. Speaking of McKinney, he brings some of that razzle-dazzle that had fans flocking to Jenny Zero. With no discredit to Brockton and McKinney, the star of this issue is artist Dalts Dalton who also puts on an impressive debut at Dark Horse in his first work with the publisher. 

Dalton delivers on the vision of Brockton and McKinney by delivering artwork that presents itself like 90s action movie posters that are a few bullet holes short of it looking like action shots of a Sylvester Stallone or Arnold Schwarzenegger film. Brockton and McKinney make precise dialogue choices to allow Dalton to push that seed they planted into their story and let him drive it home with explosive artwork that ranges from firefights to wrestling a bear. 

The action and intrigue of this series’ premise don’t stop there as the sci-fi horror elements that will be the focal point of this series moving forward peer their ugly head in the final panels and completely changes the direction and essence of this series. 

If you’re a fan of action comics that play out like the classics of the 80s and 90s, then you have arrived home. Tighten that bandana, smear the camouflage face paint, and get ready for this wild ride featuring a squad of kick-ass women. 

Jackie Daytona
Jackie Daytona

A variety geek who enjoys geeking out with friends over video games, comics, or movies/TV shows. An avid wrestling fan since the days of the Attitude Era and N64’s No Mercy, he now spends much of his time reading and collecting comics. All of my puns are intended.

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