If Savage Things teaches us anything, it’s that if you kill someone’s parents and enroll them in a government program with the intention of conditioning them into being a world class assassin, your actions may come to haunt you, no matter how sociopathic that subject may be.
In the past few years, Vertigo has firmly proven they aren’t ready to go quietly into the night and remain one of the greatest sources for mature storytelling in the medium of comic books. Not only have they put out stellar books such as The Sheriff of Babylon, The Dark & Bloody, and Frostbite in recent memory, but I’ll argue that each of those is ripe for a motion picture or television adaptation. Actually, The Kitchen is set to get that treatment, which was a limited series that I said the same thing about when it hit stands. Hopefully somebody in Hollywood keeps on agreeing with me.
Given all that, it shouldn’t surprise you that I’m about to pay the same compliment to Savage Things. If you happened to have read the first issue (you can check out our review here), you’d probably be singing the same tune. Come to think of it, the assassin academy to be found in its pages vaguely reminds me of the one Agent 47 endure in the Hitman games, only without the cloning.
For more information regarding Savage Things, be sure to check out the official solicit below:
Written by JUSTIN JORDAN
Art by IBRAHIM MOUSTAFA
Cover by JOHN PAUL LEON
Years after escaping the U.S. government’s clandestine global terrorist cell, Abel is back under surveillance. Being the only one of the trained killers to have ever left the Black Forest program, they need him to stop his former comrades before their terror campaign can escalate further. As the bad guys continue their bloody quest at a local hospital, Abel has to convince his handlers that the only way to stop these monsters is to become one. But even that might not be enough to stop Cain…
On sale APRIL 5 • 32 pg, FC, 2 of 8, $3.99 US • MATURE READERS