2016 may be winding down, but Vertigo Comics is getting ready to kick off the new year with a bang! CraveOnline is proud to exclusively announce that writer Justin Jordan (The Legacy of Luther Strode) and artist Ibrahim Moustafa (High Crimes) are teaming up for Savage Things, a new eight-issue miniseries from Vertigo!
But who or what are the Savage Things? Within the world of this series, a secret organization within the U.S. government identified children who displayed the potential to be remorseless killers over 25 years ago. The decision was made to kidnap these children and turn them into the ultimate agents of chaos who could destabilize countries around the world while remaining hidden in plain sight. And in our first look at Moustafa’s pages from Savage Things # 1, we see one of the kids as he is recruited into something that will change his life forever.
When the story picks up in the present, the surviving children of the program are still very much active and against the government that turned against them and attempted to eliminate them as well. Now, the only hope for the U.S. is to recall “Abel,” the only man to ever successfully get away from the program. Of course, that’s assuming that he’s willing to save us.
“I’ve always loved spy thrillers and horror, but I haven’t seen a lot that melds the two genres,” shared Jordan in a statement. “We’ve seen in the real world how easy it is for a handful of people to bring the gears of civilization grinding to a halt by spreading shock and fear. Those are amateurs. Imagine what we’d get if there were a group of people—brilliant, gifted people—whose entire lives had been training them to spread fear to destabilize a society. That was horrifying to me. Terrifying to me. And that’s what Savage Things is about. It’s about the weapons we create being turned on us.”
“Justin and I are aiming to deliver a high level of intrigue and excitement, with a flavor that is unique to Vertigo and the comics medium,” added Moustafa. “As a visual storyteller, I have drawn a lot of inspiration from comics like Scalped, The Losers, and Sleeper. Additionally, my love of movies like the James Bond films, The Bourne Identity, John Wick, and Hanna will be evident as well. On top of that, we are honored to have John Paul Leon doing covers for the series.”
That’s right, Leon is doing the covers for Savage Things, and we have his first cover right here!
Savage Things # 1 will be released in comic shops and through digital outlets on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
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