Savage Tales v2 #1-8

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Savage Tales v2 #1-8

Post by Col_Fury » Tue Nov 11, 2014 6:26 pm

The ‘Nam first appeared in this anthology series, then went on to its own series, which was then pulled in to the Marvel Universe when they had Frank Castle appear in later issues. Some of the other strips in this series are set in the future, one after WWIII and another after a nuclear war. Most of the others take place in the past (like the ‘Nam).

The editorial in the front of issue #1 makes it clear none of these stories are intended to be “Marvel stories.” There are a bunch of one-off stories, so there’s no chronology to them. Some are serials, but they don’t appear anywhere outside of this series. And they’re most likely alternate universes, anyway.

I’ll do analyses for the ‘Nam stories, and just do quickies for the rest.

SAVAGE TALES v2 #1 (October, 1985)
“5th to the 1st: the ‘Nam, 1967” by Doug Murray & Michael Golden

APPEARANCES:
Roger Young, Sgt. Rich Heidel, Amil “Croaker” Pawley, Garland Bremby, Paul “Head” Hogan, John “Fats” Duff, Santos

SYNOPSIS:
Santos is added to Young’s group. When they’re ambushed, Santos sacrifices himself to kill the enemy and save the others. Young makes sure that Santos gets the Congressional Medal of Honor.

2nd story:
“The Skywarriors: Marla” by Herb Trimpe

It’s World War Three! And it’s pretty good stuff.

3rd story:
“Avenger” by Archie Goodwin & John Severin

A WWII and French Foreign Legion story.

4th story:
“Blood & Gutz: a Pizza” by Will Jungkuntz

It’s a nuclear wasteland Los Angeles.

5th story:
“Across the Rio Grande” by Don Kraar & Gray Morrow

A western set in 1873.

SAVAGE TALES v2 #2 (December, 1985)
“Raid!” by Archie Goodwin & John Severin

A western set in 1916.

2nd story:
“The Skywarriors: Scotty” by Herb Trimpe

More WWIII!

3rd story:
“Good ‘ol Boys” by Don Kraar & Vincent Waller

A current day story, which is basically the Dukes of Hazzard on crack.

4th story:
“Blood & Gutz: Water Rites” by Will Jungkuntz

More Blood & Gutz.

5th story:
“Mexican Standoff” by Don Kraar & Gray Morrow

A western set in 1914.

6th story:
“A Slight Delay” by Steve Skeates & Ralph Reese

A current day hitch-hiking story, with fatal results!

SAVAGE TALES v2 #3 (February, 1986)
“By Rail to Vladivostok” by Charles Dixon & John Severin

A story about the trans-Siberian railway, set in 1920.

2nd story:
“Skywarriors: Gabriel” by Herb Trimpe

More WWIII!

3rd story:
“Good ‘ol Boys” by Don Kraar & Vincent Waller

More coked-up Duke boys!

4th story:
“Blood & Gutz: Gutz” by Will Jungkuntz

More post-apocalyptic Los Angeles!

5th story:
“Ever the Day… Ever the Night…” by Don Kraar, Mary Wilshire & Armando Gil

1857: the Siege of the Lucknow Residency in India.

6th story:
“For the Fatherland” by Charles Dixon & Dick Ayers

WWII, 1945.

7th story:
“The Canyon of the Three” by Charles Dixon & John Severin

Another western. This one has no given date, but Geronimo appears.

SAVAGE TALES v2 #4 (April, 1986)
“5th to the 1st: the Sniper” by Doug Murray & Michael Golden

APPEARANCES:
Roger Young, Sgt. Rich Heidel, Amil “Croaker” Pawley, Garland Bremby, Paul “Head” Hogan, John “Fats” Duff

SYNOPSIS:
Young’s group is sent in to help some Marines that are being held down by enemy fire. Young’s helicopter is shot down, but Sgt. Heidel finds out the only enemy combatant present is a young girl with a sniper rifle.

2nd story:
“The Skywarriors: Omega” by Herb Trimpe

More WWIII!

3rd story:
“Good ‘ol Boys part three” by Don Kraar & Vincent Waller

More crazy Hazzard-type stuff.

4th story:
“Blood & Gutz: Escort Service” by Will Jungkuntz

Next issue’s letters page say Escort service part II was delayed because Will Jungkuntz died suddenly at age 30, and some friends were going to finish it. As far as I know it’s never seen print.

5th story:
“Pistolero” by Charles Dixon & John Severin

A western set in 1875.

6th story:
“Courage under Fire” by Chuck Dixon & Dave Morris

1815, a story about Waterloo. Not the Abba song, but the Napoleon battle.

7th story:
“”G” Forces” by James O’Barr

I’m not exactly sure what this is. There’s no dialogue, but a dog’s face gets sandblasted off because the guy’s driving too fast and doesn’t notice his dog is sticking his head out the window. I’m assuming current day.

8th story:
“Object Lesson” by Don Kraar & Bill Wray

A western set in 1902.

SAVAGE TALES v2 #5 (June, 1986)
“A Question of Honor” by Doug Murray & John Severin

The Third Crusade in 1190.

2nd story:
“This Round’s on Me” by John Arcudi & Vincent Waller

A crime story set in 1946.

3rd story:
“History Lesson” by Charles Dixon & Paul Kitchner

A WWII story about the Nazis rounding up Jewish people.

4th story:
“The Stray” by Charles Dixon & John Severin

A western set in 1881.

5th story:
“The Grass” by Charles Dixon & Dave Morris

A story about the Irish Republican Army in Belfast.

6th story:
“Jake Lime in STICK IT TO ME!” by Dennis O’Neil & Malcolm Davis

Jake Lime’s a tough bastard!

7th story:
“Giselle” by Charles Dixon & Ken Steacy

World War One, in 1918.

SAVAGE TALES v2 #6 (August, 1986)
“The Regulator” by Charles Dixon & John Buscema

A western, but with not given date.

2nd story:
“Tank Town” by Don Kraar & John Severin

A boxing story set in 1909.

3rd story:
“Spree Time” by Steve Skeates & Walter Brogan

Super violent, talking animals, apparently set in the 1950s.

4th story:
“Skellhunter: CRISS CROSS” by John Arcudi & Vincent Waller

Skellhunter is a bounty hunter, man!

5th story:
“Of War and Peace – Tales by Mas: The Trinity” by Sam Glanzman

A story about the effects of war, spread across several time periods.

6th story:
“War Zone” by Pepe Moreno

A current day war story.

SAVAGE TALES v2 #7 (October, 1986)
“Death is a Dutchman” by Robert Kanigher & John Severin

1930s gangsters story.

2nd story:
“The Divine Wind” by Charles Dixon, William Johnson & Armando Gil

Kublai Khan story set in 1274.

3rd story:
“Of War and Peace – Tales by Mas: In a Gentlemanly Way” by Sam Glanzman

This one’s set in Vietnam.

4th story:
“Skellhunter: A Game of Cat and Rat” by John Arcudi & Vincent Waller

More bounty huntin’.

5th story:
“Camerone!” by Charles Dixon & John Wagner

Another French Foreign Legion story.

6th story:
“Blackmail” by Doug Murray & Gray Morrow

A story about knights in 10th Century England.

7th story:
“Tiger! Tiger!” by Wayne Vansant

WWII story set in Russia, 1943.

NOTE:
This issue’s letters page promises stories about the Savage Sisters (the cover girls) in upcoming issues. Nope, never happened.

SAVAGE TALES v2 #8 (December, 1986)
“The Long Ride Home” by Charles Dixon & John Severin

A western set in 1883.

2nd story:
“Of War and Peace – Tales by Mas: Rescued by Luck” by Sam Glanzman

WWII, 1942, boats.

3rd story:
“Skellhunter: Dead Ringer” by John Arcudi & Vincent Waller

More bounty hunting goodness.

4th story:
“Chindits!” by Wayne Vansant

WWII: Burma, 1944.

5th story:
“The Killing Kind” by Charles Dixon, Mike Docherty & Armando Gil

A current day crime story.

6th story:
“Feud” by Archie Goodwin & Val Mayerik

More gangsters, this time in 1930.

7th story:
“Blood and Ice” by Charles Santino & Val Semeiks

Canada’s Yukon Territory in 1902.

NOTE:
The letters page again promises an upcoming story about the cover girls. I have a feeling this book was cancelled suddenly.

Placement suggestions:

BREMBY, GARLAND
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DUFF, JOHN “FATS”
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GERONIMO/GOYATHLAY
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APACHE 1-FB


HEIDEL, SGT. RICH
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HOGAN, PAUL “HEAD”
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PAWLEY, AMIL “CROAKER”
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YOUNG, ROGER
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-Daron Jensen

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