Writer David Galiano
Artist Carlos Angeli
Letterer Miguel Angel Zapata
The west, a wild barren landscape where everything has to fight to survive. Flora, fauna, and people settling into townships. Grabbing up their homesteads and setting up shop, but not everyone was very peaceful about it, and not everyone there was getting a fair shot at things.
In Savage Bastards by David Galiano, Rose is doing exactly that. Trying to just get a meal when she is ambushed by a group of vagabonds. Five guys with orders to drag her home. Rose can’t let that happen, she’s been free for too long. After making 5 guys 4, she fights for her life to retain the life she had rewarded herself by escape the clutches of the one who held her.
Outnumbered, Rose’s position is taken. Captured, the time for questions is now. Rose had escaped captivity, and not alone. She left with her baby boy, a boy who meant a lot to her captors. Thought of as family even, Spider was bothered by the notion of losing a member of his family. Defiant as ever, Rose spits blood straight in his face. Being the hyper-macho control freak/ germaphobe Spider is. He shoots Rose immediately after.
This first installment of this series has a lot going on. At first, you’re lead to believe Rose is the main character. NOPE, perhaps it’s her son Sam. Or Sam’s brother Elliot? We’ll need the second issue to know for sure. One thing is for certain. Their mutual paternal background leaves a lot to be explained. I for one am excited to see this unfold.