Do you think theres a cure for death? Or is that it when you take your final breath? Logan doesn't care. Shanna just wants to blow-dry her hair. Whereas the Savage Lands, mealy quotes, Macbeth. Well, it's either this very rustic province, or the Writer / Artist: Frank Cho; with the Publisher: Marvel Comics, in March, 2013.

Using GENERAL terms, answer the following 4 questions about this FORTH PART of 'Savage'.
  • WHAT'S THE MAIN THRUST OF THIS TALE: Once Amadeus Cho and the tribe attempt to bring Shanna back to life, next, he has to stop Wolverine from setting off a chai.... BOOOOM!
  • ARE THE MAIN OBJECTIVES ACHIEVED: No. I'm not saying. It might spoil the surprise. Ogga-Ogga!
  • ANYTHING ELSE HAPPEN: We get a quick glimpse of Man-Thing, plus a semi-naked bald-woman shouting at a herded of Giant Apes. 
  • HOW DOES THIS STORY END: With someone ready to, SMASH!

All in all, what is the most memorable SENTENCE OR CONVERSATION spoken in this issue?
When the Chief brought Shanna back to life, I couldn't help but chuckle to myself when...

AMADEUS: Please don't kill the man who just saved you. Bad karma. Now listen very carefully, I need you to focus and answer me honestly -- Do you know who won the super bowl?
AMADEUS: It was worth a shot.

Ha! Now who says a bit of levity can't break the tension every now and then? Oh! The Shaman did. Ops!

What are the BEST bits about this issue?
(+) As I've previously mentioned, I love the way that Amadeus Cho keeps on joking all of the time. It's as though his witticisms can deflate the tense situation he's in, thus making what can be imposing... not.
(+) There was double page spread in this book that literally took my breath away as soon as I saw it. It was the one where a half-naked bald girl instructs a stampede of monstrous Gorillas to attack Wolverine. I mean, what's not to like about that? You have a girl -- a half-naked bald-girl to be precise -- plus some massive monkeys and crude Canadian! It's Nirvana, baby. Pure Nirvana!
(+) Without giving too much away, I really did like how this tale ended. It was... ahem... smashing.
(+) Frank Cho is a God. 

What are the WORST bits about this issue?
(-) I suppose the only small gripe I have about this issue, folks, was how it was a mite too linier in approach. All in all it came across a lot like: (Step One): Resurrect Shanna. And (Step Two): Stop Wolverine from setting off a bomb. Not that this is a terrible thing of course. Just a bit too linier. As I said.

Choose TWO CHARACTERS out of this comic book, and then compare them to two WELL KNOWN MOVIE STARS.
ALAN ARKIN: Take a good long look at the venerable actor, Alan Arkin, and tell me he couldn't bring back to life...

CHARLIZE THERON AS SHANNA: ... Charlize Theron with a muck incrusted monster! You can't. Can you? Didn't think so. Ha!

What QUOTE would be appropriate to sum-up this story?
'My sun sets to rise again' -- Robert Browning

What SONG, THEME-TUNE, or MELODY, would complement this tale, as well as add and extra dimension to it by default?
'NEVER GONNA GIVE YOU UP' BY RICK ASTLEY: If you think about it for a moment or two, this song and this story both share a number of distinct qualities with one another. Firstly, they're both about 'not giving up'. Secondly, they can be perceived as being a bit cheesy by nature. And thirdly, they both make me laugh for completely different reasons. Hehehehe!

Now I wonder if Frank Cho is able to guarantee to us 'Savage Wolverine' fans; that he will stay on this book for as long as he may live.

Huh? What's that you say? 'Prey'? Fair enough. How about something like...

Our Frank, who work in Marvel,
Cho be thy name.
Thy Savage Kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
As it is in X-Men.
Give us this day our daily story.
And forgive us our DC,
As we forgive those cross-over events.
Lead us away from reboots.
But deliver to us digitally.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power fist, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Ben Ten.

I tell you what, pass this prayer around, and let's see if divine worship can make Mister Cho-Cho train stay on this great-great comic book. Peace.

GIVE IT, IT'S DUES: If This Comic Book Was a Meal / Drink Combo, It Would Be a Can of Meat Soda with a Side Order of Watermelon Burger. Unexpected, yet rather refreshing nonetheless.  

SAVAGE WOLVERINE #4 SAVAGE WOLVERINE #4 Reviewed by David Andrews on May 13, 2013 Rating: 5
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