Starting in 1993, The Savage Dragon is an ongoing comic book series by Image Comics






It all started with this guy right here-


ERIK LARSEN



The Savage Dragon is meant to be a bridge between Marvel and Vertigo Comics(Vertigo is intended for mature readers)


Larsen usually describes the Savage Dragon series as a very self-indulgent work. Meaning that he writes purely for the fun of it and that he may include things just for the very fact that they would look cool.



Image Comics allows creators to have full control of their properties, meaning that Larson can pretty much make anything happen in the Savage Dragon.



Even God and the Devil duke it out




THE PLOT IN A NUTSHELL-


The Savage Dragon awakens in a bed of flames in the streets of Chicago.



He has no recollection of who he is or where he came from.


The Savage Dragon gets recruited by the police force to combat Chicago's super thugs...




and that is pretty much the plot in a nutshell




Cyberface and the Vicious Circle are up to no good






WHY is the Dragon so awesome?





1. He gets laid (A LOT)

Note: the dialogue has been changed by a fan






2. He has back hair







3. He can recover from nearly any wound







4. He's not afraid to drop an F-bomb







5. You can relate to him. When he's lying on the couch depressed, drinking a beer, and with a beard- you know the feeling














INTERESTING TIDBITS-










The first openly gay superhero appeared in the Savage Dragon series



Mace



Also,
One of the earliest interracial relationship in comics




Rapture and the Savage Dragon even get married













AND NOW FOR-----> A Review of the Series

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly











THE GOOD-



The series is fast paced and action packed- it reads like a cross between the Hulk and the Punisher. The Dragon is a very cool character, so it's always fun to watch him, whether its wrestling bad guys or putting the moves on the ladies.





And...


SHE-DRAGON




Also...



In the back of every issue, there is a comic strip called Desperate Times which is done by the letterer of the Savage Dragon.



Desperate Times is hilarious, it's about the misadventures of two twenty-something year olds and their bad luck with women.







Lastly, what made me fall in love with Savage Dragon in the first place is...






Larsen held a contest in which he asked his fans to submit character designs. The Winner would be featured in an issue of the Savage Dragon.




The winner was...




JIMBO DA MIGHTY LOBSTER






A trash talking crustacean with a mouth that would put a sailor to shame.















And now..



THE BAD-








About halfway through the series, the Savage Dragon loses it bite
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NO MORE BLOOD

NO MORE SEXY SCENES

NO MORE CONTROVERSIAL CONTENT




But luckily, this was all just a temporary phase








Secondly,




Larsen speaks his mind in the comic book which may offend some people...








THE UGLY-




FREAK FORCE

The problem with Freak Force is that they weigh down the plot and are largely unnecessary.

Freak Force was a cheap ploy to create a toyline, which Larsen even acknowledges within the dialogue of the comic book.








IN CONCLUSION-





The Savage Dragon isn't flawless but it does deliver the goods with a vengeance!









The action scenes are epic and the Dragon is always a blast to read











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