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


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It all started with this guy right here-

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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.

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

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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.

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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...

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and that is pretty much the plot in a nutshell


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Cyberface and the Vicious Circle are up to no good



WHY is the Dragon so awesome?


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1. He gets laid (A LOT)

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2. He has back hair

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3. He can recover from nearly any wound

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

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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


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INTERESTING TIDBITS-


The first openly gay superhero appeared in the Savage Dragon series

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Mace


Also,
One of the earliest interracial relationship in comics

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Rapture and the Savage Dragon even get married

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






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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.






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


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