Writer: Erik Larsen
Artist: Erik Larsen
Colorist: Gregory Wright
I won’t pretend I gave a sh*t about any of the characters in this story, but the nonstop high-level action sequences are what many comic book fans LOVE to see. The hero and villain are your typical big, strong, tough guys, but avoid becoming cliched stereotypes with good art and a few original characteristics. In a lesser known comic like The Savage Dragon, this is something that really deserves its props.
I consider this the comic book equivalent of a B movie. It’s so action-packed that you have a good sense of where it’s going from the get, ultimately becoming stagnant in the 3rd act. While the tail end of the book was a real snooze, admittedly the last two pages end on an interesting note that has me curious about where the story will go from here.
I may be in the minority when I say that a comic that’s all action is actually quite boring. It needs to have some heart for me to care or I end up feeling detached. That’s not to say this book doesn’t have any substance, but there’s also very little reason to root for any particular character. If heavyweight fights among heroes and villains are your thing, then this is sure to be a good read, but if not, there are much better options out there. However, this is a respectable comic and a quick read, so if you’re looking for something new to indulge in, then it’ll be worth your time.