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    Hey,

    I'm a bit bummed to see so little love for one of Image Comic's longest running series: Savage Dragon.

    With Invincible ending, it's one of the last classic superhero books from Image. Kirkman has often cited this as (one of) his favorite books and one of the biggest influences on his work. I'm always surprised to hear people don't even know it's still coming out. How do you not know about a book that's into triple-diggits?

    Let me tell you: It is indeed still coming out. Monthly. And it just celebrated it's 25th anniversary. The book is still going strong. It's currently heading into a whole new direction and it's a great jumping on point for new readers (although Erik always makes sure to get new readers up to speed).

    So, who's reading the book? Let's hear from you fellow finheads!

    And for all those who are interested in checking it out: www.savagedragon.com just got a relaunch and provides interesting previews, reviews and insights into the book.
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    Good to hear that the site is online again. I will check it out.

    Savage Dragon is one of the last, if not the last UNPREDICTABLE superhero book out there. I mean, you know that no corporate Superhero is in danger, no one stays dead forever and you will see your hero always back to the way it was, after they changed him or her into something else. Not so with Savage Dragon. Anything can happen here!

    And its written in real time, that means characters age!!

    Its still a blast after all these years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMad1977 View Post
    Savage Dragon is one of the last, if not the last UNPREDICTABLE superhero book out there. I mean, you know that no corporate Superhero is in danger, no one stays dead forever and you will see your hero always back to the way it was, after they changed him or her into something else. Not so with Savage Dragon. Anything can happen here!

    And its written in real time, that means characters age!!
    Those are little things, but boy, this is the good stuff about comics. Even though I did read Image "superhero" comics in the '90s (WildC.A.T.S, Spawn etc.), I never gave Savage Dragon a proper try. I think you've just convinced me.

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    Do it, its fun.

    Mind, SD started with a 5 issue mini series, before it returned to a new number 1 and didnt renumber to this day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie Blade View Post
    I think you've just convinced me.
    Awesome. Like I said, it's currently a good time to jump onboard. If you want to read the whole thing from the beginning the easiest and cheapest way are the black&white archive collections. There are a lot of color trades as well but unfortunately there are a couple of issues that have never been collected.

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    I read it every issue. Erik is so nice too, really engages with his fans. Follow him on Facebook to see some interesting behind the scenes info about decisions he makes.

    Regarding Invincible ending (sadly) I was reading an article recently that said Astro City is the longest running creator owned series still being published and I was like umm no

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    Any news about Ant?

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    Savage Dragon wouldn't work for me without Erik's direct involvement in it. I love his artwork, stories & sense of humor throughout the entire series.

    Well, if he could somehow con Frank Cho into doing separate SD book I would be all over that. What say you to that Erik?

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    He would never let anyone write or draw his main book. Maybe Ant some time in the future? or a spinoff, but not Savage Dragon. He made that clear.

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    I'd maybe like to see a spinoff anthology one-shot or something, with various creators having a crack at some of Eriks characters. Not so much the main ongoing.
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    Personally, i just want to see Erik draw Dragon, no one else. But sure, it could be fun for a one shot.

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    Doesn't matter, there's a limited pool of professional artists that'd line up to draw things that appeared in the last issue.

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    I just read 228.

    Damn god, Erik is not holding back with the porn stuff. I am a grown up, i can handle that and the sex scenes are very innovativ, i have to say. As long as it doesnt get in the way of the storytelling, i am fine by it. Its the only book on the market that can deliver action, story, superheroes, porn and over the top violence all in one.

    The only thing that disturbs me is the healing factor. I know that Malcom or Dragon can heal fast and all, but where is the danger? Its like seeing Wolverine fight, you just know that any wound will be healed in a few seconds or days, so there is no harm to the character.

    On the plus side, Erik can draw all these crazy fights without limitations, because of the healing factor. Hmm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanMad1977 View Post
    The only thing that disturbs me is the healing factor. I know that Malcom or Dragon can heal fast and all, but where is the danger? Its like seeing Wolverine fight, you just know that any wound will be healed in a few seconds or days, so there is no harm to the character.
    Do keep in mind--Malcolm's dad, the original "Savage Dragon"--is dead. So that healing factor only goes so far.

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    Sure, but it goes veryyyy faaarrrr....

    But its okay, so you can let loose on all these fights, and thats a plus.

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