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review 2019-01-18 02:25
Love this, too
Savage Dragon: A New Beginning! - Erik Larsen

Yes, for those reading before it's fixed: I goofed on adding the cover, because I wasn't paying as much attention as I should have been.   Oops. 

 

Anyway, fast-forward though a hundred or so comics, and we're dealing with Malcolm Dragon, Dragon's grown up son who Dragon thought was dead at one point.   

 

It's just as amazing as the original Dragon storylines, and still as sexist.   It's this whole weird thing, where I can't tell if they're poking fun at it in general or just being really sexist. I honestly wish I cared more than I did.   This is the most glaring fault, and I hate it, but I love so much else about this massive soap-opera of a story. 

 

The art gets sloppier, but once again not enough to really detract.   This was the last thing offered via Comixology Unlimited, a subscription service.   Le sigh!  I may have to buy the rest.

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review 2019-01-18 02:18
Not into it
Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies - Michel Fiffe,Tom Scioli,Andrew Dimitt,Benjamin Marra,Kiel West,Vito Delsante,Jasen Lex,Ulises Farinas,Kris Mukai,Conor Hughes,Chris Sinderson,Jon Adams,Kat Roberts,Zack Soto,Hyeondo Park,Pedro Camargo,Jason Thibodeaux,Paul Maybury,Dieter Van Der Ougstraet

Other authors didn't balance everything I loved about the original series - the character development, the humor, the soap opera elements, etc as well.  I wasn't into a lot of these, actually, although there were only a couple pages long and sort of 'what if this had been different?' type stories. 

 

It's interesting seeing the characters living off-planet, or in 50s drag races, but I only really truly enjoyed a couple of these and that wasn't enough to save this anthology. 

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review 2019-01-18 01:38
No, it can't end there
Savage Dragon Archives Volume 3 - Erik Larsen

So this is where Comixology Unlimited cuts me off.   There's eight or nine of these and I want to splurge on them all to be honest. 

 

I also really want to wait and see if they go on sale, too. 

 

All I know is that this is some of the most addictive stuff I've read.  I have to know what happens to Malcolm and all the universes, too.   I really, really need it and I wasn't paying attention to pages, so I didn't expect it to end - and then it did...

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review 2019-01-18 01:32
Still sexist, still addictive
Savage Dragon Archives, Vol. 2 - Erik Larsen

I'm so into this series, I'm considering throwing a whole bunch of money at all of the archives, or at least all of them that I haven't read yet. 

 

And yes, still sexist, still addicted to this, still want more.   

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review 2019-01-18 01:24
Includes volume one
Savage Dragon Archives, Vol. 1 - Erik Larsen

So I wanted to read more Savage Dragon, this was available on Comixology Unlimited, and it included the first volume.   The thing is that it it's in black and white which bothered me for a couple pages, but I think this art actually works much better in black and white.   The details are much clearer and Larsen has a style I like, although I think he had a tendency to get sloppy, especially in the beginning.   His art is uneven throughout, though, although sometimes it gets super tight. 

 

That being said, the art never got sloppy enough to detract from this addicting storyline.  I just binged three volumes, and if you think I can untangle all the sexual escaped, deaths, rebirths, and other soap opera tropes taken to the extreme, you'd be wrong. 

 

It's absolutely addicting and I love it.   It's still flawed, it's still super sexist and I've given up on that getting better ever.   I still love this. 

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