Wow, it has been a very long time since I have checked out Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon. The Image Comic never held back and kept my interest for a while. I’m not sure why, but I dropped it over time and it never really did anything to get my interest back. Now, it would appear that Larsen is going back to basics and that issue #145 is the perfect jumping on point for new readers and a nice time for old readers to give the book another chance.
Image Comics’ official preview: “Back in Blue – Savage Dragon goes back to his roots! Nearly 12 years after walking off the job as a law enforcement officer Savage Dragon rejoins the Chicago Police Department. It’s a great jumping on point for new readers and old, and it helps pave the way for Image United. The Vicious Circle is reborn and Captain Frank Darling turns to the one man he knows can get the job done: The Dragon! It’s history in the making, boys and girls! This issue of Savage Dragon comes with our highest possible recommendation!”
The issue also features an appearence by President Barack Obama, whose appearence in Savage Dragon #137 pushed the book to a forth printing!