Savage Dragon #244
Written by Erik Larsen
Art by Erik Larsen
Colors by Nikos Koutsis
Letters by Ferran Delgado
In the midst of Malcolm and Maxine’s marital issues, the need for the Dragon kids to have food to eat and a roof over their heads takes precedent.
Walden Wang has an idea. One that will net he and the Dragon’s a nice chunk of change if he can pull it off. A pay per view event featuring Malcolm Dragon taking on the super powered Powerhouse in an ultimate fighting style match.
With hero work not exactly being a lucrative career, the two agree and meet up in an abandoned warehouse to have a knock down drag out fight for the cameras. It’s a pitched battle between the two heroes until an unexpected discovery tilts the balance to one of the fighters.
I like where Larsen is going with this issue. I especially like the fact that he addresses some pressing problems head on in the narrative and manages to mix in some effective humor as well. The action is great and I continue to be entertained by the characters and their conflicts.
Erik Larsen’s art is amazing and there are so many great panels throughout. I enjoyed the layout of this issue immensely.