Savage Dragon #245
Written by Erik Larsen
Art by Erik Larsen
Flats by Mike Toris
Colors by Nikos Koutsis
Letters by Ferran Delgado
The Rundown: An entity created from grief will seek his vengeance on those responsible if Dragon doesn’t stop it first.
Taking another fight to the streets, Malcolm is doing his best to keep an entity called The Chained Man from claiming another victim. The Chained Man is avenging his own death and the man Dragon is protecting is one of the men responsible. When Dragon finds himself outmatched, he needs to use whatever power he can to stop the spirit, but will it be enough.
Meanwhile, issues in Malcolm’s personal life get more complicated when Angel makes a move on him before he has to meet his wife. What’s making matters worse is that the couple are not connecting the way they used to both physically and emotionally.
The Story: Erk Larsen can always be counted on to make a fun, interesting and strangely appealing story with each issue of Savage Dragon. Larsen does a great job of balancing the two different plots in this issue. The Chained Man side of the story puts Malcolm in a more serious situation of having to protect killers from the vengeance of their victim. It’s an interesting philosophical puzzle in itself. The second is equally as interesting as Malcolm and Maxine’s personal drama continues to heat up and build to some kind of re-evaluation of their relationship.
The Art: Larsen delivers some amazingly fun and detailed art in this issue. It’s always fun seeing how he composes the visuals in each issue.