Savage Dragon #258
Written by Erik Larsen
Art by Erik Larsen
Colors by Nikos Koutsis and Mike Toris
Letters by Ferran Delgado
The Rundown: Amy Dragon is off on an adventure.
After Malcolm takes down the god of thunder, he returns home with his family. As the parents prepare dinner, Amy finds Walter has made a home for himself in her room and in her bed. After confronting the tiger, he convinces Amy to run away with him and have an adventure, Unfortunately, their adventure does not get off to the best start.
When Malcolm discovers that Amy is missing, he goes out to find her, but the pair have their own set of problems. Things get more intense when Amy starts to realize that she is cold, hungry and lost. Fortunately, there might be an oasis to be found in the snow.
The Story: As a premise, this story is interesting. Unfortunately, the execution falls flat. There just doesn’t seem to be anything going on in this story that is either engaging or interesting. It seems to just be and that’s a shame considering how much the previous issue was building up the Malcolm/Thor confrontation. This would have been fine for a side story to that conclusion, but as its own plot, it feels unnecessary.
The Art: Larsen does a great job of building the world of the story visually. There are great visual moments throughout, but not enough story to make them interesting.