When I went to school, you were teased for wearing the wrong hat, or having red hair. Imagine what school would be like if you were green, had a fin on your head and a disproportionately large upper body? Issue 176 was a great issue of Savage Dragon. Malcolm has a run in with the self-proclaimed ‘king of the school’, as well as his father’s arch nemesis!
Issue 176 was a great issue of Savage Dragon. Malcolm has a run in with the self-proclaimed ‘king of the school’, as well as his father’s arch nemesis! Both Malcolm and Angel are developed really well in this issue, with big moments for both of them. There’s plenty of action to be had as well, in more than one sense of the word! On top of all that, the last page blew my nerdy little mind.
It’s the characters that stand out in this book. Malcolm, Angel, the school kingpin – Larson lovingly moves them forward as characters, and gives us a little glimpse into who they are as people.
Larsen, as always, rocks the art, and it’s amazing to think he writes, pencils, inks and colors each issue himself. A true story-telling master. If you’re new to the series, this isn’t a bad jumping on point – there are a few things that have happened that are important to the story, but you can pick up on them through the dialogue in this issue. Buy it.