Erik Larsen Relishes In Savage Dragon Becoming An 18+ Comic (SPOILERS)

In recent months, we've noted how Savage Dragon, noted for pushing content acceptability over the decades, had been pushing it further regarding sexual content. With scenes and storylines closer in tone to Sex Criminals rather than classic Dragon.

In today's issue, Erik Larsen relishes in the content rating the comic now has.


So this issue of Savage Dragon, which sees the return of the original Angel to the Dragon's Earth, started innocently… but included what could be seen as a Basic Instinct moment, or could be a colouring error. It seemed out of place, but Bleeding Cool advertising standards mean I must make censorship of my own… and using Erik Larsen's smiling face to do so.


I know that seems creepier than the original but what's a writer to do?

While Dragon is fighting alongside a new powered-up hero, whose powers have stripped her of her clothes, against energy-formed creatures with huge appendages, reminiscent of the homunculi in last week's Sex Criminals.

While back at home, Malcolm's wife Maxine is, basically, insatiable in Malcolm's absence.

dr3You know that's gone in her eye. Oh and confirmation that the previous scene wasn't a colouring error…


Savage Dragon has been published for twenty-five years. What can I say, you do mad things in your twenties…

Savage Dragon #222 (a third of the number of the beast) by Erik Larsen is published today.

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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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