Savage Dragon #237 – an Attempted Murder of Donald Trump to Save the Future?

Erik Larsen continues to use his Savage Dragon comic book to basically tell any story he fancies on a given day. He is probably the closest to Dave Sim on Cerebus, finding a sledgehammer. And probably as equally obsessed with sex and death. But then again, aren't we all?

Today's Savage Dragon #237 does all that and more, its's somehow Saga, Sex Criminals and John Byrne's Next Men all rolled into one.

But it's Erik Larsen's back-up strip drawn by Billy Penn sees Daredevil and Super Patriot dealing with characters from the future coming to change the past. Obviously a cyborg because a) they always are and b) it's thematic with Super Patriot – as is their desire to kill Donald Trump to save the future. Which may not be much of a stretch for half the book's readers.

Savage Dragon #237 – an Attempted Murder of Donald Trump to Save the Future?

And then another cyborg coming from another future to prevent that future by killing Hillary Clinton.

Savage Dragon #237 – an Attempted Murder of Donald Trump to Save the Future?

It's smart, ridiculous and, okay, should have probably run last year, but any comic portraying anyone trying to kill an in-office President Of The United States, however even-handedly, is one that isn't afraid to go anywhere it wants.

SAVAGE DRAGON #237 (MR)
(W) Erik Larsen (A/CA) Erik Larsen
"BEWARE THE SCOURGE"-Enter the sinister leader of Toronto's underworld: the deadly Scourge! Malcolm Dragon faces his biggest challenge to date and the world he knows hangs in the balance.In Shops: Aug 08, 2018
SRP: $3.99

 

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About Rich Johnston

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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