Published: July 11th, 2018 – August 22nd, 2018
Written by: Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman
Art by: Chris Burnham, Nathan Fairbairn
Image Comics, 56 Pages
Generally, I like Robert Kirkman’s work. This didn’t do a damn thing for me though and it really just felt like some outdated ’90s edgy boi bullshit.
So it’s violent. In fact, super violent. There are characters that act like generic one-dimensional badasses. There’s apparently a cloning story mixed in. And then there’s more super violence. This is like the wet dream of a twelve year-old from the ’90s. So I probably would’ve loved this when I was in middle school.
Other than that, there just isn’t much here.
To be fair, maybe I should give it more than two issues but I can’t. It was a strain trying to get through the second issue. I accepted the first issue and didn’t hate it but it’s because I thought that it would be followed up with some interesting context, it didn’t. And really, I don’t want to keep waiting around to see if it eventually does. My time is precious and so is my money. I buy a lot of comics but I want to buy stuff I like. Stuff that isn’t going to end up being a waste of my funds and my time.
You may like this if you’re a pre-teen, live in 1992 and The Savage Dragon isn’t violent enough and mindless enough for you. In 2018 and as an adult, I expect more from my comics. Sure, I can escape into mindless fun but this completely lacked the fun.
Pairs well with: other bad, super violent, edgy boi bullshit from the ’90s.