SAVAGE DRAGON #215
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July 2016

20 Pages

CREDITS

Erik Larsen: Story & Art

Chris Eliopoulos: Letters

Nikos Koutsis: Colors

Mike Toris: Flats

Gavin Higginbotham: Editor

Josh Eichhörn: freshness guaranteed.

HEROES

Malcolm Dragon

Battle Girl

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Maxine Jung Dragon
Amy Dragon
Jack Dragon
Tyrone Dragon

Battle Dragon (Death Issue)

Chicago Police Department
- Captain Jack Stewart
- Officer Jordan Gordon

Dr Larry Bradford

Lorrella

Sam Haze

VILLAINS

The Vicious Circle:
- Dart II
- Battle Bat (Death Issue)
- Blue Chuck (Death Issue)
- Blue Don (Death Issue)
- Bug Guy (Death Issue)
- Devil Doug (Death Issue)
- The Easter Bunny (Death Issue)
- Hilda Heimlich (Death Issue)
- Indigo Hugh (Death Issue)
- Morbid (Death Issue)
- Oracle (Death Issue)
- Pinky Pete (Death Issue)
- Rhinoceros (Death Issue)
- Ruby Friday (Death Issue)
- Santa Claus (Death Issue)
- Schemer (Death Issue)
- Screaming Lola (Death Issue)
- Seductress (Death Issue)
- Sourpuss (Death Issue)
- Warren Pieces (Death Issue)
- Warts (Death Issue)
- Washout (Death Issue)

Mister Glum (Image Only)

OverLord (Helmet Only)

UNOFFICIAL GUEST STARS

DC:

Batman (Head Only)

SUMMARY

Larry Bradford and Lorella work together to try and save the life of Battle Dragon, putting his body back together before a blood transfusion can be given by Malcolm. Angel and Maxine discuss with them whether they have the right to risk Barry’s life by giving him blood that could potentially cause him to explode. Ultimately, as Barry would die anyway and they needed information about Dart that only he could provide, they go ahead with the procedure.

The media report on the abduction of the babies as well as touch on the fact that Mister Glum will be going
to trial shortly for enslaving humanity. It is noted how finding an impartial jury for the trial may be the most impossible thing to secure. Malcolm and Barry argue about their shared past but Malcolm points out that he is only alive because of him. Maxine and Malcolm then mess around with Angel about their ideas for names for the triplets.

Barry gives up the location of Dart’s fortress that is well defended by the Vicious Circle. Angel suggests that Malcolm use his aim to fire Freak Out at them all to lower their numbers and that she could deal with anyone else whilst he tackles Dart. Malcolm explains that Freak Out must only be used as a last resort as it could doom super-freaks that were terminally ill before their transformation or unleash other kinds of problems.

As Malcolm and Battle Girl reach the police perimeter around the Vicious Circle stronghold, it is revealed that Dart had contacted the authorities and threatened to kill her prisoners unless Malcolm goes in alone. Despite the vast number of foes within, Malcolm feels he has no choice but to comply. He calls Maxine to potentially say goodbye but she races to the scene in person and hands him something as a supposed good luck charm,

Malcolm enters into the building and is shocked to discover Dart standing alone in a trophy room surrounded by the dismembered corpses of all of the Vicious Circle members that were seemingly her protection. She has the triplets hanging above some kind of chemical furnace and cuts their tethers. Malcolm leaps to intercept and is swiped at with the God Sword but is saved when Maxine’s force-field bracelet, her charm, activates and protects the hero. The device shorts out from the impact but did its job one last time.

Dart attacks Malcolm once more but he catches the God Sword and shatters it before taking the fight to Dart. He catches all of her thrown darts and throws them back. The fight soon causes the building to collapse and Malcolm uses his body as a shield to protect his children. He digs them all out and is soon reunited with his family. Dart emerges from the debris and is confronted by Barry about her past actions, She apologizes about everything and pulls Barry in for a kiss but the boy’s body suddenly explodes as a result of the Dragon blood transfusion!

BACKUP STORY

Aquaria

Smile & Wave

6 Pages

CREDITS

Adam McGovern: Story

Paolo Leandri: Art

Dominic Regan: Color

FUNNIES

Brainpan & Cheesy by Gary Fields
Draw Brandon Draw by Brandon B.