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THE DRAGON #2 (OF 5)

April 1996

NOTE: This issue reprints parts of SAVAGE DRAGON #1 (OF 3), plus all-new material

22 Pages

CREDITS

Erik Larsen: Creator / Writer / Penciller / Inker

Chris Eliopoulos: Letterer

Gregory Wright, Olyoptics, I.H.O.C: Colors

Jannie Wong: Editor

Josh Eichorn: Makes house plants seem like brilliant conversationalists

Garrett Chin: Assistant to the Chief Executive

Erik Larsen: Pin-Up (Dragon vs. The Image Universe)

HEROES

Dragon

Star II

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Chicago Police Department
- Lt. Frank Darling
- Sgt. Walt Gilroy
- Officer Alex Wilde
- Officer Howard Niseman
- Officer Mercy Rodriguez (First Appearance)

Amanda Mills

Cindy Martinez

Guy & Duder

Jon Day

Sharona Jackson (Rapture)

VILLAINS

The Vicious Circle
- OverLord
- Basher
- Bradley Peckerwood (First Appearance)
- Cutthroat
- DoubleHeader
- GlowBug
- HellRazor
- Lone Rider (First Appearance)
- Mako
- Red Ruckus (First Apperance)

UNOFFICIAL GUEST STARS

DC

Captain Marvel
Lobo

SUMMARY

Dragon leaps into action against the pair and quickly strikes GlowBug unconscious. He proceeds to battle Cutthroat one-on-one until Dragon convinces his opponent to surrender through sheer intimidation. As he brings out his prisoners, a crowd of civilians cheer Dragon. A fellow officer welcomes Dragon to the police force and asks if was a tough day but the hero replies that he has had worse.

Dragon continues on his first day on the force by taking down a number of other villains that included DoubleHeader. As Dragon continues to confront other menaces, Cindy Martinez delivers a news report focusing on how he has brought in more super-freaks in a day than the rest of the Chicago Police Department has managed all year. She then speaks with Dragon’s fellow officers as well as ordinary men and women about their opinion of him.

He is then called to another scene where a number of police cars have surrounded a house, with all of the officers present being pinned down by gunfire. A young officer named Alex Wilde calls in back-up as Dragon arrives on the scene and gets briefed on the situation. Twenty three men have taken a model named Amanda Mills hostage and have killed a number of people already. Dragon loads up with weaponry before leaping high into the sky and crashing down through the roof. He quickly guns down all but one of the criminals without killing a single one of them. The final gunman threatens to shoot Amanda but is impaled by four throwing stars, fired off by a vigilante named Star. This costumed hero departs before he can himself be arrested for operating outside of the law.

Dragon concludes his first day on the force and is surrounded by a number of representatives from the media. He simply makes a statement that he does not want or expect any kind of special treatment and simply wishes to do his job to protect the city from those that have been preying upon it and its citizens. This interview is seen by a group of super-freaks who are given permission by their leader to do as they please with Dragon…