Savage Dragon #117
Broken Hearts, Broken Dreams
Erik Larsen: Story & Art
Bill Crabtree: Colors
John Workman: Letters
Josh Eichorn: discovered, much to his dismay, that just because he’s been drinking– it doesn’t mean he can river-dance.
The Liberty League
– Rex Dexter
Ronald Winston Urass (Image Only)
She-Dragon arrives at the home of Dragon but as she rings the doorbell, the house’s new security devices violently restrain her. Rex Dexter apologizes and deactivates his equipment and Dragon suggests that perhaps it needs some work, allowing it to tell apart friend from foe. She-Dragon is helped to her feet before being welcomed inside. The heroine had come to see Dragon in the hope of replacing his wife on the Liberty League.
The sight of She-Dragon concerns Mister Glum as he had not considered having to deal with another Dragon. He confronts Angel about keeping such details from him but she laughs off his worries, pointing out that if he really wants to conquer the Earth then he should do just that. Anyone that opposes him could be dealt with if and when they challenge him.
The heroes head into the basement where Rex has been identifying the biggest threats to the world so that they can be prioritized and dealt with. He does not believe that Dragon will be able to resolve these problems on his own, especially as the touch from Negate does seem to be weakening him albeit very slowly. Jennifer Dragon thinks that it is probably for the best that she lost her powers as she cannot think of anything good that she accomplished, focusing only on the bad things such as killing her first husband, Deathseed and the Brain-Child.
A number of methods of attaining superhuman abilities are listed by She-Dragon that includes the Creator, the Power Broker, Radiation Island and even some of Chicago’s water supplies. Rex is confident that he could create something to help Jennifer should she wish it as he did create the Battle Tank armor so something similar should not be too difficult. Rex has also replaced Dragon’s lost flying car by augmenting his Chevy.
She-Dragon is taken aback by Rex’s mutations which leads Jennifer to detail how exposure to something from Dimension-X altered his appearance. She is convinced that Rex could be becoming the next Deathseed but her husband is ignoring her warnings. Jennifer also runs down the numerous enemies that seem to be after them. Dragon interrupts to say that something has come up and he would like Jennifer to contact Alex Wilde for him to help out. Jennifer refuses to call Alex due to what happened the last time he accompanied Dragon and She-Dragon seizes the opportunity for herself.
Dragon and She-Dragon head into the city where Weed has declared war on humanity, hoping to claim the planet for sentient plants like him. He wishes to remove the threat of mankind before global warming and other man-made environmental dangers escalate further. Dragon understands his motives and even agrees with some of his goals but points out to Weed that there are better ways for him to express his opinions. As the enemies seem to be coming to an understanding, She-Dragon ruins things by using a flame thrower on Weed, sending him off vowing revenge.
Later that evening, Dragon informs his wife that She-Dragon will not work out as she is completely incompetent. He puts on the news and is shocked to see an advertisement for Dragon/Urass, candidates for the next election. Dragon has no idea why someone has put his name forward to become the next President of the United States. He has finally grown too frustrated to deal with anything else and heads off to bed for the night.
She-Dragon settles into bed in one of Dragon’s guest rooms but hears a noise and goes out to investigate. She finds Mister Glum emerging from Dragon’s bedroom with a weapon in hand and chases him down towards the basement. Glum had considered using the God Gun to finally eliminate Dragon but decided that it would have been a waste of his wish. He deposits She-Dragon into Dimension-X before throwing all of her belongings in after her. The next morning when the Dragon family look into She-Dragon’s disappearance, Glum merely informs them that she had to leave.
“The Never Ending War Against Evil!”
Chapter Nine: Victory–And Death!
Gary Carlson: Co-Plot/Script
Mark Englert: Pencils/Colors
Erik Larsen: Co-Plot/Inks
Robert Kirkman: Letters
Mighty Man II (Ann Stevens)
The Kid Avenger
Dr. Larry Bradford
Mighty Man V
The Vicious Circle
– BodyCount (Death Issue)
– Chaos & Control
– Evil Eye
Unofficial Guest Stars
Jimbo Da Mighty Lobster
Larry Bradford opens fire with his gun and shoots the power-pack that had been containing all of the super-freaks locked up in Mighty Man’s prison. A large number of Vicious Circle members are released and immediately go after their captor. Mighty Man is able to hold his own initially and decapitates BodyCount as well as defeating several of his enemies but sheer numbers combined with his own weakened state soon leaves him overpowered.
The heroes get loose of their cells and join the fray, seeking to recapture the now fleeing villains as well as secure their original target. Mighty Man is dying from starvation and Ann Stevens clicks his wrists together to bring back Billy Berman. She asks Vanguard to have Wally teleport them to Hillman Hospital but his robotic companion had been damaged by Mighty Man and is off-line. Billy grabs a hold of Ann and apologizes before passing away, transferring his powers back to her.
Ann transforms back into Mighty Man and reveals how disappointed she is in Larry for not trying to save Billy’s life. Ann is unhappy to have the responsibility of being Mighty Man once more and blames Larry for not saving Billy so that she could have avoided this fate. The hero gathers up the dead man and flies off to Hillman Hospital, hoping to revive him before it is too late…
NOTE: This issue features COMIC BITS by Chris Giarrusso