Cover Savage Dragon Vol.2 #237

Savage Dragon #237

Beware the Scourge!
August 2018
20 Pages

CREDITS

Erik Larsen: Story & Art
Ferran Delgado: Letters
Nikos Koutsis: Colors
Mike Toris: Flats
Gavin Higginbotham: Editor
Josh Eichhörn: an inexhaustible geyser of side-splitting jokes.

HEROES

Malcolm Dragon
Battle Girl

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Maxine Jung Dragon
Amy Dragon
Jack Dragon
Tyrone Dragon
Maddy Dragon
Jon Day
Julia Gorelick (First Appearance)
Mei Ling Lai
Thunder-Head
Miss Hammerhart (First Appearance)
Pud II (First Appearance) (Death Issue)

VILLAINS

The Scourge (First Appearance)

SUMMARY

Thunder-Head and Mei introduce their newly-born baby daughter to the Dragon children who are all eager to hold their new aunt. This introduction allows for Battle Girl to question the recent decision Malcolm has made to go along with Maxine’s insatiable sexual desires. She feels his indulging in the rampant sex is purely encouraging Maxine rather than to get her the psychiatric help that she perhaps requires. This debate turns out to be taking place as Malcolm and Angel are taking part in another threesome with Maxine.

Meanwhile at Genetech Laboratories, the company’s founder Crawfish Kettlecorn is about to be ousted by his board of directors over some questionable recent decisions. The experimentation on animals that resulted in the creation of Buffalo Stu and his subsequent rampage were the last straw. Crawfish is incensed at this coup and walks away from his former employees to prepare for a new and previously unplanned future.

A group of Demonoids emerge in Toronto’s sewer system once again causing Malcolm and Battle Girl to head out to deal with the situation. Angel comments on how she was disappointed that he had not had sex with her during the threesome but that she will definitely be happy to attend any other such sessions in the hope that she is luckier next time. Malcolm notes that he felt awkward as if he was cheating on Maxine despite his wife having offered words of encouragement to do it.

The two heroes head home to get cleaned up and Maxine suggests that they all take a shower together which inevitably leads to another threesome, with Angel getting her wish this time. The group are disturbed when a call comes in from the police to help with an incident at Genetech where Crawfish has returned to seek revenge upon his former company. He has donned a super-powered costume and become the Scourge, slaughtering old colleagues and police officers alike.

Malcolm and Battle Girl reach the scene soon enough and engage the new villain in battle but the Scourge swiftly proves to be a formidable foe. He shrugs off a lot of the heroes’ attacks whilst demonstrating his firepower. Before too long Angel is blasted in the face and burnt to a crisp, leaving a devastated Malcolm to swear revenge. He is blasted in half but continues the fight, damaging the Scourge’s equipment enough that he is forced to flee for his life. Malcolm is then left to mourn over his fallen partner…

BACKUP STORY

DAREDEVIL AND SUPERPATRIOT

Save the Future!
NOTE: This story takes place sometime prior to SAVAGE DRAGON #226
6 Pages

CREDITS

Erik Larsen: Story
Billy Penn: Art
Dash Martin: Colors
Ferran Delgado: Letters

HEROES

The Special Operations Strikeforce
SuperPatriot
Daredevil

SUPPORTING CHARACTERS

Donald Trump
Hillary Clinton

VILLAINS

Assassin #1 (First Appearance) (Death Issue)
Assassin #2 (First Appearance) (Death Issue)

SUMMARY

During one of the presidential debates of 2016, two members of the S.O.S. provide protection for the two candidates. The seemingly routine assignment explodes into chaos as time-traveller from the future teleports onto the scene. This man has come to assassinate Donald Trump before he can be elected as the fate of the world is at stake. Daredevil leaps into action to fend off this assailant and listens to more of the warnings about the future before getting knocked out.

Meanwhile, another assassin from the future teleports in but this woman has instead come to eliminate Hillary Clinton. She declares that it is this candidate that will bring ruin to the entire world and so must be killed. SuperPatriot fights with this deadly woman but is unable to gain the upper hand and is eventually shocked into unconsciousness.

This leaves both assassins to close in on their respective targets but they soon realize that the other has come to protect the one they wish to die. This leads to both assassins killing the other before either could complete their mission. Daredevil and SuperPatriot soon recover in time to witness the end of the debate, worried that no matter which one of them is elected that the world could be coming to a premature end…

FUNNIES

Virgil’s Bar by Simon Mallette St-Pierre (Malcolm Dragon and Thunder-Head)
Moonbeard by James Squires
Draw Brandon Draw by Brandon B.

PIN-UPS

Chris Giarrusso: Savage Dragon cast