Are They Going To Call It Savage Dragon #200? Or The Threesome Issue?

Posted by December 10, 2014 Comment

Mainstream superhero comic books have tackled many issues. Drugs, racism, homophobia, child slavery, the corruption of power, man’s inhumanity to man and talking pigs. But today, in it’s 200th anniversary issue, Erik Larsen‘s Savage Dragon tackles the issue affecting us more than anything else today, where no mainstream superhero comic book has gone before, the threesome.

Of course it doesn’t start off that way.

d2As Malcolm moves in with his girlfriend, it finally gets real.

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I say real, they are using condoms based on the Mr Monster comic book. But even constant days of passionate sex, do have their interruptions. From stepsisters. d3

Which is really where it goes all Penthouse forum on us.

d4 Yup, they are really dong this. Well, as “really” as any fictional world goes.

d5 And he seems well equipped for the role.

Not that such activities are without consequences, though it makes for a rather difference superhero fight scene banter than you might otherwise expect from a superhero comic.

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And as long as no one says anything to Savage Dragon Senior…

d7Savage Dragon has a long ad proud history of going where other superhero comics won’t. And this anniversary issue has a bunch of amazing stories from the likes of Herb Trimpe giving a real past gravitas, as the comic explores the many worlds and times of the Dragon.

But no one is going to care about that are they? This is, and always will be, the threesome issue.

It’s pretty good.

Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics, London. Hosting a Becky Cloonan signing and artist commentary on Gotham Academy tonight.

(Last Updated December 10, 2014 8:28 am )