Although I’ve been a reader since issue #14 and pick up every issue when released, I don’t always get around to reading Savage Dragon regularly, and even then, the cast of hundreds of characters and numerous sub-plots can be hard to follow.
I haven’t done a big comic-read in a very long while (years - the last time I can remember doing so was around the time of Wednesday Comics) but just spent the afternoon, laying on the bed, binge-reading the last 21 issues in one go.
Good stuff, but of course not for everyone.
It’s pretty special - I remember getting issue #14 as a freebie at my first comic convention in early 1995, I was 13 and hadn’t really read of followed much outside of Marvel and DC; Image were branching out into newsprint versions of their books to be sold at newsagents here, so their booth was handing out a bunch of freebies (a Robinson/Charest WildCATS issue and an issue of Badrock and Co among the others).
That SD was ideal though as it just happened to be one that was filled with narration boxes from a possessed Dragon describing all of the cast members. By the time I got around to a proper comic shop to set up a standing order the latest issue on sale was #21 and it’s been on my list ever since.
Issue #33 which came out in late 1996 saw Dragon’s partner give birth to his child - because the book takes place in real time that baby is not only the adult star of the book now, but has children of his own.