Savage Dragon Endorses Barack Obama
Erik Larsen, the creator of the popular character Savage Dragon is outspoken in his politics and has decided to speak to the public through his character’s ongoing series. In issue number 137 a variant cover makes it clear who he’s voting for come November. You won’t see that type of outspoken characters and creators in the big two’s comics.
The Savage Dragon has been around as a character and series for many years but has never reached mainstream popularity. I would guess that Erik Larsen’s bold move is an attempt to gain some wider attention, and will surely have both positive and negative reactions.
In this age of creator owned series it’s nice to see one taking such a bold stance and wearing his politics on his sleeve. Even if it’s in hope of boosting sales.