By Ben Weese
As you may have heard, Billy gave me 4 comics from Free Comic Book Day on our First Podcast. I recently read them all and decided I would talk a little bit about each comic in a review.
First, let’s go with Savage Dragon Legacy. I did not see the Legacy when I grabbed this and was like, Savage Dragon for the win! This is actually the Son of Savage Dragon and a superpower human. It seems like I have been out of Savage dragon for a long time cause a lot has happened. His son is now full grown and Savage is in Jail and nowhere near as bulky as he used to be. His son is now a cop and it goes over what happened in Savage Dragon, to come to what this comic is. This is a great story and I can't wait to read more. Makes me want to go back in time and read all the Savage Dragons I missed to catch up and I just may do that, so feel free to check it out.
Terrible Lizard, from the cover I was expecting great things and I am sure there are great things to come from this comic. But this single comic was the origin which shows no creativity what so ever. It is cliché after cliché. It starts off with a kid whose dad is a scientist being yelled at by the government for not being fast enough to do an experiment. The kid is a bit of a rebel and goes down to check what is going on and of course the experiment goes wrong and the kid is infected and a T-Rex is brought back in time. She bonds with it while everyone wants to kill the monster and they keep it for its kind heart. Then she names it Wrex... Really, that sounds like 9 out of 10 comics you pick up. However, just cause the origin is a rip off of several clichés, I still expect great things to happen as you now have a kid with a dino fighting other huge beasts. It could be awesome.
Doctor Who, for free comic book day, count me in. This sadly is 3 comics, 1 from each doctor. Not a comic of all 3 together but we can dream. Each one is just a small Doctor Who comic, which really fits each Doctor. If you have only watched the show, then 10 and 11's companions are different which I found neat. They both had their time alone and they could have had that time with other companions. 11's story I feel is the best because it talks about free comics in a way and makes it very wibbly wobbly timey whimey.
The Phantom, if you loved the old comics, this one is the same thing they always bring you. It shows him in action and adventure. Of course it is not as high tech and cool as modern comics but the Phantom is not that kind of hero. This goes with a brief overview of his origin and takes you on a couple adventures. A good read for Phantom readers out there.