I purchased the TPB a few weeks back when it came out and never got around to posting my 2 cents on it.
Michel, great job putting this project together, I loved the backups, but I think I like the trade even more! I love Marvel's new Strange Tale comics and DC's Bizarro Comics so this was right up my alley. The best thing about it was that it was strictly Savage Dragon related.
You saved some real goodies for the trade too! Some of my favorites were exclusive to the trade.
Some of my faves:
As always, Tom Scioli blew my socks off with his artwork. Thank you for convincing Tom to jump aboard this project. I loved it and found myself wanting more!
My favorite, story-wise, was Angel and Glum strip by Kat Roberts. It almost made me wish it was cannon. It was really well written and you could tell Roberts is a fan of the book. She gets how to write the characters.
The Lex and Rugg strip was awesome for showcasing so many cool characters. Truly a visual delight. Another trade exclusive that I loved (even if they labled the mighty Rudehead as just plain ol' "Savage World Monster"
My absolute favorite all around was the Dragon vs Mako by Camargo. I loved his art and anything set in a post-apocalyptic age is cool with me! I loved the action and Camargo draws a bad ass Dragon. It would have been cool if he added more VC goons into the mix instead of the generic mutants, but it still works.
I wish Mayberry drew more than just that pinup because it ruled.
Joe Keatinge get's bonus points for getting Larsen to draw some panels and for incorporating Art Adams' Dragon variations.
Jon Adams' has a wicked sense of humor-- his strip left me speechless
Farrinas' use of Universo ruled
All in all, I loved most of the strips. Marra's werewolf planet strip was a little too weird for me, and I felt like the Mukai strip didn't incorporate the Dragon character much. Basically Dragon could have been replaced with anyone in the strip and it wouldn't have changed anything.
Anyway, bravo to all involved. I enjoyed reading the individual backups with the Savage Dragon comics, but reading the collection as a whole was an even better experience. I loved everyone's take on the characters. I hope to see more in the future.