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Erik Larsen Reveals That NSFW Savage Dragon Cover

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Erik Larsen Reveals That NSFW Savage Dragon Cover

In honor of Savage Dragon’s 25th anniversary, Image Comics is publishing an XXX Savage Dragon cover for the series’ 225th issue. Well, Erik Larsen has revealed a censored version of Rafael Krás’ NSFW variant ahead of the book’s release, and it delivers alright. The cover will be concealed in a bag (which can be seen below the cover image).

“Sometimes I do things just because it amuses me. Image has done a few NSFW covers of late, and while they certainly qualify as NSFW, they haven’t been especially raunchy. The thought of some reader unwrapping this from its plastic sheath and doing a spit-take makes me laugh,” Larsen said in a statement. “I love comics—all comics. Every kind of comic book. If it’s well done, you can count me in as a fan. Love the underground comics from the ’60s and ’70s. Love European comics. I love a good superhero comic. I love a good horror comic. I love a good fantasy comic. I love a good Western comic. I love a good sex comic. I love a good comic—period. Love ‘em all.”

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Commenting on Krás’ career, Larsen said, “Rafael Krás does amazing porn comics. He drew a Dart story for me, years ago, teamed with relative newcomer Rafael Albuquerque. Rafael Krás went one direction, and Rafael Albuquerque went another, and I’ve followed both of their careers with interest. In any case, having seen some other NSFW covers and knowing Rafael Krás’ work, I thought it’d be fun to really raise the bar and see what happens. Heh.”

Take a look at Rafael Krás’ censored Savage Dragon #225 cover below.

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In “The Merging of Multiple Earths,” SAVAGE DRAGON boasts a giant-sized 25th anniversary special that fans won’t want to miss out on. The Dragon is restored to his former glory as he bulks up to take on Darklord in a final battle! Mr. Glum’s devious plot to merge the multiverse comes to its cataclysmic conclusion! Savage Dragon and Malcolm Dragon join forces to save Angel Murphy and the very Earth itself!

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Savage Dragon #225 hits stands Wednesday, July 26.

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