Erik Larsen has revealed the cover to Savage Dragon #228, expected in comic shops in October, and it reveals the first look fans have had at a memorable villain who hasn't appeared in the series for almost 15 years.
Called The Seeker, this (clearly Kirby-inspired) villain has only showed up in three issues of Savage Dragon, but definitely struck a chord with "finheads" (Savage Dragon fans).
The Seeker first showed up in Savage Dragon #87, when Dragon paid his first visit to God Town, and attempted to eliminate him. It was assumed that he was an agent of CyberFace or a bounty hunter after the reward that had been put up for Dragon’s capture or death, although this was never specifically spelled out and later events would throw it into question. The Seeker’s glider got destroyed in this initial encounter when Dragon threw Thor’s enchanted hammer at it.
A couple of years later, CyberFace was long gone, but the Seeker continued his vendetta against Dragon. The hero had been given the task of delivering gifts to children in the place of a kidnapped Santa Claus (yeah, this was a pretty strange issue even by Savage Dragon standards). The Seeker injured Dragon to the point that he could no longer perform this task, but the Seeker himself once again lost his glider and was stranded in the Danger Zone of Chicago.
There's no solicitation text yet for the issue, which comes on the heels of Malcolm Dragon fleeing to Canada after US President Donald Trump launches a campaign against aliens in the wake of "The Merging of Multiple Earths," in which Mister Glum has been attempting to alter reality, and causing chaos across the universe.
The final chapter of that story will be in stores on July 19. You can pre-order a copy at your local comic shop or pre-order it digitally.
You can check out the cover to Savage Dragon #227 in the attached image gallery.