FIRST LOOK: Savage Dragon #225 celebrates Image Anniversary with XXX cover

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Jun 30, 2017

You can expect to see many types of celebrations this summer to mark Image Comics' 25th anniversary, but none may be as eye-catching as the cover to issue #225 of Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon.

The Image Comics founding partner is pulling out all the stops -- and dropping all of the pants -- with a XXX cover to the landmark issue by noted adult comics artist Rafael Kras, which, ahem, drops in comic shops in July. It features the Dragon in his birthday suit -- guns out, junk out -- with three companions in compromising positions. Why the uncensored and NSFW variant cover? "Sometimes I do things just because it amuses me," Larsen explained in a press release. "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." 

As for the story behind the sexy cover, Savage Dragon #225 is a giant-sized special titled “The Merging of Multiple Earths.” The Dragon will take on Darklord in a final battle, and teams up with Malcolm Dragon to save Angel Murphy and the entire planet! The comic arrives in comic shops July 26.

But who are we kidding? All you're probably thinking right now is, let's see that cover! Well, Syfy Wire does have the EXCLUSIVE reveal of the "censored" cover to #225 that we can show you right now. You'll have to go to your friendly neighborhood LCS to see the XXX cover. But until then, hit the comments and let us know what you think of the cover!