Erik Larsen is a crazy man.
I mean seriously cuckoo-bananas. The man is wacky with a capital WACK!
Don't believe me?
I present you with exhibit A: BRAIN-I-APE.
Now anyone out there who reads this blog regularly knows that I'm a sucker for monkey related comic-book characters. The Mandrill, Gorilla Grodd, Monsieur Mallah, Ralph - you name 'em I love 'em.
But Brain-I-Ape is in a league of his own. He's not just a great, big super-intelligent gorilla who likes to go toe-to-toe with a big, green cop with a fin on his head. He's a great, big, super-intelligent gorilla with a goldfish bowl on top of his head!
Whoa, Whoa! Hold your horses nay-sayers I'm not done!
As I was saying - he's a great, big super-intelligent gorilla with a goldfish bowl on top of his head which contains the preserved living brain of Adolf Hitler!Didn't I tell you? Erik Larsen is a loony tune!
Not happy having cooked up the world's first Hitler-monkey hybrid Erik Larsen then decides it's not crazy enough! So in Savage Dragon #49-50 he takes it to the next level.
What's the next level above a monkey with Hitler's brain?
Well first you have Hitler's brain evicted from it's fishbowl and replaced by the severed head of the recently deceased super-villain Cyberface. Then you have him use his new monkey body to pilfer the fancy-smancy armour of another dead villain Overlord.
Now with the brain of Cyberface, the body of Brain-I-Ape and armour of Overlord he......looks like a bit of a knob really:Now as you would expect (well you would if you were Erik 'my head is full of wee white mice' Larson) Hitler's preserved, living brain is none too happy about being evicted from his comfy little fishbowl.
Unfortunately, being a disembodied brain, there's not a lot he can do about it.
No wait- what am I saying, of course he can do something about it. Erik Larsen wrote this book! That means Hitler's brain is perfectly capable of showing up with a huge gun and blowing the shit out of that ape-stealing son of bitch!
No he really can, honest. See for yourself:That's the last page of Issue #49. Hands down, the absolute best comic-book cliffhanger I've ever read in my entire life.
Savage Dragon is an awesome series. Packed within every issue is comic-book wackiness of unfathomable, Thundercats vs. Superman proportions.
Erik Larsen should be strapped down and medicated before his gibbering insanity infects us all.
In the meantime just go buy Savage Dragon before Hitler's brain gets pissed at you!
Easy Adolf. Easy.