Richard Dragon #5 review

“Enter the Dragon Part 5”

Written by: Chuck Dixon
Pencilled by: Scott McDaniel
Inked by: Andy Owens
Colorist: Tony Avina
Letterer: Phil Balsman
Editor: Michael Wright

This issue is fine. If you liked the other 4, you’ll dig this too. If you have not read the other 4, don’t get it. Wait for the trade, because I’ll be honest, you’ll be a little lost. But that’s fine. It’s so much fun.

This is not a very good comic. It’s not changing the medium, or pushing the boundaries of storytelling, but for some reason, I still love it.
See, I love Chuck Dixon. I always have. When I started reading Batman comics about a decade ago, he was starting to write them. I followed him thru Detective Comics, and then onto Robin, Nightwing, Birds of Prey, along with many other Batman related books, and I always enjoyed them. For me, this particular corner of the DC Universe was his. And then he left. He went to Crossgen for a bit, but I didn’t follow. The books there just didn’t interest me. I awaited his return to DC, and then eariler this year, return he did! I was utterly delighted to hear he would be teaming up with his former Nighting partner for this book.

I don’t know much about Richard Dragon, not at all. He fights a lot, and knows martial arts. And…uhm…that’s about all I knew. And that’s really all I needed to know.

This book has been so much fun. It’s a very quickly paced book each month, and this month was no exception. We learn a little more back story, and there is fighting. We have a few character moments, and there is some action. It’s cool. It’s fun. And just because it’s not that meaningful, I’m not holding that against it. It’s great to have Chuck Dixon back on a fun DC book. Due to the rapid fire kenetic nature of the book, perhaps it will read better in trade, but hey, I’m still enjoying the heck out of it. You should too.

Final Word: Fun!