First appearance: Graphic Fantasy #1 (1982)

The Savage Dragon is an interesting case. There was a time when you could say that he'd be one of the hottest comic properties worthy of film consideration, but over the years his popularity has waned. Nowadays, Savage Dragon wouldn’t command the talent or budget for a faithful adaptation.

The biggest problem: Hellboy already has the market cornered on big-budget, superhero-themed monster movies, and even Guillermo del Toro's Hellboy fi;lms have had a hard time turning profits at the box office.

There's enough character development and humor in the original stories to sustain a comic book series, but it just seems that, at this point, the Dragon is well beyond his expiration date. Perhaps if someone came along with a great idea to update the property, this opinion could change, but it seems like Hollywood is only sticking to household names lately.