To celebrate the final installment of the 12-part Vanguard backup serial in the pages of Savage Dragon, and in honor of having Vanguard co-creator and writer Gary Carlson as a guest on the Savage Fincast Podcast, we are conducting our first ever promotional contest – and it’s a WHOPPER!
One lucky winner will receive the following comics:
Savage Dragon #2 (flipbook with Vanguard #0)
Vanguard: Strange Visitors #1-4
Vanguard: Ethereal Warriors #1
Savage Dragon #172-184 (Featuring the recent 12-part Vanguard serial in its entirety!
And–as an added BONUS:
Savage Dragon Archives #3-4 (reprinting Vanguard’s early adventures from Megaton #2-4!)
As for the completists out there– don’t fret! Vanguard’s very first adventure from Megaton #1 is also included, as two different color reprints, in the pages of Vanguard #1 and Savage Dragon #182.
ALL 27 ISSUES WILL BE SIGNED BY VANGUARD’S CREATORS, ERIK LARSEN AND GARY CARLSON!!! VANGUARD: ETHEREAL WARRIORS and SAVAGE DRAGON 172-184 are also SIGNED by artist extraordinaire FRANK FOSCO!!!
This collection features darn near every appearance of ol’ Van outside of a handful of guest spots in TMNT, Freak Force, and Brigade. This is truly the ultimate Vanguard collection!
——————————————————– For a chance to win, complete the following two simple steps:
1. Follow @DragonFanBlog on Twitter (if you already follow us you can skip this step!)
2. Tweet the following message:Win the ultimate Vanguard comic collection (27 comics!) signed by @ErikJLarsen & Gary Carlson! Details:www.dragonfan.net #SavageDragon
One entry will be chosen at random from all of the entries received within the two week contest period (contest ends at midnight on April 6th, 2013). Odds of winning are based on the number of entries received. Contest is opened to residents of the United States and Canada only.
While you wait with anticipation, pass the time listening to our interview with Vanguard’s co-creator Gary Carlson on the latest installment of the Savage Fincast Podcast (http://fincast.guttertrash.net/orhttp://imageaddiction.net/category/podcast/the-savage-fincast)! The Fincasters have a fascinating discussion with Gary about his early days of running the Megaton anthology during the early 80s and working with young upstarts such as Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, and Angel Medina. Learn about Gary’s years at Image Comics writing Supreme, Vanguard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and his creator owned line of comics, the critically acclaimed and cult classic Big Bang Comics! Lastly we talk in-depth about the latest year long Vanguard serial that sees Gary wrapping up some major plots for the character.
The Savage Fincast Podcast is pleased to announce that our 15th episode will feature comic creator, Michel Fiffe! Savage Dragon fans will recognize Michel as the editor of, and contributor to, the “Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies” series of back up stories that were featured in Savage Dragon from issue #160 to #171 and later collected as a trade with bonus stories. In addition, Michel is known for his critically acclaimed “Zegas” comic series and new monthly “COPRA” superhero comic.
Fiffe’s self-released “COPRA” comic has drawn a fair amount of buzz in the industry with multiple feature articles in Comic Book Resources, Comics Alliance, and Bleeding Cool; as well as rave reviews among the comics community in general. Equally impressive is the fact that Fiffe is a one-man army that writes, draws, colors, letters, and distributes the comic.
Join the Fincast Gang as we discuss Fiffe’s love of Savage Dragon, the creation of the Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies collection, the love of the print medium, and the development of his self-published comics. You don’t want to miss this episode! Keep your eyes peeled for it to be released shortly! In the meantime, check out what Michel’s up to and buy his comics, at his website: www.michelfiffe.com.
According to the The Arizona Comic Mini Expo (ACME) website: The Arizona Comic Mini Expo is growing in 2013 and we’re hoping to continue to make it the best Free Comic Book Day event in the southwest. We’re hosting some of the most talented artists in Arizona, alongside some special guests from around the country in a special, one-day event, centered around the love of comic books and their art form. Exclusives, unique items and original art will on be on display May 4th at Samurai Comics in Mesa.
In addition to Erik Larsen, other special guests announced include Cory Walker, Eric Canete, Brian Augustyn, Eric M. Esquivel, Tony Parker, Jay Fotos, HI-FI Color, Ben Glendenning, Scott Godlewski, Armand Villavert, Val Hochberg and many more.
Podcast description from the website: The Savage FINcast takes a break this episode to usher in the first (and final) episode of THE SAVAGE SUPREMECAST! It’s a double dose of Supreme this episode as Craig, Jim, and Raven give Erik Larsen and Cory Hamscher’s run a send off in a grand manner by reviewing the final two issues back-to-back! Who is the Super-Hero Champion of the World? Will the depowered Supremes regain their powers? What really happened to the Supremacy? Why are ducks so awesome? So many questions, but so little time! *yeek*
00:50 – Introductions
01:25 – Erik Larsen News (Supreme Vol.1 hardcover collection)
10:30 – Erik Larsen News (Gavin Higginbotham, new Savage Dragon editor)
14:54 – Erik Larsen News (Solicitation for Savage Dragon 187)
21:04 – Supreme 67 review
01:08:45 – Supreme 68 review
Podcast description from the website: Happy Holidays everyone! The Savage FINcast tumbles into its second year raring to go, and we all hope you’ve stuck along for the ride. This episode; Adam, Craig, Jim, and Raven tackle the highly anticipated Savage Dragon 183, in which the secret of Overlord’s identity is finally revealed! In addition to discussing the main story, we chat about the most recent Vanguard back-up story and, as always, we run through the most recent Erik Larsen-related news.
Stick around after the outro music as Craig, Jim, and Raven continue on and babble incessantly about their favorite comics in 2012 and what they’re looking forward to in 2013!
Podcast description from the website: Where does the time go? 365…ish days ago a band of intrepid Savage Dragon fans set out on a mission to talk about their favorite comic and post the results on the internet. They said they were crazy, that it couldn’t work. But… THEY. WERE. WRONG.
The Savage FINcast is one years old this month, with 14 episodes and 6 creator interviews to show for it. Not bad for a show that primarily focuses on one comic book title, eh? To celebrate their one year anniversary, Craig, Jim, and Raven reflect on old times from long ago; from the high points to the low. Then Erik Larsen returns to talk about his purchase of Mario Gully’s Ant character, the status of the Supreme comic, what Kickstarter might mean for comic creators, and what the future holds for Savage Dragon as it enters its 20th year of publication!
Being our big anniversary the team at the Savage FINcast would like to thank the following people; Eric Shonborn for advice about podcast recording techniques and sorting out hosting for the Savage FINcast. Couldn’t have done it without you buddy. Check his podcast out at Guttertrash.net. Also a shout-out to the gang over at The Legion of Substitute Podcasters for the inspiration on how to conduct a podcast about a single comic franchise. We would also like to thank Chris Partin and the guys at Image Addiction for including us in their family. And of course, a big thanks to all our listeners out there in cyberlandspace. You make it all worth it!