Savage Dragon #207 video review

sam haze news small final version Here’s a video review for Savage Dragon #207! This fellow actually reviews Savage Dragon FAIRLY regularly so this is definitely worth checking out. I may disagree about the envelope pushing because I feel this kind of thing is what really separates a creator owned title from a corporate comic, but anyone spreading the word about our favorite funny book is definitely worth highlighting in my mind! Give it a watch:

Savage Dragon #199 Reviewed: “Bold, Big, Powerful, and Full of Awesomeness”

dragon review finalThe Comic Bastards website recently posted a review of Savage Dragon #199 on their website. The reviewer stated:

“…It is bold, big, powerful, and full of awesomeness that really has to be experienced.  Seeing is believing as within these pages, Larsen has created one complete series of dual page spreads to present this comic just like he stated that he would.  All I can say from reading it and  in what Larsen himself states was 20 years in the making is that it is seriously good, well written, well placed and an epic primer to what should be a very impressive 200th Issue next month.”

“Everything about this issue pops.  It has snappy dialogue, mega action of the smash mouth variety, and some of the most impressive artistic renderings delivered by Larsen that I have seen in a long time…”

Read the entire review here: http://comicbastards.com/review-savage-dragon-199/

Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 14: “The Supremecast”

download podcast finalPodcast 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*

TIME STAMPS

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

Episode14-SUPREMECAST!

The Savage Fincast Podcast is proud to be part of the Gutter Trash Network and the Image Addiction family of podcasts and can be found at either http://fincast.guttertrash.net/ or http://imageaddiction.net

“Unleash the Fanboy” News Website Gives Issue 182 of Savage Dragon 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Unleash the Fanboy, a  news website dedicated to comics, movies, and gaming; gave the most recent issue of Savage Dragon a glowing review with 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Excerpts from the review:

“After some large shake-ups in the Savage Dragon universe, Savage Dragon #182 begins a new arc, offering a much tighter story that looks to be showing some key character developments. Well written and full of charm, this is a surprisingly enjoyable issue of Savage Dragon. I say “surprisingly” enjoyable because the titular Dragon does not make an appearance…”

“…All in all, this is a great read and a good start to a new arc. With what promises to a much more localized storyline, this change in pace may just be what Savage Dragon needs right now.”

Read the entire review here: http://www.unleashthefanboy.com/comics/savage-dragon-182-review/30840

Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 8: “Reality Bites”

Podcast description from the website:

Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 8: “Reality Bites”

BRAKKA-BA-DOOM!” In case you don’t know, that’s the sound of two super-humans colliding. It’s also the sound of ANOTHER SAVAGE FINCAST COMING AT’CHA! Craig and Jim are back again to talk about the reality warping events of SUPREME 66! After that, Jim takes a journey down memory lane to reexamine his first issue of Savage Dragon in a Retro Review of Savage Dragon 90!

The Savage Fincast Podcast is proud to be part of the Gutter Trash network and the Image Addiction family of podcasts and can be found at either http://fincast.guttertrash.net/ or http://imageaddiction.net

Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 6: “Savage Worlds & Mean Supremes”

Podcast description from the website:

Savage Fincast – Episode 6: “Savage Worlds & Mean Supremes”

Savage Fincast returns for its 6th episode! This time out Adam, Craig, & Jim talk about the latest issue of Supreme and the public reaction of Erik Larsen taking over writing duties from Alan Moore. Then they jump in the way-back machine to for a retro-review of Savage Dragon 81 and talk about what it was like to be reading the title when  the “This Savage World” era was in full swing.

This episode also sees the debut of the Savage FINcast on the Image Addiction podcast network! We’re glad to be a part!

 Check It Out: http://fincast.guttertrash.net/ or at http://imageaddiction.net

The Critics Enjoy Supreme’s New Direction Under Erik Larsen

The reviews for Supreme #64 are coming in and it looks like the critics are enjoying the first issue of Supreme written by Erik Larsen.

Here’s a few excerpts from the reviews and links to the full review:

Cape Town Community
“I loved this. Everything you need to know about Supreme is in this issue. He’s a dick and the only thing that matters to him is that he’s the number one bad-ass. What I also love is how simple the story was. The Supreme title over the years as been revamped more times than DC Comics, it’s also been over 10 years since Supreme had an ongoing and that starred Alan Moore’s Supreme, so its been close to 20 years since Rob Liefeld’s Supreme had a story. So its all together possible that fans were going to get stories of Rob Leifeld’s Supreme learning what happened to his world and blah blah blah. But Supreme #64 was so well executed Supreme knows what we know, so once again its a clean slate.  I don’t know where the book will go from here but the possibilities are endless. So says my Sight-Supreme.”
http://capetowncommunity.com/supreme-64-it-is-awesome-9463

ComicBooked.com
“It can’t be easy to pick up where Alan Moore left off, but Erik Larsen did a great job of picking up his unfinished story arc and running with it.  This is a comic that is action packed from the first page to the last… I’d definitely recommend this comic, and I’m interested in seeing where Larsen takes his idea of the unleashed “Jerk Supreme” in the upcoming issues.”
http://www.comicbooked.com/review-supreme-64/

Image Addiction:
“The art is solid, with Cory Hamscher’s finishes successfully distinguishing the numerous versions of both Supreme and Dax, and doing an admirable job of channeling Liefeld in the face of “Mean” Supreme.  The layouts are very obviously Larsen’s, and at first glance, you might even mistake the finishes for his – but that’s not a bad thing. I was always a bigger fan of Liefeld’s take on a megalomaniacal Superman than of Moore’s thinly veiled Silver Age Superman, so I’m looking forward to the direction that Larsen takes the character now that he’s out from under Moore’s run, and is free to unleash his trademark carnage on the reborn Extreme Universe.”
http://imageaddiction.net/?p=5763

The Reviews for Supreme #63 Confirm it’s a Hit!

The reviews for Supreme #63 are rolling in. It looks like it’s a hit, with many critics and fans eager to see how Erik Larsen moves forward with the title.

Here’s a few excerpts from various reviews and links to the full review:

Comic Book Resources:
(four out of five stars)
“Supreme #63 is a pleasant epilogue to Moore’s Supreme run, even as it serves up an excellent cliffhanger for Larsen to move forward. The sky was always the limit in Supreme, and I feel like it’s even more so in its final pages. Where is Larsen going to take Supreme? Thanks to Moore, the answer is clearly, “Wherever he can possibly imagine.” This is an excellent way to depart a series, even as it provides a final chapter that I didn’t realize I had been missing.”
http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page=user_review&id=4612

Newsarama:
“As good as Moore’s script is here, a lot of the credit for this book’s success needs to go to Larsen and Hamscher for their ability to match Moore’s ambitious script with visuals that rival the work of Gene Ha and Zander Cannon with Moore on Top Ten.”
http://www.newsarama.com/comics/best-shots-advance-reviews-120403.html

iFanboy:
“Written over a decade ago as the penultimate issue for Alan Moore’s second story on Rob Liefeld’s Superman analogue Supreme, Supreme #63 is very easy to pick up (as marketed) yet at the same time a fairly good conclusion to Alan Moore’s run on the character. While the door is left wide open for Erik Larsen to go in any direction he wants (this clearly is not a definitive ending) it reads as a good comic that is simultaneously a fond farewell to characters and a world while equally an excellent starting off point.”
http://ifanboy.com/reviews/supreme-63-2/

ComicBooked.com:
Erik Larsen and Cory Hamscher’s art is a perfect fit for Moore’s playful and whimsical take on Supreme.  The style captures that idyllic, almost childlike Silver Age tone, and the sci-fi wonder of locations like Supreme’s Flying Citadel.”
http://www.comicbooked.com/review-supreme-63/

Comic Book Revolution:
“Supreme #63 is a really fun start for this series. It is light on action but that is to its benefit. This issue is more concerned with having some fun and letting things build up. It plays around with some fun super villain concepts and it shows off how cool it is living in a house owned by a super hero. If you want a fun read then Supreme #63 delivers nicely.”
http://comicbookrevolution.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1151:supreme-63-review&catid=57:image&Itemid=71

Deer in the Xenon Arc Lights Blog
“So yes Supreme is a very, very smart book but don’t let that scare you away; the meta-commentary is never really there for cerebrality, it’s for comedic and plot purposes only. Supreme will have you laughing in amazement and riveted by it’s freshness, you’ll be ripping through pages not stopping to scratch your chin and when the final page comes you’ll be dying to know what comes next, not to write an essay about form. This is the enjoyably insane Alan Moore that I’ve so missed and so it’s a shame that it has taken this book so long to arrive, but it’s here now so you’ve no excuse not to read it. Erik Larsen has his hands full following this run, good luck to him.”
http://deerinthexenonarclights.com/2012/04/05/supreme-63/