Hey there! Just wanted to share an AMAZING cover I just saw! The Chamba , one of the uber talented udon crew, has been on a roll lately blazing through Image cover homages! Science Dog, Invincible, Skull kickers! But MEGA JOY when I saw this! A fantastic reworked cover! From the tweaked logo to the use of the speed lines as rising sun rays… this is a perfect 11 out of 10! EXCELLENT!
As every Savage Dragon fan knows, one of the cooler aspects of the Savage Dragon comic book is that characters age in real time. We’ve seen characters like Malcolm and Angel grow from babies into teens. On the flip side, we are also seeing characters age into their “senior” years. Take a look below on how the villain Dung has aged from his first appearance 19 years ago to now.
Dung as he originally appeared:
Dung, as he will appear in an upcoming issue:
Larsen had this to say about Dung’s aging appearance:
DUNG keeping up with the times. Not all Savage Dragon readers are aware that the comic book character Dung is based on Em Dung local legend and former KFOG morning guy.
Well, it’s been a bit since we had a weekend art show! There’s been some fantastic artwork too. Without further ado here’s the goods! Warning.. the occasional NSFW.. but nothing pornographic. Just some nudity. As usual thanks a heap to all the artists involved. Click the images to follow on into the artist’s galleries. Also big thanks to the Savage Dragon Fin addict art group. You can find these and much much more at: http://fin-addicts.deviantart.com/
In celebration of grabbing almost the complete 35-issue run of the Image Comics’ Big Bang series in the dollar bins at the Baltimore Comic-con, I’m posting this great pin-up of Mighty Man by Andrew Sheppard from the back cover of Big Bang Comics #35:
Gary Carlson (writer/publisher of Megaton Comics, writer/co-creator of Vanguard and writer of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles vol. 3) co-created Big Bang Comics as a homage to Golden and Silver Age comic books. Savage Dragon and Mighty Man have made multiple appearances in this fun throw-back series. Find out more about Big Bang Comics by visiting their website at http://bigbangcomics.com/
If you never read the issue, you probably didn’t know that Savage Dragon #49 featured a kiss between two gay superheroes. This was over 14 years ago, in May of 1998.
Finally finding his way home after being trapped in an alternate dimension for years, an emotional response was evoked from veteran superhero, Super-tough, after being reunited with his old sidekick Young-tough, now known as Mace (whose face was permanently scared from the nega-bomb explosion that sent Super-tough to the other dimension). Erik displayed the scene on a splash page on the second page of the issue.
Anyway, Erik Larsen never made the kiss into some big promotional gimmick to hype sales. Sure it was shocking at the time, but it also helped advance the story. If you didn’t read Savage Dragon, it’s likely you never even heard about it.
Hey Guys and Gals! One of the things I’ve been meaning to do since we started this fan blog for fin fans is to spotlight some of the terrific Savage Dragon related fan art from fans! So without further delay I’ll let the art do the talking. Yes. This is completely farmed out of the deviant art savage dragon group. I highly advise you check it out for yourself here: CLICK FOR OH SO MANY TALENTED SAVAGE DRAGON FANS Update: Just found a Supreme pic I had to share too! It’s got super patriot!
Mark Englert (artist of the MightyMan oneshot; the Freak Force backup story in Savage Dragon #115; the Savage Dragon: God War miniseries; and Robert Kirkman’s Capes, Inc.; among other books) drew this fancy SuperPatriot pinup back in 2002. Does anyone remember which book it was featured in?
EDIT: The pinup was featured in issue one of the “SuperPatriot: America’s Fighting Force” miniseries. Thanks Gavin!
Here’s a recent commission that Cory Hamscher drew of Supreme. Cory is the artist for Supreme that is working off of Erik Larsen’s layouts. For more about Cory, see the interview we conducted last week here.