WIN! WIN! WIN!

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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!

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One lucky winner will receive the following comics:

  • Savage Dragon #2 (flipbook with Vanguard #0)
  • Vanguard #1-6
  • 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!

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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!)
AND
2. Tweet the following message: Win the ultimate Vanguard comic collection (27 comics!) signed by @ErikJLarsen & Gary Carlson! Details: www.dragonfan.net #SavageDragon
Bonus: post a comment relevant to Gary Carlson’s appearance on the latest Savage Fincast podcast episode  over at our pages hosted by the Guttertrash Network (http://fincast.guttertrash.netor Image Addiction (http://imageaddiction.netfor 2 additional chances at winning!
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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/ or http://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.

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Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 10: “Soapboxes & Street Clothes”

Podcast description from the website:

This episode FINcasters Craig, Jim, and Raven  tackle the long awaited Savage Dragon 181. They discuss Dragon’s political ambitions, Krylan religion, and the subtle art of making your son look like a jackass. In another installment of “What We’re Reading” the FINcasters get to talking about about The Hypernaturals, Big Bang Comics, and The Comic Book History of Comics. In Erik Larsen-Related News, the FINcasters react to Erik Larsen leaving Supreme and Frank Fosco’s new project GRONK. All this and Vanguard!

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

Big Bang Comics #35: Mighty Man Pin-up

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/