Chris Burnham is Illustrating a Backup Story for Savage Dragon #200

sam haze news small final versionChris Burnham, most widely known for his amazing artwork on DC’s Batman, Inc., and his creator-owned series from Image Comics, Officer Downe, will be illustrating a backup story in the upcoming Savage Dragon #200! Apparently the backup will take place in Dimension X and will be written by Erik Larsen.

Click here to read the story and view the video:

You can hear Chris talk about his love of Savage Dragon an his upcoming Savage Dragon backup at the 17:00 minute mark of the video.


Savage Dragon #187 Preview

darklord preview small final versionSavage Dragon issue 187 hits stands (and tablets) this Wednesday and Comic Book Resources has a six page preview.  Looks like Erik’s experimenting with flat colors and six-panel layouts. Should be interesting! Plus we get more insight into the lives of the Vicious Circle youth. Wednesday can’t come soon enough!

Check out the preview here 


Larsen Interview @ CBR “Dragon 200, Ending Supreme, Acquiring a Character?”

Pretty sweet interview with Erik over at CBR. He talks about the future in all sorts of ways: things he’s got planned for issue 200 of Savage Dragon; ending Supreme; and most intriguing, acquiring  a new character from another artist. We’re super convinced that it’s ANT… but wildly speculate for yourself!

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.”

“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.”

“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.”
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.”

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.”

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.”

Larsen Talks to Comic Book Resources about Savage Dragon 178, Supreme 63, and More

Comic Book Resources spoke with Erik Larsen about “Savage Dragon” and his part in the relaunch of Rob Liefeld’s “Supreme”. Erik also discusses the state of Image Comics, what books he’s currently reading, and his thoughts on the shift towards digital.

When asked about drawing from Alan Moore’s script for issue 63 for Supreme, Erik stated the following:

“[It was] absolute hell. He does not write to my strengths and there were all kinds of things he asked for which were a pain in the ass to draw — there were panels with multiple things going on in the foreground and background and I spent a lot of time combing over other issues looking for reference. It was easily the most difficult script I’ve worked from. It was torture.”

Check it out the entire interview here:

Comic Book Resources Reviews Savage Dragon #176

Comic Book Resources‘ columnist, Augie De Blieck, Jr., reviewed Savage Dragon #176, which hit stands today. He gives the issue four out of five stars.

Review excerpt:

“Savage Dragon” #176 is a great jumping-on point for potential new readers. It’s a relatively simple done-in-one issue, in which young Malcolm Dragon deals with a bully at school, but it’s entertaining and tense all the while.”

Click here to read the entire review at Comic Book Resources.