Savage Dragon #179 and Supreme #63 Out This Week!

Erik Larsen fans have a lot to be excited about this week! The delayed Savage Dragon #179 finally hits stands along with Erik’s premiere issue of the relaunched Supreme, which  continues form the original numbering at issue #63. Both issues are out this Wednesday, April 4th.

On top of that, Joe Keatinge’s Hell Yeah! #2 (Listen to Joe’s recent interview with the Savage Fincast podcast) and Robert Kirkman’s Invincible #90 will also be on the stands. This is an amazing week for comic collectors with great taste!

Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 4: “Hell Yeah! It’s Joe Keatinge!”

Podcast description from the website:

Savage FINcast – Episode 4: “Hell Yeah! It’s Joe Keatinge!”

With the force of a thousand exploding suns THE SAVAGE FINCAST returns for another Earth shattering episode! This time we are pleased to have up-and-coming comic writer super-star JOE KEATINGE here to talk shop.

Jim, Craig, Adam, and Gavin talk about Joe’s career in comics, his time working for Image Comics, the Popgun anthologies, and his new titles GLORY and HELL YEAH!

We also pick Joe’s brain on the state of the comics industry, how women are represented in comics, and what it means when a title has sold out. Oh, and we jaw about the infamous SAVAGE DRAGON #21, Joe shares some fun Erik Larsen stories, and more! A good time is had by all.

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Next Week’s Savage Fincast Podcast to Feature Writer Joe Keatinge!

The Savage Fincast Podcast is pleased to announce that our next episode will feature rising-star comic book writer, Joe Keatinge!

Keatinge’s first professional break in comics-related work was doing color flats on Savage Dragon, one of his all-time favorite comic books.  Joe was eventually hired by Erik Larsen as administrative support for Image Comics starting as an Inventory Controller and working his way up to Public Relations and Marketing Director. During Keatinge’s career at Image he contributed to anthology titles such as the Next Issue Project: Fantastic Comics #24 with Mike Allred (Madman, X-Statics, iZombie) and created the Eisner and Harvey award-winning anthology, PopGun, with co-editor Mark Andrew Smith (Amazing Joy Buzzards, Gladstone’s School for World Conquerors). Keatinge also went on to work with Frank Cho (Liberty Meadows, Shanna the She-Devil Avengers, Hulk), as editor of his “50 Girls 50” series. In 2010 Keatinge left his marketing position to focus on becoming a full-time comic book creator.

Two years later, Joe is back at Image Comics– but this time as a professional comic book writer. Joe was awarded writing duties for Rob Liefield’s “Glory” comic as part of the new Extreme Comics relaunch. Joe’s first issue of Glory sold out at the distribution level, before it even arrived on store shelves. Keatinge’s second Image comic series, “Hell Yeah!”, is his own creation and will be released this week. Based on the media buzz the book has been generating, it is almost guaranteed to sell out as well. Joe is also in the process of working with Frank Cho on another creator-owned book at Image titled “Brutal”.

This will be another episode of the Savage Fincast you dare not to be miss! Join us as the Fincast Gang gets the scoop from Joe on what it’s like to work with Erik and the rest of the crew at Image Comics, what his favorite Savage Dragon comics are, and what is in store with his “Glory” and “Hell Yeah!” comics. As always, we will be going through the nitty-gritty details of the most trivial things from our favorite funny-mag as only the most obsessed Savage Dragon fan could!

You can forward any questions/comments for Joe or the Fincast Gang to dragonfanblog(at)gmail(dot)com. The episode is scheduled to live late next week. The Savage Fincast Podcast is located at http://fincast.guttertrash.net/