Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 18: “Giant Problems”

download podcast finalPodcast description from the website: This episode Jim and Craig are joined by Adam who discusses the vast and storied history of lettering in Savage Dragon. The trio then tackle Savage Dragon #186 featuring the return of the Claw, the many mistakes of Dragon, the exit of Angel, and the next generation of the Vicious Circle!  As with every episode, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news and continue the newest show segment, “Erik Larsen Trivia”, where we read your responses to last week’s trivia question and try to stump you with new one!

As always, we would love to hear from you!  Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to answer our trivia question, comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your missive on the next show!

1:19 – Exclusive Erik Larsen Print (Erik Larsen News)
3:54 – New Savage Dragon Logo for SD 193 (Erik Larsen News)
8:19 – Cover to Savage Dragon 191 (Erik Larsen News)
11:25 – Ultimate Vanguard Collection Contest Winner
17:21 – Savage Dragon Trivia (Last Week’s Answer)
24:59 – Savage Dragon Trivia (This Week’s Question)
26:14 – The History of Lettering in Savage Dragon
1:02:45 – Savage Dragon 186 (Issue Review)
1:38:00 – Wrap-Up


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 or



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!


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.


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!

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!)
2. Tweet the following message: Win the ultimate Vanguard comic collection (27 comics!) signed by @ErikJLarsen & Gary Carlson! Details: #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!
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
( or! 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.


Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 13: “The BIG Reveal!”

Podcast description from the website: Happy Holidays everyone! The Savage FINcast tumbles into its second year raring to go, and we all hope you’ve stuck along for the ride. This episode; Adam, Craig, Jim, and Raven tackle the highly anticipated Savage Dragon 183, in which the secret of Overlord’s identity is finally revealed! In addition to discussing the main story, we chat about the most recent Vanguard back-up story and, as always, we run through the most recent Erik Larsen-related news.

Stick around after the outro music as Craig, Jim, and Raven continue on and babble incessantly about their favorite comics in 2012 and what they’re looking forward to in 2013!

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 or

The Savage Fincast Joins the Image Addiction Family of Podcasts!

Hosts, Jim Purcell, Adam Pruett, Gavin Higginbotham, and Craig Olsen, are proud to announce that the Savage Fincast Podcast is joining the Image Addiction family of Podcasts!

The Savage Fincast is the only monthly podcast dedicated to all things Savage Dragon and Erik Larsen! A roundtable of Erik Larsen fans review the latest issues of Savage Dragon and Supreme, Erik Larsen-related news, and whatever else tickles their fancy. In addition, the Fincast gang often conducts interviews with comic book professionals, giving listeners a behind-the-scenes insight into the creative processes of their favorite comics. Past shows have included interviews with Erik Larsen (Savage Dragon, Supreme, Spider-man), Frank Fosco (TMNT, Vanguard, Ethereal), and Joe Keatinge (Glory, Hell Yeah!, Popgun).

The Savage Fincast will be joining the Image Addiction family of podcasts which includes: The Image Addiction Podcast, Avengelyne Podcast, The Process, and The Walking Dead Discussions. These podcasts along with the most recent Image Comics news and reviews can all be found at the All-New, All-Awesome Image Addiction website (, your one-stop shop for all things related to Image Comics.

So listen along to the newest Savage Fincast this Tuesday, along with your current and back issues of Savage Dragon and Supreme, as the gang goes through the nitty-gritty details of the most trivial things in their favorite funny-mags as only the most obsessed Erik Larsen fans could! The Savage Fincast can be found at, it’s sister site,; and now at!

Savage Fincast Podcast – Episode 5: “Erik Larsen’s Supreme Takeover”

Podcast description from the website:

Welcome back for our 5th ground shaking episode of The Savage FINcast! This episode we have with us the titanic Erik Larsen back again, this time to chat with us about the latest issue of Savage Dragon and his debut issue of Supreme!

Adam, Craig, and Jim also chat about comics, as they do.

Check It Out:

Check out the All-New Savage Fincast!

Check out the Savage Fincast, a new monthly podcast that celebrates all things Savage Dragon and Erik Larsen! During each episode the fincasters will review and commentate on the latest issue of Savage Dragon, latest Erik Larsen news, and whatever else tickles thier fancy..

In this special FINcast pilot episode; Nick, Craig, and Jim delve into the 175th issue of Savage Dragon! As well as talk about Erik Larsen’s recent news concerning the resurrection of Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios.  And finally reveal in the Golden Age revival of Crack Comics 63!

Check out the Savage Fincast – Episode #0