Erik Larsen announced on Twitter today that Supreme issue 68 will be his final issue of the series. Larsen also added some details on what to expect from his final issue.
The following messages were posted on Twitter by Erik:
“After much thought I’ve decided to end my run on Supreme with issue 68 and make it an 80-page giant. I can do more cool shit that way.”
“Supreme 68 won’t be all one big story there’ll be solo stories for Squeak, Sister Supreme, Lion-Headed Supreme and Original Supreme as well”
“The idea is to fully set the stage for whatever follows. To say: this is the world–these are the players.”
“Make no mistake, I had a ball on Supreme and
@robertliefeld has been extremely supportive and hands off. He’s let me run wild with it.”
“But the reality is–I have a million things of my own I want to do and I can’t do everything. Something had to give.”
Rob Liefeld also used Twitter to chime in on Erik’s plans and dropped some information that is sure to keep Cory Hamscher fans happy:
“Erik has my favorite run on Supreme to date. He informed me before Comic- con that he was finishing his run. Can’t wait for the trade!”
“Cory Hamscher is GREAT on Supreme. I would not leave him out of the picture unless he wanted to move on as well.”
We here at Dragonfan sure hope Cory Hamscher decides to stick with the book!!!
I’m not sure if it’s new, but Megaton Comics has a website that showcases the characters that have graced the pages of the comic throughout its seven-year existence. It’s a relatively small site, but cool none-the-less! Check it out at www.megatoncomics.com.
A description of Megaton Comics from the website:
Megaton was an independent comic book published from 1981 to 1987, and is remembered mainly because of the artists who began their comic book careers in its pages. Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Angel Medina, Gordon Purcell, Butch Guice, Frank Fosco, Clarke Hawbaker, and Daniel Reed all saw their first or second published work in Megaton. Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon and Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood both debuted there, prompting Liefeld to later bestow the title “Grandfather of Image Comics” upon Megaton writer/publisher Gary Carlson.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve heard the big news by now that Erik Larsen is taking over writing and penciling for the relaunch of Rob Liefeld’s Supreme. The Supreme on-going series is part of an overall Extreme Studios relaunch which will include Prophet, Bloodstrike, Glory, and Youngblood.
The Extreme 2012 Preview Book debuted at the 2011 New York Comic Con, and is now available for free in digital format from Graphicly and Comixology. Five full pages of Supreme are featured in the book.